Ishpeming, Mi– January 13th, 2023– The Negaunee Miner Boys fought hard in the first match of a double header against the Ishpeming Hematites Friday night. Carl Leander Johnson was on the scene for Sunny 101.9
Ben Rubick started off the first quarter with a three pointer for the Hematites. The Hematites reached a score of four before Gavin Downey got back to back three-pointers, stealing the lead. The student section roared as Griffin Argall stole the lead from the Miners with a three pointer. The Hematites continued to build their lead, with little contest from Negaunee. The Hematites ended the quarter off with a lead of 12-8
Mason Sager was first to score in the second quarter with a three pointer, cutting Ishpeming’s lead down to one. The Hematites fought back, bringing their score to sixteen. Gavin Saunders and Mason Sager refused to lose, bringing the Miners to a lead of four before the end of the half .20-16
The Hematites started off the third quarter with a two point cut off of the Miners lead. Gavin Downey knocked down a three pointer a few minutes later. Gavin Saunders scored a three pointer and free throw shortly after. The Hematites snapped back, and brought the lead back down to three. Evan Gauthier scored a three pointer, causing a twenty-nine point tie. The Hematites stole the lead as the buzzer rang, ending the quarter with a score of 31-29
In the beginning of the first quarter, Gavin Saunders scored a three pointer stealing the lead from the Hematites. Mason Sager scored a three pointer and a two pointer, widening the lead for the Miners. Both teams called timeouts within the last two minutes of the match. The Hematites fought back, cutting the lead down to three with twenty seconds left in the match. Gavin Saunders scored two points at the free throw line. Another timeout was called within the last ten seconds. the Hematites, gaining them a singular point before the end of the match.
FINAL SCORE 43-39