Ishpeming Hematites Girls Basketball (44) VS Negaunee Miners (57) on 98.3 WRUP and WRUP.com 02/25/2016

Negaunee, Michigan – February 25th, 2016 – Mike Plourde and Bob Nadeau were in Negaunee, MI for the Ishpeming Hematites game against the Negaunee Miners 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 a tough game for the Ishpeming Hematites, as they faced the division-leading Negaunee Miners. It was the last game of the regular season, and these two teams are set to take each other on next week in the very first round of the playoffs. Negaunee took the opening tip off to start the game, and they put the first points of the game onto the scoreboard. The Hematites immediately had trouble with the Miners offense, allowing a six point unanswered scoring run midway through the first. Ishpeming was able to put some points on the board, however, by the end of the first quarter, Negaunee led 4-22.

The second quarter started much the same way that the first quarter ended for the Ishpeming Hematites. Negaunee had gone on a 13-point scoring run, and it was only ended when Mariah Austin threaded her way through multiple defenders to score a layup. Ishpeming doubled their first quarter score halfway through the second, but the Miners seemed untouchable. They led by almost twenty points with two minutes left in the first half. Ishpeming was able to more than double their first quarter score, but it still wasn’t enough to overtake the Miners.

First Half Score:
Ishpeming Hematites: 13
Negaunee Miners: 34

IMG_0422It was a tough fight for the Ishpeming Hematites, as they trailed heavily at the start of the second half to the Negaunee Miners. Halftime seemed to give Ishpeming a needed boost, and midway through the quarter, they had added eight points to their total. Negaunee continued to lead by 20 points as they reached the three minute mark in the third quarter, but Ishpeming was doing their best to fight back. However, when the third quarter buzzer rang, the Miners continued to dominate with a score of 25-46.

As the fourth quarter dawned, the Ishpeming Hematite girls were doing their best to fight back against the Negaunee Miners. Negaunee was able to do a great job on defense, holding the scoring gap at about 20 points for the first half of the fourth quarter. The Hematites were doing everything they could think of in order to make a comeback, but the Miners’ defense was too tough. As the last minute of the game ticked away, Ishpeming continued to battle, but their efforts were fruitless.

Final Game Score:
Ishpeming Hematites: 44
Negaunee Miners: 57

LISTEN – FULL GAME – The Ishpeming Hematites are defeated by the Negaunee Miners 44-57 during Hematite Thursday Night on 98.3 WRUP and WRUP.com!

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