Ishpeming Hematite Girls Basketball – Ishpeming Hematites (43) VS Manistique Emeralds (29) on 98.3 WRUP 1/22/2016

Bob Nadeau (left) and Mike Plourde (right) the voices of the Ishpeming Hematites on 98.3 WRUP - Real Classic Rock

Manistique, Michigan – January 22nd, 2016 – Mike Plourde and Bob Nadeau were in Manistique, MI for the Ishpeming Hematites game against the Manistique Emeralds 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!

It was sure to be an action-packed game as the Ishpeming Hematite girls won the opening toss against the Manistique Emeralds. It became obvious quickly that the game would be a highly defensive battle, but the Hematites fought through Manistique’s defense and scored the first points of the game. Mariah Austin had some great defensive plays of her own, and she also put some points up on the board to help Ishpeming gain a small lead. The Emeralds win/loss record didn’t reflect their ability, as the Hematites consistently had trouble dealing with their defense. At the end of the first quarter, Ishpeming was able to gain a small lead over Manistique 9-6.

Manistique brought the ball into play to start the second quarter, but the time between quarters seemed to give the Ishpeming Hematites‘ coach just enough time to spark some life into his players. Ishpeming looked like a different team in the second, and they were able to go on a twelve-point scoring run midway through the quarter. Manistique was finally able to end the scoring streak with just under two minutes left in the half, but Ishpeming answered immediately. Marissa Minot had a great game for the Hematites considering she had a broken finger, and she helped increase Ishpeming’s lead with a long jump shot thirty seconds before the half.

First Half Score:
Ishpeming Hematites: 26
Manistique Emeralds: 10

The first two quarters for the Ishpeming Hematites against the Manistique Emeralds seemed to be a one sided affair, but Manistique came out of the half playing strong. The Emeralds were the first to put points on the board in the third quarter, but Ishpeming quickly answered with two points of their own. The Hematites caused over twenty turnovers from the Emeralds through the third quarter, and that allowed the Hematites to go on a huge scoring run with two minutes left in the third. At the end of the quarter, the Hematites retained their lead by a score of 35-15.

The Ishpeming Hematites kept up their impressive play when they were able to steal the ball from the Manistique Emeralds, but the Emeralds surprised Ishpeming and scored first in the quarter. Marissa Minot took a hard fall when she appeared to roll her ankle, but she was able to get off the court under her own power to everyone’s relief. Manistique was able to make up go on a small scoring run with two minutes left in the quarter, and they got to within 14 points of the Hematites’ score before the final buzzer sounded.

Final Game Score:
Ishpeming Hematites: 43
Manistique Emeralds: 29

LISTEN – FULL GAME – The Ishpeming Hematites defeat the Manistique Emeralds 43-29 during Hematite Friday Night on 98.3 WRUP and WRUP.com!

Join us 01/25/2016 as the Ishpeming Hematite girls battle the Negaunee Miners in Ishpeming, MI. Mike Plourde and Bob Nadeau 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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