The Ellsworth Eagles Boys Basketball Team downed the MDI Trojans 59-48 at Katsiaficas Gymnasium in Ellsworth on Tuesday, January 21st.

MDI jumped out to a 17-12 at the end of the 1st Quarter. Jack DaCorte had 5 points with a 3-pointer for MDI. Porter Isaacs had 4 points and Ethan Merchant, Cadin Lunt, Nate Philbrook and Will Hodgdon each chipped in with 2 points. For Ellsworth Austin Harris had 4 points, Connor Crawford a 3-pointer for 3 points, Hunter Curtis and Adam Inman 2 points each and Jackson Curtis 1 point.

In the 2nd Quarter Ellsworth outscored MDI 21-12 to take a 33-29 lead at the end of the 1st Half. Jackson Curtis led Ellsworth with 5 points. Austin Harris had 4 points and J'Von James, Connor Crawford and Hunter Curtis each had a 3-pointer for 3 points and Darby Barry had 3 points. For MDI Jack DaCorte had 7 points with his 2nd 3-pointer. Cadin Lunt had a 3-pointer and Will Hodgdon 2 points.

In the 3rd Quarter Ellsworth outscored MDI 11-8 to lead 44-37 at the end of the 3rd Quarter. Connor Crawford drained his 3rd 3-pointer for Ellsworth. Hunter Curtis had 3 points. Austin Harris and Darby Berry each had 2 points and J'Von James had 1 point. For MDI Porter Isaacs had 6 points, while Cadin Lunt had 2 points.

Ellsworth was 5-15 from the free throw line through the 3rd Quarter, but as MDI put them to the line in the 4th, Ellsworth converted 9 of their 12 free throws. Jackson Curtis had 6 points. Darby Berry had 4 points. Hunter Curtis 3 points and Austin Harris 2 points. For MDI Nate Philbrook had 4 points, Brady Renault a 3-pointer for 3 points and Porter Isaacs and Charlie Parker 2 points each.

Ellsworth had 3 players in double figures. Jackson Curtis and Austin Harris had 12 points each while Hunter Curtis had 11 points. The Eagles were 14-28 from the free throw line.

MDI was led by Jack DaCorte and Porter Isaacs each with 12 points. MDI was 2-4 from the free throw line.

Ellsworth is now 10-2 and will play host to Caribou on Friday, January 24th at 7:30 p.m.

MDI is now 6-7 and plays host to Presque Isle on Friday January 24th at 8 p.m. 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.

Thanks to Walter Churchill for the photos

Line Score

MDI Boys171281148
Ellsworth Boys1221111559

Box Score


10Ethan Merchant12110003
12Brady Renault13101004
14Cadin Lunt14110221
20Maddox Laurendeau10000000
22Jack DaCorte112532001
24Erik Merchant10000004
30Charlie Parker12110003
34Nate Philbrook16330002
40Jeremy French10000000
42Grady Wellman-Webster10000000
44Will Hodgdon14220002
54Porter Isaacs115761004


3J’Von James14101123
4Connor Crawford19303001
5Nick Kane10000000
10Hunter Curtis111321483
11Austin Harris112660052
12Adam Inman12110001
14Brody Mercier10000000
15Eamon MacDonald10000000
20Darby Barry19220560
21Andrew Rideout10000000
22Michael Palmer10000000
23Brett Bragdon10000000
32Jackson Curtis112440470
33Kolbe Hardy10000000

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