Marquette, Michigan Thursday February 18th, 2016 – The Negaunee Miners Boys Basketball team traveled to Marquette, Michigan tonight to face the Marquette Redmen. Jesse Anderson and Brady Guilbault were LIVE from the U.P. Propane Broadcast Booth on Sunny.FM.
The Negaunee Miners won the tip to start the game, but the Marquette Redmen stole the ball and scored on the possession after a foul to take an early lead 1-0. The Negaunee Miners offense was slow to start tonight, but led 5-4 halfway through the quarter. The first quarter ended with the Miners holding a 13-8 lead against the Redmen.
The Negaunee Miners defense held the Marquette Redmen scoreless in the first 3 minutes of the second quarter, to maintain a 17-8 lead. The Negaunee Miners offense started to push the tempo midway through the second quarter and maintained a double digit lead 19-8. The Negaunee Miners ended the first half with a comfortable lead 27-14 over the Marquette Redmen.
The Marquette Redmen were first to score in the third quarter with a free throw shot to trail the Miners 27-15. The Negaunee Miners and the Marquette Redmen played a very defensive game in the third quarter. Neither team put much points on the board, but the Negaunee Miners maintained a 32-18 lead with 4 minutes left in the quarter. The Marquette Redmen started to cut into the Miners lead in the final minutes of the third quarter, but quarter ended with the Miners on top 34-24.
Dre Tuominen started the fourth quarter completing a old fashion 3 point play to give the Miners a 37-24 lead. The Marquette Redmen found a zone in the fourth quarter and cut into the Negaunee Miners lead and trailed 39-31 with 6 minutes left in the game. The fourth quarter was an aggressive game, but the Negaunee Miners ended the game with the win 19-39 against the Marquette Redmen. The Negaunee Miners improved their winning record to 17-0.
The Negaunee Miners defeated the Marquette Redmen (49-39) on Sunny.FM.
The Negaunee Miners Girls Basketball team will host the Westwood Patriots tomorrow February 19th, 2016. Join Jesse Anderson and Brady Guilbault for all the action. The Honor Credit Union Pre-game Show will start around 7:00pm and the game will follow at 7:30pm on Sunny.FM.
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