But it was also the last time the Witches were in the quarterfinals of the state basketball tournament. That is, until 2018.
"I mean we talked about that," head coach Chris Horr said, referring to the squad using the feat as motivation throughout the season. "We could do something that hasn't been done here in a long time, ad a lot of you are part of that foundation."
The Witches will face off with the Lawrence Bulldogs in the quarterfinals of the A North tournament, and pose a threat this year once play begins. After an 0-4 start though, Horr said the team is not taking getting to this point lightly in the slightest bit.
"Whether you're a sophomore on the team or a senior on the team, you can always say that you were part of the team that hopefully brought Brewer basketball back, the girls basketball tradition back," he said.
Class A North is full of talent this year, with the likes of No. 1 Hampden Academy, a difficult Skowhegan team and the defending state champion in Messalonskee standing in Brewer's way. And while some would be merely happy to relish in the history, the Witches want to take a gold ball back home.
"I mean we want to see what the tourney is all about," senior guard Haley Robertson said Monday. "We want to see how far we can go and what we can do."
"It's not just about getting there, it's about winning for us as well," senior forward Seirra Strang added. "People were kind of like underwhelmed, and I think we just kind of kicked ourselves in the butt and realized that we needed to do this now or never. So we just wanted to get there for us and for our fans."
Brewer and Lawrence will tip-off Friday in Augusta.