Ishpeming Hematites (45) Girls Basketball vs. Escanaba Eskimos (42) On WRUP 98.3FM and WRUP.com 12/18/14

Escanaba, MichiganDecember 18th, 2014

The Ishpeming Hematites girls basketball team took on the Escanaba Eskimos in Escanaba, 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 and were able to take an early lead. Fouls appeared to be a problem for the Hematite girls, with multiple fouls from the Ishpeming girls. Despite this setback, the Ishpeming Hematites were able to make a strong push toward the end of the first quarter to extend their lead at the end of the first quarter of action.

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First Quarter Score:
Ishpeming Hematites: 17
Escanaba Eskimos: 11

The second quarter of action resumed with the Ishpeming Hematites continuing to dominate the Escanaba Eskimos. The Hematites were able to hold the lead throughout the entire first half, thanks to some amazing defense and great free-throw shots from the Hematites.

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First Half Score:
Ishpeming Hematies: 30
Escanaba Eskimos: 23

The third quarter of play started with the Escanaba Eskimos coming out of Half-time with renewed vigor, narrowing the gap between the two teams when the Eskimos went on a scoring run to make the score 30-29 in favor of the Ishpeming Hematite girls. Despite their valiant attempts, the Eskimos were unable to surpass the Ishpeming Hematites.

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Third Quarter Score:
Ishpeming Hematites: 35
Escanaba Eskimos: 29

The Ishpeming Hematite girls basketball team entered their final quarter against the Escanaba Eskimos with a slight lead and one quarter of action left to play. The Eskimo girls made another early quarter run to make the score 37-36, still in favor of the Ishpeming Hematites. Both teams fought hard to take a decisive lead, however, the score continued to fluctuate between the two teams. Tammy Simula did another great job rebounding for the Ishpeming Hematites, as well as converting on her free throw attempts.

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Final Game Score:
Ishpeming Hematites: 45
Escanaba Eskimos: 42

Escanaba had 16 turnovers and shot 25%. Ishpeming had only 6 turnovers and shot approximately 30%.  Tammy Simula led your Ishpeming Hematites with six rebounds and three free throws. The Ishpeming Hematites 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!

Listen — The Ishpeming Hematites Girls Basketball team defeats the Gladstone Braves 40-31 December 16th, 2014 on 98.3 WRUP and WRUP.com.

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