Bostick Propels Lady Bengals Over T-Wolves

Camryn Bostick (center) jockeys for rebound position. (Photo/Kristy Kimball Massey)

BLYTHEWOOD (Feb. 8, 2017) – The Blythewood girls struggled to find their way through the season, but used a familiar plan to get a 57-47 Region 5-5A win over White Knoll Tuesday night: give the ball to the big girl in the middle.

Camryn Bostick was that big girl once again for the Bengals. She scored 13 of her team’s first 14 points in the game, and finished the night with 30 points.

“That was the plan tonight, give her the ball, give her the ball, feed her, feed her, feed her, feed her,” Blythewood head coach Steve Inabinet said. “They were able to stop her or slow her down, but until they were able to do that we were going to keep giving her the ball.”

It was the first senior night since Inabinet could remember that the Bengals (6-14, 4-6) didn’t wind up in the loss column.

“It was the first in a while,” he said. “We impressed that upon them, and this time we were able to send our seniors out with a win. That was our motivation.”

White Knoll and Blythewood went shot-for-shot in the first quarter, as Bostic made six baskets in the paint and got a free-throw. The Bengals were down 16-14 going into the second quarter. Bostic tied the game in the opening seconds of the second, and Kearya Jackson made a layup to give the Bengals an 18-16 lead.

The Timberwolves went on an 8-0 run to take a 24-18 lead early in the second quarter, but Bostic and the Bengals shut out White Knoll 12-0 for the rest of the first half.

Going into the third quarter leading 30-24, Blythewood never let up on the Timberwolves, closing out the third with a 42-32 lead. Bostic only scored on the first field goal, while teammates Kee Kee Jackson, Keoinna Ray, Jackson, Dymond Gallman, and Lakyra Weeks came up with baskets.

Bostic had nine points in the fourth, as White Knoll and Blythewood scored 15 points apiece to finish out the scoring.

Khyra Strawder led White Knoll (2-16, 2-9) with 18 points. Emily Whitsett had 14.

Blythewood closes out the regular season at Spring Valley Friday.

“They’re just now learning a little more than they were doing at the beginning,” Inabinet said. “It’s a learning process, and it took them a little longer but they finally caught on and I hope they can carry it on.”

Blythewood 57, White Knoll 47

WK: 16-8-8-15 – 47

BHS: 14-16-12-15 – 57

White Knoll

Khyra Strawder 18, Emily Whitsett 14, Harper 9, Squirewell 3, King 2, Johnson 1.

Blythewood

Camryn Bostick 30, Galman 7, Jackson 7, Jackson 4, L. Weeks 4, M. Weeks 3, Mims 2.

 

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