It took awhile, but finally the shots started to fall for the Ellsworth Eagles, and once they did, they rolled over the Bucksport Golden Bucks 75-38 in Bucksport to open the 2023-24 season.

Ellsworth led 18-10 at the end of the 1st Quarter and 38-16 at the end of the 1st Half. They led 55-29 at the end of the 3rd Quarter.

Chance Mercier led all scorers with 16 points for the Eagles, while ripping down 17 rebounds for a dougle-double. Dawson Curtis had 15 points and Isiah Corson had 10 points. The Eagles sank 7 3-pointers. Dawson Curtis had 3 3's, Chance Mercier 2 3's and Miles Palmer and Hollis Grindal finished with a 3-pointer each. Ellsworth was 4-8 from the free throw line.

Bucksport was led by Evan Donnell with 11 points. Kamryn Webber had 9 points. He had Bucksport's lone 3-pointer. The Golden Bucks were 1-1 from the free throw line.

Ellsworth is 1-0 on the season and will travel to Dover-Foxcroft on Monday, December 11th to take on the Ponies. Tip off is at 6:30 with the pregame starting at 6:15 on AM 1370 WDEA, on WDEA Internet Radio, on our free downloadable APP and on any Alexa enabled device.

Bucksport, 0-1, plays at GSA on Tuesday, December 12th at 6:30 p.m.

If you are a coach or manager of a high school basketball or hockey team, we would love to have you send us a copy of your scoresheet/scorebook!. A photo may be emailed to or texted to 207-469-8660. We will then write a recap of the game with a scoring recap on the 92.9 The Ticket website. We need to receive the information within 24 hours of the game to get this done.

The High School Athlete of the Week is resuming beginning the week of December 4th. Please send your nominations via email to Chris Popper by Sunday, December 10th for the Week December 4th-9th. We will then announce the nominations on Monday December 11th. You'll be able to vote once per day December 11th-14th with the Week 1 Winter High School Athlete of the Week being announced on Friday, December 15th.

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Line Score

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Box Score


Chance Mercier16 52--
Miles Palmer511--
Josiah James-Chin0----
Cruz Coffin21---
Kaleb Conners21---
Braden King0----
Bryce Hart0----
Hollis Grindal931-2
Hunter Boles0----
Kyle Kenny84---
Conner MacDonald0----
Dawson Curtis1533--
Jackson Barry84---
Zach Bray0----
Isiah Corson103-46


Evan Donnell115-11
Connor Fitch21---
Caden Blackwood42---
Kamryn Webber931--
Daynen Stewart0----
Collin McDougal63---
Eli Bennett0----
Aaron Ramirez0----
Trent Goss0----
Peyton Gray0----
Jack Morrison0----
Jake Williams63---
Nicholas Clair0----

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