Ishpeming Hematites (49) Boys Basketball at Manistique Emeralds (39)
Manistique, MI – February 20th, 2015 – The Ishpeming Hematites boys basketball team took on the Manistique Emeralds in Manistique tonight. Mike Plourde and Bob Nadeau brought you the action live on 98.3 WRUP!
Ishpeming scored first with Thomas Finegan scoring on the first two possesions to make it 4-0. Luke Kuliu joined in with a jump shot to make it 6-1 with less than 3 minutes left in the quarter. Jaren Kipling scored with 15 seconds left in the quarter and the Hematites lead 8-3 going into the second quarter.
First Quarter Score:
Ishpeming Hematites 8
Manistique Emeralds 3
Manistique chipped away at the Hematites lead early in the second quarter, tying the game at 9. Ozzy Corp had Ishpeming’s first 5 points in the quarter. Kuliu scored with less than 2 minutes left in the half to tie the game at 15, followed by a fastbreak layup by Ozzy Hakkarinen to give the Hematites the lead back. That lead was brief, with Manistique hitting a 3-pointer to take a 1 point lead. Hakkarinen scored again to take the lead back, and Ozzy Corp hit 2 free throws to make it 21-18 going into halftime.
Ishpeming Hematites 21
Manistique Emeralds 18
Manistique scored on the first possession of the second half, followed by a free throw by Corp. Hakkarinen hit a 3-pointer to make it a 5 point lead on the next play. Corp and Kuliu each scored and the Hematites lead 29-26 with 5 minutes left in the quarter. The Hematites then went on a 7 point run to make it 36-26 with 3 minutes left. The Hematites went into the final quarter up 40-27.
Free throw from @ozzyhakk in the third quarter pic.twitter.com/BVdEYHGtxQ
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Third Quarter Score:
Ishpeming Hematites 40
Manistique Emeralds 27
The Hematites built upon their lead in the fourth quarter Finegan scoring early, followed by a free throw from Kipling to make it 43-29. Kuliu then hit a 3-pointer, followed by another basket to make it 48-33 with under 5 minutes left. The Hematites held on to win the game 49-39.
Ishpeming Hematites 49
Manistique Emeralds 39
The Ishpeming Hematites will take on the Iron Mountain Mountaineers at Iron Mountain on Monday, February 23rd, at 7:30pm on 98.3 WRUP and WRUP.com!
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