The MDI Girls Basketball Team needed a free throw with 3.8 seconds left in the game to escape with a 40-39 win over the Ellsworth Eagles at Katsiaficas Gymnasium in Ellsworth on Tuesday night, January 26, 2021.

MDI-Ellsworth Girls Basketball January 26, 2021

Ellsworth led 4-2 at the end of the 1st Quarter. Autumn Paul had 2 points and Jocelyn Jordan was 2-2 from the free throw line for the Eagles. For MDI Mollie Gray and Grace Witham were each 1-2 from the free throw line.

In the 2nd Quarter MDI outscored Ellsworth 14-11, taking the lead with 4:58 left in the Half, and led 16-15 at the end of the Half. Leah Carroll had 11 points for MDI with 2 3-pointers. Mollie Gray had 3 points. For Ellsworth Kylie Robidoux scored back to back baskets to end the quarter and had 4 points. Samantha Higgins had a 3-pointer and Samantha Carter had 2 points.

In the 3rd Quarter MDI outscored Ellsworth 17-11 to take a 33-26 lead. Leah Carroll had 7 points, along with her 3rd 3-pointer of the night. Elena Alderman had  points and Olivia Gray and Mollie Gray were each 2-2 from the free throw line. For Ellsworth Autumn Paul had 5 points including her first ever 3-pointer!  Morgan Clifford had a 3-pointer, Sierra Andrews 2 points and Samantha Carter was 1-2 from the free throw line.

MDI was 3-7 from the free throw line but Leah Carroll hit the winning free throw with 3.8 seconds left. She had 3 points in the quarter, while Olivia Gray had 3 points including going 2-3 from the free throw line. For Ellsworth Jocelyn Jordan had 5 points before fouling out. Autumn Paul had 4 points and Ella Hubbard and Sierra Andrews each had 2 points.

MDI was led by Leah Carroll with a game high 21 points. Olivia Gray and Mollie Gray each had 6 points. MDI was 13-23 from the free throw line.

Ellsworth was led by Autumn Paul with a career high 11 points! Jocelyn Jordan had 7 points. Ellsworth was 8-17 from the free throw line

MDI is now 1-0 and will play at Brewer on Wednesday, January 27th at 7 p.m. That game may be viewed on the Brewer High School Athletic You Tube Page

Ellsworth is 0-2 and will play at Sumner on Monday February 1st at 6:15 p.m. That game will be broadcast on AM 1370 WDEA, on WDEA Internet Radio, on our free downloadable APP and on any Alexa enabled device.

Line Score

1234T
MDI Girls21417740
EHS Girls411111339

Box Score

MDI

#NameGPTSFGM2PM3PMFTMFTAPF
3Molly  Ritter10000001
5Taber Allen10000000
11Elena Alderman14220000
13Emily Carter10000000
15Grace Witham13110122
21Sophia Brophy10000002
23Leah Carroll121743474
25Abbie Farley10000002
31Olivia Gray16110453
33Ella Joyce10000000
35Mollie Gray16110471
41Bella Brown10000000
43Elizabeth Jones10000021
TOTALS1401293132316

Ellsworth

#NameGPTSFGM2PM3PMFTMFTAPF
3Ella Hubbard12110000
4Jocelyn Jordan17220345
5Casey Carter10000000
10Samantha Higgins13101000
11Morgan Clifford15101233
14Samantha Carter13110121
15Kylie Robidoux14220002
21Sierra Andrews14110261
33Amber-Rae Pesek10000000
50Autumn Paul111541022
TOTALS1391411381714