Ellsworth’s Hunter Curtis passes as Yarmouth’s Peter Psyhogeos defends during the second half of the Class B boys’ basketball championship game March 4 at the Cross Insurance Center. Curtis was announced Saturday as one of three finalists for this year’s Mr. Maine Basketball award. ELLSWORTH AMERICAN PHOTO BY MIKE MANDELL

Hunter Curtis named Mr. Maine Basketball finalist



ELLSWORTH — Ellsworth’s Hunter Curtis was announced Saturday as one of three finalists for this year’s Mr. Maine Basketball award.

Curtis averaged 18.4 points, 10.4 rebounds and 4.8 points per game this season. The senior captain helped lead the Eagles to their best record since 1966 as the program matched its furthest progression in the postseason in that 56-year span.

Curtis was previously announced last Wednesday as both the Big East Conference Player of the Year and a semifinalist for Mr. Maine Basketball. He is one of three finalists for the award along with Falmouth’s Brady Coyne and Edward Little’s John Shea.

Jaycie Christopher, who led the Skowhegan girls to a state championship in Class A over the weekend, headlined the list of Miss Maine Basketball finalists. Also nominated were Gorham’s Anna Nelson and Wells’ Grace Ramsdell.

Mr. and Miss Maine Basketball are given annually to the top senior boys’ and girls’ basketball players in the state of Maine. Ellsworth’s Tim Scott was the first winner of the award in 1988.

This year’s Mr. and Miss Maine Basketball winners will be announced between the AA/A and B/C/D Maine McDonald’s High School Senior All-Star games Saturday, March 12.

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