Lady Bengals’ Rally Falls Short

LaKyra Weeks lays one in for the Lady Bengals. (Photo/Kristy Kimball Massey)

LaKyra Weeks lays one in for the Lady Bengals. (Photo/Kristy Kimball Massey)

BLYTHEWOOD (Jan. 11, 2017) – Camryn Bostic just about singlehandedly erased a double-digit lead Lexington held over the Blythewood girls.

While the Bengals fell 55-48 to the Wildcats Tuesday night, the crowd nearly witnessed a huge comeback. It was nearly authored in complete by Bostic, who scored 32 points and had 11 rebounds.

“Our perimeter people were not having a good game, and she was the only one who was playing fairly well,” said Blythewood head coach Steve Inabinet, whose team drops to 4-9 overall and 1-3 in Region V-5A. “All of our offense for the game was giving it to her. We didn’t have any sets, we didn’t draw anything up, we just were giving it to her. She was having a good game.”

Lexington (8-9, 2-3) opened the game with a 24-6 lead halfway into the second quarter, and eventually took a 34-14 lead with 1:09 to go in the first half.

Bostic scored the last four points of the half to cut the lead to 34-18. Then she opened the second half action with three baskets to make it 34-24.

Two LaKyra Weeks shots that bookended an Olivia Thompson basket for Lexington got the Bengals within striking distance.

From that point, Lexington and Blythewood went shot for shot until the end of the game. The Bengals came within four points—trailing 50-46 with 2:17 to go—but Lexington controlled the basketball for most of the rest of the way, closing the game on a 5-2 run to escape with a win.

Thompson led the Wildcats with 23 points.

Seeing Bostic put the Blythewood offense on her shoulders is getting to be a regularity, Inabinet said. But the team still needs to make ball-handling a priority during the final part of the season.

“If she goes, we go,” Inabinet said of Bostic, who had two 20-point games during tournaments in the holiday break. “But when we get tired, we lose focus, and when we lose focus, that’s when the bad passes come. I don’t want them to just sling it.”

Blythewood travels to White Knoll Friday and plays host to Spring Valley Tuesday.

Lexington 55, Blythewood 48

LHS: 16-18-10-11 – 55

BHS: 6-12-18-13 – 48

Lexington

Olivia Thompson 23, St. Andrews 8, Miller 6, McClary 4, Davis 4, Langord 4, Foulks 2, Colrey 2, Hart 2.

Blythewood

Camryn Bostic 32, L. Weeks 5, Galman 4, Ray 4.