For the 1st time since the Ellsworth Boys Basketball Team went to the State Finals in 2015-16, the Ellsworth Boys defeated GSA, winning handily 65-36 on Friday, December 14th at Katsiaficas Gymnasium in Ellsworth.

Ellsworth jumped out to a 15--7 lead in the 1st Quarter. Hunter Curtis and Jackson Curtis paced Ellsworth with 6 points each and Darby Barry drained a 3-pointer. For GSA Percy Zent had 3 points and Andrew Swez and Isaac Wardwell each had 2 points.

In the 2nd Quarter, Ellsworth had a 10 point lead, but GSA fought back and brought the lead down to 3 points, but that would be the closest they would get the rest of the night, as Ellsworth outscored GSA 16-14 to take a 31-21 lead at the Half. Barry had 7 points for Ellsworth, including another 3-pointer. Jackson Curtis had 5 points, while Hunter Curtis and Norman Jodrey each chipped in with 2 points.  For GSA Zentz had 7 points, going 5-7 from the free throw line. Caden Mattson had 5 points including a 3-pointer and Michael Moon was 2-2 from the free throw line.

In the 3rd Quarter Ellsworth outscored GSA 19-13 to take a 50-34 lead. Barry had 8 points including his 3rd and 4th 3-pointer of the night. Jackson Curtis had 6 points and Hunter Curtis had 5 points including a 3-pointer. GSA was paced by Zentz with 4 points and Mattson had another 3-pointer. Eric Mote, Isaac Wardwell and Andrew Swez each added 2 points.

In the 4th Quarter, Ellsworth limited GSA to just 2 points, while scoring 15. Brett Bragdon scored his first Varsity points, draining 2 3-pointers for 6 points. Jackson Curtis had 4 points, Connor Crawford a 3-pointer and Devin Grindle 2 points. GSA's lone points came from Michael Moon.

Ellsworth was led by Jackson Curtis with 21 points. Darby Barry had 18 points on the strength of 4 3's, and Hunter Curtis had 13 points. Ellsworth was 5-7 from the free throw line

GSA was led by Percy Zentz with 14 points. GSA was 10-13 from the free throw line.

Ellsworth now 2-1 is off until Saturday, December 22nd when they will play host to Belfast at 2:30 in a game that will be broadcast on AM 1370 WDEA, on WDEA Internet Radio, on our free downloadable APP and on any Alexa enabled device.

GSA now 2-1, plays host to Bucksport on Tuesday, December 18th at 7PM.

Thanks to Walter Churchill for the photos!

Line Score

George Stevens Academy Boys71413236
Ellsworth Boys1516191565

Box Score


3Michael Moon14110221
5Austin Snow10000000
11Caden Mattson18312001
12Eric Mote12110002
13Isaac Wardwell14220035
21Andrew Swez14220011
31Reece Dannenberg10000000
33Percy Zentz114440671
35Tanner Ashley10000000
41Teague Smallidge10000000
43Daniel Li10000000


3Devin Grindle12110003
4Connor Crawford13101001
10Hunter Curtis113651011
11Brett Bragdon16202000
12Colin Lacasse10000000
14Norman Jodrey12110002
15Noah Neleski10000001
20Darby Barry118514441
23Austin Harris10000003
32Jackson Curtis12110100122
33Malcolm Svec10000004
34Dean Rich10000000

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