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Alva cold shooting leads to 65-53 loss to Woodward


February 15, 2019

For about half the game Tuesday night, the Alva Goldbugs stayed even with the Woodward Boomers on scoring. But the first and fourth quarters resulted in the final Woodward win of 65-53.

It was the second meeting of the teams this season. Woodward won the prior game 80-66 in Alva on Jan. 28.

Alva had eight turnovers in the first quarter Tuesday and trailed 7-1 before finding scoring range. The first period ended with Alva behind 12-7.

In the second, Alva held turnovers to one and stayed neck-and-neck with Woodward on scoring, tying the game at 18 on a basket by Cameron Gordon. Then Reece Martin scored to put Alva ahead for the first time at 20-18. It didn’t last long as Kaden Kornele connected from three-point range to put the Boomers up 21-20. At halftime, Woodward led 28-23.

That five point lead held in the third quarter with both teams scoring 16 points. Woodward continued to lead at 39-34 at the end of the third.

The Boomers started the final period with a run of 12 points to Alva’s two. The Goldbugs fought back but never recovered from that decisive margin. With less than a minute left in the game, Woodward led 61-50. Austin Reed scored from three-point range to put Alva within ten at 63-53. But Jack McClung was fouled and sank two free throws to put the Boomers up 65-53 for the final score.

Senior Dylan McGuire led the Alva scoring with 11 followed by freshman Austin Reed with 10. Donald Blalock and Cameron Gordon had 9 each followed by Reece Martin with 8 and Mitchell Meyer with 5.

Coltyn Semmel led the Woodward scoring with 24, Jack McClung had 17, Max Cheap 12, David Garcia 4, Kaleb Key 3 and Kaden Kornele 3.

Alva is now 7-15 for the season. Despite the loss to 5A foe Woodward, Coach Shane Feely is confident the Goldbugs are ready for the Class 3A playoffs which start Friday in Prague. The Goldbugs meet the Red Devils at 8 p.m. Both teams will advance to the regionals on Thursday, Feb. 21, at Chisholm High School. The loser plays at 3 p.m. against the loser of the Chisholm vs. Blackwell district game. The winner will play at 8 p.m. against the winner of that Chisholm and Blackwell contest.


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