Montigny leads Ellsworth girls past Caribou; boys win to complete Monday sweep

first_img Bio Latest Posts Ellsworth runners compete in virtual Boston Marathon – September 16, 2020 Latest posts by Mike Mandell (see all) Hospice volunteers help families navigate grief and find hope – September 12, 2020center_img MPA approves golf, XC, field hockey, soccer; football, volleyball moved to spring – September 10, 2020 Mike MandellMike Mandell is the sports editor at The Ellsworth American and Mount Desert Islander. He began working for The American in August 2016. You can reach him via email at [email protected] ELLSWORTH — The Ellsworth boys’ and girls’ basketball teams rang in the new year with wins over Caribou in a doubleheader Monday.The girls’ team used a clutch performance from one of its freshman players to record a double-digit victory for the first time this year, and the boys overcame a sluggish start to win a tight game.Montigny propels Eagles to second winHer team was in desperate need of a basket, and Trinity Montigny delivered.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textEllsworth led the game 31-26 in the third quarter, but the Eagles had gone nearly four minutes without a basket to start the second half. Yet Montigny, a freshman, put a stop to the Eagles’ struggles in just a matter of seconds.As Ellsworth drove down the court, Montigny found an opening beyond the 3-point line. She received a pass and, without hesitating, launched a shot that brought her teammates and coaching staff to their feet in anticipation.Swish. Then, no more than a minute later, she made another. What had been a slim lead for the Eagles was an 11-point advantage that proved too much to for the visiting Vikings to overcome.Montigny’s team-high 15 points lifted the Ellsworth girls to their second win of the season and highest point total of the season in a 53-43 victory at Katsiaficas Gymnasium. It was a bright moment in a young career for the freshman, who was playing in only her seventh high school game.“Trinity is a player who has fit in well with this team from the start, but today was probably the best she’s played,” Ellsworth head coach Andy Pooler said. “She’s smart and very naturally talented, and she has a group around that’s really able to help her be this successful.”Although the two teams appeared evenly matched early in the first quarter, Ellsworth (2-5) went on a 17-0 run that gave it a 26-8 lead within the first five minutes of the second quarter. Yet Caribou (1-6) woke up on offense and forced the Eagles to commit several turnovers to cut the deficit to seven points at the half.Both teams started the second half strong on defense, and a pair of Caribou free throws were the only points either had scored at the 4:15 mark. From there, Montigny took over.“Even though I’m a freshman, I’ve played with these girls for a while,” Montigny said. “They trust me and know I can succeed, and they’ve helped me find my shot a little more this year. Making those shots in a big game is amazing for my confidence.”From that point on, Ellsworth’s offense as a whole seemed to wake up. The Eagles extended their lead to 45-28 after three quarters and never looked back.Hannah Sargent added 14 points for Ellsworth, and Sammy Mason and Katelynn Bagley each had 11. Sargent also bore the brunt of two hard foul calls against Caribou in the fourth quarter, but that didn’t dampen the Eagles’ resolve.“We were tested a little bit physically [in the fourth quarter], but we showed the strength we needed and came through,” Pooler said. “Between a good effort taking those tough fouls by Hannah and Trinity showing how she can jump in and fit right in in, we gave a total team effort.”Ellsworth’s next game will be on the road against the Mount Desert Island Trojans (4-2) at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 4.Boys’ team hangs onThe Ellsworth boys allowed Caribou to score 21 points in the fourth quarter, but the team still held on to win 52-49 in the second game of the afternoon doubleheader.Despite eight first-half points from senior Bryce Harmon, Ellsworth went into halftime down 21-17. The Eagles, though, went on a 12-0 run to start the second half and kept Caribou at bay throughout the third quarter to enter the fourth with a 34-28 lead.Ellsworth nearly saw its lead evaporate when Caribou made four shots in a row late in the dying minutes, but the Eagles made their shots at the free-throw line down the stretch and forced the Vikings to shoot an air ball as time expired to seal the win.Harmon led the Eagles in scoring with 19 points and also had a pair of assists. Jackson Curtis finished with 13 points and a game-high seven rebounds, and Zach Harris added 10 points, five rebounds and two assists.The team’s next game will be on the road against the Mount Desert Island Trojans (6-0) at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 5. The Eagles and Trojans each won once in the two meetings between the teams last season.last_img read more

#GHBudget: NSA to hold Inter-Districts Sports Competitions in 2020

first_imgThe Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta, has stated that the Government will support the National Sports Authority to put together Inter-Districts Sports competitions in 2020 to help the nation discover more sporting talents for future assignments like the 2020 Olympic Games.The plan was captured in the 2020 Budget Statement and Economic Policy which was read on the floor of Ghana’s Parliament on Wednesday.The Minister did not give further details of the competitions but it is expected that the National Sports Authority will be at the forefront of handling these events in conjunction with the various districts.In addition to the competition, the budget also indicated that the NSA will hold a bi-annual congress that will seek to draw up plans and strategies for sports development at the district and regional levels.Also, the NSA will be tasked to support the districts and regions so that they will be better equipped to play their roles in the area of sports development.last_img read more

Barcelona loses 41% of goals without Luis Suárez

first_imgIn any case, Suarez he has participated in 41.6 percent of goals Barça team, a very high percentage. It is surprising that Suarez was able to reach these numbers with an injury like the one that dragged. He talks a lot about the character of a player who has endured the team, especially in the Champions League. His goals against him Inter on the second day of the first phase and his participation in the 1-2 from Prague they collaborated in the classification. Suarez has also been the most decisive player, even more than Messi, in the matches of out of home of Barça in League. In Leganés, Getafe, San Sebastián, and the other day with a great match at Cornellà in which he scored and assisted Vidal in 1-2. Barça is in a dramatic situation at this time because you need to find A player who can do what Suarez. It is not that there is not in Barça. It is not there in the market. Not only for what he is able to do as nine, but for his ability to clean defenses in the Messi slaloms.Names like Lautaro Martínez, Cavani or Alcácer They are on the table. None have the category of Suarez. Barça is torn between sign or not, but it seems an evidence that a killer Messi and Griezmann need something else that a weather vane like Dembélé and two young people like Carles Pérez and Ansu. The Low Luis Suarez acquires dramatic dyes for Barcelona. Four months of absence due to his injury to the meniscus of the right knee that leave the Barca team without a player whose numbers this season they are at the height nothing less than of Leo Messi. Barça has scored 60 official goals this season (49 in the League, 9 in the Champions League and 2 in the Spanish Super Cup) and, of them, Suarez has been involved directly at 25 (14 goals and 11 assists), although you could say that even in more because the header of the other day that Oblak stopped and then riveted Griezmann is not considered as assistance.last_img read more