The Ellsworth Girl's Basketball Team traveled to Bangor on Saturday, December 14th to play the John Bapst Crusaders at the Cross Insurance Center, and lost 36-35 at the buzzer on a controversial play.

Ellsworth led 35-33 with 1.8 seconds left in overtime. John Bapst inbounded the ball and had to go the length of the court. Bapst passed the balls twice and Karrie O'Donnell banked in a 3-pointer as the buzzer sounded. Ellsworth Coach Andy Pooler was irate, claiming that the clock had not started when the John Bapst player first touched the ball and the shot should have not counted. The three officials met at mid court, after chatting with the timekeeper, and ruled that the shot counted, and that John Bapst won.

John Bapst led 3-0 at the end of the 1st Quarter, as the only scoring came courtesy of a 3-pointer by Hannah Phillipon.

Bapst led 13-6 at the half. Phillipon and Maegan True added 3-pointers for the Crusaders, while Ellsworth received 3-pointers by Emily Berry and Sydni Palmer.

Ellsworth came out inspired in the 3rd Quarter and pressured John Bapst defensively. Ellsworth outscored John Bapst 11-4 in the quarter. Ellsworth took a lead for the 1st time in the game with 3:26 left in the 3rd Quarter 15-13. The 3rd Quarter ended with the score tied 17-17.

John Bapst was content to slow the pace of the game down,  and the 4th Quarter was a battle of free throws. Ellsworth went 6-9, and John Bapst went 8-11.The game was tied 29-29 after regulation.

In overtime, Ellsworth went 4-6 from the free throw, and Sammy Mason hit a field goal. John Bapst received two free throws from Hannah Phillipon, and a basket by Karrie O'Donnell, and then O'Donnell hit the controversial 3-pointer to end the game.

Ellsworth was led by Haille Langley with 9 points. Caitlin Bean and Morgan Card had 6 points for the Eagles. Ellsworth ended up 11-20 from the free throw line.

John Bapst's leading scorers were Karrie O'Donnell and Hannah Phillipon, who each scored 13 points. The Crusaders were 12-18 from the free throw line.

Ellsworth is now 1-2 on the season. They are back in action, Monday, December 16th when they travel to Calais to play the Lady Blue Devils at 6:30 PM, in a game that will be heard on WDEA AM 1370 and WDEA Internet Radio.  John Bapst is now 2-1 on the season, and play at Lee Academy on Tuesday, December 17th at 6:30 PM next.

Box Score

 

1

2

3

4

OT1

T

Ellsworth Eagles (Girls)

0

6

11

12

6

35

John Bapst Crusaders Girls

3

10

4

12

7

36

Ellsworth

# Name G FGM 2PM 3PM FTM FTA PF PTS
3 Emily Berry 1 2 1 1 0 2 5 5
4 Caitlin Bean 1 3 3 0 0 1 3 6
5 Olivis Mora 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 Hailee Langley 1 3 3 0 3 4 2 9
11 Maddie Card 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 Sydni Palmer 1 1 0 1 2 2 2 5
20 Sammy Mason 1 1 1 0 2 2 3 4
21 Kaiti Kinney 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 0
23 Morgan Card 1 1 1 0 4 7 0 6
25 Maddie Dow 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
30 Hannah Buzzell 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
33 Coutney Wasson 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTALS 1 11 9 2 11 20 16 35

John Bapst

# Name G FGM 2PM 3PM FTM FTA PF PTS
4 Jocelyn Bell 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 Karrie O'Donnell 1 5 4 1 2 2 2 13
12 Caitlin Abbott 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 Carley Scanlon 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
20 Betsy Spear 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
22 Courtney Benson 1 0 0 0 0 3 2 0
23 Tessa Lilley 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
24 Hannah Phillippon 1 2 0 2 7 8 1 13
30 Madison Higgins 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
33 Maegan True 1 2 1 1 3 4 4 8
40 Lexi Campbell 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 2
42 Keyana Voye 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTALS 1 10 6 4 12 18 12 36