Negaunee hits the road as they take on the Norway Knights in hopes of wrapping up the top spot in the conference. Wayne R. Johnson has your call here on Sunny 101.9 WKQS.
Norway, Michigan– Negaunee scores on their first possession to take an early 2-0 lead. The Miners have turned another Norway turnover into a bucket, as they lead 4-0 with just under six minutes left in the first quarter. Tanner Uren hits a 3-pointer as the Miners go up 7-0, forcing a Norway timeout. The Miners offense is clicking early, as they are up 10-0 halfway through the first quarter. With two minutes remaining in the first quarter, the Miners are leading the Knights 14-2. Negaunee is stifling the Norway offense as they lead 16-3.
Negaunee: 20 Norway: 5
Eric Lori and the Miners score first in the second quarter as they jump out to a 17 point lead. With 4:20 left in the first half Negaunee leads 22-8. The pace has slowed a bit in the second quarter as Norway has switched to a zone. The Knights connect on a 3-pointer, cutting the lead to 22-11. Eric Lori scores to break the Miner drought, putting Negaunee up 24-11.
Negaunee: 24 Norway: 11
Eric Lori gets the first basket of the second half for Negaunee, as the Miners are up 26-11 and pressing the Knights. Lori and Uren convert back-to-back buckets off of Norway turnovers as the Miners are up 30-13. With 4:04 left in the third quarter, the Miners have built a 17-point lead. With 52 seconds to play in the third quarter, Neguanee has built a 22-point lead. Eric Lori drops a 3-pointer in the final seconds of the third quarter to put the Miners ahead 25 points.
Negaunee: 40 Norway: 15
The Miners are looking to wrap up the game and cut down on the turnovers as they hold a 27 point lead with 5:30 to play in the fourth quarter. Tanner Uren hits a pair of free throws after Norway was called for a technical foul. Negaunee clears the bench as they have a 45-17 point lead with 4:20 left in the game. With 2:32 to play in the fourth quarter, the Miners hold a 45-22 advantage. The Miners are 1:15 away from winning their 15th game in a row as they are ahead 47-21.
The Miners got ahead early and never looked back as they wrapped up the conference championship with a road victory over Norway.
Negaunee: 50 Norway: 21
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