Jackson, Jones Jr. reunite to lead Catamounts into SoCon tourney

CULLOWHEE, NC – Ever since their second grade at Round Top Elementary school, Russell Jones Jr. and Tre’ Jackson have been balling. “I was a new student and was going out to play on the courts at recess,” Jackson said about the meeting. “Russell picked me up and we’ve been together ever since.” By third […]

WHS, BHS boys, BHS girls bow out of playoffs

BLYTHEWOOD – The Blythewood boys basketball team (18-9) fell 74-62 at Byrnes (18-8) Thursday night, Will Olden led in scoring with 19 points. West Florence’s last-second shot downed the Westwood boys (12-15) as they fell 49-48  to the Bruins (15-11) Feb. 15. Arden Conyers made the 4A All-State team, and T.J. Bell made the Region […]

Bengals split with Clover

BLYTHEWOOD – The Blythewood boys basketball team (17-8, 6-3) fell 74-62 at Clover Friday night, but upended Rock Hill (16-7, 6-3) 46-35 Tuesday night. The win puts the Bengals and the Bearcats tied for first place behind Region 3-5A leader Fort Mill (7-2). Will Olden led the way with 13 points. The freshman girls of […]

Bengal boys top Nation Ford

BLYTHEWOOD – The Blythewood boys basketball team, coming off a disappointing loss at Fort Mill Friday, needed a victory to take back some momentum in Region 3-5A play. Nation Ford, with only one region victory on the year, was ready to make the Bengals work Tuesday night. The Falcons took Blythewood down to the final […]

Bengals hold off Vikings

BLYTHEWOOD – Hayley Hightower scored 18 points, Chase Thomas added 16, and India Williams scored 14 as the Blythewood girls basketball team knocked off Spring Valley 60-58 Tuesday night, handing the Vikings (15-5, 4-1 Region 3-5A) their first loss in region play. The Bengals (13-10, 2-3) snapped a 3-game losing streak with the win, their […]

Bengal boys edge past Clover

BLYTHEWOOD – The Blythewood boys basketball team dug themselves a hole by the second quarter of their game against Clover Tuesday night. Then the Bengals methodically got themselves out. Down 25-15 with 3:56 to go in the first half, Blythewood went on a 9-0 scoring run to close out the half, then scored the first […]

BHS sweeps Fort Mill in region opener

BLYTHEWOOD – Thus far into the season, the Blythewood boys’ basketball team has perimeter shooting down pat. The inside game could use a little work. The Bengals held off a furious challenge from Fort Mill in its Region 3-5A opener with steady 3-point shooting and crisp ball-handling in a critical clock-draining final stretch, coming off […]

Blythewood girls give Westwood a scare; Bengal boys blow past Redhawks

BLYTHEWOOD – The Westwood girls basketball found itself in an odd midseason situation Tuesday night—behind at halftime, to crosstown rival Blythewood. Playing at home, the Bengals matched the Redhawks shot for shot in the first half, and strode into the locker room with a 22-21 lead at intermission. The Bengals’ lead didn’t last long, as […]

Bengals play in holiday tournaments

BLYTHEWOOD – Tis the season for holiday tournaments. And Blythewood’s girls basketball team headed to Rock Hill for the Rock Hill Classic last week. The girls dropped a tight game to open the tournament. They fell to Chambers High School 54-50. Freshmen India Williams and Hayley Hightower led the Bengals with 13 points each. Chase […]

Washington nabs career win #500

MARIETTA, GA – The celebration was a last minute plan, but the moment was years in the making. As Blythewood High School head basketball coach Zeke Washington entered the team’s makeshift locker room at the Lemon Street Classic tournament on Tuesday, a sneak attack with water bottles ensued. Washington had just secured his 500th career […]