The Ishpeming Girls Basketball Hematites came out looking for redemption after losing the other night to the Westwood Patriots. Iron Mountain fell victim to the Hematites tonight grew a sizeable lead in the second quarter and would continue to keep their foot on the gas pedal, on their way to a 48-37 win. Ishpeming improves their record to 11-2 on the season and are clearly among the conferenc
es most complete teams. Audio from tonight’s game could be heard on the WRUP.com website.
Both teams came into the game with struggles out of the gate. Iron Mountain’s gameplan, with a 1-11 record, was to keep pace with a Hematite team coming off of a close three point loss the other night. Turnovers plagued both squads early as Ishpeming threw 5 balls away to the Mountaineers. Ishpeming also committed four first quarter fouls, although nobody needed to be substittued as a consequence. Many of the mistakes the Hematites made the other night returned tonight, as Ishpeming missed a few uncontested lay-ups that were quickly scooped up by Iron Mountain. The Mountaineers faced their own myriad of issues, committing their own fair share of turnovers and fouls. The first quarter ended in an 8-5 Hematite lead.
Ishpeming was able to catch some offensive fire entering the second quarter and finally able to
consistantly put points on the scoreboard. Madison Johns led the way for Ishpeming with 12 points followed by Mariah Austin who scored 7 points. The Hematites as a team collected 20 rebounds while committing 9 turnovers to go with 8 team fouls. Iron Mountain struggled to put points in the net again in the second quarter who didn’t pick up their first bucket until the 2:30 mark remaining in the quarter. Faith Ball scored 5 points for Iron Mountain while a handful of other Mountaineers scored two first half points. Ishpeming led 25-13 going into halftime.
Field goals were an issue for Iron Mountain who only shot 17% on the night. Riley Poupore scored 10 points while scooping up 20 rebounds, while the rest of the Mountaineer team combining to pick up 29 others for a total of 49 rebounds. Ishpeming and Coach Reichel Picked up 47 rebounds but threw away 21 turnovers in the process. Luckily for the Hematites, Iron Mountain wasn’t able to capitalize on those scoring opportunities. Madigan Johns led Ishpeming in scoring with 20 points followed by Mariah Austin who picked up 15 points of her own.
Your Ishpeming Hematites are back in action this Wednesday as they return home to take on Gwinn at 7:30 pm. That game can be listened to live on 98.3 WRUP and streaming live at the wrup.com/stream link. Coverage for that game will begin at 7:15.
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