The game promised to be a good one, and it certainly was that and more, as the defending Class B North, Ellsworth Eagles played host to the Class C State Champs, the GSA Eagles on Friday, December 16th at Katsiaficas Gymnasium. GSA prevailed 74-67.

Ellsworth jumped out to a 19-14 lead at the end of the 1st Quarter, hitting 4 3-pointers. Bryce Harmon had 9 points with a 3-pointer, Zach Harris had 7 points with a 3-pointer and Troy Folmer had a 3-pointer for Ellsworth. Percy Zentz had 6 points for GSA and Taylor Schildroth, Max Mattson, Jarrod Chase and Stefan Simmons all had 2 points for GSA.

In the 2nd Quarter, GSA outscored Ellsworth 25-9 to take a 39-28 lead going into the Half. Ellsworth didn't score until there was 2:56 left in the Half, and GSA had gone on a 20-0 run. Schildroth had 11 points, Max Mattson had 7 points, Zentz had 3 points, Chase had 2 points and Simmons had 2 points for GSA. GSA was deadly from the free throw line going 10-11 in the Quarter. Meanwhile Ellsworth was ice cold until the last 2:56 when Harris had 5 points including a 3-pointer, Harmon had 2 points and Jared Hamilton had 2 points.

In the 3rd Quarter, Ellsworth cut the lead, outscoring GSA 14-9 but GSA led 48-42. Dylan Taplin had 2 3-pointers, Haris had 4 points and Harmon had 4 points for Ellsworth. Meanwhile GSA's Chase had 3 points and Schildroth, Mattson and Simmons all had 2 points.

In the 4th Quarter, GSA hit just enough free throws, to preserve the win, going 12-22 for the Quarter. Schildroth had 10 points, going 8-16 from the free throw line. Zents had 5 points, Chase had 6 points, Simmons had 3 points and Max Mattson had 3 points. For Ellsworth Harmon took turns sinking 3-pointers and slashing into the basket. In the 4th Quarter he scored 14 points, with 2 3-pointers. Jackson Curtis had 4 points including a 3-pointer and Hamilton had 4 points while Folmer sank another 3-pointer.

GSA put 4 players in double figures, Schildroth with 25 points, Zentz with 14, Max Mattson with 13 points and Jarrod Chase with 11 points. GSA was 23-37 from the free throw line.

Ellsworth was led by Bryce Harmon with a game high 29 points. Zach Harris had 16 points. Ellsworth was 3-7 from the free throw line.

Ellsworth is now 2-1 on the season and will play host to Mattanawcook Academy on Monday, December 19th at 6 PM in a game that will be broadcast on AM 1370 WDEA and WDEA Internet Radio.

GSA is 3-0 and plays host to Bucksport on Tuesday, December 20th at 7 PM.

Line Score

1 2 3 4 T
George Stevens Academy Boys 14 25 9 26 74
Ellsworth Boys 19 9 14 25 67

 

Box Score

GSA

# Name G FGM 2PM 3PM FTM FTA PF PTS
5 Steven Wang 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 Caden Mattson 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 Eric Mote 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 Becket Slayton 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 Taylor Schildroth 1 6 5 1 12 22 3 25
21 Joe Norwood 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
23 Max Mattson 1 5 5 0 3 4 2 13
31 Reece Dannenberg 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
33 Percy Zentz 1 6 6 0 2 3 2 14
35 Tylor Snow 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
43 Jarrod Chase 1 4 4 0 5 6 3 13
45 Stefan Simmons 1 4 4 0 1 2 3 9
TOTALS 1 25 24 1 23 37 13 74

Ellsworth

# Name G FGM 2PM 3PM FTM FTA PF PTS
4 Bradly Smith 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 Dylan Taplin 1 2 0 2 0 0 5 6
10 Zach Harris 1 7 5 2 0 1 4 16
11 Trent Mahon 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
12 Sam Giffin 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 Bryce Harmon 1 13 10 3 0 3 4 29
20 Troy Folmer 1 2 0 2 0 0 4 6
21 Jared Hamilton 1 2 2 0 2 2 4 6
22 Devin Grindle 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
23 Connor Crawford 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
32 Jackson Curtis 1 1 0 1 1 2 1 4
33 Damian Carter 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
34 Andrew McCullough 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTALS 1 27 17 10 3 8 29 67