Bengals down Dutch Fork

LEXINGTON – Ezekiel Washington’s Blythewood Bengals improved to 18-2 Friday night and bumped their regional record to 9-0 with a win over the Dutch Fork Silver Foxes.  Bryce Thompson and Kerry Eaddy had 13 points apiece for Dutch Fork, but that was not enough to keep the Bengals from a 60-44 victory. The Bengals have now won 16 in a row. Their last loss came to Ridge View on Dec. 5.

Robert Braswell (20) heads to the rim through a wave of Silver Foxes. | Ross Burton

Bengals Tre Jackson and Robert Braswell lit up the Silver Fox defense all night. Braswell had a game-high 16 points, and Jackson followed closely with 15. Travis Thompson contributed a solid 10-point performance for the Bengals.

After the effective showing Friday, Blythewood moved past Conway to take to the top Region 5A spot in the South Carolina High Basketball Coaches Poll.

The Bengals have three more games slated for the 2017-18 regular season. They host Lexington Friday, February and travel to White Knoll on Tuesday, Feb.6. The Bengals will finish the regular season at home against Spring Valley on Friday, Feb.9.

The Bengals look to make a run for a ring when postseason play begins Wednesday, Feb. 14.

 

Blythewood – 60, Dutch Fork – 44

Blythewood: Robert Braswell – 16, Tre Jackson – 15, Travis Thompson – 10, Jonathan Breeland – 7, Caymen Williams – 6, Trelas Heatley – 4, Kamryn Manuel – 2.

Dutch Fork:  Bryce Thompson – 13, Kerry Eaddy – 13, Jaedon Williams – 10, Austin Gilliard – 4, Jarvis McClurkin – 2,Jonathan Eleazor – 2.