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 […]

Bengals fall to Irmo, Lakewood, defeat Sumter

IRMO – Blythewood’s Region 4-5A opener at Irmo was less than stellar Friday night. The Bengals played with the Yellow Jackets for most of the game, but the final six minutes was all Irmo in a 52-39 defeat. A Julian Phillips basket at the 7:20 mark of the fourth got Blythewood (12-8, 1-1) to within […]

Blythewood splits wins with Lower Richland

BLYTHEWOOD – The Blythewood boys basketball team may be young, but the Bengals have been on a stretch of good decision-making on the court. With only one senior coming off the bench and a starting lineup of four sophomores and a junior, Blythewood kept its cool against Lower Richland and rallied past the Diamond Hornets […]

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 […]

Bengals go 1-1 in Dist. 9 Tourney

SUMTER – Blythewood’s girls basketball team stomped its way into the District 9 Tournament at Morris College on Dec. 26. Facing off against Lamar High School, the Bengals took a first half 21-16 lead and never looked back en route to a 51-26 final score. Blythewood found a tougher opponent in the Hartsville Red Foxes […]

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 […]

Blythewood tips off season at AC Flora

COLUMBIA – The Blythewood girls went 1-1 in the AC Flora Tip-Off last week. Blythewood faced tournament host AC Flora in Saturday action and put the Falcons away with a 39-33 final. A tight first quarter left the Bengals on top with a 14-10 lead, but Blythewood extended it to 22-13 at the half. Flora […]

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 […]