Negaunee Miner Boys Basketball – Negaunee (67) VS Iron Mountain (51) on Sunny 101.9 WKQS

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The Miners are at home for their final regular season game of the year as they host Iron Mountain. Negaunee is looking to finish with an undefeated conference record. Wayne R. Johnson has your call here on Sunny 101.9 WKQS.

An outside view of the historic Negaunee Memorial Gymnasium, where the Miners haven't lost a game in over two years.

An outside view of the historic Negaunee Memorial Gymnasium, where the Miners haven’t lost a game in over two years.

Negaunee, Michigan– Eric Lori gets the Miners on the board first, after converting a lay-up from Tyler Jandron’s steal. Negaunee scores again, jumping ahead 4-0. With five minutes left in the first, Tanner Uren scores, giving Negaunee a 6-2 lead. Tyler Jandron scores, pushing the Miner lead to 9-2. The Mountaineers call a timeout after falling behind 13-5, with three minutes to play in the opening quarter. Tanner Uren attempts to throw an alley-oop, instead draining the 3-pointer, as the Miners extend their lead to 18-5. With 1:30 left in the first, the Miners have opened up a 16 point lead.

First quarter:

Negaunee: 21       Iron Mountain: 10

Both teams trade buckets to being the second, leaving Negaunee with a nine point advantage. With 5:30 left in the second quarter the Miners hold a 23-14 lead. Eric Lori hits a long two pointer, as Negaunee holds onto their double-digit lead midway through the first half. Iron Mountain has cut the Negaunee lead to six points with three minutes left in the second. Negaunee is up 28-23 with 2:23 left in the half. The Mountaineers have cut the Miners lead to three points. Brock Weaver gets the block that leads to the Eric Lori lay-up as Negaunee goes back up by seven points. The Miners end the second half on a 7-0 run capped by a Eric Lori 3-pointer, extending their lead to double-digits.

Halftime score:

Negaunee: 35      Iron Mountain: 25

Jandron starts the second half with a steal and a score as the Miners go ahead by 12 points. Negaunee leads 38-27 in the early part of the third quarter. With 5:40 left in the third quarter, the Miners are ahead 39-29. Tanner Uren drains a 3-pointer as Negaunee extends their lead to 15 points and forces a Mountaineer timeout. The Miners are pulling away as they lead by 18 with 3:15 left in the third. With 1:30 left in the third quarter, Negaunee is up 53-37.

Third quarter:

Negaunee: 53       Iron Mountain: 39

Negaunee is clinging to a 12-point lead as both teams battle it out in the fourth quarter. With 6:30 left, Negaunee hits a 3-pointer to reclaim a 15 point lead. Uren sinks a pair from the line to keep the Miner lead at 15, with 5:43 left in the game. With four minutes to play, Negaunee has the ball and a 14-point lead as they look to fend off a comeback attempt by Iron Mountain. The Mountaineers are unable to crack the double-digit lead as both teams continue to trade buckets, giving Negaunee a 16 edge. Brock Weaver drops in a pair from the charity stripe, as the Miners are two minutes from wrapping up a perfect season at home.

The Miners take care of business at home as they finish 12-0 in conference play, making it two straight seasons in which they were undefeated in Mid-Peninsula Conference action.

Final score:

Neguanee: 67      Iron Mountain: 51

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