After 2 postponements due to weather, the Ellsworth Boys Basketball Team beat the MDI Trojans 61-52 at Bernard Parady Gymnasium in Bar Harbor on Saturday, February 8th. Despite the loss, MDI claimed the 8th seed and will host Mt. View on Wednesday, February 12th in a prelim game.

Ellsworth jumped out to a 15-11 at the end of the 1st Quarter. Jackson Curtis had 8 points for Ellsworht with Austin Harris having 3 points and Adam Inman and Eamon MacDonald chipping in 2 points each. For MDI Porter Isaacs had 4 points, Brady Renualt had a 3-pointer and Cadin Lunt and Erik Merchant had 2 points each.

Ellsworth outscored MDI 18-12 in the 2nd Quarter to take a 33-23 lead at the Half. Harris had 8 points with 2 3-pointers. J'Von James had 5 points with a 3-pointer. Connor Crawford had a 3-pointer and Hunter Curtis added 2 points. For MDI Nate Philbrook had 4 points. Erik Merchant and Porter Isaacs each had 3 points and Will Hodgon had 2 points.

In the 3rd Quarter MDI outscored Ellsworth 16-14 to cut Ellsworth's lead to 47-39. Jack DaCorte had 10 points with 2 3-pointers. Charlie Parker and Nate Philbrook each had 2 points and Erik Merchant was 2-2 from the free throw line. For Ellsworth Hunter Curtis had 8 points and Austin Harris, Adam Inman and Jackson Curtis each had 2 points.

In the 4th Quarter Darby Barry had 8 points with 2 3's for the Eagles. Jackson Curtis was 4-6 from the free throw line for 4 points. Austin Harris had 2 points For the Trojans Jack DaCorte had 8 points with 2 more 3-pointers to finish with 4 in the game. Porter Isaacs had 2 points. Nate Philbrook was 2-2 from the free throw line and Brady Renault was 1-2 from the free throw line.

Ellsworth was led by Austin Harris with 15 points while Jackson Curtis had 14 points and Hunter Curtis 10 points. Ellsworth was 11-21 from the free throw line.

MDI was led by Jack DaCorte with a game high 18 points. Porter Isaacs had 9 points. The Trojans were 7-13 from the free throw line.

MDI finishes the regular season with a record of 8-10 and in 8th place. They will host the 9th seeded Mt. View Mustangs, 9-9 on Wednesday, February 12th. Time TBA. The game will be broadcast on AM 1370 WDEA, on WDEA Internet Radio, on our free downloadable APP and on any Alexa enabled device.

Ellsworth, the #2 seed, finishes the season with a 15-3 record. They will play in the Quarterfinals at the Cross Insurance Center on Friday, February 14th against the winner of the Winslow-Orono (7-10) prelim game at 8:30 p.m. The game will be broadcast on AM 1370 WDEA, on WDEA Internet Radio, on our free downloadable APP and on any Alexa enabled device.

Thanks to Walter Churchill for the photos!

Line Score

Ellsworth Boys1518141461
MDI Boys1112161352

Box Score


3J’Von James15211004
4Connor Crawford13101021
5Nick Kane10000000
10Hunter Curtis110440251
11Austin Harris115642132
12Adam Inman14220010
14Brody Mercier10000000
15Eamon MacDonald12110000
20Darby Barry18202221
22Michael Palmer10000000
23Brett Bragdon10000000
32Jackson Curtis114440681
33Kolbe Hardy10000001


10Ethan Merchant10000000
12Brady Renault14101145
14Cadin Lunt12110004
20Maddox Laurendeau10000001
22Jack DaCorte118734003
24Erik Merchant17220341
30Charlie Parker12110000
34Nate Philbrook18330222
40Jeremy French10000000
42Grady Wellman-Webster10000000
44Will Hodgdon12110000
52Marshall Reiff10000000
54Porter Isaacs19440133

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