Ishpeming Hematites (27) boys basketball vs. Marquette Redmen (32) 1/20/15
Ishpeming, MI – January 20th, 2015 – The Ishpeming Hematites boys basketball team took on the Marquette Redmen in Ishpeming tonight. Mike Plourde and Bob Nadeau brought you the action live on 98.3 WRUP!
The game started with Ishpeming losing the tip off, and the Redmen scoring when Vejas Grazulis scored down low. Ozzy Corp hit a 3-pointer on the next possession, followed by Thomas Finegan hitting another 3 to make it 6-2 Ishpeming. After Ozzy Corp scored again to make it a 6 point lead, Marquette scored twice to make it 8-6 with a minute left in the quarter. The Redmen scored again at the end of the quarter to tie the game at 8 going into the second quarter.
First Quarter Score:
Ishpeming Hematites: 8
Marquette Redmen: 8
The Ishpeming Hematites got their lead back when Ozzy Corp scored to make it 10-8, followed by a Redmen player scoring to tie it back up. Thomas Finegan hit a mid-range jumper to take the lead back with 4:30 left in the quarter. Kyle Torres and Ozzy Corp both scored to give Ishpeming the 16-10 lead at halftime.
Ishpeming Hematites: 16
Marquette Redmen: 10
The third quarter began with the Hematites watching their lead dwindle as the Redmen made it a 1 point game with 5 minutes left in the quarter. Both teams went scoreless until the 2:40 mark when Marquette scored from the free throw line to make it 16-16. Marquette then took the lead from Ishpeming when Beauchamp hit a 3-pointer to make it 16-19, followed by another 3 before the buzzer to make it 16-22 at the end of the third quarter. Ishpeming was not able to score in the third quarter.
Third Quarter Score:
Ishpeming Hematites: 16
Marquette Redmen: 22
Ozzy Hakkarinen ended Ishpeming’s drought with a 3-pointer to start the fourth quarter, but Grazulis immediately responded in the paint to make it 19-24. Ozzy Corp then made it a 2-point game with a 3-point basket for Ishpeming. Grazulis scored again for the Redmen on a putback basket, and then scored on a following possession to make it 22-28. Travis Fredy made a 3-pointer with 4 minutes left to make it 25-28. After the Redmen stretched the lead back to 25-31, Ozzy Corp stole the ball and scored with 2 minutes left to make it 27-31. Ishpeming would not be able to score again, and after a Marquette free throw the Hematites lost the game 27-32
Ishpeming Hematites: 27
Marquette Redmen: 32
The Ishpeming Hematites will take on the Gwinn Modeltowners in Gwinn on Thursday, January 22nd, at 7:30pm on 98.3 WRUP and WRUP.com!