The Ellsworth Boys Basketball Team dug themselves a deep hole, trailing by 11 at halftime 31-20 before crawling back to tie the game 31-31 in the 3rd Quarter, but ultimately fell to Belfast Friday, December 22nd 57-53 at Katsiaficas Gymnasium in Ellsworth.

Photo Chris Popper
Photo Chris Popper

Belfast jumped out to a 10 point lead at the end of the 1st Quarter. leading 20-10.Chris Kelley led the way for Belfast with 6 points, Skylar Perkins had 4 points, Aaron Fuller and Dakoda Doolan each had a 3-pointer while Chris Barlett and Stanley Sturgiss each added 2 points. For Ellsworth Jackson Curtis had 4 points and Zach Harris, Sam Giffin and Javon Williams each chipped in 2 points.

Belfast extended the lead to 11 points at half time 31-20. In the 2nd Quarter Bartlett, and Fuller each had a 3-pointer, Tyler Bartlett had 3 points and Kelley added 2 points for the Lions. For Ellsworth Devin Grindle and Connor Crawford each had  a 3-pointer, and Harris and Curtis added 2 points each.

In the 3rd Quarter Ellsworth went on an 11-0 run to tie the score with 4:30 remaining in the 3rd Quarter, and at the end of the 3rd Quarter Belfast's lead had been cut to 4 points 39-35. Ellsworth outscored Belfast 15-8 in the Quarter.  Ellsworth was led by Curthis with 5 points, Jared Hamilton with 4 points, and then Harris, Andrew McCullough and Crawford each added 2 points. For the Lions Sturgis had a 3-pointer,  and Doolan and Luke Lightner each added 2 free throws while Jason Bartlett hit 1 free throw.

In the 4th Quarter, the Lions made their free throws when they counted going 9-13 from the line. Jason Bartlett was a perfect 8-8. Chris Kelley added 5 points, Aaron Fuller had a 3-pointer and Sturgis had 2 points. For Ellsworth, Curtis had 9 points including a 3-pointer, Hamilton had 4 points, Harris a 3-pointer and Darby Barry 2 points.

Ellsworth was led by Jackson Curtis with a game high 20 points while Zach Harris had 9 points. Ellsworth was 4-19 from beyond the 3-point arc.

Belfast was led by Jason Bartlett with 14 points while Chris Kelley had 13 points. The Lions were 6-18 from 3-point land.

Ellsworth now 2-2 is off until December 27th when they start a 3 game week schedule. December 27th they play at Presque Isle at 6:30 PM, December 28th they play at Caribou at 2:30 PM and then Saturday December 30th they play host to Orono at 6PM. The December 30th game will be broadcast on AM 1370 WDEA, WDEA Internet Radio, on our free downloadable APP and on any Alexa enabled device.

Belfast 2-2 will play host to Winslow on Wednesday, December 27th at 2:30 PM.

Ellsworth and Belfast will meet again on Saturday, January 13th at 12:30 PM in Belfast, in a game that will be broadcast on AM 1370 WDEA, WDEA Internet Radio, on our free downloadable APP and on any Alexa enabled device.

Line Score

Belfast Lions Boys201181857
Ellsworth Boys1010151853


Box Score


1Jason Bartlett1211910114
2Grady Doolan10000000
4Stanley Sturgis13210007
5Tyler Bartlett11101213
10Skylar Perkins12200114
11Aaron Fuller13030029
12Tanner Veilleux10000000
14Dakoda Doolan11012605
15Chris Kelley166012413
20Luke Lightner10002202
21Wilder Magruder10000000
22Dakota Payson10000000
24Jesse Perry10000000


3Devin Grindle11010023
4Bradly Smith10000000
5Dylan Taplin10000020
10Zach Harris14310049
12Sam Giffin11100012
15Andrew McCullough10002212
20Darby Barry11100002
21Jared Hamilton14400038
22Javon Williams11100022
23Connor Crawford12110005
32Jackson Curtis176157320
33Damian Carter10000000

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