The Ishpeming Hematite Boys Basketball Team Battled the Westwood Patriots, 60-48
Written by Blogger on January 17, 2020
The first quarter started off strong. Hematite Gavin Argall got the scoreboard started with a ball off the back board 2-0. Patriot Zachary Carlson got sent to the free throw line. Carlson made a basket 2-1. Argall fouled and Patriot Ty Alderton went to the free throw line. Alderton missed his first basket, but made his second 2-2. Patriot Taylor Dellangelo manged to get past Hematite John Corkin. Dellangelo went up and scored 5-2. Alderton followed behind his teammate with a two pointer 7-2. Alderton decided he wanted more, he scored another bucket 9-2. Hematite Argall found confidence and shot a long two pointer 9-4. Argall remained confident and scored another basket 9-6. With thirty seconds left Hematite Ben Pruett fouled and Dellangelo went to the free throw line and scored one bucket 10-6. With less than then seconds left Dellangelo turned around and scored a two pointer 12-6.
The Patriots started the second quarter still pushing on the Hematites. Patriot Zach Beckman scored a three pointer right away 15-6. Westwood sophomore Carlson showed strong defense on the court. Hematite Otto Swanson quickly passed the ball to Jayce Kipling, Kipling scored a three pointer 17-9. Hematite Breck Bell found an opening and got the ball in 17-11.Bell kept things moving for the Hematites with another bucket 17-13. Beckman got called to the free throw line and sunk two balls 19-13. Carlson was quick to get his hands on the ball and score 20-13. Patriot Dellangelo scored a two pointer 22-13. Jacob Kugler responded back with a basket 22-15. Patriot Alderton was not giving up on his Patriots he scored again 26-15. With thirty seconds left Patriot Erik Anderson fouled and Corkin went to the free throw line and scored a bucket 26-16. Patriots called a timeout with ten seconds left. Bell fouled and the Patriots made two free throws 28-16.
The Hematites were trying to chase the Patriots in the third quarter. Bell found an opening and brought the ball up and in 28-18. Jacob Kugler sunk two free throws 30-20. Patriots flew past the Hematites with two buckets back to back 34-20. Kugler and Bell quickly answered with buckets 34-24. Patriot Carlson worked his way inside and bounced one off the rim 36-24. Patriot Mason Mariuzza made an appearance on the court with a bucket 41-24. Carlson quickly followed with a another bucket 43-24. Bell worked his way inside went up and scored 43-26. Carlson had a strong quarter. Carlson went back to the free throw line and scored both baskets 45-26. Alderton tried to score a three pointer right before the buzzer, but missed it.
Corkin came in hot in the fourth quarter and scored a three pointer 45-31. Hematite Chase Jensen was also hot 45-33. Swanson followed in his teammates footsteps with a three pointer 45-36. Bell had his fourth foul. Dellangelo went to the free throw line, he managed to get one in 46-36. Kugler made a smooth free throw 46-37. Pruett fouled out of the game. Carlson scored two free throws 48-37. Corkin quickly found an opening and shot one up 48-39. Dellangelo answered with a two 50-39. Carlson was quick behind Dellangelo scoring for his Patriots 52-39. Ishpeming sophomore Jayce Kipling found an opportunity for a three pointer and made it 52-42. Corkin worked his way back in with a bucket 52-44. Carlson extended the lead with a basket 55-44. Corkin decided he wanted another bucket 55-46. Kugler fouled and Carlson went back to the free throw line. Carlson made both free throws 57-47. Patriot Anderson fouled out of the game with less than a minute left. Kugler went to the free throw line, he made one basket 57-48. Carlson quickly returned back to the free throw line he brought the score up 60-48. The Hematites tried hard to get past the Patriots, but the Patriots were pushing harder. The Patriots kept the win 60-48.