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Marquette Redmen Boys Basketball Team Get By Ishpeming Hematites 57-47 – 01/17/17

Ishpeming, MichiganJanuary 17, 2017 – The Marquette Redmen were coming off a big win when they stepped into Ishpeming High School Tuesday night to take on the Ishpeming Hematites. Marquette defeated Negaunee yesterday, and had no time to think about it with their quick turnaround.  It didn’t seem to bother the Redmen as they were able to defeat Ishpeming on the road, 57-47.

The game got off to a slow start as neither team could get much going offensively.  After Marquette got out to a 1-0 lead, Ishpeming’s Hart Holmgren scored 5 straight to put Marquette in an early hole.  Marquette responded with 3 straight baskets of their own. Marquette’s Ethan Martysz closed the quarter out with a 3-pointer to give the Redmen a 10-7 lead after the first quarter.

Things started to pick up in the 2nd quarter.  Marquette all year has been a good 3-point shooting team, and were able to utilize the perimeter shot in the 2nd quarter.  The Redmen’s first 3 baskets of the 2nd quarter were 3-pointers, and had 5 total in the quarter.  The Redmen scored 25 points in the quarter to take a 7 point lead into halftime.

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The Ishpeming Hematites warming up

The 2nd half reverted back to a pace similar to the opening 8 minutes.  The 3rd quarter had the 2 teams trading baskets back and forth.  With Marquette was holding any Ishpeming run at bay with key buckets, Marquette took a 6-point lead into the 4th.

Marquette began the final frame on a 7-0 run to put the nail in Ishpeming’s coffin.  Ishpeming attempted a comeback with 5 straight from Hart Holmgren but Luke Ogea closed out the game with clutch free throw shooting.  Marquette got the win, 57-47.

The Redmen improve to 9-1 on the year and will next travel to Kingsford to take on the Flivers on Thursday, January 26th.

LISTEN – FULL GAME – Marquette defeats Ishpeming 57-47