In the first game of the season, Coach O’Donnell’s new-look Miners showed flashes of potential, but fell to the host Eskymos, who appeared to be athletically superior. Escanaba pushed a 4-point lead to 12 late in the third quarter, and never looked back en route to victory.
Juniors Brandon Cory and Kris Benaglio, as well as Senior point guard Jake Jandron led the show for the 0-1 Miners, in action for the first time since the Semifinal loss to Flint Beecher at the Breslin Center last March.
-Wayne R. Johnson
Great Lakes Radio Sports