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Negaunee Miners Girls Basketball Lose to the Houghton Gremlins 65-56 on Sunny 101.9.

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Negaunee, MIDecember 10th, 2021 – The Negaunee Miners lost their first game of the season to the Houghton Gremlins 65-56 and take their record to 3-1 for the 2021-2022 campaign. Carl Leander Johnson had the call live in Negaunee on Sunny 101.9.

1st Quarter: Alyssa Hill scored the first points of the game driving to the lane to make a contested shot. Houghton’s Meghan Trewhella and Stella Wickstrom would both answer with driving shots of their own to put the Gremlins on top 4-2. The Miner girls would go on a 10-2 run over the course of the next three minutes. Ella Mason drives in for the paint causing the defense to collapse and hits Hill in the corner for a wide open 3 pointer. Emily Gauthier had a nice pump fake that sent her defender flying as she drove into the paint for a nice floater into the net for 2 points. Hill put a real show racking up 4 points, 3 rebounds and 2 blocks in the game’s first 6 minutes and giving the Miners a 12-6 lead. Trewhella and Rachel Bigelow would end the first quarter with a pair of field goals to cut the Negaunee lead to 2 points.

End of 1st: Negaunee Miners 14, Houghton Gremlins 12

The Negaunee Miners take the ball to the Houghton Gremlins start the second quarter.
The Negaunee Miners take the ball to the Houghton Gremlins start the second quarter.

2nd Quarter: Negaunee and Houghton would open up the second period in a real dogfight. Each team scraping for points. Summer Dudo had an amazing half court pass assist to Hill in the paint. Negaunee took the lead 17-16 in the second quarter after Hill hit one of her two free throws with about 4 minutes left in the first half. The Gremlins, however, would start a devastating 15-2 run with Annika Peterson’s 3-pointer with 3:30 minutes to play in the second quarter. Two more 3-pointers from Bigelow and Trewhella, coupled with a slew of offensive rebounds gave the momentum needed for Houghton to sustain the run. Negaunee Miners ended the first half with the game starting to slip away.

End of 2nd: Negaunee Miners 21, Houghton Gremlins 31

3rd Quarter: The Miner Girls had an uphill battle to fight coming out of the break. Houghton was able to increase their lead to 40-25 in their aggressive hurry up offense that Negaunee could not stop. Mason responded with a beautiful drive and euro-step combination for a tough 2 point shot. Lilly Nelson hit a nothing but net 3-pointer to bring the deficit to 10 points. Just as quickly as the Miner girls were catching up, it seemed like the Gremlins always had an answer. Peterson hit a 3-pointer on the next possession. Negaunee’s Madison Smith would sub in to give another spark to the team. She would hit a 3-pointer right after being called in and then on the ensuing possession come up with a steal that would hit Mason for an easy 2 point field goal. The third quarter came to a close with both teams putting up offensive prowess. The Houghton Gremlins would end up taking a 15 point lead 3 separate times during the period.

End of 3rd: Negaunee Miners 38, Houghton Gremlins 50

Miner Girls trying to come back at the end of the game against the Houghton Gremlins!
Miner Girls trying to come back at the end of the game against the Houghton Gremlins!

4th Quarter: Here begins two attempts at a come back for the Miners. Negaunee would bring the deficit to single digits with contributions from Hill and Nelson causing the Gremlins to take a timeout with 5:40 minutes remaining. Houghton would answer to give the Gremlins a 14 point lead. Wickstrom was seemingly making any and every basket she attempted for the Gremlins. From there, Nelson and Mason combined efforts to bring the Miners to within 7 points with 1:10 remaining and the score at 63-56. The score would remain the same as both teams could not score on the court or at the free throw line. Paige Sleeman made a Houghton basket with mere seconds left on the clock and to put the final score at 65-56.

End of Game: Negaunee Miners 56, Houghton Gremlins 65

Final Score. The Houghton gremlins come away victorious, handing the Miners their first loss of the season.
Final Score. The Houghton gremlins come away victorious, handing the Miners their first loss of the season.

The Joe Boogren Player of the Game was awarded to Lilly Nelson.

Next Game: The Negaunee Girls Basketball team take on the Marquette Reddettes at home next week Tuesday December 14th, 2021 at 7:15PM. You can listen live on Sunny 101.9!

LISTEN TO THE FULL GAME: NEGAUNEE MINERS VS HOUGHTON GREMLINS!

 

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