Negaunee Miner Boys Basketball – Negaunee (70) VS L’Anse (42) on Sunny 101.9 WKQS

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Negaunee Miner Boys basketball with Heather Seppenan on Sunny 101.9 WKQS

The Negaunee Miners hit the road to L’Anse in the only match-up of the season between the two schools.

Negaunne improves to 8-1 as they win a non-conference road game in L'Anse

Negaunne improves to 8-1 as they win a non-conference road game in L’Anse

L’Anse, Michigan– The Purple Hornets jump out to a 3-0 lead after converting on a corner 3-pointer. The Miners respond with two straight baskets to take the 4-3 lead. Tanner Uren splits a pair from the line to make it 5-3 Negaunee. With 2:35 left to play in the first quarter the Miners hold a 8-5 lead. The Purple Hornets connect on their third 3-pointer of the quarter to cut the Negaunee lead to 10-8. The Miners recapture the lead on a Tyler Jandron jump-shot.

First quarter:

Negaunee: 14        L’Anse: 11

Brock Weaver makes one-of-two at the line to put Negaunee up 15-11. Jandron scores on the following possession, giving the Miners a 17-11 advantage. The Miners take a 19-11 lead after Tanner Uren scores on a offensive rebound. After a Jandron lay-up Negaunee pushes their lead to 21-11. After a pair of free throws the Miners are up 23-13. The Miners put on the full court press and force consecutive L’Anse turnovers.

Halftime score:

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The Negaunee Miners planning their attack during a timeout!

Negaunee: 25       L’Anse: 15

With 6:35 to play in the third quarter both teams trade buckets as the Miners are still up 10, 28-18. Negaunee adds to their lead as Jandron caps off a fast break with a lay-up making it 35-18. After a 3-point basket the Miners make it 38-18, midway through the third quarter. The Miners connect on another 3-pointer making it 43-20. With 40 seconds to play in the third, it’s a 48-22 Negaunee advantage.

Third quarter:

Negaunee: 50     L’Anse: 22

With just over five minutes to play in the fourth quarter the Miners are up 55-28. The Miners take a timeout as they hold a 57-29 lead midway through the fourth. After a deep bomb from Uren, Negaunee pushes their lead to 60-29. With 3:31 to go, the Purple Hornets are in the bonus, trailing 62-32. Both teams turn to their benches in the final minutes of the game. Negaunee leads 68-40 with a minute to play.

The Miners use a huge third quarter to blow the game open and win a non-conference road battle as they improve to 8-1 on the season.

Final Score:

Negaunee: 70      L’Anse: 42


 LISTEN – The Negaunee Miners defeat the L’Anse Purple Hornets 70-42 on Sunny 101.9 WKQS Tuesday January 15 2013.mp3


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