Ellsworth Girls Rally From Double Digit Deficit to Beat Houlton 50-49 [STATS/PHOTOS]
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.