The Negaunee Miners head south as they put their 11 game win streak on the line against the Gladstone Braves in a non-conference road battle. Wayne R. Johnson has the call on Sunny 101.9 WKQS.
Gladstone, Michigan– Negaunee scores first as Taylor Jandron assists Eric Lori for a lay-up in their second possession of the first quarter. The Braves head to the free throw line, spiting a pair as the Miners are up 2-1 with 5:25 left. Midway through the first quarter, Negaunee holds a 4-3 lead. Jandron gets his first bucket of the game, putting the Miners ahead 6-4. Jandron hits a 3-pointer on the following Negaunee possession. With 1:48 to play in the opening quarter, the Miners are up 11-8. Gladstone hits a buzzer beating 3-pointer to knot it up after one.
Negaunee: 13 Gladstone: 13
The Braves jump to a 19-13 lead in the early goings of the second quarter as they go on a 13-2 run. Negaunee stops the run with a basket, cutting the Gladstone lead to four. Jandron hits a floater cutting the Gladstone lead to two points. Gladstone pushes their lead back to four points, after the Miners fail to convert a pair of free throws. With 3:55 left in the second quarter, the Miners trail 21-17. Jandron connects on a pair from the line and hits a jumper to tie the game at 21-21. Negaunee recaptures the lead, going up by five points, 28-23, as the second half nears a close. With just under a minute to play in the second quarter, Negaunee takes a 10-point lead off a Jandron 3-pointer.
Negaunee: 38 Gladstone: 25
Negaunee scores first to open the second half as they go up by 15 points. Jandron sinks another 3-pointer to give the Miners an 18 point lead. Eric Lori hits a trey, to put Negaunee back up by 16 points. With 3:01 left in the third quarter Negaunee has built a 51-35 lead. Lori hits a fade-away jumper and steals the ball on the following possession and converts a lay-up. The Miners offense has exploded as they jump out to 22 lead; 59-37.
Negaunee: 60 Gladstone: 39
Eric Lori gets the Miners going in the fourth quarter with a steal and a lay-up. He has 17 points in the game and the Miners are up 23 points. Jandron hits a lay-up while getting fouled. After sinking the free throw Negaunee is up 69-39, as Jandron has a game-high 25 points. Lori puts in his 21st point as Negaunee is running away with the game. The Miners clear the bench as the starters have built a 30+ point lead. With under two minutes to play Negaunee leads 76-40.
Negaunee uses a huge scoring run in the second and third quarters to blow the door open against the Braves and cruise to their 12th straight victory. The Miners are in action next this Thursday at home as they have a rematch against the Marquette Redmen.
Negaunee: 79 Gladstone: 46
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