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Mid Peninsula Conference Composite Basketball Schedule: Feb 9th – Feb 14th

Negaunee Miners Girls Basketball vs Norway Knights on Sunny.FM 02/06/15

The Norway girls have defended their newly renovated gymnasium staunchly this season.

MARQUETTE, MI – 2/9/2015 – We have passed the halfway point of the season.  It seems like December 2nd was just a couple of weeks ago and we were talking about the promise of each team looking forward into the season.  Where we saw potential MPC champs disappoint, we’ve seen others rise up and take a firm hold in their regular season championship hopes.  Both undefeated teams fell last week, to opposing schools.  The Ishpeming ladies fell to Iron Mountain, and the Hematite boys returned the favor by knocking out the, then 13-0 Mountaineer boys team by three in Ishpeming.  So we won’t have any in-conference undefeateds for the first time in a couple of years.

The Negaunee boys have rebounded from a 17 point snafoo against the Mountaineers to put up big wins against Houghton, Manistique, and in Gwinn.  The boys from the west end won’t shouldn’t fret too much, as they’ve dominated 13 opponents to date, and are still a force to be reckoned with.  Besides their impressive win, the Hematites also went up north to take on the Gremlins, and came away with a six point win, their fourth straight.  Hopefully they’re not developing a pattern, as they started off the season with four straight wins, lost four straight, and are now on their current four gamer.  They’ll have a tough stretch coming up, as will their two biggest rivalries in Westwood & Negaunee.  It’s rivalry week in the twin cities.  Negaunee will play both Ishpeming & Westwood and the latter two will play each other on Monday.

I’ve broadcasted two games in Gwinn this season, and it’s been a playoff atmosphere both times. Visitors beware.

After starting off the season 7-0 in the MPC, the lady Hematites finally received a chink in their armor, falling to the Mountaineers by two at home, then avoiding another upset in Gwinn when a game-winning ModelTowner shot in overtime was waved off and escaping with a 38-37 win.  After falling to the 1-10 Patriots earlier in the week, the Norway Knights were able to defend their home court in dominating fashion over the Negaunee Miners who have dropped four straight games.  On the outside of the MPC, the invading Redettes have handled the MPC with ease thus far in 2014-2015, not dropping a game.

We’re coming down the stretch now, and the girls’ side of things appear to be Ishpeming’s to lose, where the Miner & Mountaineer boys have a comfortable two-game lead over the rest of the conference and are setting up a showdown on March 3rd in Lakeview Gymnasium.  That’s a ways off though, they still have to play the games after all.  So here we go!

MONDAY 2/9

Girl’s Basketball

  • No Games

Boy’s Basketball

TUESDAY 2/10

Girl’s Basketball

  • Iron Mountain Mountaineers @ Westwood Patriot  IM: 44  WW: 43
  • Calumet Copper Kings @ Negaunee Miners  CAL: 48  NEG: 40
  • Ishpeming Hematites @ Gladstone Braves  GLAD: 41  ISH: 33

Boy’s Basketball

  • Gwinn ModelTowners @ Norway Knights NOR: 54  GWN: 37
  • Escanaba Eskymos @ Iron Mountain Mountaineers  IM: 56  ESKY: 37

WEDNESDAY 2/11

Girl’s Basketball

Boy’s Basketball

Negaunee Miner Boys Basketball vs Manistique Emeralds on Sunny.FM 01/30/15

Negaunee-Ishpeming games have been something to behold the past few years, and this Friday should be no different in Lakeview

THURSDAY 2/12

Girl’s Basketball

Boy’s Basketball

  • No Games

FRIDAY 2/13

Girl’s Basketball

  • Manistique Emeralds @ Westwood Patriots  WW: 43  MAN: 30

Boy’s Basketball

  • Manistique Emeralds @ Westwood Patriots  WW: 64  MAN: 38
  • Norway Knights @ Iron Mountain Mountaineers  IM: 57  NOR: 30
  • Ishpeming Hematites @ Negaunee Miners  NEG: 53  ISH: 36

 

MPC STANDINGS (Through 2/15)

Girl’s Basketball

  1. Ishpeming Hematites (13-3; 9-1)
  2. Iron Mountain Mountaineers (9-7; 8-2)
  3. Negaunee Miners (7-9; 5-4)
  4. Gwinn ModelTowners (10-6; 4-4)
  5. Norway Knights (10-7; 4-6)
  6. Westwood Patriots (3-12; 3-6)
  7. Manistique Emeralds (1-16 0-10)
The Negaunee Miners Boys Basketball vs Iron Mountain Mountaineer on Sunny.FM 01/27/15

It’s rivalry week all over the UP: Neg-WW, Nor-IM, Ish-WW, Neg-Ish. RIVALRIES!!!!

Boy’s Basketball

  1. Iron Mountain Mountaineers (15-1; 9-1)
  2. Negaunee Miners (11-3; 7-1)
  3. Ishpeming Hematites (10-5; 5-4)
  4. Gwinn ModelTowners (8-6; 5-5)
  5. Westwood Patriots (6-8; 4-5)
  6. Norway Knights (5-10; 2-7)
  7. Manistique Emeralds (2-12; 1-9)

 

Be sure to keep up with all of your MPC standings & schedules here on Marquette’s newest voice in sports:  Fox Sports Marquette!

-Carl Leander Johnson

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