The Miners travel to Ishpeming as they look to complete the season sweep of the Hematites. Wayne R. Johnson has your call on Sunny 101.9 WKQS.
Ishpeming, Michigan– Negaunee turns it over on an in-bounds pass as Ishpeming converts on the other end to take a 2-0 lead. The Miners respond with a basket from Tanner Uren, on the assist from Brock Weaver to tie it up at 2-2. With 5:40 left in the first quarter the teams are deadlocked 4-4. With two minutes to play in the first the teams are trading buckets with the Hematites holding a 10-9 advantage. The Miners have taken a 11-9 lead with just under a minute to play. Uren scores scores down low, as Negaunee recaptures the lead.
Negaunee: 13 Ishpeming: 12
Tyler Jandron rips the ball and goes in for two points as the Miners get on the board first in the second quarter. Ishpeming responds with a 3-point play to tie the game, as Tanner Uren picks up his second foul. With under six minutes to play in the second the Miners have taken a five point lead, after Eric Lori drops a 3-pointer; making it 20-15. The Miners have taken their biggest lead of the game, 22-15 with just over five minutes left in the first half. Eric Lori drives and Ishpeming picks up a flagrant foul. The Miners will get two free throws and the ball back. Tanner Uren sinks a 3-pointer as Negaunee pushes their lead to eight points; 25-17. Ishpeming has kept it close, as they cut the Miner lead to four points with 1:15 left.
Negaunee: 27 Ishpeming: 21
Negaunee gets on the board first in the second half, taking a 29-21 lead in the early stages of the third quarter. The Miners push their lead to 11, before the Hematites cut the lead back to eight; causing Negaunee to call a timeout. With 4:40 left to play in the third, the Miners are holding a nine point. The Miners are holding a 10 point lead as they look to fight off an Ishpeming comeback. Uren drops a 3-pointer to push the Miner lead to 14 points. With 1:15 left in the third, Negaunee has blown a close game, taking a 16 point lead; 43-27.
Negaunee: 43 Ishpeming: 27
Negaunee scores to open the fourth and takes a 18-point lead, as they look to put the Hematites away. After a pair of free throws the Miners have opened up a 20-point lead. Ishpeming puts on the press, which the Miners crack, resulting in a Tanner Uren lay-up. With 5:01 to play Negaunee is up 52-32 as they are pulling away late. Brock Weaver converts to give the Miners a 24-point lead. Eric Dompierre enters the game for Ishpeming. Both teams clear the benches as Negaunee is cruising down the stretch. With 1:24 left, Negaunee is up 62-41.
The Miners use a huge third quarter to blow the game open and complete the series sweep of rival Ishpeming. Negaunee is 14-1 and are sitting atop the conference at 9-0.
Negaunee: 64 Ishpeming: 44
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