Brandywine gives Lakeshore first loss

Published 8:09 am Sunday, February 14, 2016

Brandywine’s Emily Erwin is surrounded by the Lakeshore defense Saturday night. (Leader photo/KELLY SWEENEY)

Brandywine’s Emily Erwin is surrounded by the Lakeshore defense Saturday night. (Leader photo/KELLY SWEENEY)

Lakeshore’s girls basketball team looked uncomfortable Saturday going against Brandywine’s fullcourt pressure defense.

The Bobcats limited the Lancers to 29-percent shooting (13-of-44) and forced 27 turnovers in posting a 53-44 win over previously unbeaten Lakeshore (14-1).

The win extended Brandywine’s home winning streak to 77 games and it was the Bobcats first win over Lancers since 1990.

“We’ve watched five of their games and we felt if we could get the pace where we wanted it we would have a chance to win,” said Brandywine girls basketball coach Josh Hood, whose team improved to 15-2. “When you watch Lakeshore they always dictate their offense and what they want to do. We weren’t going to match up really well with their two bigs. We wanted to get the tempo up and down and we were going to rotate nine girls through. I thought the tempo all night was where we wanted it. (The tempo) had an affect on them.

“We’re very excited to beat a very good Class B program and a powerhouse in the state.”

Three-point shooting helped Brandywine overcome a slow start and withstand some Lakeshore runs. The Bobcats made 10 shots beyond the arc with five of those 3-pointers coming from Emily Erwin, who scored all of her points with the 3-point shot.

Brandywine missed 12 of its 13 shots in the first quarter and trailed 9-3 after eight minutes of action. In the second quarter, shots began to fall for the Bobcats, especially from the perimeter. Brandywine went 8-of-14 from the field with four 3-pointers and went into halftime with a 25-18 lead.

“They had two bigs out there so we knew somebody was going to have to guard the perimeter,” Hood said. “We ran some flare screens to help get our guards open and put their bigs on them. If they went ahead and switched that we were going to isolate the post. I thought we got the ball inside to Makenna (Hartline) a couple times in the second half when they figured out our flare screens.”

Hartline’s basket in the paint with 3:53 left in the game gave Brandywine its biggest lead of the game at 48-35 and capped a 21-7 Brandywine run.

But the game wasn’t over as Lakeshore responded with a 9-0 spurt to pull within 48-44 with 1:40 left in the game.

The Lancers had two chances to get even closer but couldn’t convert on offense. Lakeshore missed 12 of its 15 shots in the fourth quarter.

Alyssa Bolen’s breakaway layup gave the Bobcats a 51-44 lead with :17 left in the game.

“I thought our girls in terms of overall execution did a phenomenal job,” Hood said.
Makenna Hartline scored 12 points, had three steals and grabbed seven rebounds for Brandywine. Michaela Hartline added 11 points

Morgan Kaiser led Lakeshore with 17 points. Morgan Shewmaker added 13 points and eight rebounds.



At Brandywine High School


El Tyler 6, Morgan Kaiser 17, Morgan Shewmaker 13, Taylor Wagner 3, Sarah Dubbert 5, Chloe Kalinas 0. TOTALS: 13 13-14 44.


Makenna Hartline 12, Michaela Hartline 11, Alyssa Bolen 5, Emily Erwin 15, Jaleesa Garner 2, Mia Stella 0, Makena Boen 2, Libby Moody 6, Rachael Szilagyi 0. TOTALS: 19 5-7 53.


Lakeshore      9          18       31       44

Brandywine  3          25       35       53

3-point baskets: Lakeshore 5 (Kaiser 4, Dubbert), Brandywine 10 (Erwin 5, Michaela Hartline 2, LIbby Moody 2, Bolen). Total fouls (fouled out): Lakeshore 13 (Dubbert), Brandywine 11 (none). Shooting: Lakeshore 13-of-44 for 29-percent, Brandywine 19-of-54 for 35-percent. Rebounding: Lakeshore 32 (Wagner 12), Brandywine 19 (Makenna Hartline 7). Turnovers: Lakeshore 27, Brandywine 15. Records: Lakeshore 14-1, Brandywine 15-2.