Ellsworth’s Samantha Carter shoots as Jocelyn Jordan boxes out Sumner’s Bri Flaherty during the first half of a high school girls’ basketball game Feb. 1 in Sullivan. Ellsworth won the game 71-9 to clinch its first victory of the season. ELLSWORTH AMERICAN PHOTO BY MIKE MANDELL

EHS girls roll past Sumner; Bucksport boys beat Searsport twice



SULLIVAN — The Ellsworth girls’ and Bucksport boys’ basketball teams are now in the win column after victories in recent games.

Ellsworth claimed its first win of the campaign Monday with a lopsided road victory over Sumner. Bucksport notched a road win in Friday’s contest against Searsport before beating the Vikings once more in Monday’s rematch at Bucksport High School.

In Sullivan, the Ellsworth girls’ team claimed a 71-9 win over Sumner (0-3) to improve to 1-2. The Eagles got points from all 10 active players to shake off tough home losses to Hampden Academy and Mount Desert Island to begin the season.

Morgan Clifford (18 points) and Jocelyn Jordan (10 points) finished in double figures for Ellsworth. Casey Carter (nine points), Sierra Andrews and Ella Hubbard (eight points each), Samantha Carter (seven), Kylie Robidoux (five), Samantha Higgins (three), Autumn Paul (two) and Amber-Rae Pesek (one) rounded out the scoring for the Eagles.

Bucksport’s boys’ team earned its first win of the season Friday with a 57-43 triumph over Searsport at Searsport District High School. Junior Ty Giberson netted a game-high 30 points for the Golden Bucks in the win.

Returning to the court Monday evening, Bucksport (2-3) topped Searsport 58-48 to claim its second win over the Vikings in four days. Giberson scored 22 points for the Golden Bucks, who led by as many as 30 in the second half.

Ellsworth and Bucksport will both be in action again Thursday, Feb. 4. The Eagles are scheduled to play on the road against Orono at 6:15 p.m., and the Golden Bucks will host Deer Isle-Stonington (1-0) at 6:30.

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