Lady Bengals Run Off Back-to-Back Region Wins

Freshman Lauren Holly (22) proves her mettle against Lugoff-Elgin.

Jan. 11, the Lady Bengals basketball team (13-5, 3-1) blew out Lugoff-Elgin (5-11, 0-3) 52-22. Blythewood never trailed in the game and led 13-9 at the end of the first quarter and 28-9 at halftime. Blythewood senior Aaliyah Keels was perfect from the floor making all five of her shots and netted a game-high 14 points. Freshman Lauren Harley got the starting nod in place of the injured Breelyn Blanding and did not disappoint. She tied a season high with 11 points. Bryana Anderson and Jasrial Thompson each chipped in six points.

Tuesday night, Blythewood continued their winning ways by going on the road and earning a 46-33 victory at Richland Northeast (3-12, 1-3). The Lady Bengals exploded on the scene as they started the game on a 14-0 run. Senior Kierra Brown poured in a team high 13 points, all coming in the first half. Blythewood head coach Steve Inabinet was pleased with her performance and allowed her to rest the majority of the second half with a big lead.

“She (Brown) is our floor leader,” Inabinet noted. “She did a good job running the offense and had a big first half.”

Post play was big for Blythewood as well as they scored the majority of their points in the paint. Senior Kimberly Cobb set a new season high with 12 points, including three straight buckets to start the second half.

“Kim is a hard worker and very coachable,” Inabinet stated. “It was her night and we were trying to reward her by going to her as much as possible down low.”

Next up for Blythewood they host their rivals, Ridge View (10-7, 2-1), for a region showdown Friday night. Tipoff is at 6 p.m.

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