Eagles Fall to Hawks 34-29
Oh but for missed free throw shots, the Ellsworth Eagles could have pulled off one of the biggest upsets of the season, but instead fell to the Hermon Hawks 34-29 in Hermon on Thursday, December 22nd.
It was obvious that Hermon's game plan was to limit the scoring of Ellsworth's Sammy Mason, and Ellsworth's plan was to limit the scoring of Hermon's Alex Allain, and both teams were successful.
Ellsworth led 6-3 at the end of the 1st Quarter. Katelynn Bagley was 2-2 from the free throw line, and Hannah Sargent and Kacie Omlor had baskets for the Eagles. Hermon's points came on a 3-pointer from Chloe Raymond.
Hermon led 11-10 at the half, and Hermon had their 1st lead of the night with 1:05 left in the 1st Half. Caitlyn Tracy had 6 points for Hermon, all in the paint, and Lauren Plissey was 2-2 from the free throw line. Ellsworth's points were scored by Trinity Montigny who had 4 points in the Quarter.
Ellsworth led by as much as 7 points, 18-11 with 3:56 in the 3rd Quarter, as they went on a 8-0 run and led 23-20 at the end of the 3rd Quarter. Bagley had 5 points for Ellsworth, Callie Hammer had 5 points and Hannah Sargent had 3 points for the Eagles. For Hermon, Tracy had 4 more points, Alex Allain had a 3-pointer and Chloe Raymond had 2 points for the Hawks.
In the 4th Quarter Quarter Hermon was 8-10 from the free throw line while Ellsworth was 2-7. Sammy Mason had 2 points, Sargent had 2 points and Montigny had 2 points for Ellsworth. For Hermon, Allain had 4 points, Paige Plissey was 4-4 from the free throw line, Madisyn Curtis had 3 points, Lauren Plissey had 2 points and Caitlyn Tracy had 1 point.
Hermon was led by Caitlyn Tracy with a game high 11 points while Alex Allain had 7 points. Hermon was 10-17 from the free throw line.
Ellsworth was led by Katelynn Bagley and Hannah Sargent each of whom had 7 points. The Eagles were 7-16 from the free throw line.
Hermon is now 4-1 and will play host to Washington Academy on Tuesday, December 27th at 3 PM.
Ellsworth is now 1-3 and will play host to GSA on Tuesday, December 27th in a makeup game.
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