The Ellsworth Girls Basketball Team gave the Class C defending champions Houlton Shiretowners a game and a half, leading through 3 quarters 31-29 before being nipped 43-41 at Katsiaficas Gymnasium in Ellsworth on Saturday, December 21st.

Ellsworth led 7-6 at the end of the 1st Quarter, while Houlton led 21-18 at the end of the 1st Half. Ellsworth was up 31-29 at the end of the 3rd Quarter.

Ellsworth was led by Trinity Montigny with 16 points while Casey Carter had 9 points. The Eagles drained 5 3-pointers, with Montigny scoring 3 of them, and Morgan Clifford and Casey Carter each adding a 3-pointer. The Eagles were 6-8 from the free throw line.

Houlton was led by Olivia Henderson with 12 points while Mia Henderson had 10 points. The Shiretowners had 5 3-pointers. Olivia Henderson and Mia Henderson each had 2 3-pointes, while Drew Warman had 1 3-pointer. Houlton was 10-16 from the free throw line.

Ellsworth is now 3-1 and plays at Caribou on Friday, December 27th at 6 p.m.

Houlton is 4-2 and plays host to Old Town on Friday, December 27th at 5:30 p.m.

Line Score

1234T
Houlton Girls61581443
Ellsworth Girls711131041

Box Score

Houlton

#NameGPTSFGM2PM3PMFTMFTAPF
10Emma Ardell10000000
12Olivia Henderson112532003
14Morgan Graham10000000
20Teagan Ewings16330000
22Drew Warman15211011
23Mia Henderson110312240
24Emma Swallow11000120
31Samantha Condon10000000
32Kennedy Buzzeo10000001
33Abbie Worthley10000000
34Rebecca Howe19110792
35Breanne Barton10000000
40Savannah Soucy10000000
TOTALS143149510167

Ellsworth

#NameGPTSFGM2PM3PMFTMFTAPF
3Morgan Clifford13101001
4Jocelyn Jordan12110003
5Casey Carter19211450
10Samantha Higgins10000000
11Trinity Montigny116633110
12Sara Shea11000120
14Samantha Carter14220002
15Kylie Robidoux16330003
21Sierra Andrews10000002
23Kayla Duhaime10000001
33Amber-Rae Pesek10000000
34Alicia Kelley10000000
50Autumn Paul10000001
TOTALS141151056813