Ishpeming Hematites Girls Basketball (48) VS Gladstone Braves (57) on 98.3 WRUP and WRUP.com 12/10/2015

Gladstone, Michigan – December 10th, 2015 – Mike Plourde and Bob Nadeau were in Gladstone, MI for the Ishpeming Hematites game against the Gladstone Braves on 98.3 WRUP and WRUP.com. The Hematites looked to keep their season going strong, and Mike and Bob brought you their stats and predictions during the Honor Credit Union pregame show!

Hematite_Girls_VS_Gladstone_Braves_04    The Ishpeming Hematites were able to win the opening toss, but the Gladstone Braves quickly stole the ball and scored two fast points to start the game. Marissa Minot scored the first points of the game for the Hematites on a quick jump shot from just outside the paint. Gladstone was able to jump out to a quick lead, but Ishpeming did their best to prevent them from running away. Just like in the JV game, the Hematites had some trouble with fouls, but the refs were calling the game equally.

Gladstone brought the ball in-bounds to start the second quarter, and they quickly were fouled by the Ishpeming Hematites which led to two more points for the Braves. The Hematites’ Khora Swanson helped lead the team, scoring several jump shots and keeping Ishpeming in contact with Gladstone. The Braves were able to keep their lead throughout the second quarter, despite some excellent play from the Hematites.

First Half Score:
Ishpeming Hematites: 26
Gladstone Braves: 30

Hematite_Girls_VS_Gladstone_Braves_01The second half tip-off was won by the Gladstone Braves, but the Ishpeming Hematites quickly fouled the braves player for two free throws. Mariah Austin had some big plays in the third quarter, coming up big on multiple rebounds that led to points for Ishpeming. The Braves played some tough defense, putting on the full-court press for much of the game and keeping the strong Hematite offense in check. Marissa Minot also continued to play strong, when she blocked a shot from the Braves at the very end of the third quarter.

The Ishpeming Hematites in-bounded the ball to start the final quarter of play. The Gladstone Braves were doing their best to hold off the Hematites, but Ishpeming did everything they could to take the lead. Gladstone was able to move ahead 45-39 due to some unnecessary fouls on the Hematites, and the intensity in the gym continued to build as the game wound down. The Hematites were unable to make up the ground however, as the Gladstone Braves took the win on 98.3 WRUP.

Final Game Score:
Ishpeming Hematites: 48
Gladstone Braves: 57

LISTEN – FULL GAME – The Ishpeming Hematites lose to the Gladstone Braves 48-57 during Hematite Thursday Night on 98.3 WRUP and WRUP.com!

Join us next week as the Ishpeming Hematite girls take on the Escanaba Eskimos in Escanaba, MI. Mike and Bob will have the Honor Credit Union Pregame Show for you along with all the exciting action, only on 98.3 WRUP and WRUP.com! Don’t miss a beat!

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