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Freshman Card leads #9 Eagles over #8 Coyotes

February 13, 2013
By Ryan Kimball of RK Sports Productions

Written by Matt Schilmoeller for RK Sports Productions

Matt Schilmoeller is a regular contributor to RK Sports Productions

Old Town - Freshman guard Madison Card sparked the Eagles scoring the game’s first seven points and went onto score a game high 24 to lead the Ellsworth Eagles over the Old Town Coyotes 48-39 at Old Town High School on Tuesday night.

The Old Town Lady Coyotes hosted a first round preliminary game against the ninth seeded Lady Eagles of Ellsworth in hopes to move on to play at the Bangor Auditorium.

“Freshman Maddy Card stepped up and played really well especially in a playoff atmosphere,” said Ellsworth girls basketball coach Andy Pooler.

Pooler talked about a couple key players that helped contribute in the win “Hailee Langley played really well defensively on Brooke Cole tonight.”

Hailee Langley did not score much, but she was able to play tough defense on Brooke Cole. Langley shut down Cole to seven points.

Pooler talked about how they did not really have to change much defensively staying in man-to-man defense and a zone defense from time to time to frustrate the Coyotes. This caused Old Town to turn the ball over.

Madison Card’s sister Morgan Card had 11 points, Taylor White added eight points, Langley contributed with four and Annika Firestone and Emily Berry each chipped in with two points.

The Coyotes end the season at 9-10. Lauren Martin led Old Town with 14 points and went 5-6 from the free throw line. Kayla Madden had seven and was a perfect 5-5 from the charity stripe. Kelsey Hesseltine added five and Kelsey Maxim chipped in with four points.

Ellsworth shot 47 percent from the free throw line.The Coyotes shot 76 percent (10-13) from the charity stripe.

The Eagles will move on to play #1 Presque Isle Wildcats, who are the defending state champs “It’s going to be a tough game on Saturday,” said Pooler.

Ryan Kimball contributed to this story.

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