Lady Bengals Drop Two Straight

Kierra Brown puts up a pair at Irmo.

The Lady Bengals basketball squad (13-8, 3-4) is coming off two tough losses heading into Friday’s game at Lugoff-Elgin (8-11, 0-6). Blythewood fell 36-26 at Irmo (11-9, 3-3) Friday night. Defensively the Lady Bengals played well holding Irmo to just 36 percent from the floor. But according to head Steve Inabinet, scoring was the problem against the Lady Yellow Jackets.

“Offensively we just didn’t click,” Inabinet said. “We struggled to even make a layup.”

Tuesday night Blythewood had to go on the road and play the fifth ranked team in the state, Spring Valley. The Lady Vikings used a fourth quarter surge to win 46-36. Blythewood trailed 23-18 at the half but used a 7-0 run to take a 25-23 lead halfway through the third quarter. Despite losing, Inabinet was pleased overall with his team’s energy.

“We brought effort and intensity,” he said. “Overall we played a lot better than we did in our last game.”

Spring Valley would eventually go back on top to start the fourth quarter powered by nine straight free throws. Senior Cierra Carter led the way for the Lady Vikings with a 30 point effort. After the game Inabinet praised Carter for her execution.

“She (Carter) put on an outstanding performance,” he stated.

Seniors Kierra Brown and Aaliyah Keels each cracked double digits with 15 and 10 points respectively. Blythewood has lost three in a row and will look to get back on the winning track when they play at Lugoff-Elgin tonight (Feb. 1). Tipoff is scheduled for 6 p.m. and you can listen live at www.facebook.com/bhathletics.

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