2014-01-09 / Sports

Miners take advantage, win

NEGAUNEE – Looking to avenge an earlier loss, the Lady Emeralds battled for two quarters, but came out cold after the break, dropping a 52-31 decision to the Negaunee Miners on the road last Friday night.

The Mid-Peninsula Conference outing was tied at seven following the first eight minutes of play.

Picking up where they left off, both teams continued the battle throughout the second with the Miners holding a 21-20 advantage when the period came to an end; from there it was all Negaunee.

“I felt we played an outstanding first half defensively, the best one so far this season,” Coach Kelley Spettel said.

Coming off the break, the Miners didn’t waste any time taking control of the ball game. Fueled by a 15-point effort, Negaunee jumped out to a 13-point lead at the end of the third and doubled the Emeralds’ production in the fourth to seal the win.

“I was hoping it would carry over into the second half, but Negaunee came out on fire going six for 11 in the third and eight of 15 in the fourth,” Spettel said. “They shot the ball well and our

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