#1 Ellsworth Beats #16 Waterville 79-39 in Round of 16 [STATS/PHOTOS]
The #1 Ellsworth Boys Basketball Team remained unbeaten, beating the Waterville Panthers 79-39 in the Round of 16 at Katsiaficas Gymnasium in Ellsworth on Wednesday, February 16th.
Ellsworth raced out to a 28-9 lead at the end of the 1st Quarter and led 49-17 at the end of the 1st Half. The Eagles led 65-29 at the end of the 3rd Quarter. The 2nd Quarter saw Ellsworth's Hunter Curtis score his 1000th career point, becoming the 11th player in school history to score 1000 points.
Ellsworth had 3 players in double figures. Gage Hardy led the way with 22 points. Hunter Curtis had 16 points and now has 1002 career points. Chance Mercier had 13 points. Ellsworth was 11-17 from the free throw line. They had 4 3-pointers on the night, with Chance Mercier draining 2 3's, and Miles Palmer and Brett Bragon 1 3-pointer each.
Waterville was led by Liam Von Oesen who finished with 24 points. The Panthers were 10-17 from the free throw line and had 3 3-pointers, 2 by Von Oesen and 1 by Nick Poulin.
Ellsworth, now 19-0 will play #8 Presque Isle Saturday afternoon February 19th at 3:30 at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor. That game will be broadcast on AM 1370 WDEA, on WDEA Internet Radio, on our free downloadable APP and on any Alexa enabled device, with the pregame beginning at 3:15 p.m.
Waterville's season ends with a 1-18 record.
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