Ishpeming Hematites Boys Basketball (59) VS Gwinn ModelTowners (39) on 98.3 WRUP and WRUP.com 01/21/2016
West Ishpeming, Michigan – January 21st, 2016 – Mike Plourde and Bob Nadeau were in Ishpeming, MI for the Ishpeming Hematites boys game against the Gwinn ModelTowners on 98.3 WRUP and streaming live at 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!
The Ishpeming Hematites stared their game off against the Gwinn ModelTowners by taking the opening tip-off and moving the ball quickly down the court. The younger ModelTowners, who had two freshmen on their roster, managed to stick with the Hematites trough much of the first quarter, but Gwinn managed to stay barely in front of the Hematites as time started to wind down on the clock. Thomas Finegan was 3/3 and had six points five minutes into the first quarter, and the Hematites would need all the scoring they could get with the tough ModelTowner defense. Gwinn stared having trouble with Ishpeming’s offense, racking-up four fouls as a team in just the first quarter. The first ended with a score of 15-12 with Ishpeming leading on 98.3 WRUP and streaming live at WRUP.com!
To start the second quarter, the Gwinn ModelTowners in-bounded the ball, but the Ishpeming Hematites‘ Hart Holmgren shut down their drive and made a nice layup for two quick points. Ishpeming was able to extend their lead as the second quarter progressed, but Gwinn was able to stay within striking distance. The Hematites kept up their pressure, and they were able to increase their lead over the ModelTowners by over ten points as the first half began to wind down. Ozzy Corp, with :30 second left in the quarter, had a great defensive play when he rejected a shot from a Gwinn player.
First Half Score:
Ishpeming Hematites: 32
Gwinn ModelTowners: 16
The Gwinn ModelTowners got the ball to start the second half, but the Ishpeming Hematites continued their great play from the first quarter and quickly put a stop to their drive. Jaren Kipling of the Hematites was having a great game, and he was a key player on defense. Ishpeming went on a 6-0 scoring run midway through the third quarter, but Gwinn made a layup on a quick break to end that streak. The Ishpeming Hematites’ Luke Kuliu also helped out a lot on defense, and he had several great rebounds under the glass throughout the game. The third quarter ended with the Hematites leading 49-23 on 98.3 WRUP and streaming live at WRUP.com!
The Ishpeming Hematites continued to play very well as the fourth quarter began, and they increased their lead on their first possession of the fourth quarter. The Gwinn ModelTowners were however able to make up some ground against the Hematites, but fouls began to be a big problem for Gwinn. Ishpeming was in the bonus, and the ModelTowners had a tough time dealing with the older, taller Ishpeming team. As the game clock ticked down, the Hematites controlled the game and took home the win.
Final Game Score:
Ishpeming Hematites: 59
Gwinn ModelTowners: 39
Join us 01/22/2016 as the Ishpeming Hematite girls battle the Manistique Emeralds in Manistique, 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!