Bengals drop region game to Ridge View

BLYTHEWOOD – The Blythewood boys basketball team finished the regular season 9-14 overall and 3-5 in Region 4-5A after Friday night’s 77-56 loss at Region 4 champion Ridge View. The Blazers outscored the Bengals 20-14 in the first quarter and 16-12 in the second to take a 36-26 lead into intermission. Ridge View matched Blythewood […]

Spring Valley tops Blythewood

COLUMBIA – The Blythewood boys basketball team needed a win at Spring Valley Tuesday night to solidify a third-place finish in Region 4-5A, but also to right the ship as the Bengals near the end of region play. Instead, the Vikings won the lanes and held off a comeback as Blythewood fell 66-60. It was […]

Northwestern bests Blythewood

BLYTHEWOOD  – Zeke Washington was hot after time ran out on the Blythewood basketball team Tuesday night at The Jungle. The Bengals head coach made his way to the locker room after his team’s 76-57 loss to Region 4-5A rival Northwestern, spent less than five minutes with his players, then left to join his coaching […]

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 […]