Negaunee, MI – February 12, 2021 – After a disappointing result on Tuesday against Calumet, the Negaunee Miners Girls Basketball team rebounded on Friday night with a 51-20 win over Ishpeming. Negaunee took control in the second quarter and never looked back, and improved to 1-1 on the season. Jesse Anderson had the call live in Negaunee on Sunny 101.9.
Alyssa Hill picked up right where she left off from the other night, and was dominating the game early. Even though the Hematites were having a difficult time stopping Hill, the score was tied 6-6 late in the quarter. Summer Dudo came in off of the bench to give the Miners’ a spark with four points to end the first quarter. Negaunee led 10-6 at the end of the first, and they never trailed again.
End of 1st: Negaunee Miners 10, Ishpeming Hematites 6
It was a complete team effort by the Miners in the second quarter to put the game out of reach. Lilly Nelson hit a 3-pointer, Morgan Carlson converted an and-one, and Hill continued scoring. Negaunee led 23-6, with Hill accounting for 14 of the 23. Dudo and Larissa Anderson scored a bucket each for Negaunee, and a fast break layup from Ishpeming’s Jocelynn Nyman cut the deficit to 25-8 for the Hematites. With a strong finish to the second quarter, the Miners led 31-11 at halftime.
Halftime: Negaunee Miners 31, Ishpeming Hematites 11
The third quarter was low scoring on both teams, the defense ramped up. Ishpeming continued its offense struggles into the second half, and Negaunee was having trouble finding continuity with their many substitutions. At the end of the third, Negaunee led 37-15 over Ishpeming.
End of 3rd: Negaunee Miners 37, Ishpeming Hematites 13
A free throw by Madi Smith gave Negaunee a 38-15 lead early in the fourth quarter, and subs continued to trickle in for both squads. Hill came in the game for one last push, and made her presence known with a couple of baskets before exiting. The Miners’ bench contributed with 3-pointers from Daylyn Drew and Shelby Prusi late in the game. Abby Koski connected on a 3-point shot for Ishpeming also, but the Hematites didn’t make enough shots as a whole. In a dominant performance on both ends of the court, Negaunee won 51-20 over arch-rival Ishpeming.
Final Score: Negaunee Miners 51, Ishpeming Hematites 20
NEXT GAME: The Negaunee Miners Girls Basketball team’s next broadcasted game will be on Wednesday, Feb. 17 when they hit the road to face the West Iron County Wykons! Jesse Anderson will have the call live from Iron River on Sunny 101.9, with the game beginning at 7:15 p.m. Go Miners!