GSA Lady Eagles Hold Off EHS Eagles



ELLSWORTH — A strong second-half performance couldn’t overcome a dismal first half for the Ellsworth Eagles on Wednesday, as they fell 54-42 to the GSA Eagles.

Sarah Stanley of the Ellsworth Eagles and Sarah Brown of the George Stevens Academy Eagles battle for possession of a rebound during GSA’s 54-42 win over Ellsworth.—HUGH BOWDEN
Sarah Stanley of the Ellsworth Eagles and Sarah Brown of the George Stevens Academy Eagles battle for possession of a rebound during GSA’s 54-42 win over Ellsworth.—HUGH BOWDEN

ELLSWORTH — A strong second-half performance couldn’t overcome a dismal first half for the Ellsworth Eagles on Wednesday, as they fell 54-42 to the GSA Eagles.

Ellsworth managed just five points in the first period and eight in the second quarter and trailed GSA 21-13 at halftime.

Both teams picked up their offense in the second half, but after GSA opened the third period with consecutive baskets by Stevie Theoharidis and Hannah Van der Eb, Ellsworth never trailed by fewer than 10 points the rest of the way.

GSA pushed the lead to 21 late in the third period when sister Lydia and Anna Clapp combined for three consecutive three-pointers and India Frazier followed with a two-pointer.

Ellsworth responded with consecutive baskets by Marissa Johnson, Brittany Stubbs and Paige Martin and a three-pointer by Morgan Clement, cutting the lead to 42-30 at the start of the fourth quarter.

But the host Eagles would get no closer.

Theoharidis led all scorers with 21 points and Lydia Clapp and Frazier added nine each for GSA.

For Ellsworth, Johnson finished with 13 points and nine rebounds and Sarah Stanley and Lily Cooper had seven points apiece.

For more sports news, pick up a copy of The Ellsworth American.

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