Gwinn ModelTowner Girls basketball (25) VS Calumet Copper Kings (34) on Fox Sports Marquette 105.1 and GoToGwinn.com

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The Gwinn ModelTowner Girls basketball was defeated by the Calumet Copper Kings in the Regional Championship game on Fox Sports Marquette 105.1 and GoToGwinn.com

The Gwinn ModelTowner Girls basketball was defeated by the Calumet Copper Kings in the Regional Championship game on Fox Sports Marquette 105.1 and GoToGwinn.com

ESCANABA, MICHIGAN 03/12/2015- The Gwinn ModelTowner Girls basketball team traveled to Escanaba to take on the Calumet Copper Kings for the regional finals this Thursday night. It was a beautiful day for our ModelTowners to play in the regional finals, a game that hasn’t been played by the Gwinn ladies since 1996! Both teams were very excited and anxious to get on that court and play for the championship. Gordon Mielke was with the girls all the way through the season bringing all of the ModelTowner action on Fox Sports Marquette 105.1 and always streamed LIVE at GoToGwinn.com.

The first quarter started off with the Calumet Copper Kings winning the tap. There were two girls from Calumet that just towered over the ModelTowners tallest girls and it just showed that the lady ModelTowners needed to be strong to win this game. Tori Lauren made it to the free throw line after one of the Copper Kings was fouled and she made one of the two shots to get Gwinn on the board first in this game. “Gwinn is really going to have to pay attention, this is a tough defensive team tonight” said Gordy. Just after he said that, a Copper King made a three pointer to take the lead for Calumet. Tori Lauren made another one out of two free throw shots and slowly we were catching up to Calumet. Lexi Roe of the Copper Kings made a shot up and in followed by a nice pass by Tiara Taylor to Tori Lauren with a counter shot up and in! The game tied at that point. Ellie Olsen gets on the board with her shot up and in to bring the ModelTowners in the lead! The Copper Kings made another shot to tie the game 6-6 and that ended the first quarter. Gordon Mielke brought you all of the in-game action on Fox Sports Marquette 105.1 and streamed LIVE at GoToGwinn.com.

First Quarter Score:
ModelTowners: 6
Copper Kings: 6

Calumet is a tough team to play especially when the players are as tall or taller than our ModelTowners! The Copper Kings made a basket in the beginning of the second quarter followed by another little bunny by Calumet to take the lead by four points. The ModelTowners just looked very anxious and timid, “Gwinn NEEDS to settle down and play basketball” Gordy said. Gwinn started to trail for the first time in five games! There were so many turnovers at this point that were hurting Gwinn. Tori Lauren took charge for the ModelTowners and scored from the baseline to get the Gwinn train a rolling back towards victory! Our Modeltowners made it so close to taking the lead but the height advantage of the Calumet team proved to be a larger challenge than they had anticipated. The score was 14-12 at halftime with the Copper Kings on top. Gordon Mielke brought you all of the ModelTowner action on Fox Sports Marquette 105.1 and GoToGwinn.com.

Second Quarter Score:
ModelTowners: 12
Copper Kings: 14

There wasn’t a whole lot of scoring for Gwinn in the first quarter. They were 2 for 6 at the free throw line and Calumet was just hustling them! The third quarter started off with the Copper Kings making another basket and fouling themselves to send Tiara Taylor to the line to shoot two. Tiara made both of her shots and tied the game at this point. Tori Lauren swooped in and made an awesome left handed shot to take the ModelTowners to the lead. The Copper Kings love to shoot three pointers and that is just what they did to break the Gwinn lead and put them back on top. Gwinn was just falling behind this quarter very bad. Thankfully, Tori Lauren got another shot up and in. The final score for this quarter was 22-19 with the Copper Kings still in the lead. Gordon Mielke brought you all of the in-game action on Fox Sports Marquette 105.1 and GoToGwinn.com.

Third Quarter Score:
ModelTowners: 19
Copper Kings: 22

The fourth quarter started off with Calumet stealing the ball from Gwinn. The ModelTowners were up against a team that was just more aggressive than they were. Tori Lauren went to the line, after a foul on Calumet, to shoot two and she made one of the two.  Gwinn needed every point they could get at this point. Jordyn Hutchens made a great three pointer and got on the board for Gwinn! It looked like the ModelTowners might have a chance to take the win with a score of 28-25 with the Copper Kings on top until Jordyn Hutchens fouled Lexi Roe of the Copper Kings. Lexi doesn’t miss much free throw shots and got both points making the score 30-25 and making it harder for our ModelTowners to catch up. There were just so many turnovers and this wasn’t the way the seniors wanted to go out but they played a heck of a game and a heck of a season! The final score was 34-25 with the Copper Kings taking the regional championship. There was huge fan support for our Gwinn ladies that really helped get them through. Good luck to the seniors with the rest of their lives and good luck to the other lady ModelTowners with the following basketball season! Go ModelTowners!! The action was brought to you by Gordon Mielke on Fox Sports Marquette 105.1 and GoToGwinn.com.

 

LISTEN-FULL GAME- Gwinn ModelTowner Girls basketball was defeated by the Calumet Copper Kings on Fox Sports Marquette 105.1 and GoToGwinn.com Thursday March 12th, 2015.mp3

 

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