Ellsworth boys down Hermon

first_img Latest posts by Hugh Bowden (see all) Bio Cooper Henderson of the Ellsworth Eagles drives past Joe Plummer of the Hermon Hawks in Ellsworth’s 45-34 win on Tuesday.PHOTO BY HUGH BOWDENELLSWORTH — Thanks to three snowstorms in less than a week, neither the Ellsworth Eagles nor the Hermon Hawks have seen much recent gym time. And it showed on Tuesday night as both teams got off to slow starts in Ellsworth’s 45-34 win over the Hawks at Katsiaficas Gymnasium.The Eagle boys, currently ranked fifth in the Eastern Maine Class B standings, built a 7-0 lead on a rebound putback by junior Bruce St. Peter, a three-pointer by junior Alex Braley and a pair of free throws by Cooper Henderson.Hermon finally got on the scoreboard midway through the first period when senior Ryan Kelley hit from underneath. But the Eagles added six more points on baskets by Henderson, junior Bryce Harmon and St. Peter before Hermon senior Timothy Verrill connected from outside to end the period.Ellsworth managed just eight more points in the second quarter, three of them coming on a buzzer-beating three-pointer by junior Nick Bagley, and Hermon added just six on back-to-back baskets by junior Donte Bennett and a pair of free throws by junior Tyler Beaton.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textWith the Eagles taking a 21-10 lead into the third quarter, the teams matched basket for basket as the scoring pace picked up a bit. St. Peter notched six of Ellsworth’s 10 points and Beaton had seven of Hermon’s nine.St. Peter took charge for the Eagles in the fourth period, scoring six more points in the opening moments as Ellsworth pushed the lead to 37-21.But the Hawks continued to battle.Freshman Keenan Marseille scored all of his nine points in the final period, cutting the Eagle lead to single digits with a three-pointer with 40 seconds to go.But the Eagles were content to run out the clock, with Harmon hitting a pair of free throws on two trips to the foul line in the final 29 seconds to cap the scoring.St. Peter finished with a game-high 18 points, along with six rebounds, and Harmon added 11 for the Eagles, who upped their record to 11-5.Beaton had 11 points to lead the Hawks, who saw a six-game win streak snapped by the Eagles. Hermon is ranked sixth with a 12-4 record. Latest Posts Is this the kind of government we deserve? – July 10, 2017center_img Like he did in the ’60s, Noel Paul Stookey sings out in troubling times – December 27, 2017 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] GSA surges in 4th to win Northern Maine title – February 26, 2017last_img read more