Ishpeming Hematites Boys Basketball (51) VS Iron Mountain Mountaineers (69) on 98.3 WRUP
Written by Eric Tasson on February 19, 2019
Iron Mountain, Michigan – February 19th, 2019 – Ishpeming Hematites came in Tuesday night with a record of 5 and 11 on the season. Ishpeming played 18 games instead of 20 for the basketball season due to inclement weather. Ishpeming fell to the Mountaineers 69-51 Tuesday night.
8 minutes on the clock and the tip was won by the Mountaineers. 2-0 with the Mountaineers over the Hematites. Rebound by Jacob Kugler of the Hematites. 4-2 Iron Mountain over Ishpeming. 5-4 the Mountaineers in the lead with 5 minutes in the first. 12-11 the Ishpeming Hematites take the lead for the first time in the game. Gavin Sundberg had it for the Hematites; tipped out of his hand and out of bounds by Marcus Johnson. 3 point lead by Iron Mountain (15-12) with 30 seconds left.
Starting off the second quarter Iron Mountain in-bounds. 21-20 Iron Mountain takes back the lead. A couple quick moves and another shot was up; Kugler had the rebound for the Hematites. Time out for Iron Mountain with 2 minutes in the second. 25-23 the Hematites in the lead over the Mountaineers. Iron Mountain then takes the lead 26-25! 28-26 the Hematites back in the lead at the end of the second.
Off the glass and in for the Hematites 32-31 in the third. 1 minute time out taken for the Hematites. Jacob Kugler caught the ball and was standing out of bounds; gives the ball to Iron Mountain. Iron Mountain with a nice lead over the Hematites 39-32. Marcus Johnson came alive with a 3 point shot; 42-32 the Mountaineers lead. Foul came in against the Hematites.
A great start in the fourth quarter for the Hematites. Shot up and in by Hunter Smith of the Hematites. 55-40 Iron Mountain with a 15 point advantage. 61-49 the Mountaineers stretching their lead over the Hematites in the fourth. Marcus Johnson earned his second shot and made it 65-49 all Iron Mountain. 55 seconds left in the fourth Hematites in-bound on the left side. Final score Iron Mountain Mountaineers defeat the Ishpeming Hematites 69-51 from Iron Mountain.
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