Negaunne Miner Girls Basketball — Negaunee (48) VS Ishpeming (40) on Sunny 101.9 WKQS
The Negaunee Miners look to defend their home court in a conference battle against rival Ishpeming. Heather Seppenan has the call on Sunny 101.9 WKQS.
Negaunee Miner Girls Basketball VS. Ishpeming Hematites on Sunny 101.9 WKQS
Negaunee, Michigan– The Miners get on the board first with a layup in the early goings of the first quarter. Rosalie Anderson scores for Negaunee on a inbound play to push the Miner lead to 6-0. Ishpeming gets on the board, midway through the quarter as they convert a layup. The Miners lead 8-2 with just over three minutes to play. With 2:19 to go in the opening period, it’s Negaunee holding a 8-4 edge. The Miners connected on their first 3-pointer to push the lead to 11-8. As the buzzer sounds, Ishpeming commits a foul. The Miners sink a pair to add to their lead.
Negaunee: 13 Ishpeming: 4
The Hematites get on the board first in the second quarter, hitting a pair of free throws to cut the Miners lead to 13-6. Ashley Veale hits a layup and gets fouled in the process, as Negaunee jumps ahead 15-6. The Miners force Ishpeming into an offensive foul as both teams have hit a scoring drought midway through the second quarter. After sinking a pair of free throws, Ishpeming cuts the Miner lead to 16-8. With just over two minutes to play in the first half, Negaunee is in the bonus. With 1:26 to play in the second quarter, it’s 19-12 Negaunee. Ishpeming uses a barrage of free throws to cut into the Miner lead.
Negaunee: 21 Ishpeming: 16
Ishpeming scores first to start the second half of action, pulling the deficit to three points. The Hematites tie it up with a 3-pointer and force a turnover on the ensuing possession. With 6:35 to play the game, Ishpeming takes their first lead of the game, 22-21. Negaunee gets on the board with a pair of baskets to retake the lead. Both teams trade buckets and with with five minutes to play in the third quarter the score is deadlocked at 27 apiece. With 4:27 left in the quarter, it’s a 29-27 Negaunee lead. Rosalie Anderson hits a pair from the line to give the Miners a 31-27 lead.
Negaunee: 32 Ishpeming: 27
The Miners start the fourth quarter scoring on back-to-back possessions, giving them a 36-27 lead. The Hematites continue to put on the full-court press as they look to climb back into the game. Ashley Veale hits a pair of free throws to give the Miners a 38-29 lead. With four minutes to play in the final frame, Negaunee clings to a 42-35 lead. Rosalie Anderson scores off the assist from Ashley Veale as Negaunee takes a nine point lead with just over three minutes to play. With 1:30 left, Negaunee is fighting off the Ishpeming attack, as they lead 46-38. The Miners hit their shots down the stretch as they pull ahead by 10 points in the final seconds.
Negaunee fights off a second half Ishpeming charge to come away with the win. The Miners are 10-1 overall and undefeated in conference play.
Negaunee: 48 Ishpeming: 40
LISTEN – The Negaunee Miners defeat the Ishpeming Hematites 48-40 on Sunny 101.9 WKQS Friday January 21 2013.mp3
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