Bengals win big despite Covid-affected lineup

BLYTHEWOOD – The Blythewood boys basketball team played a range of tough teams over the holiday break. In the Lemon Street Classic in Americus, Ga., Dec. 18-21, the Bengals played three Georgia teams: Sumter (Americus), Salem (Conyers) and East Coweta (Sharpsburg). At the Chick Fil-A Classic played at River Bluff Dec. 27-28, they played Charlotte, […]

Bengals play in Carolina’s Challenge

LEXINGTON – Blythewood boys opened the Chick-Fil-A Classic’s Carolina’s Challenge at River Bluff High School on Dec. 27 against Charlotte Christian. Off to a slow start, the Bengals trailed the Knights 7-18 after a quarter of play. Blythewood returned to take the second quarter 18-12, but still trailed 25-30 at the half. The Bengals closed […]

Bengal boys fall to Lancaster

In the boys game, Lancaster built a 14-5 lead over a slow first quarter and held on to that lead to win 52-42 over the Bengals. Samaad Wright led the way with 12 points. Kayden Slay scored 13 points for the Bruins (11-1). Jordan Watford and Grayson Kirk added 10 points apiece. “We’re struggling this […]

Bengal boys hold off Westwood in final seconds… again

BLYTHEWOOD – K.J. Rowan’s steal and layup in the final two seconds of Westwood’s game against Blythewood should have driven the Redhawks crowed in the castle into a frenzy. But with that shot, Westwood was still one point shy of tying the Bengals, who led 70-69 and got two foul shots from Samaad Wright to […]

Blythewood boys hold off valiant Westwood comeback in last minutes

BLYTHEWOOD – Tuesday night’s between crosstown rivals Blythewood and Westwood had the feel of a late-season region battle. The Bengals, in their home court, jumped to a double-digit lead by the second quarter, but the Redhawks eventually erased that advantage and took a one-point led going into the fourth quarter. From there, both teams kept […]

WHS girls fall in first round to Travelers Rest; Blythewood boys fall at Mauldin

BLYTHEWOOD – Westwood’s girls basketball team’s playoff run came to an abrupt end Saturday afternoon, thanks to the hot shooting of Travelers Rest’s Mallory Bruce and the tenacity of the Devil Dogs under the nets. The Redhawks, fresh from winning their fourth straight Region 4-4A championship, ran right into Bruce, whose 22 points boosted Travelers […]

Westwood girls, Blythewood boys ready for postseason play

BLYTHEWOOD – Westwood’s girls basketball team didn’t waste any time with Lugoff-Elgin Friday night, scoring 32 points to the Demons’ 2 in the first quarter and cruising to an 80-18 victory. The win clinched the Region 4-4A championship for the fourth straight year for Westwood (10-3, 8-1). “We’re very fortunate to be in that position […]

Bengals fall short in fourth quarter surge

BLYTHEWOOD – Friday night’s boys basketball game against Ridge View may have gone in the Blythewood loss column just as the Bengals game at the Blazers’ house Feb. 2 did. While Blythewood fell 55-53 this time around, the Bengals defense made Ridge View work, and the Blazers’ 3-pointers and easy jumpers were hard to come […]

Bengals blow past Rock Hill

BLYTHEWOOD – Blythewood acting head coach Kristin Claiborne was waiting to see Tuesday night’s matchup against Region 5-4A rival Rock Hill. She was impressed with what she saw. Three Bengals scored in double figures and 10 players scored at least a basket in a 70-41 domination of the Bearcats at the Blythewood gym. “It’s good […]

Bengals kick off 2021 with wins

BLYTHEWOOD – Northwestern tried to give the Blythewood boys basketball team a Region 4-5A opening scare Tuesday night, but the Bengals stayed together in the physical up-tempo game and played it cool. The Trojans built an 11-point lead over the Bengals early in the second quarter, and then built another double-digit lead late in the […]