Ishpeming Hematites (61) Boys Basketball vs. Gladstone Braves (51) 1/12/15
Ishpeming, Michigan – January 12, 2015 – The 3-0 Ishpeming Hematites boys basketball team took on the Gladstone Braves in Ishpeming tonight. Mike Plourde and Bob Nadeau brought you the action live on 98.3 WRUP!
The Hematites gave up the first two baskets of the game, down 4 until Travis Fredy scored two straight baskets to tie it back. The Braves would score two more field goals to take the lead back and force an Ishpeming timeout. Travis Fredy scored again for Ishpeming after the timeout, tying the game back up at 8-8. Ozzy Hakkarinen scored 4 straight points at the end of the quarter for the Hematites, who went into the second quarter up 12-10.
First Quarter Score:
Ishpeming Hematites 12
Gladstone Braves 10
The Ishpeming Hematites started the second quarter on a 9-2 run sparked by a 3-pointer from Ozzy Corp, who scored the next possession on an alley-oop lay-up. Travis Fredy extended the run with a 3-pointer of his own after scoring on a lay-up the play before. Gladstone fought back with a 13-2 run to make it a 26-25 Hematites lead. Dominic Suardini hit a long 2 point shot to stop the run with 2 minutes left in the half. Neither team would score before halftime, with Ishpeming holding onto a 28-26 lead going into the second half. Travis Fredy lead the team in scoring at halftime, with 13 points for the Hematites.
Ishpeming Hematites 28
Gladstone Braves 26
The third quarter was a defensive chess match, with Ishpeming holding Gladstone scoreless for the first 5 minutes. The Hematites took a 35-26 lead when Derek Mahoski hit a 3-pointer, which was followed by a Gladstone 3-pointer with 3 minutes left in the quarter. The Braves scored again on the next possession, making it 35-31 Ishpeming. Ishpeming would then go on a 7-0 run to take a 42-31 lead into the final quarter.
Third Quarter Score:
Ishpeming Hematites 42
Gladstone Braves 31
Ishpeming scored the first points of the fourth quarter when Ozzy Corp made two free throws with 5:53 left in the game. Gladstone scored a field goal, but Ozzy Corp went to the free throw line again to make it 46-33 with 4 minutes left. After free throws from Ozzy Hakkarinen and Travis Fredy made it 48-35, a rare 4-point play from Gladstone made it 48-39. Ozzy Corp scored the Hematites first field of the fourth quarter, and then Gladstone hit a 3-pointer to make it 50-42. Corp responded with an “old fashioned 3-pointer”, and then Gladstone made another deep shot to make it 52-45 with less than 2 minutes left in the game. Gladstone would try to fight back into the game, but Ishpeming would hold on for a 61-51 victory.
Ishpeming Hematites 61
Gladstone Braves 51
Travis Fredy lead the Ishpeming Hematites in scoring, with 25 points and 10 rebounds in the win. Ozzy Corp scored 18 points and had 8 rebounds. Dominic Suardini contributed 8 points and 3 rebounds in the win.
Gladstone won the JV game, beating Ishpeming 56-29.
The 4-0 Ishpeming Hematites will take on the Negaunee Miners at home on Wednesday, January 14th, at 7:30pm on 98.3 WRUP and WRUP.com!