Ishpeming Hematites (60) Boys Basketball vs Manistique Emeralds (32)
Ishpeming, MI – March 11th, 2015 – The Ishpeming Hematites boys basketball team took on the Manistique Emeralds in the first round of District playoffs in Ishpeming tonight. Mike Plourde and Bob Nadeau brought you the action live on 98.3 WRUP!
The Hematites lost the tipoff and gave up a 3-pointer on the first play, then Ozzy Corp hit a 3 to tie the game. Nick Comment scored on a jumpshot in the post, and the Emeralds tied it back up with 5 minutes left in the quarter. Comment scored on two straight posessions with under 2 minutes left, and Ozzy Corp hit two free throws to make it 13-8. Thomas Finegan had two free throws with 1:12 left to make it 15-10. Kyle Torres had a free throw for Ishpeming and Ozzy Hakkarinen cleaned up a missed shot and scored to make it 18-11. A basket by Ozzy Corp gave the Hematites a 20-11 lead going into the second quarter.
First Quarter Score:
Ishpeming Hematites 20
Manistique Emeralds 11
Ozzy Hakkarinen scored a field goal in the first minute of the second quarter to give the Hematites a 22-11 lead. Thomas Finegan scored with 4 minutes left in the half to make it 25-13. Ozzy Corp picked up an offensive rebound and hit a jumper with 2 minutes left. Jaren Kipling hit a free throw with 57 seconds left in the half, and Kyle Torres had a 3-point play to give the Hematites a 31-13 lead going into halftime.
Ishpeming Hematites 31
Manistique Emeralds 13
Hematites are up 33-19 in the 3rd quarter! pic.twitter.com/Vl4CujzwnD
— Ishpeming Hematites (@HematiteUpdates) March 12, 2015
The Hematites continued to extend their lead in the third quarter, with Comment and Finegan both scoring to make it 35-18. Dominic Suardini had a 3-pointer for the Hematites with 4 minutes left in the quarter. Comment scored 4 more points in the quarter for the Hematites, and a basket by Torres made it 48-22 going into the final quarter.
Third Quarter Score:
Ishpeming Hematites 48
Manistique Emeralds 22
Halen Carello got on the board with a 3-pointer for the Hematites early in the fourth quarter, and a pair of free throws to make it 55-24. The Hematites held on to the lead, and won the game 60-32.
Ishpeming Hematites 60
Manistique Emeralds 32
The Ishpeming Hematites will take on the Negaunee Miners in the District Championship Game in Ishpeming on March 13th, at 7:30pm on 98.3 WRUP and WRUP.com!