Bengals Streak Past Lancaster

The Blythewood boys’ basketball (2-2) team impressed their home crowd Tuesday night with a 56-43 win over the Bruins of Lancaster (2-2). The under-sized Bengals were able to stay out in front of the Bruins throughout the game as they never trailed by more than three points. Blythewood head coach Ezekial Washington was proud of his team after the game.

“I thought our kids played extremely hard,” Washington said. “Our post players really battled.”

Heading into the fourth quarter, Lancaster was within striking distance until Kenny McCray rattled off seven straight points to give the Bengals a 49-39 lead.

“McCray is our most veteran player,” Washington noted. “He knows what we expect him to do.”

Down by 10 points with three minutes left, Lancaster got two straight baskets to cut into the lead, but then Blythewood senior Raheen Jackson hit four straight free throws to eventually put the game on ice. McCray was the leading scorer with 17 and Jackson chipped in seven. It’s a quick turnaround for the Bengals as they’ll host Dutch Fork on Thursday following the conclusion of the Lady Bengals game.