Ishpeming Hematites Girls Basketball (71) VS L’Anse Purple Hornets (37) on 98.3 WRUP and WRUP.com 02/15/2016

Ishpeming, Michigan – February 15th, 2016 – Mike Plourde and Bob Nadeau were in Ishpeming, MI for the Ishpeming Hematites game against the L’Anse Purple Hornets 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!

The L’Anse Purple Hornets took the opening tip-off, but Chloe Sjoholm stole the ball immediately and gave control to the Ishpeming Hematites. Ishpeming jumped out to an early four to zero lead within the first two minutes of the quarter, and they played incredibly well as a team. The Hematites continued to pull away as the clock ticked under a minute to play in the first , and by the time the first quarter buzzer rang, Ishpeming led 15-4.

At the start of the second quarter, the Ishpeming Hematites brought the ball into play, and quickly added two more points to their total. Three minutes into the second quarter, Khora Swanson nailed a long three pointer, and continued Ishpeming’s domination of the game. Due to the fact that the game was being played in a different location in Ishpeming than usual, the court size was noticeably smaller than the usual regulation court. This gave Ishpeming some trouble, and several passes were tipped out of bounds inadvertently. The Purple Hornets were doing well on defense however, and just before the end of the first half, they had five blocked shots as a team.

First Half Score:
Ishpeming Hematites: 33
L’Anse Purple Hornets: 18

The Ishpeming Hematites were having a great game against the L’Anse Purple Hornets, but as the second half of play began, the Purple Hornets seemed to come alive on defense. The Purple Hornets kept the scoring gap static midway through the third quarter, but they started having some foul trouble. Marissa Minot of the Hematites did a great job throughout the game, and she was a big part of Ishpeming’s lead. The action on the floor increased as L’Anse sensed a loss coming, but they didn’t give up. At the end of the third quarter, Ishpeming continued to lead by a score of 51-28

Ishpeming was comfortably in control of the game when the final quarter began, and the foul trouble that the Hornets had earlier was coming back to haunt them. Each time L’Anse committed a foul, they propelled the Ishpeming Hematites further into the lead because they were in the bonus. By the time the final buzzer rang, Ishpeming had nearly doubled the Purple Hornets score.

Final Game Score:
Ishpeming Hematites: 71
L’Anse Purple Hornets: 37

LISTEN – FULL GAME – The Ishpeming Hematites defeat the L’Anse Purple Hornets 71-37 during Hematite Monday Night on 98.3 WRUP and WRUP.com!

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