Ishpeming Hematites Boys Basketball (60) VS Manistique Emeralds (39) on 98.3 WRUP and WRUP.com 02/19/2016

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

Manistique, Michigan – February 19th, 2016 – Mike Plourde and Bob Nadeau were in Ishpeming, MI for the Ishpeming Hematites boys game against the Manistique Emeralds 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!

It was a slow start to the game between the Ishpeming Hematites and the Manistique Emeralds due to the fact that there was no scoring for nearly one and a half minutes. Ozzy Corp broke the ‘silence’, and scored the first points of the game on a quick jumper from the free throw line. The Hematites broke out to an early lead, and by the end of the first quarter, the score was 11-8 in Ishpeming’s favor.

Mainstique brought the ball in at the start of the second quarter, but the Ishpeming Hematites quickly stopped their drive. Nick Comment was having a great game, and he nailed a long three-pointer which increased the Hematites’ lead. Just past the midway point of the quarter, Ishpeming had gone on a nine-point scoring run, and they held a firm grip on the lead. It was 22-13 with one minute left in the first half, and Manistique continued to have problems dealing with Ishpeming’s impressive offensive capabilities.

First Half Score:
Ishpeming Hematites: 24
Manistique Emeralds: 15

The Ishpeming Hematites took the ball to start the third quarter, but Ishpeming quickly committed a rare foul and gave the ball back to the Mainistique Emeralds. Ishpeming made the score 30-15 with five minutes left in the quarter, but the Emeralds added three points to their score on a layup and foul. The Emeralds continue to increase their score, and they eventually went on a 9-0 scoring run, only ended by Jaren Kipling. The Manistique Emeralds seemed to find their ability to shoot, and they began to give Ishpeming a run for their money. At the buzzer sounding the end of the third quarter, Ishpeming continued to lead 38-31.

At the start of the final quarter, Manistique brought the ball into play, and they quickly scored a three point shot which cut the Ishpeming Hematites‘ lead to eight. Despite the comeback attempt of the third quarter, the Emeralds had trouble scoring in the fourth. Ishpeming found the kick they needed, and they eventually went on a 12-point scoring run. With one minute left in the game, Ishpeming held a fourteen point lead, and they would hold it for the rest of the game.

Final Game Score:
Ishpeming Hematites: 60
Manistique Emeralds: 39

LISTEN – FULL GAME – The Ishpeming Hematites defeat the Manistique Emeralds 60-39 during Hematite Friday Night on 98.3 WRUP and WRUP.com!

Join us 02/22/2016 as the Ishpeming Hematite boys battle the Iron Mountain Mountaineers in Iron Mountain, 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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