Marquette, MI – March 11, 2021 – The Negaunee Miners Boys Basketball team went on the road to face the rival Marquette Redmen. The Redmen defeated the Miners 78-33. Jesse Anderson had the call on Sunny 101.9.
Marquette’s offense started the night strong. After trading the first few baskets, the Redmen just couldn’t miss. Marquette scored 9 straight points in the middle of the quarter, and the up-tempo style of Marquette continued to put points on the board for the remainder of the quarter. Negaunee found some success later on, but it wasn’t enough to make up the deficit. The Redmen led at the end of the first quarter 26-12.
The second quarter was all Marquette. The Redmen went on a staggering 14-3 run to extend their lead to 40-15. This was led by Kameron Karp, who scored 13 points in the first half. Negaunee’s offense was struggling throughout the quarter, as the Miners’ starting forward Eli Luokkala was in early foul trouble. The first half ended with a strong 42-20 lead for the Redmen.
The third quarter was slightly more competitive than the previous two, but Marquette continued to control the pace. The Redmen were able to further extend their significant lead by going on another incredible run late in the quarter. For Negaunee, Will Luke led the way this quarter, yet it wasn’t enough to get back into the game. Marquette took a 60-31 lead into the final quarter.
The fourth quarter was the most dominant of the game for Marquette. Negaunee was only able to score two points all quarter, but Marquette’s offense continued to find to bottom of the net. Including the third quarter, Marquette ended the game with 21 unanswered points. Most of the fourth quarter had a running clock. Marquette’s impressive effort was led by a big three of Lincoln Sager, Ty Lotterman, and Kameron Karp, as they trounced the Miners 78-33.
NEXT GAME: Monday, March 15th against the Escanaba Eskymos in Escanaba. Tune into Sunny 101.9 at 7:15 pm for the Elder Agency Pregame Show with Jesse Anderson.