The temperature was 15 below zero outside but the Ellsworth Girls Basketball was red-hot inside Katsiaficas Gymnasium, beating the John Bapst Crusaders 75-37 on Friday night, February 3rd.

Ellsworth started the game on a 11-0 run, and led 23-8 at the end of the 1st Quarter and 37-25 at the end of the 1st Half. Ellsworth led 59-31 at the end of the 3rd Quarter.

Ellsworth had 4 players in double-figures. Grace Jaffray paced the Eagles with 20 points including a 3-pointer. Abby Radel had 17 points with a 3-pointer. Addison Atherton had 13 points and Elizabeth Boles tossed in 12 points including a 3-pointer. The Eagles were 12-17 from the free throw line.

John Bapst was led by Claire Gaetani with a game-high 26 points, including 2 3-pointers. Anna Smith had a 3-pointer. The Crusaders were 6-8 from the free throw line.

Ellsworth is now 14-3. They finish the regular season at home on Tuesday, February 7th against MDI 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 with the pregame starting at 6:45 p.m.

John Bapst is now 8-9. They finish the regular season at home on Thursday, February 9th at 6:30 p,.m.

The Eagles hosted Rec Night and were joined by some of their youngest fans!


Photo Chris Popper
Photo Chris Popper

The Cheerleaders were rocking "Hammer Time" shirts in support of Julie Hammer, a longtime Ellsworth Physical Education Teacher battling adrenal cancer.

Photo Chris Popper

Line Score

John Bapst Girls8176637
EHS Girls2314221675

Box Score

John Bapst

Jenna Perkins0----
Oona Sacararidiz0----
Emma Lowell0----
Jayden Schoppee0----
Lauren Hogan0----
Lillian Higgins0----
Jane Wu0----
Kaylee Horr2--23
Claire Gaetani269223
Ariana Cross41-22
Anna Smth3-1--
Sophia Ward21---
Brynn Schroder0----


Abby Radel1776122
Kaylee Bagley211---
Elise Sargent00----
Megan Jordan722-34
Morgan Clifford00----
Aaliyah Manning211---
Addison Atherton1366-14
Elizabeth Boles1254111
Lily Bean20--22
Grace Jaffray2087134
Savannah Edgecomb00----

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