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

1234T
George Stevens Academy Boys71413236
Ellsworth Boys1516191565

Box Score

GSA

#NameGPTSFGM2PM3PMFTMFTAPF
3Michael Moon14110221
5Austin Snow10000000
11Caden Mattson18312001
12Eric Mote12110002
13Isaac Wardwell14220035
21Andrew Swez14220011
31Reece Dannenberg10000000
33Percy Zentz114440671
35Tanner Ashley10000000
41Teague Smallidge10000000
43Daniel Li10000000
TOTALS1361311281311

Ellsworth

#NameGPTSFGM2PM3PMFTMFTAPF
3Devin Grindle12110003
4Connor Crawford13101001
10Hunter Curtis113651011
11Brett Bragdon16202000
12Colin Lacasse10000000
14Norman Jodrey12110002
15Noah Neleski10000001
20Darby Barry118514441
23Austin Harris10000003
32Jackson Curtis12110100122
33Malcolm Svec10000004
34Dean Rich10000000
TOTALS165261885718