The MDI Boys Basketball Team beat the Ellsworth Eagles 58-38 in Bar Harbor on Friday, January 11th.

The Trojans jumped out to a 14-8 lead in the 1st Quarter. Derek Collin and Drew Shea scored 6 points each for the Trojans and Erik Merchant chipped in 2 points. For Ellsworth Devin Grindle and Austin Harris each had a 3-pointer and Jackson Curtis had 2 points.

In the 2nd Quarter MDI increased their lead to 16 points, outscoring Ellsworth 16-6 to take a 30-14 lead at the end of the 1st Half. In the 2nd Quarter Collin had 7 points, Kyle Nicholson drained a 3-pointer and Brett Duley, Eli Parady and Steven Pierce each had 2 points. For Ellsworth Jackson Curtis had 4 points and Hunter Curtis 2 points.

In the 3rd Quarter Ellsworth rebounded, cutting the lead to 5 points at one point, as the Eagles outscored MDI 20-12 to cut MDI's lead to 8 points as the buzzer sounded to end the 3rd Quarter 42-38. For Ellsworth Hunter Curtis had 8 points, and the 3's started to drop as Grindle, Connor Crawford and Darby Barry each had a 3-pointer, while Jackson Curtis had 3 points after scoring a basket and making the free throw after he was fouled. For MDI Duley, Collin, She, Parady, Pierce and Porter Isaacs each had 2 points.

The 4th Quarter belonged to MDI, as they outscored Ellsworth 16-4. Parady had 8 points, all inside the paint for Ellsworth, Duley had 5 points with a 3-pointer and Pierce hit a 3-pointer. Ellsworth's points came from Austin Harris.

MDI was led by Derek Collin with a game high 15 points. Eli Parady had 12 points. The Trojans were 7-9 from the free throw line. Ellsworth was led by Hunter Curtis with 10 points and Jackson Curtis with 9 points. The Eagles were 3-8 from the free throw line.

MDI is now 7-2 and will play host to Orono on Tuesday, January 15th at 7PM. You can hear the game on WDEA AM 1370, on WDEA Internet Radio, on our free downloadable APP and on any Alexa enabled device with the pregame starting at 6:45

Ellsworth is now 6-4 and are right back on the hard court Saturday afternoon, when they travel to Belfast to play the Lions at 2:30. You can hear the game on WDEA AM 1370, 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 Boys8620438
MDI Boys1416121658

Box Score


3Devin Grindle16202023
4Connor Crawford13101002
10Hunter Curtis110440222
11Brett Bragdon10000001
12Colin Lacasse10000010
14Norman Jodrey10000012
15Noah Neleski10000001
20Darby Barry13101000
23Austin Harris17321000
32Jackson Curtis19440123
33Malcolm Svec10000000
34Deyan Rich10000000


10Ethan Merchant10000000
12Kyle Nicholson13101000
14Cadin Lunt10000002
20Brett Duley19321223
22Brady Renault10000000
24Erik Merchant12110003
30Charlie Parker10000001
32Derek Collin115660352
34Lukas Keene10000000
40Jack DaCorte10000000
42Brennan Hubbard10000000
44Drew Shea18440002
50Eli Parady112660002
52Porter Isaacs12110002
54Steven Pierce17211222

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