first_imgBUCKSPORT — The Ellsworth and Bucksport boys’ and girls’ basketball teams split a pair of scrimmages Friday, with the Golden Bucks winning the girls’ contest and the Eagles winning on the boys’ side.Ellsworth was missing starter Katelynn Bagley for the girls’ game, and Bucksport took advantage. The Eagles were able to keep the game close during the first half, but the Golden Bucks stepped up their efforts on defense in the second half to record a 48-29 win.Bucksport’s Darian Jellison dribbles as Ellsworth’s Trinity Montigny (right), Sammy Mason (middle) and Kaitlin McCullough defend during the second half of a high school girls’ basketball scrimmage on Dec. 2 in Bucksport. The Bucksport girls won 48-29. PHOTO BY MIKE MANDELLThe boys’ game was close throughout. Although the first quarter was low-scoring, both teams were able to produce more on the offensive end in the second half. In the end, Ellsworth held on for a 43-40 victory.All four teams will begin their regular seasons this weekend. For Ellsworth, the girls’ game will be at home against the Foxcroft Ponies at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9. The boys will also play Foxcroft at the same time the following day.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textThe Bucksport teams will host a doubleheader against the Searsport Vikings on Friday. The girls’ game will begin at 5:30 p.m., and the boys’ game will follow it.last_img read more