Ishpeming Hematite Boys Basketball – Ishpeming Hematites (86) VS Manistique Emeralds (38) on 98.3 WRUP 2/14/14

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2/14/14 – Ishpeming Michigan – Happy Valentine’s Day to all of our Hematite fans out there.  It was a Valentine Friday Night and your Hematite Boys took on the Manistique Emeralds at home in Ishpeming tonight.  Mike Plourde and Bob Nadeau were in Ishpeming and brought you all the action LIVE on 98.3 WRUP.  We  started the weekend off right with a “Hematite bang” and “Respected that Rock”.

Both teams have met before this season so they each knew what to expect from each other.  With that in the mind of the Hematite Boys the game started off with excitement and focus.  Ishpeming started off with winning the jump ball and quickly utilizing great passing and posted a great shot immediately putting two points on the board.  The Hematites followed up with a quick ball steal but did not score as the ball went to the Emeralds.  However, Ishpeming was able to get the ball back and sink a nice lay up making the score 4-0, Hematites.  The Hematites continued to control the ball throughout the quarter and was able to make a few more baskets (8-0, Hematites).  The Emeralds were able to put points on the board after a nice three pointer bucket (8-3, Hematites).  Ishpeming stole the ball back from Manistique and was able to put it “up and in” on the right side and then got to go to the free throw line after a foul on the shot.  They were able to make the free throw increasing their lead to 11-3. The Hematites returned to the free throw line again and were able to make both shots and followed up those free throws with back to back buckets.  The clock continued to run down the first quarter with the Hematites leading with the score being 19-3 after two more Hematite free throws.  The Emeralds were able to post another three pointer of their own changing the score up to 19-6.  The quarter continued with Ishpeming primarily controlling the ball and posting a few more baskets.  The Emeralds continued to battle against the Hematite offense but hit them like a brick wall.  Manistique was able to put up another three pointer, making every basket this quarter by the Emeralds  a three pointer  The quarter ended with a score of 24-9, Hematites in the lead.

The Hematites started the second quarter with possession of the ball as they patiently passed it around, various shots were attempted but could not make one in.  The Emeralds continued to battle the Hematite offense attempting to knock down that brick wall.  Manistique then made another three point shot attempt but did not make it in.  The Hematites made a great three point bucket of their own from “right down Division street” and then stole the ball and made another “up and in” basket.  Ishpeming then followed up again with another “long two” point bucket making the score 32-9, the Hematites maintaining their lead.  Ishpeming then got another chance at the free throw line and was able to make both free throw shots adding two more points to their score.  The Hematites then quickly sunk two more back to back baskets.  Ishpeming then returned to the free throw line again and was able to make both free throws increasing their lead to 40-9.  The Emeralds got a chance of their own at the free throw line however and was able to make both free throws adding two more points to their score.  Ishpeming retaliated back with making a nice shot “off the square and down”, adding two more to their score.  Both teams continued to move the ball around the court as the half winded down.  The Emeralds were able to post another three pointer and a two pointer making the score 42-16, Hematites still in the lead.  The quarter and half  ended with the score of 44-16, Hematite lead.

The Emeralds started the half with the ball however the Hemataties quickly got pocession of the ball and put up another basket for two more points.  The Emeralds got a chance at the free throw line and was able to make both shots in after a foul.  The Hematites answered back with three more back to back buckets increasing their lead to 52-18.  Manistique was able to steal the ball from the Hematites and put a nice shot “up and in” adding two more points to their score.  However, Ishpeming returned with a “nice” lay up changing the score to 54-20, Hematites  in the lead.  The Emeralds stubbornly battled the Hematite offense but the Hematites were able to put another one in and got to return to the free throw line and made that free throw as well.  The Emeralds were able to post another basket after the Hematite free throw but the Hematites continued to answer strongly against the Emeralds.  The score quickly became 59-22 with the Hematites maintaining their lead.  The score became 62-24 after another “right down Division Street” Hematite three pointer.  Manistique was able to put the ball in the basket however Ishpeming quickly returned with three more baskets and one of them a three pointer.  The Emeralds were able to make two more three pointers of their own making the score 72-32 after the Hematites answered back with a three pointer of their own.  The clock ran quickly through the quarter as both teams took turns with the ball, passing and shooting and making baskets.  The quarter ended with the Hematites in the lead with a score of 75-32, after another Hematite three point bucket.

Manistique started the forth quarter utilizing the full court press against the Hematites.  The quarter was also a running clock quarter related to the Hematite lead being greater then 40 points.  The clock winded down fast as the Hematites threw another basket in and got a chance at the free throw line.  Ishpeming was unable to make the free throw and made another basket directly after, increasing their lead 81-32.  The Emeralds were able to post another basket, but the Hematites continued to be strong and returned with another shot of their own.  Ishpeming made another bucket “off the square and in” but then the Emeralds returned with another three pointer making the score 85-37, Hematites  in the lead.  Mansitque got to go to the free throw line and was able to make one of the throws. The running clock continued to wind down the quarter and the game.  Mansitque did their best against the Hematite brick wall like offense and powerful defense but the Hematites won with a final score of 86-38.  NICE JOB HEMATITES!!!

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