The Ellsworth Boys Basketball Team were 9-13 from the free throw in the 4th Quarter, and 11-16 in the game, to hang on and defeat a stubborn Winslow Black Raiders team 58-51 at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor, on Friday, February 14th. Ellsworth will now play Washington Academy in the semifinals on Wednesday, February 19th at 7 p.m.

Ellsworth led 12-9 at the end of the 1st Quarter as Jackson Curtis scored 10 points for the Eagles, including 2 3-pointers. Adam Inman had Ellsworth's other 2 points. For Winslow, Colby Pomeroy had 7 points with a 3-pointer and Jacob Berard had 2 points.

Ellsworth led by 3 points at the end of the 1st Half 24-21. Austin Harris had 5 points for Ellsworth including a 3-pointer. Darby Barry had a 3-pointer and Hunter and Jackson Curtis each had 2 points. For Winslow, Pomery and Andrew Poulin each had 4 points while Reid Gagnon and Jason Reynolds each had 2 points.

In the 3rd Quarter the teams traded the lead, but Ellsworth led 42-41 when the buzzer went off. Darby Barry had 2 3's for 6 points for Ellsworth. Jackson Curtis had 6 points and Hunter Curtis had 3 points while Austin Harris had 2 points. For Winslow Nicholas Girard hit back to back 3's for 6 points. Berard had 5 points, Reynolds 4 points and Pomeroy 2 points.

In the 4th Quarter Jackson Curtis had 7 points for Ellsworth, going 5-6 from the free throw line. Hunter Curtis had 4 points with a 3-pointer. Darby Barry was 3-4 from the free throw line and Connor Crawford had 2 points. For Winslow Pomeroy had 6 points, Gagnon 2 points and Poulin 2 points.

Ellsworth was led by Jackson Curtis with a game high 26 points. Darby Barry had 12 points and Hunter Curtis 9 points.

Ellsworth's Austin Harris consoles Colby Pomeroy from Winslow after Pomeroy finishes his career 2 points short of 1000 Photo Chris Popper

Winslow was led by Colby Pomeroy with 19 points. Pomeroy ended his career with 998 career points, 2 points shy of 1000. Winslow was 5-6 from the free throw line.

Ellsworth, 16-3,  will play Washington Academy in the semifinals on Wednesday, February 19th at 7 p.m. That game will be broadcast on AM 1370 WDEA, on WDEA Internet Radio, on our free downloadable APP and on any Alexa enabled device. Ellsworth and Washington Academy split their series this season, each winning at each other's gym.

Winslow finishes the season with a 12-8 record.

Thanks to Walter Churchill for the photos

Line Score

Winslow Boys912201051
Ellsworth Boys1212181658

Box Score


2Nicholas Girard16202001
3Colby Pomeroy117761224
5Reid Gagnon16220224
12Tyler Brockway10000000
14Holden Dart13101002
15Cameron Brockway00000000
20Caden Fitzpatrick10000000
21Jacob Berard17330121
24Joseph Lopes10000000
30Andrew Poulin16330002
33Antoine Akoa10000000
40Jason Reynolds16330002
44Evan Bourget10000000
50Cameron Goodwin10000000


3J’Von James10000001
4Connor Crawford12110000
5Nick Kane10000000
10Hunter Curtis19321242
11Austin Harris17321002
12Adam Inman12110001
14Brody Mercier10000000
15Eamon MacDonald10000000
20Darby Barry112303340
22Michael Palmer10000000
23Brett Bragdon10000001
32Jackson Curtis126972681
33Kolbe Hardy10000000