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Norway, Michigan – Norway gets on the board first as they connect on a lay-up to go up 2-0. Rosalie Anderson gets the Miners on the board first with a pull up jumper, tying the score at 2-2. Taylor Wilber puts it in for Negaunee and the Miners steal the ball and score on the ensuing possession to take a 6-2 lead. The Miners jump out to a 10-4 lead, forcing the Knights to take a timeout, with under three minutes to play in the first quarter. With 1:20 left in the opening quarter, the Knights have cut the Miner lead to 10-9.
Negaunee: 10 Norway: 9
The Miners score first in the second quarter to take a three point advantage; 12-9. The Knights knot the game up with a three pointer. Both teams are playing stingy defense as the score remains tied 12-12 with five minutes left in the first half. Halfway through the second quarter, the Miners recapture the lead as they hold a 14-12 lead. Rosalie Anderson gets fouled and hits the layup. After converting the free throw the Miners lead the Knights 17-12. Rosalie Anderson finds the bottom of the bucket again, putting the Miners up 19-12, with just over a minute left in the second quarter.
Negaunee: 21 Norway: 16
The Knights put in the first points of the second half to cut the Negaunee lead to 21-18. The Miners respond on the following possession, pushing their lead back to five. With 5:30 to play in the third quarter, the Miners hold a 23-20 advantage. Taylor Wilber scores, gets fouled, and makes the free throw, giving Negaunee a 26-22 lead. With 2:40 left to play in the third quarter Negaunee is up 28-25. With a minute left to play, the Knights are looking to hold the ball for the last shot of the quarter.
Negaunee: 28 Norway: 25
Both teams trade buckets to start the fourth quarter, as the Miners still hold a three point lead. Norway scores again, cutting Negaunee’s lead to 30-29. Norway scores to take their first lead of the game, as they are up 31-30 with five minutes left in the fourth quarter. Negaunee is struggling to score in the fourth quarter as they trail the Knights 33-30 midway through the fourth quarter. Norway has pushed their lead to seven points; 37-30 as the Miners switch to a full court press. With 1:45 left in the game, the Miners still trail the Knights 37-30 as they look to make a comeback in the final minutes. Ashley Veale fouls out for the Miners as Norway is in the double bonus with just over a minute left.
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