The Ellsworth Boys Basketball Team downed Old Town 68-63 on Friday, March 5th in the PVC Class B Pod Semifinals and will host the finals on Tuesday, March 9th.

Ellsworth-Old Town Boys Semifinal March 5, 2021 Photo Chris Popper
Ellsworth-Old Town Boys Semifinal March 5, 2021 Photo Chris Popper

Ellsworth jumped out to a 19-10 lead in the 1st Quarter. Chance Mercier had 7 points for the Eagles with Eamon MacDonald having 5 points with a 3-pointer. Hunter Curtis had 4 points and Gage Hardy hit a 3-pointer. For Old Town Jacob Corson had 5 points with a 3-pointer, Gabe Gifford had a 3-pointer and Shawn Hoogterp had 2 points.

Ellsworth continued to lead by 12 points at the end of the 1st Half, 31-22. Chance Mercier had 6 points to pace the Eagles, while Michael Palmer added 4 points and Eamon MacDonald 2 points. For the Coyotes, Casey Downs had 4 points and Shawn Hoogterp, Caden Jackson, Jacob Corson and Austin Proudfoot all chipped in 2 points.

In the 3rd Quarter Old Town cut Ellsworth's lead to 7 points, 44-37. Jacob Corson had 8 points to pace the Coyotes. Isaac Hayes had a 3-pointer and Caden Jackson and Casey Downs each had 2 points for Old Town. For Ellsworth Chance Mercier had 6 points, going 4-6 from the free throw line. Michael Palmer drained a 3-pointe and Hunter Curtis and Brody Mercier each had 2 points.

In the 4th Quarter Old Town got within 3 points, but couldn't get any closer. Chance Mercier had 9 points for Ellsworth, going 3-5 from the free throw line. Eamon MacDonald had 9 points, including a 3-pointer and 2 key free throws to ice the game with 4.4 seconds left. Hunter Curtis had 4 points and Brett Bragdon and Brody Mercier were each 1-2 from the free throw line. For Old Town Shawn Hoogterp had 10 points with 2 3-pointers. Jacob Corson had 7 points, Gabe Gifford had a 3-pointer and Caden Jackson, Austin Proudfoot and Kyle Paradis each had 2 points.

Ellsworth was led by Chance Mercier with a game high 28 points. Eamon MacDonald had 16 points and Hunter Curtis 10 points. The Eagles were 12-19 from the free throw line.

Old Town was led by Jacob Corson with 22 points while Shawn Hoogterp had 14 points. The Coyotes were 3-7 from the free throw line.

Ellsworth will play the winner of the Orono-Washington Academy semifinal on Tuesday, March 9th at Katsiaficas Gymnasium. That game will be broadcast on AM 1370 WDEA, on WDEA Internet Radio, on our free downloadable APP and on any Alexa enabled device. The game will be live-streamed on the Ellsworth High School You Tube Channel

Line Score

Old Town Boys1012152663
EHS Boys1912132468

Box Score

1Shawn Hoogterp114532252
3Caden Jackson16330001
5Isaac Hayes13101002
11Gabe Gifford16202003
13Josh Harvey10000000
15Jacob Corson1221091124
23Austin Proudfoot14220000
25Casey Downs16330001
31Carson Ellis10000000
33Brayden Brown10000001
34Matt Seymour10000004
35Chester Turner10000000
41Kyle Paradis12110001
45Micah Betters10000000


3Chance Mercier128101008134
4Miles Palmer10000002
10Hunter Curtis110550001
11Brett Bragdon11000120
12Gage Hardy13101000
14Brody Mercier13110124
15Eamon MacDonald116642222
20Peter Keblinsky10000000
21Brady Kenny10000000
22Michael Palmer17321001
23Kaleb Connors10000000
30Michael Harris10000001

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