Ishpeming Hematite Girls Basketball pound Gladstone

Ishpeming works the ball down low in a game they dominated all night.

The Ishpeming Girls Basketball Hematites team entered tonight’s game with a 12-2 season record looking to pick up the season sweep against the Gladstone Braves. They would do just that, running away from the Braves early in a 59-49 blowout victory. Games, as always, are streamed live online at wrup.com

The first quarter was all Hematites who would lead at the end of the quarter 23-8. There was one stoppage in the first ten minutes as the Hematites dominated on the boards, putting up twenty shots while only shooting 27%. Madigan Johns found the hot hand early, converting two three-pointers in the first five minutes of the game. Action for the Hematites slowed down entering the second quarter who only put in four buckets in the quarter, but the damage to the Braves had already been done. Madigan Johns converted another three basket and would finish with fifteen points on the night. Ishpeming did an excellent job of sustaining offensive pressure while only converting six turnovers in the half. Gladstone shot 17% in the first twenty minutes tonight.

Mariah Austin continued the pace of play for Ishpeming entering the second half who scored a game high twenty two points. Katie Lowman played in important factor in tonight’s game who picked up nine rebounds. Ishpeming got the ball moving in the third quarter as they opened up a twenty point lead over Gladstone. The Braves couldn’t find offensive rythym against the Hematites and found themselves throwing away twenty-nine turnovers tonight. Megan Crohl finished with six points tonight, four points behind the Braves points leader, Taylor Hunter, who scored ten points.

The 13-2 Ishpeming Hematites look to improve their conference standings as they take on Negaunee Saturday Feb. 10 at 3:30 pm. Coverage for that game can be found on 98.3 WRUP and streaming online at wrup.com.

 

Audio from tonight’s stream can be found here:

 

Ishpeming Basketball roster.

Ishpeming Basketball roster.

Ishpeming varsity girl pregame shoot-around.

Ishpeming varsity girl pregame shoot-around.

Gladstone Braves pregame warmup.

Gladstone Braves pregame warmup.

Gladstone Braves roster.

Gladstone Braves roster.

Tip-off for tonight's girls basketball game.

Tip-off for tonight’s girls basketball game.

Chloe Sjoholm dribbles the ball up the court.

Chloe Sjoholm dribbles the ball up the court.

Ishpeming works the ball down low in a game they dominated all night.

Ishpeming works the ball down low in a game they dominated all night.