The MDI Trojans defeated the Ellsworth Eagles 54-49 on Wednesday night, January 6th at Katsiaficas Gymnasium in Ellsworth, thanks to their free throw shooting, going 23-29 from the charity stripe.

Photo Walter Churchill

Ellsworth jumped out to a 18-10 lead at the end of the 1st Quarter. Bruce St. Peter had 6 points, Bryce Harmon had 5 points, Nick Bagley had 4 points including a 3-pointer and Alex Braley had a 3-pointer for Ellsworth. Riley Swanson drained 2 3-pointers for 6 points and Graham Good had 4 points for MDI.

Photo Walter Churchill

Ellsworth led by as many as 12 points in the 2nd Quarter, but MDI was able to cut the lead to 5 points at the half, as Ellsworth led 25-20. 8 of MDI's 10 points in the quarter came from the free throw line, as the Trojans shot 8-10 from the line. Bagley had 5 of Ellsworth's 7 points. The Eagles went 1-5 from the free throw line in the 2nd Quarter.

MDI took the lead 38-37 as the 3rd Quarter ended. Russell Kropp had 8 points for MDI, including 2 3-pointers. Drew Rich and Andrew Phelps had 3-pointers for the Trojans. MDI was a perfect 4-4 from the free throw line in the quarter. Bryce Harmon had 4 points for Ellsworth, and Dylan Kelley had a 3-pointer for the Eagles.

In the 4th Quarter, MDI went 9-11 from the free throw line, as Kropff and Good were each a perfect 4-4 from the foul line. Swanson hit his 3rd 3-pointer of the game. In the 4th Quarter, Bagley had 4 points, and St. Peter had 3 points for the Eagles.

MDI was led by Russell Kropff with 14 points and Riley Swanson and Graham Good had 11 points each. The Trojans were 23-29 from the free throw line.

Ellsworth was led by Nick Bagley with 16 points while Bryce Harmon had 11 points and Bruce St. Peter had 9 points. Ellsworth was 10-19 from the free throw line.

MDI is now 6-2 and will play host to Mattanawcook Academy on Saturday, January 9th at 5:30 PM.

Ellsworth is now 6-3 and travels to Houlton on Saturday, January 9th to play the Shiretowners at 2 PM in a game that will be broadcast on AM 1370 and WDEA Internet Radio .

Line Score

   1    2    3    4   T
MDI Boys 10 10 18 16 54
Ellsworth Boys 18 7 12 12 49

 

Box Score

MDI

# Name FGM 2PM 3PM FTM FTA PF PTS
10 Andrew Phelps 1 0 1 0 0 1 3
12 Gus Reeves 1 1 0 2 3 1 4
14 Drew Rich 1 0 1 3 6 0 6
20 Graham Good 2 2 0 7 8 4 11
22 Colby Lee 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
24 Aaron Snurkowski 1 1 0 2 2 1 4
30 Russell Kropff 2 0 2 8 8 3 14
32 Isaiah Keene 0 0 0 1 2 2 1
34 Kaleb Payson 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
40 Riley Swanson 4 1 3 0 0 1 11
42 Devin Parlatore 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
50 Mac Shea 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TEAM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTALS 12 5 7 23 29 14 54

Ellsworth

# Name FGM 2PM 3PM FTM FTA PF PTS
3 Alex Braley 1 0 1 2 2 2 5
4 Kyle Golding 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
10 Zac Harris 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
11 Trent Mahon 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 Jared Brown 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
15 Bryce Harmon 5 5 0 1 2 3 11
20 Aaron Boumil 1 1 0 0 0 0 2
21 Jared Hamilton 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
22 Nick Bagley 5 4 1 5 6 4 16
23 Charlie Libbey 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
30 Bruce St.Peter 4 4 0 1 3 4 9
32 Dylan Kelley 2 1 1 0 0 3 5
34 Cooper Henderson 0 0 0 1 6 1 1
TEAM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTALS 18 15 3 10 19 25 49