Hancock, MI – January 17th, 2022 – The Negaunee Miners boys basketball team traveled to Hancock to take on the Bulldogs. They beat the Bulldogs 43-24 and improve their record to 6-3 for the season. The call was made live on Sunny 101.9!
1st Quarter: The Negaunee Miners opened up the game quickly, going on a 9-0 run in the games first four minutes. Both Negaunee and Hancock would struggle on offense, consistently missing shots and free throws. The Miners and Bulldogs would also lean on their defenses in the periods final 4 minutes as they were both shutout, leaving the score at 9-0 at the end of the first quarter.
End of 1st: 9-0 Negaunee
2nd Quarter: Negaunee would continue their shutout by scoring 4 more points. Hancock would break their scoreless streak by driving into the lane and scoring a crowded layup. Gerald Johnson would answer immediately with a 3-pointer at the corner bringing up the Miners to 17-2. Hancock would ignite their offense when Erik Wanhala would make a tough mid range shot from the corner. The Bulldogs would go on a 9-0 run to cut the lead to six points. Jackson Gladwell looked to stop the run by stealing the ball and making the Bulldogs foul for a bonus foul shot. Jayce Turri ends the Bulldogs’ run by making 1/2 of the bonus shots. Ty Jacobson would have the first half’s last points by driving into the lane, spinning through traffic, and making the jump shot, getting the Miners lead back up to double digits.
End of 2nd: 22-11 Negaunee
3rd Quarter: Negaunee would open up the scoring for the second half with Johnson driving into the lane and drawing a shooting foul, making both free throws. That would open up a 8-0 run with contributions by T. Jacobson, Johnson, and Gavin Jacobson. Hancock’s Myles Lewis would end the run but not after the damage that had been done giving Negaunee a 17-point lead with two minutes left in the quarter.
End of 3rd: 32-17 Negaunee
4th Quarter: As part of tonight’s theme, Negaunee gets the first 4 points of the quarter extending their lead to 19 points, their biggest lead of the night. The game would go back an fourth with the Bulldogs making a pair of 3-pointers, but the Miners answering both times with field goals. With 2 minutes left, Negaunee’s Johnson looked to take the Miners lead to 20 by making 1/2 free throws off a shooting foul. The visiting Miners were able to close out the game with ease and improved their season record to 6-3.
End of Game: 43-24 Negaunee
The Joe Boogren Player of the Game went to Jackson Gladwell with a team high 10 points.
Next Game: The Negaunee Miners travel to Westwood on Friday, January 21st 2022 at 7:15PM.