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Escanaba, Michigan– Two minutes into the game and both teams have yet to find the bottom of the net as the score is 0-0. Negaunee gets on the board first, as Eric Lori hits a layup to put the Miners up 2-0. Tyler Jandron hits a 3-pointer to extend the Negaunee lead to 5-0. Houghton gets a basket on the following possession to cut the Miner lead to 5-2. With 3:43 remaining in the first quarter, the Miners are up 8-2. Jandron gets a steal and the bucket to push the Negaunee lead to 10-5. The Miners get out in transition towards the end of the quarter to push their lead to double digits.
Negaunee: 17 Houghton: 5
Brock Weaver and the Miners score first in the second quarter, to take a 19-5. With 5:13 left in the second, Negaunee leads 21-5. With 3:14 left in the half, the Miners are up 23-8 and are in the bonus for the remainder of the quarter. With 1:45 left in the second quarter, Negaunee holds a 15 point advantage. The Miners continue to build their lead as they look to add some cushion between themselves and the Gremlins for the second half.
Negaunee: 25 Houghton: 8
With 6:53 left in third quarter, the Miners are still up 17 points, as both teams have traded buckets leaving the score at 27-10. Weaver scores his sixth point to push the Miners lead back to 19 points. Midway through the third, Negaunee leads 33-14. The Miners have opened up a 42-14 lead as Houghton calls a timeout with 2:02 to play in the quarter. The Miners are up 44-16 with just over a minute remaining in the third quarter. The Miners defense is stifling the Gremlins offense, as Houghton struggles to get into a rhythm. Lori drains a 3-pointer at the buzzer as Negaunee appears to be on cruise control heading into the fourth quarter.
Negaunee: 49 Houghton: 18
Negaunee scores first in the fourth quarter as they have started to bring some players in from the second unit with 6:30 left in the game. The Miners have cleared the bench as they are minutes away from wrapping up their third straight Regional title. With 4:44 left in the game, the Miners are ahead 54-22. Negaunee’s subs have kept the pressure up as they have pushed their lead to 58-22.
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