The Negaunee Miners travel to Westwood as they look to knock off the rival Patriots in conference action. Wayne R. Johnson has the call here on Sunny 101.9 WKQS.
Westwood, Michigan– Tanner Uren gets the Miners on the board first, making the shot while get fouled. The Patriots hit a 3-pointer to take an early 3-2 lead. With 4:44 to play in the first quarter, Negaunee is holding a 4-3 lead. Uren scores off a pass from Eric Lori, as he has all six of the Miners points. The Miners convert another lay-up, jumping ahead 10-3 with two minutes left in the first quarter.
Negaunee: 10 Westwood: 6
Tyler Jandron hits a 3-pointer to get the scoring started in the second quarter as Negaunee goes up 13-6. With six minutes left in the second, the Miners have opened up a 16-6 lead. Tanner Uren hits a jumper to push the Negaunee back to 10 points; 18-8. The Miners press is causing havoc for the Patriots, as they jump ahead 22-8. Eric Lori hits another basket, as Negaunee jumps ahead by 16 points. With a minute left in the first half the Miners have opened up a 30-10 lead, as they continue to create turnovers and score in the paint.
Negaunee: 31 Westwood: 10
Westwood gets the scoring underway in the third quarter, hitting a 3-pointer to cut the Negaunee lead to 31-13. Negaunee puts their first points of the second half on the board, as they are up 33-13. The Miners score again, going up 36-13 as their defense continues to cause the Patriots offense fits. Uren drops a 3-pointer on an assist from Jandron. Brock Weaver throws down a dunk for Negaunee, as the Miners are starting to run away with the contest. Jandron hits a free throw, misses the second but grabs his own miss and goes back to the line. The Miners hold a 42-17 lead with just under two minutes in the third.
Negaunee: 44 Westwood: 18
Westwood scores to begin the fourth quarter, as the Miner starters take the floor to start the fourth quarter. Negaunee continues to find easy buckets, taking a 28 point lead early in the fourth quarter. The Miners clear the bench as the starters come out with 5:51 left in the fourth. Westwood brings in five reserves as well. With four minutes to play, it’s a 48-22 Negaunee lead. The Miners are up 58-22 with under a minute to play.
The Miners defense shuts down the Patriots as Negaunee uses a big third quarter to cruise to a conference victory.
Negaunee: 53 Westwood: 30
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