The Negaunee Miners are in the Breslin Center for the first time since 2008 as they enter the semi-finals looking to knock off the Laingsburg Wolf Pack. Wayne R. Johnson has your call here on Sunny 101.9 WKQS.
Gaylord, Michigan– The Negaunee Miners started out the game a bit frazzled and off their game as the Wolf Pack were able to put on a five point run to go up by three but the Miners were able draw two fouls on the Wolf Pack’s best player and were also able to keep close to the Wolf Pack trailing only by three points.
Negaunee: 6 Laingsburg: 9
The Miners are struggling to get into their offense but have used a strong defensive presence to keep the game close.
Negaunee: 14 Laingsburg: 18
Tyler Jandron scores first in the third quarter as he puts Negaunee back within two points. With 5:13 left in the game, the Miners are trailing 20-18 but have possession of the game. Jandron follows with a pull-up 3-pointer to bring the score to 22-21. Laingsburg responds with a 3-pointer. Eric Lori drains his third 3-pointer of the game to give Negaunee their first lead since the first quarter of the game at 26-25. The Wolf Pack retake the lead after a pair of free throws. Laingsburg takes a four point lead with 1:16 remaining in the game. Jandron responds with a 3-pointer to pull the Miners back within one.
Neguanee: 29 Laingsburg: 32
Tanner Uren scores first as Negaunee cuts their deficit to 32-31. Eric Lori finds Brock Weaver in the lane to bring the Miners within two, 35-33. The Miners cut it too one again, 36-35 as they continue to keep it close in the final minutes. Laingsburg leads 38-35 as their is a timeout on the floor. Jandron drains a 3-pointer to keep the game close, as he has 14 points. With 2:02 left Negaunee trails 41-38, with the ball after a timeout. After a pair of free-throws the Wolf Pack takes a five point lead, before the Miners respond with a 3-pointer. Negaunee has tied the game at 43-43 after a Tanner Uren offensive rebound and put-back. The Miners have the ball with 29 seconds left with the game knotted up at 43 apiece. Laingsburg wins on a buzzer-beater, as they stun the Miners in the final seconds.
The Miners fall just short as they gave Laingsburg all they could handle. Negaunee ends with a 24-2 record as they were conference, district, regional and quarterfinal champions.
Negaunee: 43 Laingsburg: 45
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