Negaunee Miner Girls Basketball – Negaunee (29) VS Ishpeming (32) on Sunny 101.9 WKQS

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Negaunee hits the road as they take on the Ishpeming Hematites in conference action. Heather Seppanen and Will Burns have your call here on Sunny 101.9 WKQS.

The Miners head to the bench during game action against Ishpeming on Sunny 101.9 WKQS.

The Miners starters get announced and take the floor against Ishpeming on Sunny 101.9 WKQS.

Ishpeming, Michigan– After a scoreless two minutes to start the game, the Miners break the drought and take a 2-0 lead. The Hematites respond with a 3-pointer to jump ahead 3-2. With 4:04 to play in the first quarter, the Miners trail 5-2 as they call a timeout to regroup. Both teams are struggling to score in the early going as turnovers are plaguing the offenses’. Ashley Veale hits a lay-up as she cuts the Ishpeming lead to 6-4.

First quarter:

Negaunee: 4        Ishpeming: 8

Ishpeming scores first in the second quarter to take a 10-4 lead as their press continues to give the Miners problems. Negaunee gets a big 3-pointer to break the scoring drought and cut the Ishpeming lead to 10-7. The Hematites call a timeout with 5:52 left in the first half. With under five minutes to play, Ishpeming leads 13-7. The Miners look to get their offensive rolling in the final minutes of the half as they have fallen behind 17-7.

Halftime score:

Negaunee: 8        Ishpeming: 19

Negaunee scores first in the second half, as they cut the Ishpeming lead to 19-10. The Hematites respond, pushing their lead back to 11. With six minutes to play in the third quarter, Neguanee trails 21-12. The Miners score and get fouled as they look to make a 3-point play and cut into the Ishpeming lead. The Miners trail 21-14 with four minutes left in the third quarter. Ashley Veale gets the bucket and the foul as she cuts Ishpeming’s lead to 23-16. With 1:43 left in the third quarter, Negaunee has the ball and looks to cut into the Hematite lead.

The Miners are in the huddle as they get instructions from their coach.

The Miners are in the huddle as they get instructions from their coach.

Third quarter:

Negaunee: 16       Ishpeming: 25

Ishpeming strikes first in the fourth quarter, taking a 27-16 lead with just over six minutes to play in the game. Rosalie Anderson pulls in an offensive rebound and scores for Negaunee, as they trail 27-18. The Miners score and put on the full-court press with four minutes left. With 3:35 left to play, Negaunee trails 29-22 as they turn up the pressure on defense. The Miners hit a pair of free throws and cut the lead to five points; 29-24. The intensity is picking as the game is coming down to the wire. Negaunee trails by four points with 2:10 left. Negaunee trails 30-26 as Ishpeming takes a timeout. With 1:04 left Ishpeming is trying to take time off the clock, as the Miners are forced to foul in hopes to get the ball back. The Hematites hit one-of-two from the line and retain the possession with an offensive rebound as they head back to the line. Kayla Hakala drops a 3-pointer off the screen to pull the Miners within two points; 31-29. The Miners have the ball down by three with 15 seconds left.

The Miners are unable to overcome a slow start as they take the game down to the wire but fall in the final minutes to Ishpeming.

Final score:

Negaunee: 29       Ishpeming: 32


LISTEN – The Negaunee Miners lost to the Ishpeming Hematites 32-29 on Thursday February 21 2013 on Sunny 101.9 WKQS.mp3

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