Negaunee Miners Girls basketball with Heather Seppanen on the call on Sunny 101.9 WKQS
Gwinn, Michigan —The Negaunee Miners look to continue their hot start to the season as they travel to Gwinn for a road test against the Modeltowners.
Gwinn gets on the board first and Negaunee responds with a bucket on their first possession of the game, making it 2-2. Negaunee jumps out to a 5-2 lead with a 3-pointer. Gwinn calls a timeout after the Miners take a 9-4 lead. Negaunee leads 11-6, taking advantage of a Gwinn turnover. With 3:46 left to play in the first quarter, Negaunee leads 11-8. The Miners lead 16-8 after Ashley Veale converts at the free throw line.
Negaunee: 19 Gwinn: 8
The Miners get on the board first as they split a pair of free throws to make it 20-8. Ashley Veale scores in the paint to give Negaunee a 24-9 lead. With 3:11 left in the first half Negaunee is up 24-11. Gwinn scores to cut into the Miner as they trail 25-15. The Modeltowners score again to cut the deficit to single digits. Taylor Wilber connects on a corner buzzer beater to push the Miner lead back to double digits going into the break.
Negaunee: 27 Gwinn: 17
The Modeltowners strike first in the second half as they connect on a lay-up and complete the free throw after the foul. Negaunee responds with a lay-up, making the score 29-20. With 5:23 left in the third quarter Negaunee holds a 29-21 advantage. Gwinn cuts the Miner lead to six, 29-23, midway through the third quarter. Negaunee hits a 3-pointer to push their lead to 32-23, with under three minutes left to play. The Miners extend their lead into double digits again, as they take a 34-23 lead as the third quarter winds down. Negaunee goes on a 8-0 as they take a 38-23 lead.
Negaunee: 38 Gwinn: 23
Negaunee scores first in the final frame, as they hold a 17-point edge, at 40-23. Rosalie Anderson connects down low to make it 42-24 for the Miners. Anderson grabs her own missed free throw and puts it in for two points. The Miners lead 46-24 as they are starting to pull away. With 2:28 to play Negaunee is up 47-26. The Miners continue their stellar second half shooting as they are up 53-26 with 1:34 left to play in the fourth quarter.
Negaunee got off to a strong start and kept the pressure on all game as they pick up a road win in Gwinn and improve to 5-0 in conference play.
Negaunee: 53 Gwinn: 31
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