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 […]

Unique Drake patrols a higher court in the city that never sleeps

QUEENS, NY – Gone is the bouffant hairdo that Westwood basketball crowds were familiar with as she led the Redhawks deep into the postseason. The St. John’s point guard sports more practical dreads. “My mom has dreads, so I just decided that I might as well get them,” she said. “And with a lot of […]

Redhawk girls continue streak; boys fall to Irmo

BLYTHEWOOD – In the toughest Region 4-4A series of games for the Westwood girls basketball team, the Redhawks got off on a good note. Westwood frustrated Irmo ballhandlers early, and held off a late rally to win 50-46 over the Yellow Jackets. “In the last minutes our youth showed,” Westwood head coach Gregory Bauldrick said. […]

Redhawk girls beat River Bluff, Dreher; boys top Camden

COLUMBIA – The Westwood girls basketball team (5-2 overall, 3-0 Region 4-4A) cruised past River Bluff 65-25 in a non-Region 4-4A matchup Friday, then crushed Dreher 72-38 Tuesday at Dreher. Malayziah Etheredge scored 23 points, and Makia Thompson and Korletta Daniels scored 13 points apiece against the Gators. Etheredge had 21 points and 13 rebounds, […]

Westwood splits with Flora; Lugoff-Elgin matchup cancelled

LUGOFF – Jessica Woods scored 20 points and Malayziah Etheredge added 14 as the Redhawks (3-2, overall, 2-0 Region 4-4A) cruised to a 53-31 victory over A.C. Flora (1-4, 0-2) Friday night. In the boys game, Bryson Felder scored 26 points and McQuaje McDaniel had 11, but the Falcons topped the Redhawks (1-4, 0-2) 72-59. […]

Redhawks split wins in 2021 opener

COLUMBIA – More than a month removed from their last game, Westwood and A.C. Flora basketball teams showed some signs of rustiness. It just so happened that a game that felt like a season opener was also the Region 4-4A opener for both teams. The Westwood girls and the Flora boys overcame that lack of […]

Redhawks back in action

BLYTHEWOOD – Westwood’s basketball program opened the 2020 season on Tuesday at Sumter High School. The girls trailed 26-20 at the half, and fell by a 33-47 final. Malayziah Etheredge put up a team-high 14 points in the loss. Westwood’s boys fell in overtime by a tight 48-50 score. Both teams will host Sumter at […]

Westwood falls to South Pointe in upper state championship

GREENVILLE – After two trips to the 4A upper state championship game, the Westwood girls worked this season to make the third trip to the Bons Secours Wellness Center the charm. Region 3 foe South Pointe took all the charm out of the Redhawks, using a second-quarter 18-1 scoring surge to spark its way to […]

Westwood headed to 3rd straight upper state title game

GREENVILLE – After a 50-46 win at Greenville Monday night, the Westwood girls basketball team is heading back up to Greenville Friday to take on a familiar rival. The Redhawks (25-4) play Region 3-4A rival South Pointe in a rematch of last year’s upper state championship at Bons Secours Arena.  The Stallions ousted Ridge View […]