The Ellsworth Boys Basketball Team showed no signs of rust after not playing a game in over a week, beating the Belfast Lions 68-40 at Katsiaficas Gymnasium in Ellsworth on Saturday, December 22nd.

Ellsworth umped out to a 19-9 lead at the end of the 1st Quarter. Jackson Curtis had 6 points, his brother Hunter Curtis 4 points, Connor Crawford a 3-pointer, Devin Grindle 3 points, going 3-4 from the free throw line, Austin Harris 2 points and Norman Jodrey 1 point, going 1-2 from the free throw line. For Belfast  Andrew Ackles had 5 points, with a 3-pointer. Wilder Magruder had a 3-pointer,  and Dakota Payson was 1-2 from the free throw line.

Ellsworth increased their lead to14 points at the end of the 1st Half 33-19 as the Eagles outscored Belfast 14-10 in the 2nd Quarter. For Ellsworth Hunter Curtis had 4 points, as did Norman Jodrey and Austin Harris. Jackson Curtis had 2 points. For Belfast Jason Bartlett had 4 points with a 3 pointer, Chris Kelley had a 3-pointer and Magruder had 3 points.

In the 3rd Quarter Ellsworth outscored Belfast 14-11 to take a 47-30 lead. Jackson Curtis had 6 points, Darby Barry a 3-pointer from the corner, and Jodrey and Hunter Curtis 2 points each. Devin Grindle was 1-2 from the free throw line. For Belfast Kelley had 9 points with a 3-pointer while Bartlett chipped in 2 points.

In the final Quarter, Deyan Rich scored his 1st Varsity Points, scoring 4 points. Jackson Curtis had 6 points. Austin Harris had  points, Hunter Curtis 3 points, Malcolm Svec 2 points and Brett Bragdon was 2-2 from the free throw line. For Belfast Tanner Veilleux and Tommy Walker each had a 3-pointer, Dakota Payson had 2 points, and Chris Kelley and Wilder Magruder were each 1-2 from the free throw line.

Ellsworth had 3 players in double figures. Jackson Curtis had a game high 20 points, Hunter Curtis 13 points and Austin Harris 10 points. The Eagles were 8-21 from the free throw line.

Belfast was led by Chris Kelley with 13 points. The Lions were 5-10 from the free throw line

Ellsworth is now 3-1 on the season, and will play host to Presque Isle on Thursday, December 27th at 6PM.

Belfast now 0-5 plays at Oceanside on Friday, December 28th.

Line Score

Belfast Lions Boys910111040
Ellsworth Boys1914142168

Box Score


2Tanner Veilleux13101000
4Chase Sanders10000003
5Jason Bartlett16211121
10Ethan Hall10000000
12Tanner Veilleux10000000
13Grady Doolan10000001
14Max Lewis10000000
20Luke Lightner10000001
21Wilder Magruder17211243
22Dakota Payson13110122
23Chris Kelly113532122
30Tommy Walker13101001
42Andrew Ackles15211002


3Devin Grindle14000481
4Connor Crawford13101001
10Hunter Curtis113660123
11Brett Bragdon12000220
12Colin Lacasse10000020
14Norman Jodrey17330122
15Noah Neleski10000001
20Darby Barry13101000
23Austin Harris110550000
32Jackson Curtis12010100022
33Malcolm Svec12110030
34Deyan Rich14220001

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