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Threes Help Propel Ellsworth Past John Bapst

It was a game marked by 3-pointers, and in the end, Ellsworth made 10 3-pointers while John Bapst made 7, and Ellsworth came away with a 60-49 victory over John Bapst in a game played Thursday night, January 17th at Katsiaficas Gymnasium in Ellsworth. Griffin Nightingale made 4 3 pointers, Steven Mahon 3, Brandon Braley 2 and Josh Bean 1 for the Ellsworth Eagles. Cody Lyford had 5 3-pointers, and Colby Kohn and Sam Brown each had 1 3-pointer for the John Bapst Crusaders.

Ellsworth’s Griffin Nightingale scores against John Bapst. Looking on are John Bapst’s Colby Kohn (10) and Ellsworth’s Brandon Braley (10) and Bruce St. Peter (January 17, 2013 Photo Courtesy Michelle Mahon)

Ellsworth got on the scoreboard first when Braley hit a 3 pointer with 7:46 left in the 1st Quarter and Ellsworth led 3-0, a lead they would never lose. Bapst’s Adam Strong put John Bapst on the scoreboard with 6:11 left and it was 3-2 Eagles. Bean scored a basket with 6:04 remaining and Nightingale swished a 3-pointer with 5:39 left and Ellsworth was on top 8-2. Cody Lyons answered with a Bapst 3 with 5:20 left and it was 8-5 but Ellsworth scored consecutive 3 pointers by Nightingale and Steven Mahon and with 4:50 remaining in the 1st Quarter Ellsworth was up 14-5. Adam Strong scored a 3 pointer followed by a 2 pointer and with 1:45 left, Ellsworth was up 14-9. With 1:11 left, Bean went 2-2 from the free throw line and Ellsworth led 16-9. John Bapst’s Austin Cyr scored with 9.7 seconds remaining and that’s how the 1st Quarter ended, with Ellsworth up 16-11.

In the 2nd Quarter Bean scored another 3 pointer for Ellsworth followed by a basket by Ellsworth’s Bruce St. Peter and with 5:01 left in the half Ellsworth was up by 10, 21-11.  But then Cody Lyons hit consecutive 3 pointers for the Crusaders, and Ellsworth’s lead was cut to 4, 21-17. Mahon answered with a 3 pointer for the Eagles with 3:34 remaining and Ellsworth was up 24-17. Andrew Gatchell then hit consecutive baskets and it was 24-21 Ellsworth. Sam Brown scored a basket for Bapst and the lead was 1, 24-23 but Brandon Braley hit a 3 pointer with 1:30 left in the half, and that’s how the half ended, with Ellsworth up 27-23.

With 6:54 left in the 3rd Quarter, John Bapst’s Riley Tapley sank a basket, and Bapst had drawn within 2 points, 27-25. Mahon then went 1-2 from the free throw line and Nightingale hit a 3 pointer with 6:17 left, and the lead was 5, 30-25. Bruce St. Peter then went 2-2 from the free throw line, Nightingale sank a basket and Braley hit a 2 with 4:30 left in the 3rd Quarter, and Ellsworth’s lead was 11, 36-25. Tapley hit a 2 for Bapst with 3:47 followed by a Mahon 2 pointer with 3:38 left and it was 38-27 Ellsworth. Lyon’s then hit consecutive 3 pointers for John Bapst and with 1:44 left, Ellsworth’s lead was cut to 5, 38-33. Ellsworth’s Derek Look’s basket made it 40-33. Things went a little bizarre as John Bapst’s was assessed two technical fouls and ejected from the game. Ellsworth went 3-4 from the free throw line and then Nightingale hit consecutive 3 pointers and Ellsworth was up by 13 points, 46-33. Riley Tapley finished the scoring for Bapst  and after 3 quarters, Ellsworth was up 49-35.

Colby Kohn swished a 3 pointer for John Bapst with 7:37 remaining in the game and Ellsworth led by 11, 49-38. Derek Look hit a basket for Ellsworth followed by a Lyons 2, a Kohn 2 and a Tapley 2, and with 4:46 remaining, Ellsworth’s lead was 7, 51-44. Brandon Braley then hit a 2 for Ellsworth and with 4:21 remaining, Ellsworth led 53-47. With 4:07 left, Sam Brown hit a 3 pointer for Bapst and it was 53-47. Bapst’s Andrew Gatchell fouled out with 3:57 remaining  and with 3:35 left Mahon’s 2 pointer made it 55-47. Ellsworth’s St. Peter then made a 2  followed by Mahon’s 3 pointer and the game ended with Ellsworth up top 60-47.

With the victory, the Ellsworth Eagles improved to 4-7 on the season and next play their rival MDI in Bar Harbor on Saturday, January 19th. John Bapst falls to 3-8 on the season, and travel up to Aroostook County to play the Caribou Vikings on Saturday January 19th.

Box Score

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John Bapst Crusaders Boys

11

12

12

12

47

Ellsworth Eagles (Boys)

16

11

22

11

60

John Bapst

# Name G FGM 2PM 3PM FTM FTA PF PTS
10 Colby Kohn 1 2 1 1 0 0 3 5
12 Mitch Gaetani 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 Jordan Carr 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
20 Shawn Curran 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
22 Jon Deschaine 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
24 Austin Cyr 1 2 2 0 0 0 2 4
32 Matt Dunning 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
34 Andrew Gatchell 1 2 2 0 0 0 5 4
40 Tom Feng 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
42 Riley Tapley 1 3 3 0 0 0 1 6
44 Cody Lyons 1 6 1 5 0 1 0 17
45 Sam Brown 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 5
50 Adam Strang 1 3 3 0 0 2 1 6
52 Charles Kindya 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
54 Bo Wang 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTALS 1 20 13 7 0 3 12 47

Ellsworth

# Name G FGM 2PM 3PM FTM FTA PF PTS
3 Alex Braley 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Griffin Nightingale 1 5 1 4 2 4 2 16
10 Brandon Braley 1 4 2 2 3 4 2 13
11 Josh Bean 1 2 1 1 2 2 2 7
12 Mitchell Domagala 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 Jeff Weeks 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
20 Jacob Maguire 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
21 Dylan Young 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
22 Nick Bagley 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
23 Steven Mahon 1 5 2 3 1 2 3 14
30 Bruce St.Peter 1 2 2 0 2 6 0 6
32 Michael Brooks 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
33 Cody Delconte 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
34 Derek Look 1 2 2 0 0 1 1 4
TOTALS 1 20 10 10 10 19 12 60

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