The Negaunee Miners travel to Norway as they look to knock off the Knights and stay undefeated in conference play. Heather Seppenan has the call on Sunny 101.9 WKQS.
Norway, Michigan — Norway gets on the board first as they connect on a lay-up to go up 2-0. Rosalie Anderson gets the Miners on the board first with a pull up jumper, tying the score at 2-2. Taylor Wilber puts it in for Negaunee and the Miners steal the ball and score on the ensuing possession to take a 6-2 lead. The Miners jump out to a 10-4 lead, forcing the Knights to take a timeout, with under three minutes to play in the first quarter. With 1:20 left in the opening quarter, the Knights have cut the Miner lead to 10-9.
Negaunee: 10 Norway: 9
The Miners score first in the second quarter to take a three point advantage; 12-9. The Knights knot the game up with a three pointer. Both teams are playing stingy defense as the score remains tied 12-12 with five minutes left in the first half. Halfway through the second quarter, the Miners recapture the lead as they hold a 14-12 lead. Rosalie Anderson gets fouled and hits the layup. After converting the free throw the Miners lead the Knights 17-12. Rosalie Anderson finds the bottom of the bucket again, putting the Miners up 19-12, with just over a minute left in the second quarter.
Negaunee: 21 Norway: 16
The Knights put in the first points of the second half to cut the Negaunee lead to 21-18. The Miners respond on the following possession, pushing their lead back to five. With 5:30 to play in the third quarter, the Miners hold a 23-20 advantage. Taylor Wilber scores, gets fouled, and makes the free throw, giving Negaunee a 26-22 lead. With 2:40 left to play in the third quarter Negaunee is up 28-25. With a minute left to play, the Knights are looking to hold the ball for the last shot of the quarter.
Negaunee: 28 Norway: 25
Both teams trade buckets to start the fourth quarter, as the Miners still hold a three point lead. Norway scores again, cutting Negaunee’s lead to 30-29. Norway scores to take their first lead of the game, as they are up 31-30 with five minutes left in the fourth quarter. Negaunee is struggling to score in the fourth quarter as they trail the Knights 33-30 midway through the fourth quarter. Norway has pushed their lead to seven points; 37-30 as the Miners switch to a full court press. With 1:45 left in the game, the Miners still trail the Knights 37-30 as they look to make a comeback in the final minutes. Ashley Veale fouls out for the Miners as Norway is in the double bonus with just over a minute left.
Negaunee leads the game for three quarters but can’t survive a late game run by Norway as they are upset on the road for their first conference loss.
Negaunee: 30 Norway: 44
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