Ishpeming Hematites (61) Boys Basketball vs. L’anse Purple Hornets (42) 1/9/15
Ishpeming, Michigan – January 9, 2015 – The 2-0 Ishpeming Hematites boys basketball team took on the L’anse Purple Hornets in Ishpeming tonight. Mike Plourde and Bob Nadeau brought you the action live on 98.3 WRUP!
The Ishpeming Hematites started off with the ball after Ozzy Corp won the jump, and Corp scored the first basket of the night in the paint. After L’anse got on the scoreboard with a free throw, two field goals from Travis Fredy and a 3-pointer from Dominic Suardini gave the Hematites a 9-1 lead. The Purple Hornets hit a 3-pointer with under 3 minutes left to make it 10-6 Ishpeming, but Ozzy Corp responded with a 3-point basket to make it 13-6. Kyle Torres got into the scorebook with a basket to make it 15-6, and the Purple Hornets had a 3-point play on the next possession. Ishpeming would give up 5 more points, holding on to a 15-11 lead after the first quarter.
First Quarter Score:
Ishpeming Hematites 15
L’anse Purple Hornets 11
Ishpeming started the second quarter with consecutive baskets from Jaren Kipling and Travis Fredy, making it 19-11. After a L’anse 3-pointer, Travis Fredy later stole an inbound pass and threw down a dunk to take a 21-14 lead. Fredy and Ozzy Corp both scored baskets to extend the lead to 25-17 for the Hematites. Both teams would score 4 more points, with the Hematites holding onto a 29-21 lead at halftime. Travis Fredy had 10 points in the first half, and Ozzy Corp scored 7 for the Hematites.
Ishpeming Hematites 29
L’anse Purple Hornets 21
The Hematites stretched their lead in the beginning of the second half, scoring the first 6 points to make it 35-21. Later in the quarter Dominic Suardini had a 3-point play to make it 42-26. The Hematites finished the third quarter on a 11-3 run to take a 50-29 lead
Third Quarter Score:
Ishpeming Hematites 50
L’anse Purple Hornets 29
The Hematites started the fourth quarter with a 21 point lead, but a quick 13-4 run by the Purple Hornets made it a 12 point game and forced Ishpeming to take a time-out. Both teams struggled making free throws in the fourth, but L’anse seemed to struggle more, missing 10 straight free throws. Ishpeming held L’anse scoreless for the rest of the game, going on a 7 point run to win the game, 61-42.
Ishpeming Hematites 61
L’anse Purple Hornets 42
Ishpeming had two players with double-doubles, with Ozzy Corp scoring 17 points and 10 rebounds, and Travis Fredy scoring 14 points and 12 rebounds for the Hematites. Dominic Suardini provided 10 points for the Hematites. Ishpeming shot 22/63 from the field and out rebounded L’anse 49-36. The L’anse Purple Hornets were lead in scoring by Cody Clements, who scored 16 points and had 11 rebounds in the losing effort.
The Ishpeming JV team defeated L’anse 50-13, while the Freshman team played Houghton, winning 57-21.
The 3-0 Ishpeming Hematites will take on the Negaunee Miners at home on Wednesday, January 14th, at 7:30pm on 98.3 WRUP and WRUP.com!