The Ellsworth Boys Basketball Team was trailing MDI 40-34 at the end of the 3rd Quarter but outscored MDI 22-3 in the 4th Quarter to beat the Trojans 56-43 in the Boys Playoffs at Katsiaficas Gymnasium in Ellsworth, Tuesday, March 2nd. Ellsworth will advance to play Old Town, in Ellsworth on Friday, March 5th at 5:30 p.m.

Ellsworth led MDI 9-7 at the end of the 1st Quarter. Chase Mercier, Hunter Curtis and Eamon MacDonald all drained 3-pointers for the Eagles. For MDI Porter Isaacs, Ethan Merchant and Brady Renault each had 2 points while Grady Wellman-Webster was 1-2 from the free throw line.

The 2 teams were deadlocked 26-26 at the end of the 1st Half. The Trojans drained 5 3-pointers in the 2nd Quarter. Grady Wellman-Webster had 8 points with 2 3-pointers. Brady Renault had 6 points, with 2 3-pointers and Charlie Parker had  3-pointer for 3 points. Porter Isaacs chipped in 2 points. For Ellsworth Chance Mercier had 9 points with a 3-pointer. Hunter Curtis, Brody Mercier, Eamon MacDonald and Michael Palmer all had 2 points for the Eagles.

In the 3rd Quarter MDI took the lead, 40-36, outscoring Ellsworth 14-8, Porter Isaacs scored 8 points for MDI, as the Trojans pounded the ball into the paint. Ethan Merchant, Grady Wellman-Webster and Spencer Laurendeau each had 2 points. For Ellsworth Chance Mercier , Hunter Curtis and Brody Mercier each had 2 points while Miles Palmer and Brett Bragdon were each 1-2 from the free throw line.

In the 4th Quarter Ellsworth turned up the defensive intensity while MDI went cold from the field. Chance Mercier had 10 points, going 4-4 from the free throw line. Hunter Curtis had 8 points with a 3-pointer and went 3-4 from the free throw line. Brody Mercier had a basket and Michael Palmer was 2-2 from the free throw line. For the Trojans, Wellman-Webster had 2 points and Brady Renault was 1-2 from the free throw line.

Ellsworth was led by Chance Mercier with 24 points while Hunter Curtis finished with 15 points. The Eagles were 17-20 from the free throw line.

MDI was led by Grady Wellman-Webster with 13 points while Porter Isaacs finished with 12 points. MDI was 2-4 from the free throw line.

The Ellsworth-Old Town game on Friday, March 5th will be broadcast on AM 1370 WDEA, on our free downloadable APP, on any Alexa enabled device and on WDEA Internet Radio. The game will also be live-streamed on the Ellsworth High School You Tube Channel

Line Score

1234T
MDI Boys71914343
EHS Boys91782256

Box Score

MDI

#NameGPTSFGM2PM3PMFTMFTAPF
10Ethan Merchant14220004
12Joey Minutolo10000000
14Henry Lester10000000
20Maddox Laurendeau10000003
22Brady Renault19312123
24Grady Wellman-Webster113532121
30Charlie Parker13101002
32Walker St. Germain10000002
34Kadin Reed10000000
40Spencer Laurendau12110000
42Tucker James10000000
44Alex Gray10000000
54Porter Isaacs112660004
TOTALS143181352419

Ellsworth

#NameGPTSFGM2PM3PMFTMFTAPF
3Chance Mercier124862663
4Miles Palmer11000121
10Hunter Curtis115422560
11Brett Bragdon11000120
12Gage Hardy10000000
14Brody Mercier16330002
15Eamon MacDonald15101224
20Peter Keblinsky10000000
21Brady Kenny10000000
22Michael Palmer14110221
23Kaleb Connors10000000
30Michael Harris10000000
TOTALS15617125172011