John Bapst Shocks Ellsworth 45-33
A night after the Ellsworth Girl's Basketball Team stunned John Bapst, the John Bapst Boy's Basketball Team returned the favor on Tuesday, February 7th, shocking the Ellsworth Boy's Basketball Team 45-33 in the penultimate game of the 2016-17 regular season for the two teams.
Ellsworth took a 9-8 lead at the end of the 1st Quarter. In the 1st Quarter Jackson Curtis had 3 points, and Zach Harris, Bryce Harmon and Jared Hamilton each had 2 points for the Ellsworth Eagles. For John Bapst Alex Mooney had 6 points and Noah Tomah had 2 points.
Ellsworth led 19-18 at the end of the 1st Half. Bryce Harmon had 4 points for Ellsworth, Zach Harris had a 3-pointer and Jackson Curtis had 3 points as well for the Eagles. For John Bapst Darren Hanscom and Isaac Wardwell each had a 3-pointer and JJ Higgins and Noah Tomah each had 2 points.
In the 3rd Quarter, John Bapst outscored Ellsworth 11-5 to take a 29-24 lead at the end of the 3rd Quarter. For the Crusaders, Alex Mooney had 5 points including a 3-pointer and Darren Hanscom, JJ Higgins and Noah Tomah all chipped in 2 points. For Ellsworth Zach Harris had all of the Eagle's points including a 3-pointer.
In the 4th Quarter John Bapst outscored Ellsworth 16-9 to pull ahead for good. In the 4th Quarter Bapst was 12-14 from the free throw line. Mooney and Higgins had 5 points, while Hanscom, James Butler and Tomah each had 2 points for the Crusaders. For Ellsworth Jared Hamilton had 4 points, Jackson Curtis had a 3-pointer and Zach Harris had 2 points.
Ellsworth was led by Zach Harris with 12 points while Jackson Curtis had 9 points. Ellsworth was 9-15 from the free throw line.
John Bapst was led by Alex Mooney with a game high 17 points while Noah Tomah had 8 points. The Crusaders were 14-23 from the free throw line.
Ellsworth is now 8-9 on the season and will play host to the MDI Trojans in the final game of the season on Thursday, February 9th with the pregame at 6:30 PM and the tip-off at 7 PM on AM 1370 WDEA, on WDEA Internet Radio and on our free dowloadable APP, sponsored by First National Bank. This is Senior Recognition Night for the Ellsworth Boy's Basketball Team.
John Bapst is 5-12 and close out the season on Wednesday, February 8th at 7 PM against the Mattanawcook Academy Lynx.
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