A Good Chance for 1000 Points Tuesday Night in Ellsworth
While the weather calls for freezing rain and sleet for Monday, Tuesday night there's a good chance for 1000 points in Ellsworth! You see Ellsworth High School Junior Chance Mercier will start the night with 994 points, needing just 6 points to join the 11 Ellsworth Eagles who have scored 1000 points in their career!
The members of the Ellsworth Eagles 1000 Point Club include
- John Edes - 1954
- Jack Scott - 1954
- Billy Whitmore 1976
- Dick Scott - 1981
- Lynne Wescott - 1988
- Tim Scott - 1988
- Nick Johnston - 1999
- Corey Dewitt - 2007
- Trinity Montigny - 2020
- Jackson Curtis - 2020
- Hunter Curtis - 2022
Of note Dick and Tim Scott and Jackson and Hunter Curtis are the only brothers on the list. Jack Scott was the father of Dick and Tim Scott!
For those wondering, the National Federation of High Schools implemented the 3-point shot in the 1987-88 season.
The Ellsworth Boys Basketball Team is off to a 10-0 start. In the 10 games, Mercier has scored 263 points, averaging 26.3 points per game. His scoring this year consists of
- December 10 vs. Mount View - 37 points
- December 14 vs. MDI - 28 points
- December 19 vs. Houlton - 22 points
- December 22 vs. Presque Isle - 27 points
- December 29 vs. Orono - 25 points
- December 30 vs. Caribou - 21 points
- January 3 vs. John Bapst - 26 points
- January 7 vs. Mount View - 23 points
- January 13 vs. Washington Academy - 27 points.
Tuesday night, the Eagles will host the Foxcroft Academy Ponies with a special start time of 6:30 p.m. If you can't be there to cheer on Chance as he looks to get to 1000 points and the Eagles remain unbeaten, you can listen on air at WDEA AM 1370. The game will also be broadcast on WDEA Internet Radio, on our free downloadable APP and any Alexa enabled device.