Winter Wonderland Battle as the Ishpeming Hematites Girls Basketball Team (56) Takes the Court Against the Manistique Emeralds (42) on 98.3 WRUP

The Ishpeming Hematites girls basketball team watches the coin flip Friday night on 98.3 WRUP

Ishpeming, MIJanuary 18th, 2019 – The Ishpeming Hematites girls basketball team was having a great season, and they looked to keep the ball rolling against the Manistique Emeralds. On the air for 98.3 WRUP were the enigmatic duo of Tyler Young and Bob Nadeau.

Getting the game off to a quick start, the Ishpeming Hematites scored a quick two points on their first drive, and didn’t let up on the pressure. The Emeralds looked to be having some trouble keeping up with Ishpeming, and it showed on the scoreboard as the Hematites extended their lead to eight points midway through the first. Despite playing very well, Ishpeming was already feeling frustrated with the officiating, and that resulted in at least one questionable foul. With under one minute in the quarter, it was 20-4 for the Hematites, and they would enter the second quarter ready to seal the deal for the win.

The opening tip-off is thrown up for the Ishpeming Hematites and Manistique Emeralds game on Friday, January 18th, 2019

The opening tip-off is thrown up for the Ishpeming Hematites and Manistique Emeralds game on Friday, January 18th, 2019

First Quarter Score
Ishpeming Hematites: 20
Manistique Emeralds: 4

The break between quarters gave the Emeralds a bit of a breather, and they seemed to regain their composure on both sides of the court. The Ishpeming Hematites, still feeling frustrated from some of the calls from the first quarter, slowed their aggressive play. Manistique drained the first basket of the second and kept Ishpeming from scoring for nearly three whole minutes. Ishpeming finally put in a basket near the halfway mark, and then proceeded to go on a seven-point scoring

The Ishpeming Hematites try to make a drive to the basket during their game on 98.3 WRUP

The Ishpeming Hematites try to make a drive to the basket during their game on 98.3 WRUP

run with under three minutes left, making the score 27-9 with 1:30 left in the first half of play.

First Half Score
Ishpeming Hematites: 30
Manistique Emeralds:13

Just like in the first half, the Ishpeming Hematites kept quickly adding to their total, and just minutes into the third quarter, they led 36-15. Baskets kept falling for the Hematites, and they seemed unstoppable during much of the third quarter. Scoring slowed for Ishpeming as the final minute of the third quarter approached, and the Emeralds used that to close the score gap to 16 points. Manistique was able to go on a 9-0 scoring run in the last minutes of the third, breathing some life back into their game.

An Ishpeming Hematites player takes a shot during their game against the Manistique Emeralds on 98.3 WRUP

An Ishpeming Hematites player takes a shot during their game against the Manistique Emeralds on 98.3 WRUP

Third Quarter Score
Ishpeming Hematites: 40
Manistique Emeralds: 26

The Ishpeming Hematites found their drive again when they scored a quick six points early in the final quarter of the game. 48-26 was the score for over a minute when both teams had some trouble moving the ball around the court. Ishpeming’s bench could be heard throughout the gym yelling encouragement to their fellow players on the court as the Hematites moved ahead 53-28. Time began to run out on the score clock, but the Emeralds never gave up on the game. Even though they did their best throughout the whole contest, Manistique was just no match for the impressive Ishpeming Hematites.

Final Game Score
Ishpeming Hematites: 56
Manistique Emeralds: 42

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