Ellsworth's Bruce St. Peter jumps up for a shot at Saturday's MDI Thanksgiving Tip-off tournament. PHOTO BY BARRY GUTRADT

Boys’ basketball: Ellsworth wins MDI Thanksgiving tourney games

BAR HARBOR — The Ellsworth boys’ basketball team won both its games at Saturday’s Mount Desert Island Thanksgiving Tip-off Tournament.

The Eagles kicked off the preseason tournament with a 73-48 win over the Fryeburg Raiders.

Fryeburg led 25-20 at the end of the first quarter, but the Eagles outscored the Raiders 15-5 in the second quarter to enter halftime up 35-30. Ellsworth never let go of the lead.

Bruce St. Peter led Ellsworth with 14 points. Zach Harris notched three 3-pointers and 13 points and Bryce Harmon added 12 points.

Ellsworth notched its second win that afternoon by topping the Gardiner Tigers 47-39.

Ellsworth led 30-27 at the end of the third quarter.

In the final period, Ellsworth outscored Gardiner 17-12 to secure the win.

Cooper Henderson led the Eagles with 11 points while Bryce Harmon added nine.

Ellsworth will play its first regular season game at Foxcroft on Saturday.

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