The Negaunee Miners are back in the quarterfinals for the third consecutive year as they look to knock off the Glen Lake Lakers en route to the Breslin Center. Wayne R. Johnson has your call here on Sunny 101.9 WKQS.
Gaylord, Michigan– Tyler Jandron hits a 3-pointer to get Negaunee off to a 3-0 lead on the first possession of the game. Glen Lake responds by hitting a pair from the line. Eric Lori and the Miners connect on another 3-pointer to jump ahead 6-2. With 4:23 left in the first quarter, the Miners are up 6-4 as Jandron has headed to the bench after taking a hard foul and drawing blood. Glen Lake has taken their first lead of the game, 8-6. Jandron returns as Negaunee trails 11-6 with 2:33 remaining in the first. The Miners are trailing by five points with under a minute left in the quarter. Jandron hits his second 3-pointer of the game to cut the Lakers lead to two points.
Negaunee: 15 Glen Lake: 15
Glen Lake scores first in the second quarter to take a 17-15 advantage. Midway through the second quarter both teams are knotted up at 20-20. With just over four minutes remaining in the half, Glen Lake is ahead 22-20, as Tanner Uren heads to the free throw line with a chance to tie it up for Negaunee. Jandron hits a layup to cut the Lakers lead to 24-22. With 59 seconds the game is tied. Jandron breaks the tie with four seconds left in the half, giving the Miners the lead heading into the locker room.
Negaunee: 28 Glen Lake: 26
The Lakers cut the Miner lead to one point after a hitting 1-of-2 from the charity stripe to being second half scoring action. Negaunee responds on the following two possession to take a 33-27 lead. The Miners have taken a 11-point lead, 38-27, as they are clicking on the offensive end in the third quarter. With two minutes left in the quarter, Negaunee leads 38-31. Both teams have made a series of mini-runs as the Miners are clinging to a five point lead with under a minute left in the third.
Neguanee: 40 Glen Lake: 39
With six minutes to play in the game, Negaunee is still ahead 40-39. Jandron splits a pair from the line to put the Miners ahead 41-39. With 5:30 to play, it’s the Miners leading 43-39. With 4:20 remaining in the game, the Miners are leading by three points. Jandron puts the lead back to five points with his 20th point of the game. Jandron hits a deep 3-pointer to put the Miners up by six points. With 2:35 remaining the Miners are clinging to a two point lead. The Lakers have tied it up at 50 apiece. Jandron responds with another 3-pointer to put Negaunee up 53-50. The Miners are up by two points, 55-53, with 28 seconds left as they call their final timeout. With 2.0 seconds remaining, Negaunee leads by one point, 56-55 and they have the ball. Jandron steps to the line, missing both free throws but it doesn’t matter as Negaunee wins the game.
The third time was the charm for the Miners as they took care of business in the quarterfinals and have earned a trip to the Breslin Center.
Negaunee: 56 Glen Lake: 55
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