The MDI Girls Basketball Team beat Ellsworth 42-35 in the final regular season game of the season for the 2 teams, in Bar Harbor on Wednesday February 5th. The win by MDI means they'll enter the playoffs as the 7th seed and will host Ellsworth the 10th seed in a prelim game on Tuesday, February 11th.

MDI jumped out to a 10-7 lead at the end of the 1st Quarter. Leah Carroll had 4 points for MDI while Olivia Gray, Rachelle Swanson and Elizabeth Jones each chipped in 2 points. For Ellsworth Trinity Montigny had 6 points on 2 3-pointers and Jocelyn Jordan had 1 point.

It was 16-13 MDI at the end of the 1st Half, as the 2 teams deadlocked 6-6 in the 2nd Quarter. Morgan Clifford had a 3-pointer for Ellsworth, Samantha Carter 2 points and Montigny was 1-2 from the free throw line. For MDI Carroll and Jones each had 2 points and Swanson was 2-2 from the free throw line.

Ellsworth outscored MDI 11-10 in the 3rd Quarter to cut MDI's lead to just 2 points 26-24 at the end of the 3rd Quarter. Kylie Robidoux had 4 points or Ellsworth with Jordan, Montigny  and Samantha Carter each having 2 points while Sierra Andrews was 1-2 from the free throw line. For MDI Elena Alderman had 5 points with a 3-pointer. Rachelle Swanson was 3-4 from the free throw line and Leah Carroll had 2 more points.

In the 4th Quarter Ellsworth hung in until the very last minutes.Sierra Andrews and Morgan Clifford each had a 3-pointer for the Eagles. Jocelyn Jordan and Autumn Paul each had 2 points while Casey Carter was 1-2 from the free throw line. MDI was 6-10 from the free throw line in the final quarter. Jones and Carroll each had 4 points. Emily Carter, Elena Alderman and OIivia Gray each had 2 points while Rachelle Swanson was 1-2 from the free throw line.

MDI was led by Leah Carroll with a game high 12 points. Elizabeth Jones had 9 points. Jones led the Trojans with 11 reboundsThe Trojans were 15-20 from the free throw line.

Ellsworth was led by Trinity Montigny with 9 points and Morgan Clifford had 6 points. Jocelyn Jordan had 8 rebounds to lead the Eagles. The Eagles were 4-10 from the free throw line.

MDI finishes the regular season with an 11-7 record while Ellsworth finishes with a 10-8 record.

The prelim game on Tuesday, 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 Girls76111135
MDI Girls106101642

Box Score


3Morgan Clifford16202001
4Jocelyn Jordan15220122
5Casey Carter11000121
10Samantha Higgins10000000
11Trinity Montigny19312122
12Sara Shea10000001
14Samantha Carter14220002
15Kylie Robidoux14220021
21Sierra Andrews14101122
23Kayla Duhaime10000000
33Amber-Rae Pesek10000000
34Alicia Kelley10000000
50Autumn Paul12110000


3Molly  Ritter10000000
11Elena Alderman17211242
13Emily Carter12110000
15Grace Witham10000000
21Lexi Rich10000002
23Leah Carroll114550443
25Abbie Farley10000000
31Olivia Gray15220123
33Rachelle Swanson15110340
35Olivia Joyce10000000
43Elizabeth Jones19220563
45Hannah Joy10000000

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