Bengals, Redhawks battle in Blythewood

BLYTHEWOOD – Two defensive, physical basketball teams clashed twice along Wilson Boulevard over a four-day span. In both games, Blythewood came up a winner over its crosstown rival. While the Westwood girls took care of business against the Bengals in both games, the Redhawk boys fell 46-45 at Blythewood Friday, then came up short in […]

Blythewood falls to Mauldin in title game

GREENVILLE – Blythewood’s boys basketball team managed a 2-1 finish in the Poinsettia Classic at Greenville High School Dec. 27 – 29. The Bengals faced Palmetto High School in the first day of play and came away with a tight win. Blythewood took an early 22-16 lead in the first and managed to hold onto […]

Bengals take down RNE, fall to Blazers

COLUMBIA – Blythewood basketball got off to a 1-1 start in their first week of regular season action last week. The Bengals traveled to Richland Northeast to open the season on Wednesday and came away with a 37-34 win. After falling behind 4-11 in the first quarter, the Bengals charged their way to halftime, outscoring […]

Bengals find footing in Schlotzky’s Tip-Off

COLUMBIA – Blythewood basketball went 2-1 in last week’s Schlotzky’s Carolina Thanksgiving Tip-Off at Keenan High School. The Bengals faced Johnson High School on Tuesday and came away with a big 77-25 win. After a big first half, Blythewood entered the third quarter with a 35-7 lead. Johnson had its biggest offensive quarter in the […]

Former BHS standout popular, promising at Syracruse

SYRACUSE, NY – If you’ve watched the Syracuse Orange men’s basketball team in pregame warmups this season, you might have caught yourself captivated by a slender 6-foot-9 player donning No. 20. While playing time has come few and far between in his freshman season, Robert Braswell draws intrigue from observers with the prospect of what […]

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 […]

Bengals honor seniors in final home games

BLYTHEWOOD – The Blythewood Bengals hosted Spring Valley on Senior Night to decide the rightful owner of the Region 4-5A Crown. Spring Valley led by eight at halftime and maintained their lead through the third quarter. The Bengals nearly evened things up in the fourth quarter, but the Vikings shut down the come back and […]

Bengals battle with Gamecocks

COLUMBIA – The Sumter boys basketball team nearly matched Blythewood shot for shot Friday night, but for a third-quarter blip and late fourth-quarter turnovers. Those two factors were all Blythewood needed to close out a 59-53 victory over the Gamecocks to complete the 2-game sweep of their Region 5-5A rivals. “They played well,” Blythewood head […]

Bengals split wins with Yellow Jackets

BLYTHEWOOD – Ezekiel Washington’s Blythewood Bengals picked up a Region 4-5A victory over the Irmo Yellow Jackets on Tuesday night. Irmo was evenly matched with the Bengals for most of the night, but they suffered an atrocious second quarter. The Bengals held Irmo to just two points in the second, and eventually Blythewood escaped with […]

Vikings conquer the Bengals

COLUMBIA – Blythewood head basketball coach Zeke Washington missed Tuesday’s game at Spring Valley because of a root canal. At times during the game, the Vikings made the Bengals look like they were on the receiving end of one. While Blythewood went 0-for-10 in 3-point shooting, Joshua Felder’s five 3-pointers and 25 points on the […]