Redhawks, Bengals fall in playoffs

BLYTHEWOOD – Both the Westwood Redhawks, and Blythewood Bengals watched their championship journeys halt on the road. Ty Baumgardner had a strong run in his inaugural season at Westwood. The Redhawks finished the regular season with a 25-1 record, but suffered a 60-68 loss at the hands of top-seeded Greenville in the second round.

Westwood trailed most of the contest, but in the fourth quarter they trimmed the lead down to three with under three minutes to go. The Raiders were deadly precise from the charity stripe and stuffed the comeback.

Blythewood suffered their first opening round playoff loss since the 2013-14 season when they fell to Bluffton. This time the loss was against number one seed Berkeley. The Bengals had a 41-38 lead, but Berkeley charged back late to knock off Blythewood 60-49.

Blythewood feel behind big early, but the offense and defense stepped up in the next two quarters. The Bengals outscored Berkeley 30-14 in the second and third quarters, but were outscored 46-19 in the first and fourth.

Tre Jackson had a superb showing in his final outing as a Bengal. He led all scorers with 20 points and had 11 rebounds. Hakeem Meggett led the Stags with 19 points, two rebounds, two steals and two assists.

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