Ishpeming Hematites (35) Boys Basketball vs. Gwinn Modeltowners (29) 1/28/2015

Ishpeming, MIJanuary 28, 2015 – The Ishpeming Hematites boys basketball team took on the Gwinn Modeltowners at home tonight. Mike Plourde and Bob Nadeau brought you the action live on 98.3 WRUP!

The Hematites started off strong early with Thomas Finegan and Travis Fredy both scoring, giving Ishpeming an early 4-0 lead. Both teams were unable to score for most of the quarter, until Ozzy Corp hit a deep jumper to make it 6-0 with 1:20 left in the quarter. Gwinn finally got on the scoring board when Redlon hit 2 free throws with a minute left. Corp responded on the next play with another deep 2-pointer to make it 8-2 going into the second quarter.

First Quarter Score:
Ishpeming Hematites 8
Gwinn Modeltowners 2

The second quarter started off with Gwinn getting their first field goal of the game, making it 8-4 with Ishpeming leading. Thomas Finegan hit a jumpshot for the Hematites to make it 10-4. Gwinn cut the Hematites lead down to 2 when Schmeltzer scored on a back-door cut, making it 10-8. Gwinn’s Redlon made a free throw, and then Ozzy Corp made 2 free throws, making it 12-9 with 1:50 left in the half.

Halftime Score:
Ishpeming Hematites 12
Gwinn Modeltowners 9

The Modeltowners got the first basket of the second half, with Beauchamp scoring to cut the Hematites lead to 1 point. Luke Kuliu was fouled and made both free throws, and then got the ball on the next possession, scoring to make it 16-11. Thomas Finegan got the ball in the paint and scored, but then Gwinn completed a 4-point play to make it 18-15 with 2 minutes left in the quarter. Another Gwinn basket would make it a 1 point game, then Travis Fredy scored to make it 20-17 with a minute left. Fredy scored again off a nice assist from Finegan with 2.5 seconds left, giving the Hematites a 22-17 lead going into the final quarter.

Third Quarter Score:
Ishpeming Hematites 22
Gwinn Modeltowners 17

The Hematites gave up a Modeltowner basket early in the fourth quarter, but Thomas Finegan scored to make it 24-19. Gwinn scored again, but a free throw each from Corp and Finegan made it 26-21. Later in the quarter an intentional foul was called against Gwinn, and Travis Fredy made two free throws to make it 28-21 with 3:21 left. Fredy made another free throw, and Gwinn hit a 3-pointer on the next possession, making it 29-24. Gwinn closed the gap to 3 points on the next play, and then fouled Finegan, who made both free throws to make it 31-26 with 46 seconds left. Gwinn was unable to get back into the game, and Ishpeming held on at the free throw to come out with a 35-29 win.

Final Score:
Ishpeming Hematites 35
Gwinn Modeltowners 29

The Hematites were lead in scoring by Thomas Finegan, who had 13 points, including a few clutch free throws in the fourth quarter. Ozzy Corp and Travis Fredy both had 9 points, and Luke Kuliu had 4 points in the win.

The Ishpeming Hematites will take on the Houghton Gremlins in Houghton on Tuesday, Febuary 2nd, 2015, at 7:30pm on 98.3 WRUP and!

Listen: The Ishpeming Hematites Boys Basketball team *defeats/loses to* the Gwinn Modeltowners January 28th, 2015 on 98.3 WRUP.

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