Ishpeming Hematites Girls Basketball Team Gets Big Win Over L’anse Purple Hornets 85-53

Ishpeming, MI- January 16, 2017- It was the third quarter that tells the story for this one. The Ishpeming Hematites were in a little bit of a battle with the L’anse Purple Hornets until the defense matched their offense. Tonight was another complete, team win for the Hematites.

Looking at the score you wouldn’t believe that the Purple Hornets were the ones that jumped out to a 4-0 lead. But that would be the last time L’anse held a lead. From then on it was all Hematites as they would finish up the first quarter with a 17-12 lead.

A look at Mike and Bob as they prepare for the game

The second quarter was a lot of run and gun for both teams as they would both add double digits to their totals. As the quarter was coming closer to the end you could see that the Purple Hornets started to loose some juice as they didn’t have the depth to hang with Ishpeming. Hematites go into the half up 38-26.

By the third quarter you could see that the Purple Hornets completely ran out of gas. The Ishpeming Hematites started the quarter on a 20-0 run. It seemed like they got scoring from everyone. Hematites led going into the fourth 64-35.

Just as you began to think this think was going into a running clock L’anse wouldn’t go away. That’s a big credit to those girls and coaching staff to keep fighting. It was simply the Ishpeming’s night tonight. It was an all-around team night. The Hematites would shoot 54% from the field and almost everyone scored a basket. Ishpeming defeats L’anse 85-53.