Ishpeming Hematites District Playoffs Boys Basketball (56) VS Gwinn ModelTowners (37) on 98.3 WRUP and WRUP.com 03/09/2016

West Ishpeming, Michigan – March 9th, 2016 – Mike Plourde and Bob Nadeau were in West Ishpeming, MI for the Ishpeming Hematites boys game against the Gwinn ModelTowners for the second game of the District Playoffs 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 district playoffs were in full swing as the Ishpeming Hematites faced the Gwinn ModelTowners after defeating the tough Negaunee Miners on Monday. The Hematites got off to a quick start when they put the first points of the game onto the scoreboard. Just past the halfway point of the first quarter, Ishpeming led 9-5, and they continued to add points to their total. Thomas Finegan helped lead the offense to a 13-5 lead with under 30 seconds left in the quarter. By the time the buzzer rang sounding the end of the first, Ishpeming led 14-5 on 98.3 WRUP!

To start the second quarter, the Gwinn ModelTowners got the ball, but the Ishpeming Hematites continued their impressive play from the first quarter. Luke Kuliu and Nick Comment were having excellent games for the Hematites, helping drive the offense to a nearly 15 point lead. With under 3:30 left in the first half, Ishpeming led 24-7, and it looked like the Hematites would have a hefty advantage heading into the second half of play. With under one minute in the second quarter, it was 34-13 in favor of Ishpeming, but Gwinn was doing their best to stay in the game.

First Half Score:
Ishpeming Hematites: 34
Gwinn ModelTowners: 13

The Ishpeming Hematites held a 21 point lead at the start of the third quarter, and they continued to play very well. The Gwinn ModelTowners were doing their best to stay within contact of the Hematites, but they were beginning to lose hope. Ishpeming did have a few foul problems in the third quarter, and Luke Kuliu picked up his third foul of the game with three minutes left in the third quarter. The Hematites were able to maintain a 20 point lead over Gwinn for much of the third, and when the buzzer rang, Ishpeming led 42-24 on 98.3 WRUP!

Gwinn found their offense at the end of the third quarter, and the Ishpeming Hematites finally put a stop to the ModelTowners’ 7-0 scoring run at the beginning of the fourth quarter. The ModelTowners continued to improve, and they were able to slightly close the gap between themselves and Ishpeming. Despite the best efforts of the ModelTowners, Ishpeming was able to control the rest of the game, and the Hematites took home their second divisional playoff win of the season!

Final Game Score:
Ishpeming Hematites: 56
Gwinn ModelTowners: 37

LISTEN – FULL GAME – The Ishpeming Hematites defeat the Gwinn ModelTowners 56-37 during Hematite Wednesday Night on 98.3 WRUP and WRUP.com!

Join us 03/11/2016 as the Ishpeming Hematite boys play their third district playoff game in West 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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