The Panthers faced Southwest Christian Eagles in Marshall on 2-28-2014 in the Section 3A South Championship game.
The Eagles came out flying and finished flying, defeating the Panthers 73-46.
The middle of the contest saw the two teams in a close battle with the Panthers outscoring the Eagles 24-11.
Jonathan Kramer who finished the game with five points and a game high nine assists, directed the Ellsworth offense to keep the rally going and getting Ellsworth as close as five to the Eagles. But Eagles well-rounded team became too much for the Panthers and in the end went home with the win.
Scoring for the Panthers were Mitch Leuthold 16 points, Drew Cheskie 14 points, five rebounds, three blocks and three steals.
Ellsworth finished the season 21-7 overall and 2nd place in Section 3A South Basketball.
Congratulations to Coach JD Roberts and Panther basketball team for a fine season.