The MDI Trojans Boys Basketball Team led by as much as 17 points before the Ellsworth Eagles cut the lead to 3 points, but that was as close as Ellsworth would get, as MDI pulled away in the final minutes for a 70-55 victory in Ellsworth at Katisaficas Gymnasium on Wednesday, January 10, 2018

MDI led 16-8 in the 1st Quarter. Andrew Phelps had 5 points with a 3-pointer for MDI. Derek Collin had 4 points, Colby Lee had a 3-pointer, Drew Shea had 2 points and Eli Parady went 2-2 from the free throw line. Ellsworth received 6 points from Dylan Taplin with 2 3-pointers and Jared Hamilton had 2 points.

It was 31-21 at the end of the 1st Half. In the 2nd Quarter, MDI received 3-pointers from Phelps, Finn McConomy, and Drew Shea while Brett Duley, Colby Lee and Derek Collin each chipped in 2 points. After being held scoreless in the 1st Quarter Zach Harris had 7 points with 2 3-pointers and Sam Giffin had 6 points.

Ellsworth cut the lead to just 5 points at the end of the 3rd Quarter as MDI led 49-44. In the 3rd Quarter Harris had 8 points with 2 more 3-pointers. Darby Barry drained 2 3-pointers, Jackson Curtis scored 4 points, Bradly Smith had a 3-pointer and Dylan Taplin had 2 points. In the 3rd Quarter Ellsworth hit 5 3-pointers. For MDI in the 3rd Quarter Lee had 5 points, Collin 4 points, Phelps 4 points with a 3-pointers, his 3rd of the game, McConomy a 3-pointer and Drew Shea added 2 points.

In the 4th Quarter MDI outscored Ellsworth 21-11. For the Trojans McConomy had 6 points with his 3rd 3-pointer. Lee had 3 points, Owen Mild 3 points and Phelps, Collin and Shea each had 2 points. MDI's Steven Pierce scored his first varsity points for the Trojans in the 4th Quarter, ending up with 2 points. For Ellsworth, Barry had his 3rd 3-pointers, and Giffin, Andrew McCullough, Connor Crawford and Jackson Curtis each had 2 points.

MDI had 4 players in double figures. Colby Lee and Andrew Phelps finished with 14 points each, Derek Collin had 12 points and Finn McConomy had 10 points. The Trojans finished with 8 3-pointers and were 8-11 from the free throw line.

Ellsworth was led by Zach Harris with a game high 15 points. Darby Barry had 9 points. The Eagles drained 10 3-pointers and were 1-7 from the free throw line.

MDI is now 7-1 and will play at Orono on Monday, January 15th at 3:30 with the pregame starting at 3:15 on AM 1370 WDEA, WDEA Internet Radio, on our free downloadable APP and on any Alexa enabled device

Ellsworth now 4-5 will play at Belfast on Saturday, January 13th at 12:30 with the pregame starting at 12:15 on  AM 1370 WDEA, WDEA Internet Radio, on our free downloadable APP and on any Alexa enabled device 

Thanks to Walter Churchill for the photos!

Line Score

MDI Boys1615182170
Ellsworth Boys813231155


Box Score


10Andrew Phelps152312214
12Finn McConomy141313112
20Brett Duley11100002
22Colby Lee154133114
24Alden Fournier10000000
30Nick Duley10000000
32Derek Collin166000312
34Dane Vanzura10000000
40Erik Merchant10000000
42Steven Pierce11100012
44Drew Shea14310039
50Eli Parady10002202
54Owen Mild11101123


3Devin Grindle10000000
4Bradly Smith11010023
5Dylan Taplin13120228
10Zach Harris151412215
11Austin Harris10000000
12Sam Giffin14400018
15Andrew McCullough11100102
20Darby Barry13030019
21Jared Hamilton11100032
22Javon Williams10000000
23Connor Crawford11100002
32Jackson Curtis13300206
33Damian Carter10000000

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