Marquette, Michigan– 02/20/2018– The Negaunee Miners Girls Basketball team traveled to Marquette to take on the Redettes. The Miners were a perfect 19-0 to start the game while the Redettes were 15-5. Brady Guilbault and Jesse Anderson brought you the action simulcast on Fox Sports Marquette 105.1 and 99.9, and Sunny FM.
The Redettes won the tip-off to start the game. MacKenzie Karki, Miner, was fouled on her way up on a play and went to the line for two to score the first points in the game. Bridget Pliska scored the first two points for Marquette. Both teams were back and forth with scoring until Negaunee received a couple more free-throws and widened the lead over Marquette. Ellie Hicks scored a three pointer for Marquette to lessen the deficit. Both teams were rolling through their benches and using fast full-court presses. Just as Negaunee was about to have a last shot in the first quarter, Stasha Warchock blocked it. 26-14 was the score at the end of the first. Marquette went into the bonus within the first two minutes of the second quarter sending Avery Ledy to the line for a one on one and she scored two points on that. Avery Ledy rebounded and got the put-back that gave a quick few points to Marquette. Natalie Bartle answered back with her signature floater for the Miners. Negaunee went into the bonus about half way through the second quarter and shortly after that, Marquette went into the double-bonus. Sophia Bartlett, Redmen, tied the game 30-30. Abby Nelson, Clara Johnson, and Natalie Bartle won back the lead over the Redmen. Lynsee Dempsey, Miner, blocked the last shot for Marquette. 38-36 was the score as the Miners led the Redmen at half-time.
Marquette had possession of the ball to start off the third quarter. Stasha Warchock, Redmen, tied up the game with her free-throws. Through out the quarter, the two teams tied the game six times! The Redmen started to double-team Natalie Bartle. 50-50 was the score at the end of three as Aspen Michelin scored her free-throws for Marquette. Natalie Bartle, Miner, scored all three points in her old-fashioned to take the lead back for Negaunee in the beginning of the fourth. Natalie Bartle took over for the Miners in the fourth quarer as she traded shots back and forth with the Redmen. Ally Jacobson scored the last two points of the game with her one on one. 72-61 was the final score of the game as the Negaunee Miners Girls Basketball team defeated the Marquette Redmen. The Miners are now a perfect 20-0 on the season and they have earned the title Perfect Regular Season that hasn’t been achieved since 1997. Coach was ecstatic and so proud of the girls and he said that they plan to move forward to be ready for next week in the new season.
Negaunee Miners- 72
Marquette Redettes- 61
STATS: Natalie Bartle led the scoring for the Miners with 30 points, 6 rebounds, 2 steals and 3 assists. Clara Johnson followed behind her with 16 points, 1 rebound, 1 steal and 3 assists. 14 points was scored by Abby Nelson along with 8 rebounds, 1 steal and 1 assist. MacKenzie Karki scored 5 points and 1 rebound. Scoring 2 points were Hanna Voskuhl ( 1 rebound, 1 steal), Ielee Shiroda (4 rebounds), and Ally Jacobson (2 rebounds, 1 assist). Lynsee Dempsey rounded off the scoring with 1 point.
** The next Miners game will be Wednesday, February 21st as the Boys team travels to Westwood to take on the Patriots. The pre-game will start around 7:10pm as the tip-off is at 7:30pm for that game. Next Wednesday, February 28th the Girls take on the Westwood Patriots at home. The pre-game for that game will be around 5:40pm as the tip-off is at 6:00pm. Brady Guilbault and Jesse Anderson will have all of the action for you on Sunny FM. GO MINERS!
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