Ishpeming Hematites (43) Boys Basketball vs. Kingsford Flivvers (38) 1/2/15
Ishpeming, Michigan – January 2, 2015 – The Ishpeming Hematites boys basketball team started their season against the Kingsford Flivvers in Ishpeming tonight. Mike Plourde and Bob Nadeau brought you the action live on 98.3 WRUP!
The game started with 3 scoreless minutes from both teams, until Ozzy Corp broke the ice with two field goals to make it 4-0 Ishpeming. Noah Voss hit a three pointer to put Kingsford on the board, making it 4-3. Ishpeming extended their lead to 13-6 when Dan Thorton scored a three point play. Kingsford scored twice before the end of the quarter, making it 13-10 Ishpeming going into the second quarter.
First Quarter Score:
Ishpeming Hematites (13)
Kingsford Flivvers (10)
The second quarter started off with Travis Fredy and Thomas Finegan each scoring in a 10-2 run for the Hematites to give Ishpeming a 23-12 lead. Kingsford hit a three pointer to make it 23-15. Ishpeming held the Flivvers to only 5 points in the quarter, going into halftime with a 27-17 lead. Ozzy Corp scored 10 points and 4 rebounds in the first half for Ishpeming. Travis Fredy scored 7 first half points as well as 4 rebounds.
Ishpeming Hematites 27
Kingsford Flivvers 17
The second half began with another 3 minute scoring drought from both teams, until Kingsford scored, and Ishpeming immediately responded to make it 29-19. Kingsford fought to cut down the lead, but Kyle Torres made a three pointer with 2 minutes left to stretch the Hematites lead to 36-23, which they held going into the final quarter.
Third Quarter Score:
Ishpeming Hematites 36
Kingsford Flivvers 23
The Hematites held strong to their lead in the fourth quarter, but Kingsford started off on a 8-2 run to make it a 6 point game. After a few scoreless minutes, a Kingsford lay up made it 40-36 Ishpeming with 36 seconds left. Clutch free throws from Thomas Finegan and Ozzy Corp helped Ishpeming hold on, winning the game 43-38.
Ishpeming Hematites 43
Kingsford Flivvers 38
Ishpeming was lead in scoring by Ozzy Corp, who had 13 points (8 in the first quarter) and 7 rebounds for the Hematites. Thomas Finegan had 9 points and 7 rebounds, and Travis Fredy had 9 points and 6 rebounds before fouling out in the fourth quarter. Ishpeming shot 14/37 from the field, and out rebounded Kingsford 37-23. Kingsford was lead by Chris Roell who scored 11 points and 5 rebounds, as well as Brandon Kowalkowski who also had 11 points.
The Hematites won all three games of the night, with the Freshman team winning 51-20, and the JV squad coming away with a close 45-42 victory over the Flivvers.
The Ishpeming Hematites will take on the Norway Knights at home on Tuesday, January 6th at 7:30pm on 98.3 WRUP and WRUP.com!