Ellsworth Beats GSA 59-52 In Battle of the Eagles
The Ellsworth Eagles defeated the George Stevens Academy Eagles 59-52 in the Battle of the Eagles in Blue Hill on Saturday night, February 2, 2019. It was Ellsworth 1st victory in GSA since 2011!
Ellsworth and GSA were tied at 14-14 at the end of the 1st Quarter. Devin Grindle buried 2 3's from the left corner for 6 points. Darby Barry had a 3-pointer and Hunter Curtis and Jackson Curtis each had 2 points while Norman Jodrey was 1-2 from the free throw line. For GSA Reece Dannenberg and Pecy Zentz had 5 points each, each with a 3-pointer and Andrew Szwez had 4 points.
In the 2nd Quarter Ellsworth outscored GSA 16-6 to take a 30-20 lead at the end of the 1st Half. Grindle had 2 more 3's for 6 points, Barry had 5 points including another 3-pointer. Austin Harris and Jackson Curtis each had 2 points while Hunter Curtis was 1-2 from the free throw line. For GSA Isaac Wardwell, Szwez and Zentz each had 2 points.
In the 3rd Quarter Ellsworth outscored GSA 15-9 to increase their lead to 16 points, 45-29. Norman Jodrey had 6 points, Jackson Curtis had 5 points including a 3-pointer and Hunter Curtis had 4 points. For GSA Wardwell had 4 points, Danneberg had another 3-pointer and Szwez had 2 points.
In the 4th Quarter GSA cut the lead to 6 points, but Ellsworth hit their free throws when they counted, despite GSA outscoring Ellsworth 23-14. For GSA Szwez had 8 points, Dannenberg sank 2 3's for 6 points. Wardwell had 4 points, Zentz 3 points and Caden Mattson 2 points. For Ellsworth Austin Harris had 6 points, going 4-7 from the free throw line. Jackson Curtis had 4 points, with a 3-pointer and 1-2 from the free throw line. Hunter Curtis had 3 points, including 1-2 from the free throw line and Devin Grindle was 1-2 from the free throw line.
Ellsworth was led by Devin Grindle and Jackson Curtis, each with 13 points. Hunter Curtis had 10 points. Ellsworth was 11-23 from the free throw line.
GSA was led by Andrew Szwez wiht a game high 16 points, while Reece Danneberg had 14 points. Isaac Wardwell and Percy Zentz each had 10 points. GSA was 1-7 from the free throw line.
Ellsworth, now 12-5 and appears to be locked in for the 4th seed in the Class B North Heal Points, which would give them an automatic bye and avoid a prelim game. Ellsworth has 1 game remaining, at home on Thursday, February 7th against MDI, which will be Senior Recognition Night. The pregame will start at 6:30 with the opening tip at 7. That game will be broadcast on AM 1370 WDEA, on WDEA Internet Radio, on our free downloadable APP and on any Alexa enabled device.
GSA is 14-2 with a huge game at Mattanawcook Academy on Tuesday February 5th and then closes out the regular season at home, on Senior Recognition Night against Narraguagus on Thursday, February 7th.
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