Negaunee, MI – February 16, 2021 – The Negaunee Miners Boys Basketball team took to the court Tuesday evening against the Gladstone Braves with a 1 and 2 record for the season. It was a close game, and for the first time all season, Gladstone was held to less than 70 points, but still beat the Miners 62-52. Jesse Anderson had the call live from Negaunee on Sunny 101.9.
Johnson with first points of the night 2-0 Negaunee. Tied up 2-2 with 6:16 to go. Luokkala up for 2, Negaunee’s up 4-2. Gladstone ties it 4-4. Luokkala again for 2, Negaunee 6-4. Potier for Gladstone, 6-6. 12-6 Gladstone at the end of the 1st Quarter.
Luokkala is the first the foul line and made one and missed one, 12-7 Gladstone. Gladstone scores on the rebound. Johnson for a 3, 14-10 Gladstone. Luokala scores twice, narrowing the gap to 16-14 Gladstone. Luke goes to the line for 2, tied game. Potier for 2, 18-16. Jacobetti to the line, makes 1, 18-17 Gladstone. Luokala for 2, Negaunee has the lead 19-18. Kelly for 2, 20-19 Gladstone at the end of the half. Luokala leading in scoring for the Miners with 11 points for the half.
Potier scores the first points of the half 22-19 Gladstone. Hughes scores 24-19, Miners trail. Johnson for 3 2 Hughes for 2 Johnson for another 3, 26-25 Gladstone. Gladstone scores 28-25. Castor scores, 30-25 Gladstone. Luke for 2 twice, 30-29. Luokala makes 1 from the line and ties the game. Castor for 3, 33-30 Gladstone. Luokala for 2, 33-32, Miners down 1. Hughes for 2, 35-32 Gladstone. Potier for 2, 37-32 Gladstone by 5 at the end of the 3rd.
Johnson for his fourth 3 of the night 37-35. Castor to the line for 2, 39-35. Luokala for 2, tied game. Castor scores, 44-37. Johnson for 2 44-39. Luokala to the line for 1 to make it a 2 point game. Ballard for 2, 48-44. Castor for 2, Negaunee down 6. Luke goes to the line for three shots, he makes 2 of 3. Gladstone for 2. Johnson for 3 and it’s a 3 point ballgame 52-49 with seconds on the clock. Miners tie it up at the buzzer with another 3 from Johnson.
Hughes for 2 54-52 Gladstone. Potier for 2 56-52 and Luokala fouls out sending him to the line. Luke fouled out as well sending Ballard to the line. 58-52 Gladstone. Ballard to the line for 2 more, 60-52 Gladstone. Ballard for 2, ten point lead for the Braves. Miners fall to the Braves 62-52. This is the first time all season Gladstone’s been held to less than 70 points. Negaunee Miner are 1 and 3 for the season.
The Negaunee Miners boys basketball team will be back on Sunny 101.9 Thursday to host the Marquette Redmen. Catch the Pre-Game Show with Mark Evans at 6:45pm and the full game broadcast starting at 7:15pm. To see the full season broadcast schedule, visit the official Miners Sports Page.