Negaunee Miners Girls Basketball (53) vs Ishpeming Hematites (49) on Sunny.FM 02/20/14

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The Negaunee Miners Girls Basketball team defeat the Ishpeming Hematites on Sunny.FM. 02/20/14

Seniors Rosalie Anderson (42) and Aubri Romback (to Rosalie’s left) were congratulated by teammates after their last win at LMG.

02/20/14 Negaunee, Michigan - Carl Leander Johnson the voice of the Negaunee Miners and Jesse Anderson were in Negaunee, Michigan tonight to bring you an exciting basketball game as the Negaunee Miners Girls hosted the Ishpeming Hematites on Sunny.FM!  It was also senior night for Negaunee, so be sure to thank Rosalie Anderson & Aubri Romback for their service and great effort for the Negaunee Nation.  This game would  also decide who would win the MPC Title alongside the Westwood Patriots.

Ishpeming took the first lead of the night with two quick buckets to go up 4-0 in the first minute of the game. The Miners were able to respond with a score of their own and narrowed the early lead to 4-2.  The Lady Hematites executed well, however, and with four minutes left in the first quarter led the Miners 11-4.  Ishpeming managed to take a double digit lead against the Miners 16-6 with three minutes left in the quarter.  Negaunee was able to buckle down and cut that lead in half by the quarter’s end and only trailed 17-12 going into the second on Sunny.FM.

Negaunee managed to narrow the Ishpeming’s lead quickly in the second quarter to get within two points (18-16), before the Lady Hematites went on an 8-1 run to lead by nine (26-17) four minutes left to go in the first half. The Miners were able to buckle down once again and only went into halftime trailing by six, 28-22.

The Negaunee Miners Girls Basketball team defeat the Ishpeming Hematites on Sunny.FM. 02/20/14

The Negaunee Miners Girls Basketball team defeat the Ishpeming Hematites on Sunny.FM. 02/20/14

The Hematites would be first to score in the third quarter to increase their lead to eight. It was at this point that Negaunee roared back.  Junior guard, Ashley Tresedder played some phenomenal defense, stealing the ball on three out of four Hematite possessions and managed to score six straight points.  Behind Negaunee’s terrific team defense and an Aleda Johnson free-throw, the Miners took their first lead of the game 31-30 with three minutes left to go in the quarter.  Negaunee continued their rally and pushed their lead to four by the end of the third, leading 37-33 on Sunny.FM!

The Miners continued to attack and score on offense and pushed their lead to as much as seven points in the fourth.  As you’d expect though, Ishpeming wasn’t just going to let their MPC Title chances fade away without a fight.  The Lady Hematites managed to pull within two points in the final minutes, but that’s as close as they’d get.  Negaunee, particularly Aleda Johnson & Rosalie Anderson, were able to sink their free-throws and managed to stave off the Lady Hematites’ comeback bid.  Negaunee would come out on top in this one, knocking off their rival and sweeping the season series with a 53-49 win in Lakeview Memorial Gymansium in Negaunee, MI.

The Negaunee Miners defeat the Ishpeming Hematites 53-49 and are now co-MPC Champions!

Leading the way for your home-town heroes tonight was freshman point-guard Aleda Johnson (17pts, 10reb, 5assts, stl) who had her first career double-double en route to a break-out game.  As mentioned above, junior guard Ashley Tresedder (10pts, 3stls, reb, blk) sparked the Miners’ comeback and gave way to a flurry of points scored by Negaunee.  Senior Rosalie Anderson continued her stable play and chipped in seven points to go along with seven rebounds.  The girls will play next on Wednesday, February 26th at 6pm in ISHPEMING.  They’ll play the Gwinn Modeltowners in the first round of the district playoffs.  GO MINERS!

Join Carl Leander Johnson the voice of the Negaunee Miners and Becky Rotter tomorrow night Friday February 21st, 2014 with the Negaunee Miners Boys Basketball team as they host the Norway Knights. Pre-game will start around 7:15pm on Sunny.FM.

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The Negaunee Miners Girls Basketball team defeat the Ishpeming Hematites on Sunny.FM. 02/20/14

The Negaunee Miners Boys Basketball team donned some short-shorts and came out to support their Girls team as they defeated the Ishpeming Hematites on Sunny.FM. 02/20/14

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