Lady Bengals Edge Rock Hill

The Lady Bengals (7-3) basketball team went on the road Saturday night and edged out the Lady Bearcats (0-5) ofRock Hill44-41. Before the game Blythewood head coach Steve Inabinet knew his team would have their work cut out for them.

“Rock Hill is a scrappy team,” he said. “If you’re not on your A-game you won’t come away with a win.”

The Lady Bearcats scored the first five point of the game, but Blythewood would counter with a 10-2 run fueled by back-to-back buckets from beyond the arc by Lady Bengals senior Kierra Brown. With that run Blythewood would take the lead and never relinquish it as they took a 22-18 lead at the break. To start the fourth quarter, Lady Bengals senior Aaliyah Keels drained a three-pointer to give Blythewood its largest lead at 39-30. But Rock Hill would stay within striking distance by going on an 8-1 run and pulled to within two points with three minutes remaining. Blythewood’s ability to play possession basketball and hit four straight free throws down the stretch proved to be the difference as they would go on for a 44-41 victory.

Brown led all scorers with a game high 15 points and Keels chipped in 11. The Lady Bengals will play again on Tuesday Dec. 18 at home against Westwood. It will be the final appearance of an 11-day span in which they’ve played five games. Inabinet talked about the tough stretch.

“This is a key time for us,” he said. “We have to be careful that we don’t do too much and lose our legs.”

Blythewood beat Westwood back on Dec. 8 at Westwood 33-20. Tip-off is scheduled for 6 p.m.

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