West Ishpeming, Michigan Wednesday February 24th, 2016 – The Negaunee Miners Boys Basketball team traveled to West Ishpeming, Michigan tonight to take on the Westwood Patriots. Brady Guilbault was there to bring you all the action LIVE from the U.P. Propane Broadcast Booth.
The Negaunee Miners won the tip to start the game and immediately scored to take the earlier lead. The Negaunee Miners and the Westwood Patriots were tied 7-7 at the halfway mark, but the Westwood Patriots took their first lead of the night 9-7 on the next possession. Trent Bell scored a 3 point shot at the 2 minute mark to give the Miners the lead back 10-7 against the Westwood Patriots. The Negaunee Miners ended the first quarter tied 16-16 with the Westwood Patriots.
In the first three minutes of the second quarter, both teams played great defense and held each other scoreless, until the Westwood Patriots scored the first basket to take the lead back 18-16. The first half of play was action packed and both team battled back and forth for the lead, but the Negaunee Miners prevailed the victors of the first half 25-21 over the Westwood Patriots on Sunny.FM.
The Negaunee Miners were fouled to start the third quarter and made on free throw shot to lead 26-21. The Negaunee Miners sped up the tempo in the next few minutes and took their biggest lead of the game 35-25. The Negaunee Miners were able to maintain a sizable lead 45-28 over the Westwood Patriots to end the third quarter of play.
The Negaunee Miners started the fourth quarter scoring and broadening their lead to 10 points, 48-28 over the Patriots. The Negaunee Miners offense was played well in the first half of the fourth quarter and led 54-35. The Negaunee Miners emerged victorious, with a 60-38 win over the Westwood Patriots. The Negaunee Miners improved their winning record to 18-0.
The Negaunee Miners defeated the Westwood Patriots (60-38) on Sunny.FM.
The Negaunee Miners Girls Basketball team will host the Ishpeming Hematites tomorrow night February 25th, 2016 in their last regular season game. The Honor Credit Union Pre-game Show will start around 7:00pm and the game will follow at 7:30pm on Sunny.FM.
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