Ellsworth Boys Rebound Beat Belfast 75-59 on Saturday
After losing to the MDI Trojans on Friday, January 11th, the Ellsworth Boys Basketball Team rebounded less than 24 hours later, to beat the Belfast Lions 75-59 at Belfast Area High School on Saturday, January 14th.
The score was tied 16-16 at the end of the 1st Quarter. Jackson Curtis had 10 points including 2 3's, one right at the buzzer for the Eagles. Norman Jodrey had 4 points and Hunter Curtis 2 points. For Belfast Jason Bartlett had 7 points with a 3-pointer, Wilder Magruder 5 points with a 3-pointer and Dakota Payson and Chris Kelley 2 points each.
In the 2nd Quarter Ellsworth outscored Belfast 22-14 to take a 38-30 lead. Jackson Curtis had 8 points, Austin Harris 5 points with a 3-pointer and Darby Barry and Hunter Curtis each with a 3-pointer. For Belfast Magruder had 6 points with a 3-pointer, Luke Lightner had 4 points, and Bartlett and Payson 2 points each.
Ellsworth increased their lead to 16 points in the 3rd Quarter 55-39 outscoring the Lions 17-9 in the Quarter. Jodrey had 6 points for Ellsworth, Jackson Curtis 5 points with his 3rd 3-pointer of the afternoon. Devin Grindle added a 3-pointer, Harris had 2 points and Barry was 1-2 from the free throw line. For Belfast Kelley had 5 points with a 3-pointer, and Payson and Magruder added 2 points each.
In the 4th Quarter 8 Eagles scored. Grindle and Barry had 4 points each, Jodrey had 3 points and Hunter Curtis, Jackson Curtis and Colin Lacasse had 2 points each. Noah Neleski was 1-2 from the free throw line. For Belfast Chase Sanders had 8 points, Tanner Veilleux and Bartlett each had 5 points, each with a 3-pointer and Ethan Hall was 2-2 from the free throw line.
Ellsworth was led by Jackson Curtis with a game high 25 points while Norman Jodrey had 16 points. The Eagles had 7 3's and were 8-20 from the free throw line.
Belfast was led by Jason Bartlett with 14 points while Wilder Magruder had 13 points. The Lions had 5 3's and were 9-10 from the free throw line.
Ellsworth, now 7-4 plays host to Old Town on Tuesday, January 15th at 7PM.
Belfast, 2-9 plays at Erskine Academy on Thursday, January 17th at 6:30PM.
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