The Ellsworth Boys Basketball sank their free throws when they mattered, going 20-31 from the line and got a double-double from Jackson Curtis as they beat the Houlton Shiretowners 66-62 in a game Saturday afternoon at Katsiaficas Gymnasium in Ellsworth on Saturday, December 21st.

Houlton led 18-16 at the end of the 1st Quarter, and 27-26 at the end of the 1st Half. They also led  45-43 at the end of the 3rd Quarter. But Ellsworth outscored Houlton 23-17 in the 4th Quarter to prevail.

Ellsworth was led by Jackson Curtis with 21 points and 12 rebounds. Darby Barry had 16 points while ripping down 9 rebounds and Austin Harris was also in double figures with 10 points. Ellsworth had 6 3-pointers, 4 by Barry and 1 each by Ausitn Harris and Brett Bragdon. The Eagles were 20-31 from the free throw line with Jackson Curtis 9-15, Austin Harris 5-6

Houlton was led by Keegan Gentle with a game high 30 points. Hunter Sennett, Caleb Solomon and Drew Foley each had 8 points. The Shiretowners had 6 3-pointers, 2 each by Sennett, Keegan Gentle and Caleb Solomon. Houlton was 8-18 from the free throw line.

Ellsworth is now 3-1 and will play at Caribou on Friday, December 27th at 7:30 p.m.

Houlton is now 3-3 and will host Old Town on Friday, December 27th at 7 p.m.

Line Score

Houlton Boys189181762
Ellsworth Boys1610172366

Box Score


2Collin Moody10000000
4Isaiah Gentle10000010
10Hunter Sennett18312015
11Keegan Gentle13010828141
12Cody Johnston10000000
14Gage Bartlett10000000
20Jadon Gentle10000000
21Cameron Callnan16330005
24Caleb Solomon18312024
30Jaron Gentle12110002
32Drew Foley18440004
42Nolan Hodgkins10000000


3J’Von James14220014
4Connor Crawford14110242
5Nick Kane10000000
10Hunter Curtis12000233
11Austin Harris110211561
12Adam Inman12110000
14Brody Mercier10000000
15Eamon MacDonald10000000
20Darby Barry116624001
21Andrew Rideout10000000
22Michael Palmer10000000
23Brett Bragdon17211222
32Jackson Curtis1216609151
33Kolbe Hardy00000000
34Deyan Rich00000000

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