Negaunee Miners Girls Basketball (59) VS Ishpeming Hematites (48) on Sunny.FM 03/02/16

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The Negaunee Miners 59-48against the Ishpeming Hematites on Sunny.FM.

The Negaunee Miners 59-48against the Ishpeming Hematites on Sunny.FM.

Ishpeming, Michigan March 2nd, 2016 – The Negaunee Miners Girls Basketball team was in Ishpeming, Michigan tonight to take on the Ishpeming Hematites, in the first round of district play off action. Brady Guilbault was there to bring you all the exciting action from the U.P. Propane Broadcast Booth on Sunny.FM.

The Ishpeming Hematites won the tip and lost the ball on a travel violation,  the Miners utilized their first possession to score and take the early lead.  The quarter was half over and the Ishpeming Hematites were nipping at the Miners heels, trailing 6-5.  The Ishpeming Hematites took the lead 9-8 from the Miners with 2 1/2 minutes left in the first quarter. Both teams battled back and forth for the lead throughout the first quarter, but the Miners held onto to lead 16-15 against the Hematites.

The second quarter started slow, but the first points were finally put on the board by the Miners with two minutes played, to broaden their lead 18-15.  The Ishpeming Hematites took the lead back from the Miners halfway through the quarter to lead 19-18.  The second quarter played out similar to the first, with a back and forth battle for the lead.  The Negaunee Miners and the Ishpeming Hematites ended the first half tied 23-23 on Sunny.FM.

The Negaunee Miners were first to score in the third quarter and took the lead back 25-23.  Abby Nelson shot a 3 pointer early in the third to increase the Negaunee Miners lead to 30-25.  The Negaunee Miners offensive stepped up the pace and with the third quarter half over led 32-27 against the Ishpeming Hematites.  The third quarter ended with the Negaunee Miners leading 39-33 against the Ishpeming Hematites.

The Ishpeming Hematites started the fourth quarter scoring two quick baskets and cut into the Miners lead, to trail 39-37.  The Negaunee Miners started to pull away from the Ishpeming Hematites and with 4 minutes left in the game to lead 46-40.  The Negaunee Miners held onto to the lead the remainder of the quarter and won the first round of district playoff action, 59-48 against the Ishpeming Hematites.

The Negaunee Miners defeated the Ishpeming Hematites (59-48) on Sunny.FM.

The Negaunee Miners Girls Basketball team will play Friday March 4th, 2016 in the district playoff championship game against the Gwinn Modeltowners.  Join Jesse Anderson and Brady Guilbault for all the exciting action.  The Honor Credit Pre-game Show will start around 6:30pm and the game will follow at 7:00pm on Sunny.FM.

LISTEN FULL GAME- The Negaunee Miners defeated the Ishpeming Hematites (59-48) on Sunny.FM Tuesday March 4th, 2016.mp3

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