Ishpeming Hematites Boys Basketball (47) VS Norway Knights (31) on 98.3 WRUP and 01/05/2016

Norway, Michigan – January 5th, 2016 – Mike Plourde and Bob Nadeau were in Norway, MI for the Ishpeming Hematites boys game against the Norway-Vulcan Knights on 98.3 WRUP and streaming live at 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!

The first quarter was a story of impressive defense, as the Ishpeming Hematites took the opening tip-off, but they were unable to score on their first drive. However, they stopped the Norway Knights’ first drive as well, and the Hematites quickly followed up and put the first two points of the game on the board.  Midway through the first quarter, the score was only 4-1 in favor of Ishpeming, but the Hematites started to wear the Knights down. The Hematites were able to double their total before the first quarter ended with a score of 8-5 on 98.3 WRUP!

The Ishpeming Hematites ball handling skill proved to be superior in the early part of the game, however, the Norway Knights fought hard to stay within striking distance. With five minutes left to go in the first half of play, Norway was able to fight their way back and tie the game at 9-9. Norway kept up their kept up their tough play and fought their way into a four point lead with three minutes left in the second quarter.

First Half Score:
Ishpeming Hematites: 17
Norway Knights: 18

Hematite_Boys_VS_Norway_Knights_03The Norway Knights took the second half tip-off, but Hart Holmgren of the Ishpeming Hematites and got his hand on a pass from the Knights and deflected the ball. The Hematites retook the lead with a quick jump shot from inside the three point line on their second drive of the quarter. It remained a very close game for much of the third quarter, but Norway fought their way back into the lead with a score of 21-22. Thomas Finegan had another great night, and he was integral to the points that the Hematites were able to score. Thanks to a three point shot from Derek Mahoski, Ishpeming worked to a 25-22 lead with under two minutes left in the third. The Hematites were able to extend their lead before the third quarter ended with a score of 31-24 on 98.3 WRUP!

Jaren Kipling turned into a scoring machine for the Ishpeming Hematites, and he helped keep their roll going strong into the fourth quarter. The Norway Knights tried hard to stay close to the Ishpeming Hematites, but Ishpeming found their stride as the game began to wind down. The Hematites maintained a ten point lead late into the final quarter thanks to some great rebounding, and they looked to extend their lead before the game ended. Ishpeming’s defense held strong and allowed their offense to put even more distance between themselves and the Knights, and the game ended with a 16-point score difference.

Final Game Score:
Ishpeming Hematites: 47
Norway Knights: 31

LISTEN – FULL GAME – The Ishpeming Hematites defeat the Norway Knights 47-31 during Hematite Tuesday Night on 98.3 WRUP and!

Join us 01/07/2016 as the Ishpeming Hematite girls battle the Norway Knights 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! Don’t miss a beat!

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