Marquette, MI – Friday, December 21st, 2018 – The Negaunee Miners faced the Marquette Redmen Friday night where they lost in a close battle with a final score of 55-47. Jesse Anderson was in Marquette to bring all of the live action to 101.9 SunnyFM.
Marquette won the tip-off and they were the first to get on the board. Marquette took the early lead, 4-0, but the Miners were quick to tie the score. The offensive battle kept going between the teams, and the fouls were in favor 2-0 for the Miners, but the Redmen took the first quarter lead with a score of 12-11.
The second quarter sang a similar tune to the first, but the teams instead played a defensive battle. The score remained tight, and the Redmen took the 24-18 lead going into half time.
Negaunee had possession of the ball to start the third quarter. Marquette played a full court press defense this period and really put the pressure on the Miners. The quarter was a clean one with no fouls. With some cheering from their student section, the Redmen took the lead 43-29 going into the last quarter.
Things got a little rougher in the last quarter, with the final foul count 8-9 in favor of Marquette. Negaunee was able to close the lead quite a bit, but not enough. The Redmen came out victorious from this close battle with a final score of 55-47.
The Negaunee Miners’ next game is on Friday, December 28th, 2018 against Manistique. Join Jesse Anderson for all of the can’t-miss action!The pre-game show will start around 5:45 pm and tip off will follow at 6:00 pm on Sunny.FM. Also, shout-out to Negaunee’s Jakson Sager, MI Internet’s Player of the Game. Great job!