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By Trey Lunn 

Goldbugs fall to Blackwell in first round of Regionals


February 22, 2019

Trey Lunn

Alva's Donald Blalock made one of the Goldbugs' three three-point baskets in Thursday's 56-31 loss to Blackwell.

Enid, Okla. – The Alva Goldbugs fell 56-31 to Blackwell in the first round of Regionals Thursday afternoon.

Blackwell jumped out early in the game as the Maroons led Alva 13-5 at the end of the first quarter. Alva's five points came by way of Dylan Whitely, who scored the first two points for the Goldbugs followed by a three-point basket by Donald Blalock later in the first period. Blackwell's Worthy Shepherd scored six points in the period as the Maroons held the momentum throughout the quarter.

Blackwell continued to dominate the game in the second quarter as the team outscored Alva 16-7 in the second period. Goldbug Mitchel Meyer provided a slight spark for Alva as he scored the last six points in a row in the quarter for Alva. Blackwell's Bren Lonon scored seven points in the quarter as he led his team's offense in scoring for the remainder of the first half. Alva finished the first half down 29-12.

Trey Lunn

Mitchel Meyer scores three straight baskets in Thursday's loss to Blackwell.

Alva continued to battle in the second half of the ball game as the team held Blackwell's offense to 10 points in the third quarter. Despite holding Blackwell to 10 points, Alva could only score seven points on their offensive trips in the period.

In the fourth quarter, Alva put together their best offensive quarter in the game. The Goldbugs scored 12 points in the quarter while the Maroons scored 17 points. After this loss the Goldbugs' basketball season was over.


Goldbugs: Mitchel Meyer led the Goldbugs in scoring with 10 points in the contest. Austin Reed was the second leading scorer with five point.

Blackwell: Blackwell had four players in double figures. Kendall Burtner had a game/team high of 16 points in the game followed by Bren Lonon who scored 12 points. Both Ramon Dominguez and Bart Cline finished the game with 10 points.


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