MDI Boys Race By Ellsworth 65-35 [Box Score/Recap/Photos]
The MDI Boys Basketball Team closed out the regular season at home, at Bernard Parady Gymnasium on Thursday night, February 8th, beating the Ellsworth Eagles 65-35. It was the last regular season home game for Colby Lee, Alden Fournier, Owen Mild, Finn McConomy, Dane Vanzura, Andrew Phelps and Team Manager Matt Driscoll.
MDI jumped out to a 22-2 lead at the end of the 1st Quarter. Ellsworth's lone points came from Dylan Taplin scoring with 38 seconds remaining in the Quarter. MDI received 7 points with a 3-pointer from Finn McConomy, 6 points from Derek Collin, 3 points from Owen Mild, 2 points from Brett Duley and 1 point from Drew Shea. Andrew Phelps, playing for the 1st time in over a week after having an appendectomy drained a 3-pointer.
In the 2nd Quarter, MDI increased their lead to 26 points, leading 37-11 at the end of the 1st Half.Collin had 4 points for MDI, Duley and Alden Fournier hit a 3-pointer, Mild and McConomy had 2 points each and Phelps was 1-2 from the free throw line. For Ellsworth Connor Crawford had a 3-pointer, and Zach Harris, Darby Barry and Javon Williams had 2 points each.
At the end of the 3rd Quarter MDI led 48-20. McConomy hit his 2nd 3-pointer, and Colby Lee, Dane Vanzura, Shea and Mild all chipped in with 2 points each. For Ellsworth Zach Harris drained a 3-pointer and Taplin, Andrew McCullough and Jackson Curtis each had 2 points.
In the 4th Quarter Derek Collin had 6 points for MDI. McConomy had 5 points including his 3rd 3-pointer of the night. Eli Parady had 4 points and Mild went 2-2 from the free throw line. For Ellsworth Austin Harris hit 2 3-pointers for 6 points, Devin Grindle had a 3-pointer, Darby Barry and Norman Jodrey 2 points each and Taplin went 1-2 from the free throw line.
MDI was led by Finn McConomy with a game high 17 points while Derek Collin had 16 points. The Trojans were 9-15 from the free throw line.
Ellsworth was led by Austin Harris with 6 points. The Eagles were 2-5 from the free throw line.
MDI finishes the season as the number 2 seed with a record of 15-3 and received an automatic bye to the Tourney. The Trojans will open up the defense of their Class B State Title on Saturday, February 17th at 9:05 AM against the winner of the prelim game between Washington Academy (#7 seed) and MCI (#10 seed). That quarterfinal game will be broadcast on AM 1370 WDEA, WDEA Internet Radio, on our free downloadable APP and on any Alexa enabled device
Ellsworth finishes the season as the 6th seed. They will play a prelim game against the 11th seeded Orono Red Riots on Wednesday, February 14th at 6 PM. That prelim game will be broadcast on AM 1370 WDEA, WDEA Internet Radio, on our free downloadable APP and on any Alexa enabled device. Should Ellsworth win the prelim game, they would play the 3rd seed Presque Isle Wildcats on Friday, February 16th at 8 PM.
Thanks to Walter Churchill for the photos.