02/27/14 Gwinn, Michigan– The Negaunee Miners Boys Basketball team traveled to Gwinn, Michigan tonight to take on the Gwinn Modeltowners. Carl Leander Johnson the voice of the Negaunee Miners was there with Becky Rotter to bring you exciting basketball game on Sunny.FM.
The Modeltowners won the tip and were first to strike against the Negaunee Miners to lead 2-0. The game went very slow to start, with the Modeltowners holding their two point lead for over two minutes! Negaunee would put their first points on the board with 5:30 left in the first to tie the game up at three. The sloppy play by Negaunee continued and Justin Nyquist was able to propel the Modeltowners on a 9-0 run to lead 12-3. The Miners were able to respond a little bit, and scored six straight points, including a Tyler Jandron three-pointer, to end the first quarter down three (12-9) in Gwinn, MI.
Gwinn was the first to score in the second with a deep triple from senior Jesse Mottes to push their lead to six. With the second quarter halfway over the Miners trailed by only two points (18-16) behind an impressive few buckets from Eric Lori. The first half of the basketball game ended with the Negaunee Miners tied with the Gwinn Modeltowners 22-22 in Gwinn, Michigan.
For the third quarter in a row, Gwinn scored first and regained the lead 24-22. Jesse Mottes would hit another three, and give them a five point lead with 4:30 left in the third quarter. Jay Lori, who would have a double-double by game’s end, put in a few baskets and helped Negaunee make it a two point game with just under two minutes left in the quarter. The third would end the way it started, with a tie. This time at 34 apiece on Sunny.FM!
The Miners were the first to score in the fourth quarter to take a 37-34 lead against the Modeltowners. Two minutes into the quarter, the Miners were able to take their biggest lead of the night with a 39-34 lead. It was senior night in Gwinn, and they weren’t going to just roll over and accept defeat, Justin Nyquist & Justin Beauchamp battled back and scored six straight points combined to retake the lead for the Modeltowners. Both teams buckled down defensively, and with fifteen seconds left, the Modeltowners led 42-41 over the Miners. It was at this point that Eric Lori took his man left, put up a three-pointer and swooshed it with just ten seconds left! (Click on link to view video!) Gwinn would attempt another shot, but Tyler Jandron’s fantastic defense led to a Gwinn turnover and a Miners victory!
The Negaunee Miners defeat the Gwinn Modeltowners 44-42 in Gwinn, Michigan. They also clinch the MPC Title outright once again!
Leading the way for your Negaunee Miners tonight was senior shooting-guard Eric Lori (19pts, 2reb, 2assts, 3stls) who hit the game winning shot and supplied a lot of energy for the Miners. Only three other Miners would put points on the board tonight, and they were Tyler Jandron (15pts, 3assts, 2reb, 2assts), Jay Lori (10pts, 12reb, asst), and Zane Radloff (2pts, 5reb, 3assts). GO MINERS! MPC Champs!
Join Mike Plourde and Bob Nadeau from Ishpeming, Michigan tomorrow night Friday February 28th, 2014 as they bring you an exciting game, as the Negaunee Miners Girls Basketball team face the Ishpeming Hematites in the District Championship Game. Pre-game will start around 6:45pm on Sunny.FM.
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