Ellsworth Girls Nipped By PI 59-52
The Ellsworth Girl's Basketball Team was in it to win it, leading 37-35 at the end of the 3rd Quarter before Presque Isle ultimately came from behind to beat the Eagles 59-52 on Saturday, December 31st at Katsiaficas Gymnasium in Ellsworth.
Presque Isle led 11-7 at the end of the 1st Quarter. Emily Wheaton had 7 points including a 3-pointer , Meg Boone had a 3-pointer and Chrissy Skidgel was 1-2 from the free throw line for the Wildcats. For Ellsworth Hannah Sargent had 5 points and Trinity Montigny had 2 points.
It was 26-25 Presque Isle with a 1 point lead at the end of the 1st Half. Hannah Sargent had 8 points for Ellsworth with 2 3-pointers. Sammy Mason had 5 points with a 3-pointer, Katelynn Bagley had 2 points and Callie Hammer was 2-2 from the free throw line for the Eagles. For Presque Isle, Emily Lagerstrom had 7 points with a 3-pointer, Tori Koch had 2 points, Wheaton was 2-2 from the free throw line and Molly Kingsbury was 1-2 from the free throw line.
Ellsworth led 37-35 after the 3rd Quarter. Bagley had 7 points, Sargent drained her third 3-pointer of the afternoon and Montigny had 2 points for Ellsworth. For Presque Isle Savannah Rodriguez had 6 points and Wheaton had 5 points.
Presque Isle won it it the 4th Quarter. Wheaton had 8 points, going 6-7 from the free throw line. Skylar Vogel had 6 points, Rodriguez had 4 points, Meg Boone hit her 3rd 3-pointer of the afternoon and Lagerstrom had a 3-pointer.
Presque Isle had 3 players in double figures, Emily Wheaton with a game high 20 points and Savannah Rodriguez and Emily Lagerstrom each had 10 points. The Wildcats were 13-22 from the free throw line.
Ellsworth was led by Hannah Sargent with 19 points, Kaitlynn Bagley had 13 points and Sammy Mason had 10 points. Ellsworth was 7-14 from the free throw line.
Ellsworth is now 1-5 and will play host to Caribou on Monday, January 2nd at 1 PM in a game that will be broadcast on AM 1370 WDEA and WDEA Internet Radio.
Presque Isle is 4-2 and will play at Central on Saturday, January 7th at 4:30 PM.
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