MDI Girls Down Snow Bears to Take Top Honors



MOUNT DESERT — Basketball junkies should have their addiction sated for at least a week after the 17th annual Great Harbor Shootout (GHSO) wrapped up on March 22.
The Mount Desert Island Magic is the first team to win the Great Harbor Shootout at the junior high level and at the high school level. Members include (front, from left) Brailee Black, Sara Carroll, Jessica Swanson, Jocelyn Brown, and (back, from left) Shootout organizer Scott Phelps, coach Mike Swanson, Holly Benson, India Ross, Megan Phelps, Brigitte Pratt, Elizabeth Sargent and coach Robert Hall.—JEFF WALLS
The Mount Desert Island Magic is the first team to win the Great Harbor Shootout at the junior high level and at the high school level. Members include (front, from left) Brailee Black, Sara Carroll, Jessica Swanson, Jocelyn Brown, and (back, from left) Shootout organizer Scott Phelps, coach Mike Swanson, Holly Benson, India Ross, Megan Phelps, Brigitte Pratt, Elizabeth Sargent and coach Robert Hall.—JEFF WALLS

MOUNT DESERT — Basketball junkies should have their addiction sated for at least a week after the 17th annual Great Harbor Shootout (GHSO) wrapped up on March 22.

Ryan Petros of Ellsworth beats a pair of Mount Desert Island Acadians to a rebound during competition last weekend at the Great Harbor Shootout. Ellsworth was one of more than a dozen Hancock County teams that helped make up the 69-team tournament field.—JEFF WALLS
Ryan Petros of Ellsworth beats a pair of Mount Desert Island Acadians to a rebound during competition last weekend at the Great Harbor Shootout. Ellsworth was one of more than a dozen Hancock County teams that helped make up the 69-team tournament field.—JEFF WALLS
Sixty-nine teams from across the state played in 131 games over the three-day tournament. Two teams from Mount Desert Island made it to the final dance and one ended up atop the heap.

In Division 2 (high school girls), MDI’s Island Magic beat all rivals by over twice their score until the final game.

The Snow Bears also had a relatively dominant ascension through the brackets.

The Magic whittled away at a Snow Bears’ lead until tying the game with 3:16 left to play.

A foul shot battle ensued that ended with the Snow Bears at the line and MDI holding a two-point lead.

Both foul shots missed and it looked like the Snow Bears had the rebound, but somehow the ball ended up in the hands of birthday girl Megan Phelps’ hands as time ran out, giving MDI the 47-45 win and the championship.

The Acadia Trojans also went to the championship round in Division 3 (junior high boys), facing last week’s Hancock County Sheriff’s Cup winner, Hampden.

Hampden won 52-47.

For complete story, pick up a copy of The Ellsworth American.

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