Negaunee Miners Girls Basketball defeats Westwood Patriots (40-38) on Sunny FM

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Miners Girls Basketball VS Westwood Patriots on Sunny FM

Negaunee Miners Girls basketball defeated Westwood Patriots 40-38 on Sunny FM.

West Ishpeming, Michigan01/19/2018– The Negaunee Miners Girls High School Basketball team traveled to West Ishpeming this Friday night to take on the Patriots. The Miners came into this game a perfect 10-0 while the Patriots were 8-2. Brady Guilbault and Jesse Anderson brought you all of this game’s play-by-play action on Sunny FM and streaming LIVE at

The tip-off was won by the Miners but the Patriots stole the ball and took possession right after to start off the game. Both teams were very passionate about this game and it showed through how jumpy they had been with the multitude of traveling fouls. The Miners weren’t shooting too well in the first quarter and the Patriots were getting easy buckets down in the paint. Clara Johnson was able to score a 3-pointer for the Miners. 8-3 was the score at the end of one after a very intense and physical first quarter. Between Clara Johnson, Natalie Bartle, and Ally Jacobson, the Miners were able to catch up to the Patriots and tie the game 16-16 at half-time.

Miners VS Patriots on Sunny FM

Fourth quarter action in this Negaunee Girls Basketball VS Westwood Patriots game.

Abby Nelson scored the first two points of the second quarter for the Miners. Negaunee had a weak spot in their low-post defense and that gave Westwood the in to score some baskets. Natalie Bartle tied the game 20-20 and Ally Jacobson scored the last two points for the Miners in the third. 28-22 was the score at the end of the third quarter with the Patriots leading the Miners. Natalie Bartle scored four points right away for Negaunee and, after Westwood scored a few points to keep their lead, Natalie scored five more points including a deep three that tied the game 31-31. It started to look a little bleak for the Miners as the Patriots took back the lead. Abby Nelson scored a nice deep three for Negaunee and that made the Miners lead over the Patriots by one point (34-33). Clara Johnson scored four more points for the Miners and in the last minute, a Patriot scored a three pointer to tie the score 38-38. With just 6 seconds to go, Natalie Bartle put the ball up and in to guarantee a win for the Miners. 40-38 was the score at the end of this close game with our lady Miners remaining undefeated. The girls go on to a perfect 11-0 for this season!

Negaunee Miners- 40
Westwood Patriots- 38

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** The next Miner game will be Monday, January 22nd as the Girls Basketball team travels to Ishpeming to take on the Hematites. Pre-game will be around 7pm with tip-off at 7:30pm. That will be a simulcast game for the Miners and the Hematites on Sunny FM. GO MINERS!

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