Negaunee, MI – February 26th, 2019 – On a frigid Tuesday night in the U.P., the Negaunee Miners Girls Basketball team hosted the Gladstone Braves on senior night! Jesse Anderson had the call between Negaunee and Gladstone on Sunny 101.9FM.
The game was off to a slow start, as the Miners led 4-1 early with six minutes to go in the first quarter. A Negaunee three-pointer put them up 7-1, they began to click offensively. Gladstone couldn’t get anything going, as with three minutes remaining in the quarter, they only had a single point on the scoreboard. The Braves would score their first field goal of the game with under two minutes to go, their deficit was now 9-3. After a defensive struggle, the Miners led the Braves 11-5 after one quarter of play.
End of 1st: Negaunee Miners 11, Gladstone Braves 5
Negaunee had a strong start to the second quarter, as they extended their lead to 17-5. The Miners were playing impressive defense, they caused the Braves to only score seven points in 12 minutes of action. Gladstone trailed 23-11 to Negaunee, they still struggled in their half-court offense. Over these past few games, the Miners have really committed to defending, and the score totals showed. A late Miners basket gave them a 26-15 halftime lead over the Gladstone Braves.
Halftime: Negaunee Miners 26, Gladstone Braves 15
The Miners came out in the second half with a zone defense, they showed Gladstone a new look. Negaunee jumped out to a 31-15 lead early in the quarter, causing a Braves’ timeout. Negaunee was in the midst of a great quarter of play, as they took a 41-20 lead with under two minutes remaining in the third quarter. Negaunee rode a strong third quarter to take a 44-22 lead over Gladstone heading into the fourth quarter.
End of 3rd: Negaunee Miners 44, Gladstone Braves 22
The teams began to trade baskets to start the fourth, and the Miners led 50-31. It was an intense start to the quarter by both teams, but this favored Negaunee because of their big lead. Both squads continued to go back-and-forth, it was a very fun final quarter of play. Gladstone’s offense began to play great, but it tremendously hurt them in the first three quarters. The Miners played a great game on both ends of the floor, and they sent their seniors off on a right note in their final regular season home game. Negaunee cruised to a victory over Gladstone by a score of 60-38.
Final Score: Negaunee Miners 60, Gladstone Braves 38
NEXT GAME: The Negaunee Miners Girls Basketball team will be back in action on Thursday, February 28th, when they travel to Manistique to battle the Emeralds in their final regular season game! Jesse Anderson will have the call on Sunny 101.9FM, starting with the pregame show at 6:45pm and the game to follow at 7:15.