Ellsworth's Kate Whitney looks for an open shot at the MDI Thanksgiving Tip-off tournament on Saturday. PHOTO BY BARRY GUTRADT

Girls’ basketball: Ellsworth tops Lake Region in Thanksgiving tourney

BAR HARBOR — The Ellsworth girls’ basketball team defeated Lake Region 50-36 at Saturday’s preseason Mount Desert Island Thanksgiving Tip-off tournament.

Ellsworth finished the day 1-1.

The Eagles led Lake Region 29-23 at halftime.

Ellsworth pulled ahead in the third quarter, outscoring Lake Region 12-7 to take a 41-30 lead. The Eagles never gave up their lead.

Kate Whitney led Ellsworth with 13 points, while Caitlin Bean and Katelynn Bagley each added 10.

Ellsworth lost its first game of the day 47-31 to Greely.

Whitney was the leading scorer with nine points. Maddie Card scored eight.

Ellsworth will kick off its regular season on Friday at Foxcroft.

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