Ellsworth Girls Upset Presque Isle 37-33 Coach Pooler Wins 100th [STATS/PHOTOS]
For the 1st time in at least 15 years, the Ellsworth Girls Basketball Team defeated the Presque Isle Wildcats in Presque Isle, 37-33 on Saturday, January 1st. The win gave Ellsworth Coach Andy Pooler his 100th career win!
Presque Isle jumped out to a 9-5 lead at the end of the 1st Quarter and led 22-11 at the end of the 1st Half.
But in the 3rd Quarter, Ellsworth outscored Presque Isle 15-6. Jocelyn Jordan led Ellsworth in the Quarter scoring 6 points, while Abby Radel had 5 points, including a 3-pointer. Morgan Clifford had 2 points. For Presque Isle Sadie LaPointe had 3 points and Anna Jandreau chipped in 2 points.
In the 4th Quarter, Ellsworth outscored the Wildcats 11-5. Morgan Clifford had 8 points, going a perfect 4-4 from the free throw line in the waning minutes of the game. Abby Radel hit a huge 3-pointer. All of Presque Isle's points came from the free throw line.
Ellsworth was led by Morgan Clifford who finished with a game-high 16 points. Abby Radel and Jocelyn Jordan had 8 points each. The Eagles were a perfect 9-9 from the free throw line. Ellsworth had 3 3-pointers on the afternoon, with Radel draining 2 3's and Morgan Clifford the other.
Presque Isle was led by Sadie LaPointe who finished with 15 points. Faith Sjoberg chipped in 6 points. The Wildcats were 13-18 from the free throw line. They had 2 3-pointers, 1 each by Jorja Maynard and Rossalyn Buck.
Ellsworth is now 3-3 and will play at Houlton on Monday, January 3rd at 5;30 p.m. Thaat game will be broadcast on AM 1370 WDEA, on WDEA Internet Radio, on our free downloadable APP and on any Alexa enabled device.
Presque Isle, now 4-2 will play at home against Caribou on Tuesday, January 4th.
A huge shout-out to Presque Isle Athletic Director Mark White for awarding Coach Pooler the game-ball in recognition of his 100th win
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Thanks to Walter Churchill for the photos.