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Gwinn Modeltowners JV Boys Basketball Upended by Ishpeming 55-41

The Modeltowners defeated in Ishpeming 55-41

The Modeltowners defeated in Ishpeming 55-41

GWINN, MI – March 13, 2021 – The Gwinn Modeltowners JV Boys Basketball team took their home court in E.L. Miller Gymnasium against the visiting Ishpeming Hematites. Ishpeming raced out to a 17-3 after one quarter of play, and rolled to a 55-41 win. Travis Nelson had the call live from Gwinn High School streaming live on

1st Half:

Both teams struggled to get going early on offense, but a Gwinn 3-pointer by Conner Dupras gave the Modeltowners an early edge. The Hematites started to heat up offensively and went on a run behind the scoring of Preston Gauthier and Hayden Hares. Ishpeming scored the final 17 points of the first quarter, and took a 17-3 lead.

End of 1st: Ishpeming Hematites 17, Gwinn Modeltowners 3

Gwinn started to get its offense going in the second quarter, but Ishpeming kept up the pace. Dupras, Josh Harnick and Averyan McGuire led the charge for the Modeltowners, but they were outscored 16-12 in the second. The Modeltowners’ turnover issues led to multiple Ishpeming fast break layups, and Gwinn trailed 33-15 at halftime.

Halftime: Ishpeming Hematites 33, Gwinn Modeltowners 15

2nd Half:

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The Modeltowners were trying to claw back into the game, but the offense went cold again in the third quarter. Ishpeming had its struggles also on the offensive end, but they had a 20-point lead. Parker Gauthier had a big quarter for Ishpeming, and the Hematites led big. Gwinn had only three points in the first quarter, and mustered only six points in the third.

End of 3rd: Ishpeming Hematites 42, Gwinn Modeltowners 21

The fourth quarter of play was controlled by Gwinn, but the deficit remained too much. The Modeltowners had 21 total points in the first three quarters, and finished with 20 in the fourth. Despite a great effort from Gwinn, Ishpeming held on for a 55-41 victory. Dupras led the Modeltowners with 14 points, with Harnick added 12 and McGuire finished with 11.

Final Score: Ishpeming Hematites 55, Gwinn Modeltowners 41

NEXT GAME: The Gwinn Modeltowners Boys Basketball team’s next scheduled broadcast will be on Tuesday, March 16 when they travel to Manistique to battle with the Emeralds! Travis Nelson will have all of the coverage streaming live on, beginning with the Elder Agency Pregame Show at 6:55 p.m., and the game to follow at 7:15 p.m. Go Modeltowners!


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