MARQUETTE, MI – 12/17/2014 – Going into the game, Negaunee knew they were taking on, perhaps, the best team in the Upper Peninsula, and one of the best in the state when it comes to girls basketball. In this non-conference GNC vs MPC battle, the Redettes showed why they can win in a multitude of ways. Whether it’s shutting down a team defensively or putting up points, the Redettes can do it all. They were able to shut the Miners down completely in the middle-two quarters of the ballgame, allowing only 12 points in those quarters, including just four in the third.
Marquette, led by Lizzie Kurin’s 14 and Hunter Vitala’s 11, improves to 5-0 on the season, and has a real shot at running the table this year with the talent they have. Meanwhile, Negaunee falls to 2-2, but that is an improvement from last year’s 1-3 start when they were the co-MPC champions. They were led last night once again by sophomore Aleda Johnson (9), with Adena Anderson tossing in a season-high 8 points herself. Haley Fezatt continues her improvement (7 points), and has become a consistent player for Coach Sager. With players like Aleda Johnson, Courtney Finnila, and Ashley Tresedder on the scene, the Miners have the potential to repeat again this season.
The girls will play next on Friday 12/19 at 7:30pm against the conference rival Norway Knights (4-1) in Lakeview Gymnasium in Negaunee. Join Jesse Anderson & myself as we’ll bring you the call on SunnyFM!
-Carl Leander Johnson