The Ellsworth Boys Basketball Team showed no signs of rust after not playing a game in over a week, beating the Belfast Lions 68-40 at Katsiaficas Gymnasium in Ellsworth on Saturday, December 22nd.

Ellsworth umped out to a 19-9 lead at the end of the 1st Quarter. Jackson Curtis had 6 points, his brother Hunter Curtis 4 points, Connor Crawford a 3-pointer, Devin Grindle 3 points, going 3-4 from the free throw line, Austin Harris 2 points and Norman Jodrey 1 point, going 1-2 from the free throw line. For Belfast  Andrew Ackles had 5 points, with a 3-pointer. Wilder Magruder had a 3-pointer,  and Dakota Payson was 1-2 from the free throw line.

Ellsworth increased their lead to14 points at the end of the 1st Half 33-19 as the Eagles outscored Belfast 14-10 in the 2nd Quarter. For Ellsworth Hunter Curtis had 4 points, as did Norman Jodrey and Austin Harris. Jackson Curtis had 2 points. For Belfast Jason Bartlett had 4 points with a 3 pointer, Chris Kelley had a 3-pointer and Magruder had 3 points.

In the 3rd Quarter Ellsworth outscored Belfast 14-11 to take a 47-30 lead. Jackson Curtis had 6 points, Darby Barry a 3-pointer from the corner, and Jodrey and Hunter Curtis 2 points each. Devin Grindle was 1-2 from the free throw line. For Belfast Kelley had 9 points with a 3-pointer while Bartlett chipped in 2 points.

In the final Quarter, Deyan Rich scored his 1st Varsity Points, scoring 4 points. Jackson Curtis had 6 points. Austin Harris had  points, Hunter Curtis 3 points, Malcolm Svec 2 points and Brett Bragdon was 2-2 from the free throw line. For Belfast Tanner Veilleux and Tommy Walker each had a 3-pointer, Dakota Payson had 2 points, and Chris Kelley and Wilder Magruder were each 1-2 from the free throw line.

Ellsworth had 3 players in double figures. Jackson Curtis had a game high 20 points, Hunter Curtis 13 points and Austin Harris 10 points. The Eagles were 8-21 from the free throw line.

Belfast was led by Chris Kelley with 13 points. The Lions were 5-10 from the free throw line

Ellsworth is now 3-1 on the season, and will play host to Presque Isle on Thursday, December 27th at 6PM.

Belfast now 0-5 plays at Oceanside on Friday, December 28th.

Line Score

1 2 3 4 T
Belfast Lions Boys 9 10 11 10 40
Ellsworth Boys 19 14 14 21 68

Box Score

Belfast

# Name G PTS FGM 2PM 3PM FTM FTA PF
2 Tanner Veilleux 1 3 1 0 1 0 0 0
4 Chase Sanders 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
5 Jason Bartlett 1 6 2 1 1 1 2 1
10 Ethan Hall 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 Tanner Veilleux 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 Grady Doolan 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
14 Max Lewis 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
20 Luke Lightner 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
21 Wilder Magruder 1 7 2 1 1 2 4 3
22 Dakota Payson 1 3 1 1 0 1 2 2
23 Chris Kelly 1 13 5 3 2 1 2 2
30 Tommy Walker 1 3 1 0 1 0 0 1
42 Andrew Ackles 1 5 2 1 1 0 0 2
TOTALS 1 40 14 7 7 5 10 16

Ellsworth

# Name G PTS FGM 2PM 3PM FTM FTA PF
3 Devin Grindle 1 4 0 0 0 4 8 1
4 Connor Crawford 1 3 1 0 1 0 0 1
10 Hunter Curtis 1 13 6 6 0 1 2 3
11 Brett Bragdon 1 2 0 0 0 2 2 0
12 Colin Lacasse 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
14 Norman Jodrey 1 7 3 3 0 1 2 2
15 Noah Neleski 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
20 Darby Barry 1 3 1 0 1 0 0 0
23 Austin Harris 1 10 5 5 0 0 0 0
32 Jackson Curtis 1 20 10 10 0 0 2 2
33 Malcolm Svec 1 2 1 1 0 0 3 0
34 Deyan Rich 1 4 2 2 0 0 0 1
TOTALS 1 68 29 27 2 8 21 11