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Negaunee Miner Boys Basketball – Negaunee (70) VS L’Anse (42) on Sunny 101.9 WKQS


Negaunee Miner Boys basketball with Heather Seppenan on Sunny 101.9 WKQS

The Negaunee Miners hit the road to L’Anse in the only match-up of the season between the two schools.

Negaunne improves to 8-1 as they win a non-conference road game in L'Anse
Negaunne improves to 8-1 as they win a non-conference road game in L’Anse

L’Anse, Michigan– The Purple Hornets jump out to a 3-0 lead after converting on a corner 3-pointer. The Miners respond with two straight baskets to take the 4-3 lead. Tanner Uren splits a pair from the line to make it 5-3 Negaunee. With 2:35 left to play in the first quarter the Miners hold a 8-5 lead. The Purple Hornets connect on their third 3-pointer of the quarter to cut the Negaunee lead to 10-8. The Miners recapture the lead on a Tyler Jandron jump-shot.

First quarter:

Negaunee: 14        L’Anse: 11

Brock Weaver makes one-of-two at the line to put Negaunee up 15-11. Jandron scores on the following possession, giving the Miners a 17-11 advantage. The Miners take a 19-11 lead after Tanner Uren scores on a offensive rebound. After a Jandron lay-up Negaunee pushes their lead to 21-11. After a pair of free throws the Miners are up 23-13. The Miners put on the full court press and force consecutive L’Anse turnovers.

Halftime score:

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The Negaunee Miners planning their attack during a timeout!

Negaunee: 25       L’Anse: 15

With 6:35 to play in the third quarter both teams trade buckets as the Miners are still up 10, 28-18. Negaunee adds to their lead as Jandron caps off a fast break with a lay-up making it 35-18. After a 3-point basket the Miners make it 38-18, midway through the third quarter. The Miners connect on another 3-pointer making it 43-20. With 40 seconds to play in the third, it’s a 48-22 Negaunee advantage.

Third quarter:

Negaunee: 50     L’Anse: 22

With just over five minutes to play in the fourth quarter the Miners are up 55-28. The Miners take a timeout as they hold a 57-29 lead midway through the fourth. After a deep bomb from Uren, Negaunee pushes their lead to 60-29. With 3:31 to go, the Purple Hornets are in the bonus, trailing 62-32. Both teams turn to their benches in the final minutes of the game. Negaunee leads 68-40 with a minute to play.

The Miners use a huge third quarter to blow the game open and win a non-conference road battle as they improve to 8-1 on the season.

Final Score:

Negaunee: 70      L’Anse: 42


 LISTEN – The Negaunee Miners defeat the L’Anse Purple Hornets 70-42 on Sunny 101.9 WKQS Tuesday January 15 2013.mp3


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