High school boys basketball

Jumping through hoops: Belfast hosts Ellsworth in warm-up act

By Staff | Nov 23, 2019
Photo by: Ken Waltz Scene from Ellsworth at Belfast on Nov. 23 in high school boys preseason basketball. Belfast's Chance Clark, right, and Dakota Payson, back left.

Belfast — In an effort to get up to game speed a few weeks before the start of the official regular campaign, the Belfast boys basketball team hosted Ellsworth on Saturday morning, Nov. 23 in a competitive high school preseason court battle.

The Lions, led by coach Marty Messer, include Derrick Roberts, Dakota Payson, Jason Bartlett, Chris Kelley, Tanner Veilleux, Chance Clark, Chase Sanders, Liam McConnell, Pat McConnell, Tommy Walker, Steven Friel, Isaac Bernosky, Ryan Philbrook, Marco Melotti and Ethan Hall.

Watch video and see more photos below.

In Saturday game, Ellsworth pulled away for 80-66 win. The game was tied 38-38 at halftime.

For the Lions, Kelley tallied 21 points and hit five 3-pointers, while Bartlett had 18 points and two treys. Belfast made nine 3-pointers and 10-and-20 free throws (50 percent).

The Eagles connected on 22-of-34 foul shots (65 percent) and three 3-pointers.

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Ellsworth at Belfast boys basketball
Belfast hosts Ellsworth on Nov. 23 in high school boys basketball. (Video by: Ken Waltz and Zack Miller)
Scene from Ellsworth at Belfast on Nov. 23 in boys preseason basketball. Belfast's Chris Kelley, front, and Jason Bartlett. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Ellsworth at Belfast on Nov. 23 in boys preseason basketball. Belfast's Chance Clark, left, and Derrick Roberts. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Ellsworth at Belfast on Nov. 23 in boys preseason basketball. Belfast'ss Derrick Roberts, front, and Chance Clark. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Ellsworth at Belfast on Nov. 23 in boys preseason basketball. Belfast's Chris Kelley, right. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Ellsworth at Belfast on Nov. 23 in boys preseason basketball. Belfast's Dakota Payson. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Ellsworth at Belfast on Nov. 23 in boys preseason basketball. Belfast's Dakota Payson. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Ellsworth at Belfast on Nov. 23 in boys preseason basketball. Belfast's Dakota Payson. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Ellsworth at Belfast on Nov. 23 in boys preseason basketball. Belfast's Chris Kelley. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Ellsworth at Belfast on Nov. 23 in boys preseason basketball. Belfast's Tanner Veilleux, left. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Ellsworth at Belfast on Nov. 23 in boys preseason basketball. Belfast's Derrick Roberts, left, and Jason Bartlett. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Ellsworth at Belfast on Nov. 23 in boys preseason basketball. Belfast's Chris Kelley. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Ellsworth at Belfast on Nov. 23 in boys preseason basketball. Belfast's Chris Kelley, left. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Ellsworth at Belfast on Nov. 23 in boys preseason basketball. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Ellsworth at Belfast on Nov. 23 in boys preseason basketball. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Ellsworth at Belfast on Nov. 23 in boys preseason basketball. Belfast's Tanner Veilleux, front. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Ellsworth at Belfast on Nov. 23 in boys preseason basketball. Belfast's Jason Bartlett. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Ellsworth at Belfast on Nov. 23 in boys preseason basketball. Belfast's Jason Bartlett. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Ellsworth at Belfast on Nov. 23 in boys preseason basketball. Belfast's Dakota Payson, left, (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Ellsworth at Belfast on Nov. 23 in boys preseason basketball. Belfast's Dakota Payson, middle. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Ellsworth at Belfast on Nov. 23 in boys preseason basketball. Belfast's Chris Kelley. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Ellsworth at Belfast on Nov. 23 in boys preseason basketball. Belfast's Chris Kelley, front. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Ellsworth at Belfast on Nov. 23 in boys preseason basketball. Belfast assistant coach Korey Doolan, left, and Isaac Bernosky, among others. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Ellsworth at Belfast on Nov. 23 in boys preseason basketball. Belfast's Chris Kelley. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Ellsworth at Belfast on Nov. 23 in boys preseason basketball. Belfast's Jason Bartlett, left. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from Ellsworth at Belfast on Nov. 23 in boys preseason basketball. Belfast's Jason Bartlett, left. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
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