Ishpeming Hematites (59) Girls Basketball vs. Superior Central Cougars (12) On WRUP 98.3FM and WRUP.com 12/22/14
Ishpeming, Michigan – December 22nd, 2014 – The Ishpeming Hematites girls basketball team took on the Superior Central Cougars in Ishpeming, MI tonight! Mike Plourde and Bob Nadeau brought you all the action live on 98.3 WRUP & WRUP.com!
The Ishpeming Hematites girls basketball team won the jump against the Superior Central Cougars in Ishpeming, MI on a mild and rainy Monday night. Tammy Simula won the jump for Ishpeming, then immediately followed it up by making a lay-up to bring the Hematites ahead in the contest. The Hematites sprinted to an early 16-0 lead, led again by Tammy Simula with just over three minutes left in the quarter. Marissa Minot also had a strong first quarter, making several strong defensive plays.
First Quarter Score:
Ishpeming Hematites: 21
Superior Central Cougars: 0
Your Ishpeming Hematites had the ball to start the second quarter of action against the Superior Central Cougars. The Hematites continued their first quarter dominance by again starting the quarter with a bang! Lindsay Thompson made a great pass from under the basket to get the Hematites two more points to make the score 25-0 with seven minutes left in the half. The Cougars began to fight their way back when they made multiple scores on back to back drives to make the score 29-5 with two minutes left in the quarter. The Ishpeming Hematites shot ~50%, and the Superior Central Cougars shot ~25% for the first half.
Second Quarter Score:
Ishpeming Hematites: 34
Superior Central Cougars: 6
Due to the score difference, a running clock was instituted just after the third quarter began. In spite of their best efforts, the Superior Central Cougars couldn’t overcome their the fact that they had fewer players than the Ishpeming Hematites. Despite the player number difference, the Superior Central Cougars came out of the half with renewed vigor. Tammy Simula continued the Ishpeming Hematites dominance, making several rebounds that led to points for the Hematites. The Hematites had excellent defense to thank for their point advantage, with several steals against the Superior Central Cougars team over the course of the game.
Third Quarter Score:
Ishpeming Hematites: 50
Superior Central Cougars: 7
The Final quarter of play opened with the Superior Central Cougars in control of the ball, but they gave the ball up the the Ishpeming Hematites, who then drove for a quick two points. Cora Swanson made several field goals throughout the game, to help give the Ishpeming Hematites their final advantage.
Final Game Score:
Ishpeming Hematites: 59
Superior Central Cougars: 12
The Entire Hematite team shot very well at approximately 48%. Cora Swanson had three three-point shots on the night to aid the Hematites to their victory. Jessica Spencer had three rebounds during the game, which aided the Ishpeming Hematites in their excellent defense. Your Ishpeming Hematite Boys will take on the Kingsford Slivers in Ishpeming on January 2nd, 2015 at 7:30pm in Ishpeming on 98.3 WRUP and WRUP.com!