Ishpeming Hematites Boys Basketball (74) VS Manistique Emeralds (48) on 98.3 WRUP and WRUP.com 02/08/2016
Ishpeming, Michigan – February 8th, 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!
The opening tip-off was won by the Ishpeming Hematites, and Thomas Finegan brought the ball down the court to start the game. Hart Holmgren scored the first two points of the game on a jump shot from just inside the free throw line. The Manistique Emeralds were able to answer back after Ishpeming went on a six to zero scoring run, and they scored their first points of the game. Just under halfway through the quarter, Ozzy Corp had a great block which resulted in a turnover to the Hematites, and they added two more points to their score on a fast break layup. With under a minute left in the quarter, Ishpeming had already accrued five fouls as a team, and that gave some hope to Manistique. At the end of the quarter, the score was 20-11 in favor of Ishpeming.
Manistique started the second quarter off with the ball, and the Ishpeming Hematites had a great takeaway but couldn’t score. The Hematites were able to maintain a ten-point lead for much of the first part of the second quarter, but the Emeralds began to show signs of making a comeback when they scored four straight points. The second quarter was a much different story than the first, and Manistique was able to keep their deficit to ten points or less throughout the rest of the first half. By the time the buzzer sounded, the Ishpeming Hematites were leading with a score of 35-26.
First Half Score:
Ishpeming Hematites: 35
Manistique Emeralds: 26
The Manistique Emeralds were doing their best to hold on as the second half of play started. The Ishpeming Hematites were doing a great job on defense, and as a team they overcame their early foul mistakes and increased their lead by four points just before the quarter passed the halfway mark. Evan Gravidoni had an excellent play with three minutes left in the third, when he evaded two Emeralds players and nailed a tough jump shot from the line. Thomas Finegan had twelve total points as he added to the Hematites score with just under twenty seconds left, which made the score Ishpeming 55 and Manistique 35 on 98.3 WRUP!
Dylan Sundberg of the Ishpeming Hematites had a great start to the fourth quarter when he drained a three-pointer from downtown. A few minutes later Mitch Uhl, also of the Hematites, had a great three point shot which extended Ishpeming’s lead to just under thirty points. The Manistique Emeralds did their best to cope with the tough Hematite defense, but they kept falling further and further behind as the clock approached zero.
Final Game Score:
Ishpeming Hematites: 74
Manistique Emeralds: 48
Join us 02/09/2016 as the Ishpeming Hematite girls battle the Gladstone Braves 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!