Trailing by 14 points at the end of the first Half, 33-19, the Ellsworth Girls Basketball Team outscored Houlton 31-16 in the 2nd Half to beat the Houlton Shiretowners 50-49 in Houlton on Monday, January 3rd. It was the 2nd consecutive game, that Ellsworth had rallied from a double-digit deficit at the Half.

Houlton led 17-9 at the end of the 1st Quarter and led 33-19 at the Half. The Shiretowners led 36-29 at the end of the 3rd Quarter.

Senior, Jocelyn Jordan sank 1 of 2 free throws with 1.6 seconds left to give Ellsworth the 50-49 victory.

Ellsworth was led by Freshman Grace Jaffray who had a game high 28 points. Jaffray had 7 points in the 3rd Quarter and took over the 4th Quarter, scoring 16 points. Morgan Clifford had 9 points. The Eagles were 11-20 from the free throw line. Ellsworth had 3 3-pointers on the night, 2 by Jaffray an 1 by Morgan Clifford.

Houlton was led by Mia Henderson who finished with 16 points, scoring 11 points in the 1st Quarter and 5 in the 2nd Quarter. Emma Swallow finished with 11 points and Drew Warman had 10 points. The Shiretowners were 14-29 from the free throw line. They had 5 3-pointers. Drew Warman had 3 3's and Mia Henderson 2 3-pointers.

Ellsworth is now 4-3 and will play John Bapst on Tuesday, January 4th at 7 p.m. in Ellsworth. That game will be live-streamed on the Ellsworth High School You Tube Channel

Houlton is 3-1 and will play Old Town on Friday, January 7th at 7 p.m.

Line Score

Ellsworth Girls910102150
Houlton Girls171631349

Box Score


2Abby Radel15220123
3Alex Bivins10000000
4Jocelyn Jordan14110242
10Megan Jordan12110001
11Morgan Clifford19321222
12Aaliyah Manning10000000
14Addison Atherton10000005
15Brooke Pirie10000000
21Lily Bean12110004
31Elise Sargent10000000
33Grace Jaffray12810826123
34Sophie Lynch10000000


11Amelia Callnan10000000
12Olivia Henderson11000142
15Gabby Gentle12110001
22Drew Warman110303142
23Mia Henderson116642261
24Emma Swallow111330571
25Kaitlyn Kenney10000000
30Lily Brewer10000000
32Camille Callnan10000000
33Danni Espenscheid10000000
35Breanne Barton19220582

Ellsworth-Houlton Girls Basketball January 3, 2022

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