Negaunee, Michigan– 01/29/2018– The Negaunee Miners Boys basketball team stayed home this Monday night to take on the Iron Mountain Mountaineers. The Miners came into this game 5-6 after their win on Friday against Manistique. The Mountaineers were 10-0. Jesse and Brady brought you all of the play-by-play action on Sunny FM.
The Mountaineers won the tip-off to start the game and they jumped out fast against the Miners. Jason Waterman scored the first two points for Negaunee and Jacob Ennett scored the rest of the points for the Miners in the first quarter (5 points). The Mountaineers had two key players to look out for as they led both teams with the scoring- Marcus Johnson and Foster Wonders. At the end of the first quarter the score was 20-7 with the Mountaineers leading the Miners. Negaunee had a little bit more of a spark in the second quarter and were able to close Iron Mountains lead a little bit. Jacob Ennett, Luke Mattson, and Jason Waterman all scored for the Miners in the second quarter. Jesse had said that Negaunee needed a big defensive stance set up because Iron Mountain had no problems making shots around the court. Jakson Sager, Miner, was doing a great job defending against Marcus Johnson as he forced him to miss a lot of shots. 28-17 was the score at half-time as the Mountaineers kept the lead.
Iron Mountain had possession to start off the third quarter. Jason Waterman, Jakson Sager, and Luke Skewis scored for Negaunee. The Mountaineers kept up their lead and at the end of the third quarter, the score was 41-25 with the Miners trailing. Negaunee had possession to start off the fourth quarter. The Miners had a really nice run to close the gap to 9 points at one point! Luke Mattson, Jakson Sager, Jacob Ennett, and Drew DuShane all scored for the Miners in the fourth quarter. They played hard and battled back until the end with a score of 56-46. The Miners did take a loss but they have a lot of skill to take on Iron Mountain and only trail by ten in the final score. Marcus Johnson (Mountaineer) lead the way for all scorers in the game with 25 points, 3 rebounds, 1 steal and 3 assists. Foster Wonders had 15 points, 9 rebounds, 1 steal and 1 block. Charlie Gerhard had 8 points, 11 rebounds, and 4 steals. Jakson Sager had 14 points on the night with 2 assists. Jake Ennett had 13 points, 3 rebounds, 1 steal and 1 assist. Jason Waterman had 10 points, 6 rebounds, 1 assist. Luke Mattson had 5 points, 3 rebounds and 2 steals. Luke Skewis (1 rebound, 3 assists) and Drew DuShane (1 rebound, 1 steal) both had 2 points.
Negaunee Miners- 46
Iron Mountain Mountaineers- 56
** The next Miners game will be Tuesday, January 30th, as the Girls team stays home to take on the Gladstone Braves. The next Boys game will be Thursday, February 1st, as they stay home to take on the Gwinn ModelTowners. The pre-game will be around 7:10pm and the tip-off is at 7:30pm for both of those games. Jesse and Brady will be ready to bring you all of the action on Sunny FM. GO MINERS!
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