For the 1st time since the Ellsworth Boys Basketball Team went to the State Finals in 2015-16, the Ellsworth Boys defeated GSA, winning handily 65-36 on Friday, December 14th at Katsiaficas Gymnasium in Ellsworth.

Ellsworth jumped out to a 15--7 lead in the 1st Quarter. Hunter Curtis and Jackson Curtis paced Ellsworth with 6 points each and Darby Barry drained a 3-pointer. For GSA Percy Zent had 3 points and Andrew Swez and Isaac Wardwell each had 2 points.

In the 2nd Quarter, Ellsworth had a 10 point lead, but GSA fought back and brought the lead down to 3 points, but that would be the closest they would get the rest of the night, as Ellsworth outscored GSA 16-14 to take a 31-21 lead at the Half. Barry had 7 points for Ellsworth, including another 3-pointer. Jackson Curtis had 5 points, while Hunter Curtis and Norman Jodrey each chipped in with 2 points.  For GSA Zentz had 7 points, going 5-7 from the free throw line. Caden Mattson had 5 points including a 3-pointer and Michael Moon was 2-2 from the free throw line.

In the 3rd Quarter Ellsworth outscored GSA 19-13 to take a 50-34 lead. Barry had 8 points including his 3rd and 4th 3-pointer of the night. Jackson Curtis had 6 points and Hunter Curtis had 5 points including a 3-pointer. GSA was paced by Zentz with 4 points and Mattson had another 3-pointer. Eric Mote, Isaac Wardwell and Andrew Swez each added 2 points.

In the 4th Quarter, Ellsworth limited GSA to just 2 points, while scoring 15. Brett Bragdon scored his first Varsity points, draining 2 3-pointers for 6 points. Jackson Curtis had 4 points, Connor Crawford a 3-pointer and Devin Grindle 2 points. GSA's lone points came from Michael Moon.

Ellsworth was led by Jackson Curtis with 21 points. Darby Barry had 18 points on the strength of 4 3's, and Hunter Curtis had 13 points. Ellsworth was 5-7 from the free throw line

GSA was led by Percy Zentz with 14 points. GSA was 10-13 from the free throw line.

Ellsworth now 2-1 is off until Saturday, December 22nd when they will play host to Belfast at 2:30 in a game that will be broadcast on AM 1370 WDEA, on WDEA Internet Radio, on our free downloadable APP and on any Alexa enabled device.

GSA now 2-1, plays host to Bucksport on Tuesday, December 18th at 7PM.

Thanks to Walter Churchill for the photos!

Line Score

1 2 3 4 T
George Stevens Academy Boys 7 14 13 2 36
Ellsworth Boys 15 16 19 15 65

Box Score

GSA

# Name G PTS FGM 2PM 3PM FTM FTA PF
3 Michael Moon 1 4 1 1 0 2 2 1
5 Austin Snow 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 Caden Mattson 1 8 3 1 2 0 0 1
12 Eric Mote 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 2
13 Isaac Wardwell 1 4 2 2 0 0 3 5
21 Andrew Swez 1 4 2 2 0 0 1 1
31 Reece Dannenberg 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
33 Percy Zentz 1 14 4 4 0 6 7 1
35 Tanner Ashley 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
41 Teague Smallidge 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
43 Daniel Li 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTALS 1 36 13 11 2 8 13 11

Ellsworth

# Name G PTS FGM 2PM 3PM FTM FTA PF
3 Devin Grindle 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 3
4 Connor Crawford 1 3 1 0 1 0 0 1
10 Hunter Curtis 1 13 6 5 1 0 1 1
11 Brett Bragdon 1 6 2 0 2 0 0 0
12 Colin Lacasse 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 Norman Jodrey 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 2
15 Noah Neleski 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
20 Darby Barry 1 18 5 1 4 4 4 1
23 Austin Harris 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
32 Jackson Curtis 1 21 10 10 0 1 2 2
33 Malcolm Svec 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
34 Dean Rich 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTALS 1 65 26 18 8 5 7 18