Former Redhawk Russell Jones Jr. is headed to the big dance

Jones and the Eagles Will Face Villanova at 9:57 on Friday ROCK HILL – Russell Jones Jr.’s freshman year as a point guard for Winthrop College was almost a season to remember. Almost. The Eagles finished the 2019-2920 season 24-10 and claimed their 12th Big South championship with a 76-68 victory over Hampton, their second […]

Redhawks close season with 4-win streak

BLYTHEWOOD – This time against Dreher, the Westwood boys basketball team kept the drama out of the gym. In a rescheduled game a week before, the Redhawks escaped the Dreher gym with a 44-42 win in a game that went down to the final seconds. On Monday night, Westwood exploded from the tip-off and used […]

Redhawks stand strong in the fourth

COLUMBIA – It took the Westwood boys a whole lot of waiting through covid-postponed games, and a high-pressure fourth quarter at Dreher Monday night, but the Redhawks escaped the Blue Devils 44-42 to claim their second Region 4-4A victory. “It was two pretty good teams going at it,” said Westwood head coach John Combs, whose […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]