Marquette, Michigan– 02/15/2018– The Negaunee Miners Boys Basketball team traveled to Marquette to take on the Redmen. The Miners came into this game a — while the Redmen were –. Jacob Ogea brought you all of the action on the simulcasted game on Sunny FM.
The Miners wore their road gold with blue trim as the Redmen wore their home white with red trim. Marquette won the tip-off to start off the game. The Redmen started off the game with a trail of 3’s for Marquette and they were ahead by eleven before the Miners got the chance to score. The Miners were trying to foul Marius Grazulis, Redmen key player, for the second time in the first and they were able to do so a few minutes before the buzzer. Raffy Millado and Marias Grazulis were forces to go up against for the Miners. Luke Mattson, Miner, scored one of his free-throws just before the end of the first to make the score 22-9 as the Miners trailed behind the Redmen. To start off the second quarter, each team had four fouls. Right away, Negaunee was in a man-to-man defense. Brendan Kaski, Redmen, unfortunately recieved two fouls within 6 seconds and that gave the Miners the advantage with every foul an opportunity of two at the line. Jason Waterman, Miner, really stepped up for the Miners in this quarter and between him, Luke Skewis, and Jacob Ennet, they managed to keep the score deficit relatively the same. 36-21, the Miners trailed the Redmen at half-time.
In the beginning of the second half,the Miners went to the free-throw line 6 times. Marius Grezulis scored the first points for Marquette with his free-throws but later in the quarter received his third foul. The Miners were able to dominate the scoreboard in the early second half. Jason Waterman, Luke Skewis, Luke Mattson, Jakson Sager, and Drew Lindberg scored for the Miners and brought the score to an 11 point deficit. At the end of the third quarter, each team was in the penalty and the score was 53-42 as the Redmen led the Miners. Marius Grezulis came back into the game in the fourth quarter to play with his four fouls hanging in the air. Negaunee was doing a good job defensively to stay strong in the game. Theo Kumpula scored for the Miners as his put-back was good. Alex DuPont also made a show in this quarter for the Miners as he scored one of his free-throws. Keegan Erva scored a three pointer for Negaunee a few seconds before the end of the game. The Redmen won this game with a score of 67-55. After receiving the Victor’s cup, all of the Marquette Redmen gathered around it with celebration. The Miners are now 7-11 on the season and the Redmen are 11-5.
Negaunee Miners- 55
Marquette Redmen- 67
STATS: Jacob Ennet led all of the scorers from Negaunee with 12 points. Jason Waterman followed behind him with 11 points. Luke Mattson and Jakson Sager both had 7 points. Drew Lindberg and Luke Skewis both scored 5 points. Keegan Erva scored 3 points. Theo Kumpula scored 2 points and to round off the scoring, Alex DuPont scored 1 point.
** The next Miners game will be this Friday, February 16th as the Girls Basketball team travels to Marquette to take on the Redettes. The pre-game for that game will be around 7:10pm with the tip-off at 7:30pm. The next Boys BBall game will be next Wednesday, February 21st as they travel to Westwood to take on the Patriots. The pre-game for that game will be around 7:10pm with the tip-off at 7:30pm. Brady and Jesse will have all of the Miners action on Sunny FM and streaming LIVE at sunny.fm. GO MINERS!
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