Ishpeming Hematites Boys Basketball (47) VS Norway Knights (57) on 98.3 WRUP and WRUP.com 03/03/2016

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

Kingsford, Michigan – March 3rd, 2016 – Mike Plourde and Bob Nadeau were in Ishpeming, MI for the Ishpeming Hematites boys game against the Norway Knights 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 Ishpeming Hematites won the opening tip off to start their game against the Norway-Vulcan Knights, but they were unable to convert any points on their first possession. The Knights put the first points of the game on the scoreboard, and they went on an early 5-0 scoring run. Norway continued to have an impressive quarter, holding Ishpeming to only three point at the midway point of the quarter. The Hematites continued to have problems with Norway’s defense, and by the time the first quarter ended, Ishpeming trailed 5-14 on 98.3 WRUP.

Even though the Ishpeming Hematites had a tough first quarter, they got the second quarter started with a 10-0 scoring run. They trailed the Knights by only one point with three minutes gone in the second quarter, but the Knights were able to extend their lead to five points just minutes later. The second half of the second quarter was filled with amazing defense, and both teams scored only a combined 17 points. By the time the halftime buzzer sounded, Ishpeming only trailed by three points.

First Half Score:
Ishpeming Hematites: 22
Norway Knights: 25

It was a slow start to the second half for the Ishpeming Hematites, and the Norway Knights found their defense from the first quarter. The Hematites were held to just three point in the first half of the third quarter, but Norway advanced their score by nearly ten points. Norway did have a bit of trouble however, and their foul total approached putting Ishpeming into the bonus. Ishpeming was eventually able to put some more points onto the board, but by the time the third quarter ended, Norway led by more than ten points with a score of 33-44 on 98.3 WRUP.

The Ishpeming Hematites got the ball to start the final quarter, but they had a tough fight ahead of them. The Hematites were doing everything they could think of to even the scores, but Norway was able to keep a nearly ten point lead for the first half of the last quarter. Ishpeming had several stretches of impressive play, but Norway’s defense was just too strong, and with two minutes remaining in the game, it was a grim outlook for the Hematites. With thirty seconds left in the game, Ishpeming did their best, but they eventually fell to the Knights.

Final Game Score:
Ishpeming Hematites: 47
Norway Knights: 57

LISTEN – FULL GAME – The Ishpeming Hematites are defeated by the Norway Knights 47-57 during Hematite Thursday Night on 98.3 WRUP and WRUP.com!

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