Alva Review-Courier -

By Trey Lunn 

Alva beats Fairview and Kingfisher in Wheat Capital Tournament


January 13, 2019

Trey Lunn

LEFT: Cameron Gordon breaks away for the fastbreak lay-up. RIGHT: Donald Blalock scores 16 points in the ball game versus Kingfisher.

Friday's Game

The Goldbugs beat Fairview 56-39 in Friday's match-up at the Wheat Capital Tournament.

The Goldbugs led the Yellowjackets 12 to 11 at the end of the first period. Alva's offense continued through the second quarter, outscoring Fairview 16-9 and taking an eight-point lead (28–20) into halftime. Fairview made a small run in the third period outscoring Alva 10 to 8. The Goldbugs' offense picked back up in the fourth as the Bugs outscored the Yellowjackets 29–9 in the fourth period.

The Goldbugs featured three players in double figures in this game. Cameron Gordon scored a Goldbug career-high 18 points, followed by Reece Martin's 11 points and Mitchell Meyer's 10 points.

Fairview's Cade Dillard scored a game-high 20 points, seven in the second half and one point in the fourth period.

Saturday's Game

The Alva Goldbugs won the fifth-place game 55 to 43 versus Kingfisher's junior varsity team Saturday afternoon in the Wheat Capital Tournament.

The Goldbugs found their stride in the last two games of this tournament, going 2-1. The Goldbugs faced the Maroons of Perry, Yellowjackets of Fairview, and Yellowjackets of Kingfisher.

The Goldbugs led 10–9 at the end of the first period. Alva found their offense in the second quarter of this game, outscoring the Yellowjackets 19 – 8 in the second quarter of this game. The bugs led the Yellowjackets 29 – 17 at the end of the first half.

The second half of this game proved to be a closer game as Alva outscored Kingfisher 14–12 in the third period. Kingfisher outscored Alva 14–12 in the fourth period.

Donald Blalock led the Goldbugs in scoring with 16 points (four of five from deep). Twelve of Blalock's points came in the first half as he made two three-point baskets in both the first and second quarters of the ball game. Cameron Gordon was second in scoring for the Bugs as he had 13 points, followed by Reece Martin who added 11 points in this contest. Dylan Whitely also had nine points and 10 rebounds in this ball game.

Kingfisher's Maverick Ridenour scored 12 points and Aryan Haro scored 11 points for the Yellowjackets.


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