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Mining Workers Strike Down Mountain Climbers

The iron mountain mountaineers could be dwelling on their missed opportunities for quite some time, at least long after the negaunee miners have finished celebrating their second consecutive regional title.Josh beauchamp and taylor huotari each missed final-second shots and negaunee escaped with a 47-46 victory in a mhsaa class c boys regional title game wednesday night in escanaba."we definitely feel fortunate," negaunee coach mike o"donnell said."this was typical march madness, a crazy finish.That"s what it"s all about, but we feel fortunate to win and be going on." negaunee will play traverse city st.Francis in the state quarterfinals at 7 p.M.On tuesday in petoskey.Negaunee held a 45-43 lead with 1:39 to go.In the next minute tyler jandron got to the free throw line twice, but went just 2-4, setting the stage for beauchamp to hit another triple, his sixth of the game.That cut the miners" lead to 47-46.Negaunee then turned the ball over on its next possession, giving the mountaineers one last shot with 16 seconds remaining.With alex herman and tyler thomann lost to fouls by that point, beauchamp took a shot from the wing and missed.Huotari got the rebound and put up an off-balance, one-armed desperation shot that missed the mark."we had the ball only needing one shot to win," iron mountain coach harvey johnson said."the ball just didn"t go in." the ending wasn"t the only missed opportunity for the mountaineers.Negaunee (22-2) held a 26-23 halftime lead, but iron mountain (17-7) was surging before the buzzer.Thomann and nate secinaro each hit baskets under the two-minute mark before the mountaineers missed a flurry of shots before the end of the half.In the third quarter, iron mountain kicked its defense up a notch and held negaunee without a field goal.Beauchamp hit three of his triples and gave his team a 34-27 lead.Then things began to unravel.Missed layup-after- missed shot for iron mountain was like the shovel digging the grave each time a ball bounced off the rim.The mountaineers led 34-29 going into the fourth quarter.Johnson knew it could have been more.With its high quality products such as mobile crusher, sand washer, hongxing machinery has ascended in the front rank of the world in the exporting of mining equipments."i thought the kids played awesome.At halftime, they were up and ready and had the momentum coming out.Later, we got into foul trouble, but we still had an opportunity at the end." giving negaunee a spark at the end of the third stanza was senior tyler beaumont, who got to the line twice in the final minutes.In the fourth quarter, beaumont hit the miners" first two baskets, bringing his team back to life and almost single handedly eliminating iron mountain"s lead.Sand maker:http://www.Hxjqchina.Com/product-list_57.Html cement production line:http://www.Hxjq-crusher.Com/62.Html.

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