The Ellsworth Boys Basketball Team used a dominant 3rd Quarter outscoring MDI 20-2 to beat the Trojans 64-30 on Friday night, February 26th in the final game of the 2020-21 irregular "regular" season. The win avenged their 75-71 loss to the Trojans on February 11th.

MDI-Ellsworth Boys Basketball February 26, 2021 Photo Chris Popper
MDI-Ellsworth Boys Basketball February 26, 2021 Photo Chris Popper
MDI-Ellsworth Boys Basketball February 26, 2021 Photo Chris Popper

MDI took a 18-14 lead at the end of the 1st Quarter as the Trojans hit 4 3-pointers. Charlie Parker had 2 3-'s for 6 points. Grady Wellman-Webster had a 3-pointer and 5 points. Porter Isaacs had 4 points and Ethan Merchant, celebrating his 18th birthday, had a 3-pointer. For Ellsworth Chance Mercier had 6 points, Hunter Curtis 4 points and Miles Palmer and Brody Mercier 2 points each.

In the 2nd Quarter it was Ellsworth's turn to hit 3-balls. as they sank 4 of them in the Quarter, outscoring MDI 17-10 to take a 31-28 lead at the end of the 1st Half. Eamon MacDonald had 2 3-pointers for 6 points. Hunter Curtis had a 3-pointer and was 1-2 from the free throw line for 4 points. Gage Hardy and Brody Mercier each had 2 points for Ellsworth. For MDI Ethan Merchant had 6 points and Porter Isaacs 4 points.

In the 3rd Quarter it was all Ellsworth as they outscored MDI 20-2 to take a 51-30 lead. Hunter Curtis had 5 points, Chance Mercier had 4 points. Brett Bragdon and Eamon MacDonald each hit a 3-pointer. Gage Hardy had 3 points and Miles Palmer 2 points for the Eagles. MDI's lone points came from Charlie Parker on the free throw line.

In the 4th Quarter Eamon MacDonald hit his 4th 3-pointer for Ellsworth and Brett Bragdon his 2nd 3-pointer. Chance Mercier had 4 points and Brody Mercier added 2 points. For MDI Brady Renault had 6 points and Alex Gray and Porter Isaacs each had 2 points.

Ellsworth was led by Chance Mercier with 14 points while Hunter Curtis had 13 points and Eamon MacDonald 12 points. Ellsworth was 5-12 from the free throw line.

MDI was led Porter Isaacs with 10 points while Ethan Merchant finished with 9 points. MDI was 5-7 from the free throw line.

Ellswoth finishes 1st with a 9-3 record and MDI 8th with a 4-8 record. The 2 teams will meet again in a quarterfinal playoff match-up on Tuesday, March 2nd at Katsiaficas Gymnasium at 7:15 p.m. That game will be broadcast on AM 1370 WDEA, on WDEA Internet Radio, on our free downloadable APP, on any Alexa enabled device and live-streamed on the Ellsworth High School You Tube Channel

Line Score

MDI Boys181021040
EHS Boys1417201263


10Ethan Merchant19431002
12Joey Minutolo10000000
14Henry Lester10000001
20Maddox Laurendeau10000000
22Brady Renault16101352
24Grady Wellman-Webster15211000
30Charlie Parker18202222
32Walker St. Germain10000005
34Kadin Reed10000000
40Spencer Laurendau10000002
42Tucker James10000000
44Alex Gray12110001
54Porter Isaacs110550000


3Chance Mercier114660223
4Miles Palmer14220005
10Hunter Curtis113541271
11Brett Bragdon16202000
12Gage Hardy15220131
14Brody Mercier16330001
15Eamon MacDonald112404001
20Peter Keblinsky10000000
21Brady Kenny10000000
22Michael Palmer13101000
23Kaleb Connors10000000
30Michael Harris10000001