It was a tale of 2 halves, as the Ellsworth Boys rallied from a double digit deficit, to beat the MCI Huskies 47-41 in Pittsfield on Saturday, December 14th, for their 1st victory of the season.

MCI dominated the boards in the 1st Half, and jumped out to a 14-4 in the 1st Quarter. They scored the final 8 points of the Quarter. Gavin McArthur had 2 3's for 6 points for MCI while Harrison Sites had 4 points and Dominic Wilson and Owen Williams each had 2 points. For Ellsworth Darby Barry had 3 points and Hunter Curtis 1 point.

In the 2nd Quarter, MCI increased their lead, outscoring Ellsworth 10-9 to lead 25-15 at the end of the 1st Half.McArthur and Caleb Willis each had 3 points for MCI while Wilson and Williams had 2 points each. For Ellsworth Jackson Curtis had 6 points, Connor Crawford a 3-pointer and Hunter Curtis 2 points.

In the 3rd Quarter Ellsworth came alive, outscoring MCI 19-12 to cut the deficit to 2 points, 36-34. Austin Harris led the way for the Eagles scoring 10 points with 2 3-pointers. Crawford had another 3-pointer and J'Von James provided a huge spark with 2 points and Hunter Curtis had 2 more points. For MCI Williams had 7 points with a 3-pointer, McArthur 2 points, Isaac Bussell 2 points and Sites was 1-2 from the free throw line.

In the 4th Quarter Ellsworth's defense picked up the intensity limiting MCI to just 5 points while scoring 13 for the win. Jackson Curtis had 7 points, James 3 points, Hunter Curtis 2 points and Darby Barry was 1-2 from the free throw line. For MCI Sites had a field goal for 2 points, Williams was 2-2 from the free throw line while McArthur was 1-2.

Ellsworth was led by Jackson Curtis with a game high 15 points, while Austin Harris had 10 points. The Eagles were 7-15 from the free throw line.

MCI was led by Owen Williams with 13 points while Gavin McArthur had 12 points. The Huskies were 8-11 from the free throw line.

Ellsworth is now 1-1 and will play host to Orono on Wednesday, December. 18th 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.

MCI, 1-2 will play at Belfast on Tuesday, December 17th at 6:30

Line Score

Ellsworth Boys411191347
MCI Boys141012541

Box Score


3J’Von James15220114
4Connor Crawford16202001
5Nick Kane10000000
10Hunter Curtis17330121
11Austin Harris110422002
12Adam Inman10000000
14Brody Mercier10000000
15Eamon MacDonald10000000
20Darby Barry14110231
21Andrew Rideout10000000
22Michael Palmer10000000
23Brett Bragdon10000000
32Jackson Curtis115660392
33Kolbe Hardy10000000
34Deyan Rich10000000


1Kaythean Martinez10000000
3Domenic Wilson14220002
4Owen Williams113431442
5Ryan Friend10000003
10Jayson Pyles10000000
11Gavin McArthur112422230
14Max Bottenfield10000000
15Caleb Willis13110111
24Isaac Bussell12110004
25Nason Berthelette10000000
32Harrison Sites17330134
35Mert Arisian10000000
44Parker St.  Clair10000000

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