GSA girls lose in fourth quarter blitz

Sports; Gsa; girls; Ellsworth; Hanna; Gutow; 010716; Eagles; GSA; George Stevens Academy; basketball; game; high school; school; sport; sports; team Hanna Gutow drives for the basket. Photo by Franklin Brown

Hanna Gutow drives for the basket. Photo by Franklin Brown

Ellsworth—The George Stevens Academy girls varsity basketball team suffered a tough loss against Ellsworth on January 2 when they were outscored 20-9 in the fourth quarter for a 50-41 final score.

Up to that point, the score had swung back and forth, with the teams tied 11-11 at the end of the first, and GSA in a narrow 32-30 lead heading into the final quarter.

Sports; Gsa; girls; Ellsworth; Cora; Gray; 010716; Eagles; GSA; George Stevens Academy; basketball; game; high school; school; sport; sports; team Cora Gray drives past Ellsworth in the final minute. Photo by Franklin Brown

Cora Gray drives past Ellsworth in the final minute. Photo by Franklin Brown

Morgan Dauk led GSA with a game-high 24 points, including going 12 for 14 from the foul line. Mazie Smallidge scored six, Hanna Gutow chipped in five, including a three-pointer, and Maeghan Tobey also scored a three-pointer.

The loss dropped GSA to 6-3 for the season, and ninth place in the standings, with the season precisely one half over.

Sports; Gsa; girls; Ellsworth; Mazie; Smallidge; 010716; Eagles; GSA; George Stevens Academy; basketball; game; high school; school; sport; sports; team Mazie Smallidge scores for GSA. Photo by Franklin Brown

Mazie Smallidge scores for GSA. Photo by Franklin Brown

The game may have been a loss, but the close battle against the third-ranked Class B team, which has only dropped one game so far this season, shows that GSA is gaining strength as the season progresses. Early losses against Calais and Piscataquis, teams that are a few spots ahead in the Heal Point Standings, could be balanced by wins when the Eagles face those teams again in the next two weeks—Piscataquis is a home game on Saturday, January 9, at 7 p.m.

Sports; Gsa; boys; Sumner; Morgan; Dauk; 010716; Eagles; GSA; George Stevens Academy; basketball; game; high school; school; sport; sports; team Morgan Dauk scores 24 points but GSA fell to Ellsworth 50-41. See story on page 4. Photo by Franklin Brown

Morgan Dauk scores 24 points but GSA fell to Ellsworth 50-41. See story on page 4. Photo by Franklin Brown

Sports; Gsa; girls; Ellsworth; meaghan; tobey; 010716; Eagles; GSA; George Stevens Academy; basketball; game; high school; school; sport; sports; team Maeghan Tobey moves to control  the ball.  Photo by Franklin Brown

Maeghan Tobey moves to control the ball. Photo by Franklin Brown

Sports; Gsa; girls; Ellsworth; Julianna; Allen; 010716; Eagles; GSA; George Stevens Academy; basketball; game; high school; school; sport; sports; team Julianna Allen takes a foul shot.  Photo by Franklin Brown

Julianna Allen takes a foul shot. Photo by Franklin Brown

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