Ellsworth, Sumner, GSA and DI-S girls’ basketball teams fall in prelims

first_img Latest posts by Hugh Bowden (see all) GSA surges in 4th to win Northern Maine title – February 26, 2017 Is this the kind of government we deserve? – July 10, 2017 Latest Posts ELLSWORTH — Ellsworth senior Emily Berry, who had been a rebounding force for the Ellsworth girls’ basketball team through much of the game, left the floor with five fouls just four minutes into the fourth quarter of the Class B prelim game against Gardiner. The eighth-ranked Eagles finished on the short end of a 39-33 score.About 90 seconds later, the ninth-ranked Tigers inched in front on a pair of free throws by senior Morgan Carver. Senior Hailey Langley knotted the score again for the Eagles, which she scored on a strong move to the basket with 5:29 to go.The Tigers reclaimed the lead with 4:45 on the clock when sophomore Lauren Chadwick came up with a steal and raced down the court for the layup, but junior Caitlin Bean evened the score for the last time on a drive to the basket for the Eagles with 2:51 remaining.After that, it was all Gardiner.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textSenior Megan Perry put the Tigers in front to stay when she scored on an out-of-bounds play from beneath the basket, and added a free throw after the Tigers picked off another Ellsworth dribble and Perry drew a foul on the ensuing shot.The Tigers made four more trips to the foul line in the final 63 seconds, connecting on three of seven shots to clinch the win.Ellsworth got off to a quick start on consecutive baskets by Langley and Berry and led for much of the first period before the Tigers knotted the score at 6-6 on a three-pointer by Carver, then took a 9-6 lead on a free throw by Perry and a steal and layup by Carver, who led all scorers with 20 points, including a trio of three-pointers.The Eagles trailed for most of the second period before putting together six unanswered points on a drive to the hoop by Berry and back-to-back baskets by sophomore Sammy Mason to knot the score at 18-all.The two teams swapped basket for basket through the third period.Neither team got the job done at the foul line. The Tigers connected on nine of 20 attempts and Ellsworth was a dismal four-for-20.Mason had nine points and Berry finished with eight for the Eagles, who finished with a record of 11-8.The 8-11 Tigers earned the right to face off as decided underdogs against the top-seeded and undefeated Mount Desert Island Trojans in quarterfinal action on Saturday at 3:05 p.m. at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor.In other preliminary games:Mattanawcook 40, GSA 36At Lincoln, No. 8 Mattanawcook overcame a nine-point, second-half deficit to earn a Class C prelim victory over the ninth-seeded George Stevens Academy Eagles on Monday.Kendra Thurlow scored on a back cut with 52 seconds remaining in the game to give the Mattanawcook Lynx the lead 36-34. Morgan Dauk of GSA (9-10) then converted a 10-footer to tie the game 20 seconds later.Thurlow scored again and was fouled. Courtney McIntyre rebounded the missed free throw to provide the winning margin for Mattanawcook (12-7).Dauk led GSA with 20 points.Thurlow posted 15 points and pulled down 13 rebounds for Mattanawcook.Central 47, Sumner 22At Corinth, Bre Skolfield scored 13 points and grabbed eight rebounds to pace No. 7 Central to the win against No. 10 Sumner in Class C prelims on Monday.Sydney Allen netted 12 points while Libby Cook added 10 points and grabbed five rebounds for Central (13-6).For the 9-10 Sumner Tigers, Savana Turner and Taylor Davis each scored six points.Fort Fairfield 46, DI-S 32Meg Jellison led No. 3 Fort Fairfield with 21 points to defeat No. 14 Deer Isle-Stonington at home in a Class D prelim on Monday.Chelsey Pelkey added 11 points for Fort Fairfield (17-2).Morgan Shepard paced DI-S (8-11) with 12 points, and Alison Eaton added seven.center_img Bio Hugh BowdenExecutive EditorHugh writes editorials, covers Hancock County sports and helps out where needed in The American’s editorial department. When he’s not on the sidelines, he enjoys playing jazz and tennis. [email protected] Like he did in the ’60s, Noel Paul Stookey sings out in troubling times – December 27, 2017last_img

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