The Negaunee Miners hit the road for a Mid-Peninsula Conference battle against the second place Mountaineers. Wayne R. Johnson has the call here on Sunny 101.9 WKQS.
Iron Mountain, Michigan– The Mountaineers get on the board first with a lay-up but Tyler Jandron and the Negaunee Miners respond with a 3-point play to take a 3-2 lead. With 5:05 left in the first quarter, Iron Mountain holds a 4-3 lead. Eric Lori hits a lay-up to give the Miners a 5-4 edge. Both teams trade buckets as Negaunee leads 7-6. Jandron blocks a pair of shots that leads to a Miner bucket and a 9-6 lead. Brock Weaver hits 1-of-2 from the charity strip to push the Miners lead to 10-8.
Negaunee: 10 Iron Mountain: 8
With 6:40 to play in the first half the score is knotted at 10 apiece. Tanner Uren heads to the line and breaks the tie open with 5:48 left in the second quarter. Uren hits both to make it 12-10, Negaunee. Jandron hits a scoop lay-up to give the Miners a 16-10 lead. The Miners are in early foul trouble as multiple players have two fouls midway through the first half. With 3:06 to play in the first half it’s 18-16, with the Miners in front. Brock Weaver returns to score and give Negaunee a 22-17 lead. The Miners have possession of the ball with under a minute left and they have a 24-17 lead.
Negaunee: 24 Iron Mountain: 17
The Iron Mountain Mountaineers get the scoring underway in the second half as they hit a 3-pointer to cut the Miner lead to 24-20. Jandron picks up a steal that leads to a Weaver basket and foul. Weaver picks up his third foul on a lay-up attempt. With 4:00 minutes left in the third quarter, the Miners lead 28-23. With 2:36 left in the quarter, it’s a 32-23 Miner advantage. The Mountaineers cut into the Negaunee lead, making it 32-26.
Negaunee: 34 Iron Mountain: 26
Weaver splits a pair of free throws to give the Miners a nine point lead. Uren grabs Weaver’s second miss and gets fouled, making both free throws to take a 37-26 lead. Eric Lori hits a 3-pointer on an in-bounds play to push the Negaunee lead to 42-29. Jandron hits a pair to make it 44-31 as Negaunee looks to keep the pressure on with 4:50 to play in the fourth quarter. Jandron hits another pair from the free-throw stripe as the Miners hold a 16 point lead with under 4:00 minutes to play. With 2:22 to play, Tanner Uren fouls out for the Miners. The Miners are up 16 points as they bring in a pair of players from the bench.
The Miners use a balanced attack to pull away from the Mountaineers late in the game, improving to 11-1 and 6-0 in the conference.
Negaunee: 60 Iron Mountain: 36
*Editors note: The first part of the audio is from the JV game that went into double overtime.
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