The MDI Boys had never beaten Ellsworth in post season basketball, but no one told this year's basketball team and the #12 MDI Trojans upset the #5 Ellsworth Eagles Wednesday night at Katsiaficas Gymnasium in Ellsworth by the score of 52-45. MDI will play Gardiner on Saturday afternoon at 1:30 PM, as #4 Gardiner defeated #13 Mount View 77-55.

Ellsworth's #30 Bruce St. Peter Out of Nowhere to Swat the Ball Away. Photo Walter Churchill

MDI jumped out to a 18-13 lead at the end of the 1st Quarter. James O'Donnell had 5 point, Riley Swanson had a 3-pointer, and Andrew Phelps, Graham Good, Aaron Snurkowski, Russell Kropff and Devin Parlatore had 2 points each for MDI. For Ellsworth Alex Braley had 5 points, Conor Maguire had 3 points, Cooper Henderson had 2 points, Bruce St. Peter had 2 points and Bryce Harmon had 1 point. Ellsworth was 3-8 from the free throw line in the 1st Quarter, a trend that would haunt them throughout the game.

The Eagles Fans Were In the House Photo Walter Churchill

MDI led at the end of the 1st Half 29-24. Gus Reeves had 5 points including a 3-pointer, Good, Kropff and Swanson added 2 points each. For Ellsworth, Harmon had 5 points, Maguire, Nick Bagley, and St. Peter had 2 points each.

The Green and Yellow Were There Photo Walter Churchill

At the end of the 3rd Quarter, Ellsworth had cut the lead to 3 points, as MDI led 36-33. Russell Kropff had a 3-pointer, Snurkowski had 2 points and O'Donnell had 2 points for MDI. For Ellsworth Bruce St. Peter had 3 points, Derek Look, Henderson and Braley had 2 points each.

The Trojan Fans Were There Photo Walter Churchill

In the 4th Quarter, Ellsworth took a brief lead, but the Trojans hit their free throws down the stretch, going 8-9. Graham Good had 5 points, Andrew Phelps had 4 points, Aaron Snurkowski had 3 points and Russell Kropff and Riley Swanson had 2 points each. For Ellsworth Bryce Harmon had 4 points and Nick Bagley had a 3-pointer. Alex Braley had 3 points and Bruce St. Peter had 2 points for the Eagles.

MDI's #40 Riley Swanson Takes the Ball to the Hoop as Ellsworth's #10 Zac Harris Defends. Photo Walter Churchill

MDI was led by Russell Kropff and Graham Good with 9 points, while Aaron Snurkowski, Riley Swanson and James O'Donnell had 7 points each. MDI was 13-14 from the free throw line.

Ellsworth was led by Alex Braley and Bryce Harmon with 10 points each while Bruce St. Peter had 9 points. The Eagles were 8-18 from the free throw line.

This sets up a MDI-Gardiner double header on Saturday, February 14th, as the boys will battle at 1:30 followed by the girls at 3 PM. Both games will be broadcast on WDEA AM 1370 and WDEA Internet Radio.

Line Score

 

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2

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MDI Boys

18

11

7

16

52

Ellsworth Boys

13

11

9

12

45

Box Score

MDI

# Name G FGM 2PM 3PM FTM FTA PF PTS
10 Andrew Phelps 1 2 2 0 2 2 2 6
12 Gus Reeves 1 2 1 1 0 0 1 5
14 Drew Rich 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
20 Graham Good 1 3 3 0 3 4 3 9
22 Colby Lee 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
24 Aaron Snurkowski 1 2 2 0 3 3 1 7
30 Russell Kropff 1 4 3 1 0 0 1 9
32 Aaron Boumil 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
40 Riley Swanson 1 1 0 1 4 4 3 7
42 Devin Parlatore 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 2
44 Jake Boumil 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
50 James O'Donnell 1 3 3 0 1 1 3 7
TOTALS 1 18 15 3 13 14 19 52

Ellsworth

# Name G FGM 2PM 3PM FTM FTA PF PTS
3 Alex Braley 1 4 4 0 2 5 3 10
10 Zac Harris 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
11 Devin McDevitt 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 Mitchell Domagala 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 Bryce Harmon 1 4 4 0 2 4 3 10
20 Connor Maguire 1 2 2 0 1 3 1 5
21 Lukas Firestone 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
22 Nick Bagley 1 2 1 1 0 0 4 5
23 Charlie Libbey 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
30 Bruce St.Peter 1 3 3 0 3 6 2 9
32 Dylan Kelley 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
33 Derek Look 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 2
34 Cooper Henderson 1 2 2 0 0 0 2 4
TOTALS 1 18 17 1 8 18 17 45