Ishpeming Hematites Girls Basketball (61) VS Manistique Emeralds (48) on 98.3 WRUP and 02/23/2016

Ishpeming, Michigan – February 23rd, 2016 – Mike Plourde and Bob Nadeau were in Ishpeming, MI for the Ishpeming Hematites game against the Manistique Emeralds on 98.3 WRUP and 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 started off their game against the Manistique Emeralds by winning the opening tip off, but they were unable to score on their first drive. The Emeralds put up some great defense, doing their best at zoning out the Hematites, However, Ishpeming went on a six point scoring run. With just a minute left in the quarter, Marissa Minot knocked the ball loose from an Emeralds player and quickly put up a shot for three points. At the end of the first quarter, Ishpeming led Manistique with a score of 14-8 on 98.3 WRUP!

Manistique got the ball to begin the second quarter, but some great defensive play from the Ishpeming Hematites quickly forced a turnover. The Hematites were able to add six point to their score just before the halfway point of the second quarter, but then Manistique started to make a comeback. The Emeralds went on an eight-point scoring run, and that brought them to within four points of Ishpeming. With one minute remaining in the first half, Ishpeming only held the lead by two points, but a free throw brought Manistique to within just one point of the Hematites. Marissa Minot had a buzzer beater which gave Ishpeming a more significant lead going into the half.

First Half Score:
Ishpeming Hematites: 33
Manistique Emeralds: 29

The second half of the game was sure to be action-packed, as the Ishpeming Hematites led the Manistique Emeralds. The lady Hematites got the ball to begin the quarter, but didn’t score on their first possession. It was a low-scoring quarter, and by the halfway point of the quarter, both teams scored a combined six points, bringing the score to Ishpeming 37 and Manistique 31. Despite keeping the score very close, the Emeralds ran into some foul trouble as the quarter dwindled, and that put Ishpeming into the bonus. At the end of the third quarter, Ishpeming led by 11 with a score of 51-40 on 98.3 WRUP!

The Ishpeming Hematites were having a back-and-forth game with the Manistique Emeralds, but they managed to gain a significant lead in the third quarter. The Hematites continued to increase their lead as the quarter reached the halfway point. Ishpeming was working together as a team very effectively, finding ways to breach the Emeralds’ defense and score points. Manistique continued to have foul problems, and by the two minute mark, Ishpeming was in the double-bonus.  As the last minute of the game wound down, Ishpeming was able to hold off any last minute scoring attempts from the Emeralds and took home the win!

Final Game Score:
Ishpeming Hematites: 61
Manistique Emeralds: 48

LISTEN – FULL GAME – The Ishpeming Hematites defeat the Manistique Emeralds 61-48 during Hematite Tuesday Night on 98.3 WRUP and!

Join us 02/24/2016 as the Ishpeming Hematite boys battle the Houghton Gremlins 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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