2005-12-16 / Sports

Bengals Flora’d

Falcons soar in Blythewood
Photos and story by Mike Maddock

Photos and story by
Mike Maddock


Eric Booker gets a breakaway dunk. He did not play in the fourth quarter and still finished with 33 points.Eric Booker gets a breakaway dunk. He did not play in the fourth quarter and still finished with 33 points. The Blythewood basketball team only dressed seven players, but the AC Flora Falcons were a one-man show.

Eric Booker led the Falcons with 33 points and helped his team to a solid victory over the Bengals. The Falcons built a 22 point lead by half–time and went on to defeat Blythewood 58–37 Tuesday night, December 13.

AC Flora head coach Austin Coleman used a suffocating man–to–man defense and full–court press attack to frustrate and overwhelm the outmanned Bengals.

Blythewood was lead by Brian O’Neil with 16 points and Spencer Johnson with nine points. Coach Mark Greiner tried to get his team to slow the pace of the game, but the Bengals fell behind early and were forced away from their game plan.

Coach Coleman said, “We’re glad to finally get a win. I’m proud of our guys. Our goal was to play 110%. We made some mistakes, but when you go hard, it makes up for those mistakes.”

AC Flora’s Xavier Bovain faces Blythewood’s Brian O’Neil. Bovain finished with eight points. O’Neil was a bright spot for the Bengals with 16 points.AC Flora’s Xavier Bovain faces Blythewood’s Brian O’Neil. Bovain finished with eight points. O’Neil was a bright spot for the Bengals with 16 points. The Falcons will return home to face Lugoff–Elgin December 16. The Bengals will look to rebound December 16 at Eau Claire.


Blythewood’s Spencer Johnson drives the baseline. Johnson had 9 points.Blythewood’s Spencer Johnson drives the baseline. Johnson had 9 points.Blythewood cheerleaders (l-r) Kristyn Clark, Karlye Williams, Charmeika Goodwin, Kristen Gregory, Jessica Hutto, Amanda Hitchner, Candace Broussard, and Paige LeBel.Blythewood cheerleaders (l-r) Kristyn Clark, Karlye Williams, Charmeika Goodwin, Kristen Gregory, Jessica Hutto, Amanda Hitchner, Candace Broussard, and Paige LeBel.

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