The Ishpeming Hematite Girls Basketball Team (40) Takes a Tough Loss to the Westwood Patriots (66) Monday Night on 98.3 WRUP

An Ishpeming Hematites player takes a free throw against the Westwood Patriots on December 10th, 2018

Westwood, MichiganDecember 10th, 2018 – After the heartbreaking defeat that the Ishpeming boys suffered on Friday, the Ishpeming Hematite girls basketball team was at Westwood High School to avenge the boys’ loss Monday. Bob Nadeau and Tyler Young had a front-row seat to bring all the action to you on 98.3 WRUP and WRUP.com!

The Patriots took the opening tip away from the Ishpeming Hematites, and they were then able to drive to the basket and score the first two points of the game. Thanks to a foul on the play, Westwood broke out to an early 3-0 lead. Madison Pruett scored first for the Hematites, putting their offense into gear. Maintaining their lead with a score of 10-5 at the midpoint of the quarter, the Patriots seemed unable to miss any jump shots that they took. The game was looking to be a tough fight for Ishpeming as they trailed 17-8 with one minute left in the quarter.

The Ishpeming Hematites on defense against the Westwood Patriots on 98.3 WRUP on December 10th, 2018

The Ishpeming Hematites on defense against the Westwood Patriots on 98.3 WRUP on December 10th, 2018

First Quarter Score
Ishpeming Hematites: 10
Westwood Patriots: 22

Even though Westwood held the lead at the start of the second quarter, the Ishpeming Hematites seemed determined to stop them. However, Ishpeming was having trouble with travel calls, with a total of five in one and a half quarters of play. As the clock ticked past the halfway point for the second quarter, the Patriots continued to lead 30-16. The whistles were non-stop for both sides of the court, and Westwood took advantage of every free shot opportunity they were given.

First Half Score
Ishpeming Hematites: 20
Westwood Patriots: 35

The Ishpeming Hematites on defense against the Westwood Patriots on 98.3 WRUP on December 10th, 2018

The Ishpeming Hematites try and break out against the Westwood Patriots on 98.3 WRUP on December 10th, 2018

After a tough first half of play, the Ishpeming Hematites only had two more quarters to close the gap between themselves and the Westwood Patriots. Continued whistles frequently interrupted the gameplay flow, restraining many offensive drives that the Hematites tried to produce. The Hematites were soon forced to call a timeout after they fell behind 41-28. It was a ten point game with just over two minutes left, and the Hematites were forced to begin burning fouls to stop Westwood from adding to their score.

Third Quarter Score
Ishpeming Hematites: 35
Westwood Patriots: 47

Unfortunately for the Ishpeming Hematites, the Patriots continued to roll as the fourth quarter began. Westwood added to their total on their first several drives, making the score 53-35. Two minutes in, it was 58-37, and even though the Hematites were trying their hearts out, they were unable to stop Westwood. With just under three minutes to play, Ishpeming still trailed 62-38, and their frustration on the court was visible. The score was 66-38 as the final minute ticked off of the clock, forcing Ishpeming to take a tough loss.

Final Game Score
Ishpeming Hematites: 40
Westwood Patriots: 66

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