Ishpeming Hematites Boys Basketball (71) VS West Iron County Wykons (55) on 98.3 WRUP and WRUP.com 03/01/2016

Ishpeming, Michigan – March 1st, 2016 – Mike Plourde and Bob Nadeau were in Ishpeming, MI for the Ishpeming Hematites boys game against the West Iron County Wykons 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 Hematite boys got off to a quick start in their game with the West Iron County Wykons, and after just one and a half minutes, Ishpeming led 5-2. The Wykons were a smaller team than the Hematites, and they had problems dealing with the impressive Ishpeming offense. With three minutes left in the first quarter, West Iron County had worked their way back to within one point of Ishpeming, and they were able to eventually take the lead. By the time the first quarter ended, the lead swung back in to Ishpeming’s favor with a score of 15-12 on 98.3 WRUP!

West Iron County got the ball to start the second quarter against the Ishpeming Hematites. At one point, both teams held the lead in the first quarter, and the action continued into the second. The Hematites managed to accrue a seven point lead, but the Wykons did their best to shut down Ishpeming’s offense. Nick Comment was having a great game for Ishpeming, and he was a major part of the success of Ishpeming’s defense. With two minutes remaining in the first half, Ishpeming maintained their lead, but the Hematites put the Wykons into the bonus, which gave them a window for making a comeback. Hart Holmgren nailed a big three point buzzer beater to give the Hematites a three-point lead going into the half.

First Half Score:
Ishpeming Hematites: 30
West Iron County Wykons: 27

It was an extremely close game between the Ishpeming Hematites and the West Iron County Wykons, and Ishpeming got the ball to start the quarter. Just like in the first quarter, the Hematites got off to a great start, going on a 8-2 scoring run in the first three minutes of the quarter. Ishpeming continued to deal with foul problems, and that gave the Wykons the opportunity to get back in the game. Despite their foul problems, Ishpeming was able to break out of their funk, and by the time the third quarter ended, the Hematites led 55-35.

As the final quarter began, the Wykons again got the ball to start the quarter. However, the Ishpeming Hematites had enough of a lead that they were fairly secure in their thoughts of victory. With two minutes gone in the final quarter, Ishpeming was able to keep their 20-point lead static, but the Wykons took advantage of some mistakes committed by the Hematites and made up some ground. With three minutes left in the game, Ishpeming was able to hold off the charging Wykons, but only barely. West Iron County only trailed by 14 points with two minutes left in the game, but a great shot from Mitch Uhl help stop the Wykons momentum. The Ishpeming Hematites were able to stop the Wykons’ attempts to make a comeback, and they took home the win.

Final Game Score:
Ishpeming Hematites: 71
West Iron County Wykons: 55

LISTEN – FULL GAME – The Ishpeming Hematites defeat the West Iron County Wykons 71-55 during Hematite Monday Night on 98.3 WRUP and WRUP.com!

Join us 03/02/2016 as the Ishpeming Hematite girls battle the Negaunee Miners 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!

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