Bengals best Timberwolves

LEXINGTON – The Blythewood Bengals’ bid for a second-straight State Title appearance led them to a Tuesday night road matchup against the White Knoll Timberwolves. Blythewood created a deep early deficit for the Timberwolves, and they could not recover. The Bengals emerged with a 69-60 win.

Charles Jackson (3) composes himself before he launches a floater | DeAnna Robinson

Jonathan Breeland, Travis Thompson and Robert Braswell helped dig 23-10 first quarter hole for White Knoll. Breeland had seven in the first, Thompson had six and Braswell had five. Breeland and Thompson also struck from deep.

White Knoll bridged the big lead with a much better showing in the second quarter. They outscored the Bengals 18-10 in the second behind a strong seven-point quarter for Tauris Watson.

Blythewood outscored the Timberwolves by one in the third quarter, and White Knoll still had their eyes on pulling off an upset on their home floor. Tre Jackson put the hopes of an upset to bed with an excellent fourth quarter. He had 11 of his game high 21 points in the final period, and buried two shots from long distance.

The Bengals have the chance to close the regular season out strong at home against Spring Valley on Friday.

BHS– 23-10-12-24- 69

WHS– 9-18-11-22- 60

BHS: Tre Jackson – 21, Jonathan Breeland – 16, Travis Thompson – 12 Robert Braswell – 11, Trelas Heatley – 5,  Caymen Williams – 2, Kamryn Manuel – 2.

WHS: Jalen Jennings – 18, Tauris Watson – 15, Joe Ravago – , Keon Clary – 8, Braxton Evans – 2, Bryson Martin – 2, Jon Ratzlaff – 1