The Ishpeming Hematite Girls Basketball Team Traveled to Gwinn Tuesday Night, 54-44
Written by Blogger on January 14, 2020
The game started off with a bang. The Gwinn Modeltowners had the ball in beginning, until Hematite Rylee Harris manged to get her hands on the ball and scored a three pointer. Hematite Olivia Corp followed behind with two points 5-0. Ishpeming senior Kayla Koski worked hard to keep Gwinn away. Ishpeming girl Emma Poirier worked her way inside with a three pointer 8-0. Gwinn ninth grader Lena Pleaugh found an opening and went up with a three pointer 8-3. Hematite Rebekah Loman made two free throws raising the score 10-3.
Hematites started off the second quarter with the ball. They did not have the ball for long. Modeltowner Marissa Delmont grabbed the ball and went up and scored a three pointer 10-6, however the Hemmatites were not stopping they manged to answer with a three pointer 13-6.Poirier showed good use of the backboard and scored two points 15-6. Tia Mattila was quick to follow in Poirier’s foot steps Mattila scored a three points for her Hemmatites 18-6. The Modeltowners were struggling to get past the Ishpeming girls. Modeltowner Tianna Taylor found a way inside and bounced one in 18-8. The Modeltowners quickly found another opening and scored 18-11. Poirier kept moving on the court and went up and scored 20-11. Modeltowner Emily Curtice ended the second quarter with two free throws 20-13.
It started raining three pointers in the third quarter. Poirier scored a three pointer right away 23-13. Corp passed the ball on to Harris . Harris scored a three pointer 26-13. Modeltowner Eliina Miilu answered with a three pointer 26-16. Hematite Poirier kept herself and the score moving with two points 28-16. Ishpeming Junior Madisyn Mead earner her first points of the game 30-16. Harris followed with a smooth three pointer 33-16. Gwinn Modeltowner Curtice manged to get a rebound and scored 33-18. Mead worked her way back in, but failed to make a shot. Mead quickly received her own rebound and scored 35-18. The Modelltowners managed to score a couple more points 35-20. Mead decided she was going to keep things going with a two pointer 37-20. The Modeltowners started to play catch up at the end of the 3rd quarter 37-24.
The pressure was on in the fourth quarter. Poirier started off with two free throws, made both baskets 39-24. Poirier was not giving up she was flying across the court and scored 41-27 . Modeltowner Marissa Delmont went up left handed and scored 41-29. Miilu bumped up the sore with her free throws 41-31. Hematite Mead was also strong with a free throw 42-29. Curtice put a three pointer in the hoop 42-34. Curtice kept getting the ball in the basket 43-36. With four minutes left Poirier found herself at the free throw line she made two buckets 45-36. Koski received a second foul. Miilu went to the free throw line and scored both shots 45-38. Hemmatite Matilla found her opening and went up with a three 48-38. With less than two minutes left a time out was called. Koski came back strong with a two pointer 50-38. Modeltowner Pleaugh worked her way inside with a three 50-42. With a little over a minute left on the clock Poirier scored 51-43. Modeltowner Megan Ruokolainen fouled out, they took the thirty seconds. Corp manged to make a free throw. Gwinn worked their way in with one more basket 52-44. Right before the buzzer Poirier got in two more free throws 54-44. The Hematites were proud to have taken home the win. 54-44