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 […]

ESPN ranks BHS’s Phillips 32nd nationally

BLYTHEWOOD – Julian Phillips hasn’t played an organized basketball game since February, when the 6-8 power forward’s Blythewood Bengals walked off the court in an 83-52 second-round playoff loss at Dorman. The COVID-19 pandemic nixed his and every other high school athlete’s spring and summer competitive play. Instead of playing Amateur Athletic Union (AAU), Phillips […]

Blythewood ends season with loss to Dorman

SPARTANBURG – Having escaped T.L. Hanna in the first round of the 5A boys playoffs, Blythewood faced a monster on the road Saturday night in three-time defending champion Dorman. The results were as expected, as the large, seasoned Cavaliers overmatched the almost all-sophomore Bengals 83-52 to end the season. Cavaliers Myles Tate scored 26 points […]

Blythewood sweeps Lugoff-Elgin

BLYTHEWOOD – At least for the past few weeks, if the Blythewood boys needed a basket, they needed to get the ball to Julian Phillips. At no time was that fact more visible than Tuesday night against Lugoff-Elgin. In a game that should have been a clear-cut win were it not for the Demons’ second-half […]

Irmo clinches region with win over BHS

BLYTHEWOOD – The last time Blythewood faced Irmo, the Yellow Jackets pushed them out from under the nets in a defensive victory. Tuesday night on their home court, the Bengals played much more physically and had an answer for every Irmo play. The end result was the same. The Yellow Jackets reclaimed a lead in […]

Bengals battle with Demons, Vikings

BLYTHEWOOD – After a first half where Spring Valley dominated the boards 25-9, Blythewood head coach Zeke Washington had only one answer as to what the halftime talk was. “We got together and we prayed,” he said. “They did a good job of out-physicaling us, if that is a word. They pushed us around, I […]