WHS boys fall to Ridge View in regular-season finale

BLYTHEWOOD – The Westwood boys had their hands full with Region 3-4A Rival Ridge View Friday night. The region champion—and two-time defending state champion–Blazers got off to an early lead and never seriously looked back in a 71-55 victory. “They competed very well,” Westwood head coach John Combs said. “We didn’t go to the foul […]

Redhawks top Lancaster, fall to South Pointe

ROCK HILL – Tuesday night was tough for both the Westwood girls and boys basketball teams. After the girls’ grueling, 48-45 double overtime loss to the South Pointe girls, the Westwood boys fell 56-45 to the Stallions. “We never could get going offensively,” Westwood boys coach John Combs said. “We did not react very well […]

Westwood sweeps Richland Northeast

BLYTHEWOOD – The Westwood boys basketball team had run up and down the floor in pursuit of Richland Northeast’s lead through three quarters Friday night. The Redhawks never trailed by more than nine, and when head coach John Combs had a good feeling about Jaylen Faber, the junior guard came on the floor and changed […]

Bauldrick’s Redhawks hit stride

BLYTHEWOOD – The Westwood girls basketball team is in the thick of its region schedule—and thus far the Redhawks are enjoying it. In three pivotal games last week, Westwood beat the top three 4A teams in the state. The Redhawks edged top-ranked North Augusta 61-59 at the MLK Bash Jan. 18, knocked No.3 South Pointe […]

Redhawks rout South Pointe

BLYTHEWOOD – The Westwood girls basketball team is in the thick of its region schedule – and thus far the Redhawks are enjoying it. After knocking off defending 4A state champion North Augusta 61-59 Saturday in the MLK Bash at Eau Claire, Westwood rallied past, then routed Region 5-4A rival and defending 4A upper state […]

Redhawks power through York

BLYTHEWOOD – The Westwood boys finally snapped a 3-game losing streak and earned their first Region 3-4A win Tuesday night, but they didn’t make it look easy. York jumped out to an early lead before the Redhawks rallied and positioned themselves to close out a lopsided win. Then the Cougars sprung on a late rally […]

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 […]

Redhawks stand strong in Roundball Classic

WEST COLUMBIA – The Westwood boys basketball team may have dropped their first loss of the season at the 16-team Cayce Roundball Classic Friday night, but the tournament may prove to be a benchmark for this season’s Redhawks. Westwood (11-1) went 2-1 in the tournament that played out at Brookland-Cayce High School Dec. 26-28. The […]

Griffins battle against Redhawks

WINNSBORO – Though their 1-8 record might not reflect it, Fairfield Central’s boys basketball team has been battling. Half of their eight losses have been by margins of ten points or less, one including an overtime loss to White Knoll last Wednesday. Fairfield faced an undefeated Westwood team on Monday. In their first meeting of […]

Redhawks beat Vikings, prepare for holiday tournaments

COLUMBIA – The Westwood boys basketball team opened up their long rifles on Spring Valley Tuesday night, while Bre’on Lewis knifed inside for some easy baskets against the Vikings. The Redhawks’ sharp 3-point shooting, combined with Lewis’ 19 points and five rebounds, enabled them to play loose en route to a 71-53 victory at Spring […]