The Ellsworth Boys Basketball Team beat the Orono Red Riots 46-36 on Monday afternoon, December 31st at Katsiaficas Gymnasium in Ellsworth to avenge their loss at Orono in the first game of the season back on December 8th.

Orono took a 13-9 lead at the end of the 1st Quarter. Jackson Curtis scored all of Ellsworth's points, and had a 3-pointer to go along with the 3 2-pointers. For Orono Connor Robertson had 5 points with a 3-pointer, Ryan Shorette had 5 points and Zack Dill had a 3-pointer.

In the 2nd Quarter Ellsworth outscored Orono 12-7 to take a 21-20 lead. Jackson Curtis had 8 more points for Ellsworth to finish with 17 in the 1st Half. Hunter Curtis and Norman Jodrey each had 2 points for Ellsworth. For Orono Ryan Shorette had 4 points Zach Dill was 2-2 from the free throw line and Sam Martin was 1-2 from the free throw line.

Ellsworth increased their lead to 3 points at the end of the 3rd Quarter 31-28.  Jackson Curtis had 5 points with a 3-pointer, Devin Grindle 4 points and Malcolm Svec was 1-2 from the free throw line. For Orono Robertson had 4 points,  and Dill had 4 points.

In the 4th Quarter, Jackson Curtis had 4 points, including another 3-pointer, his 3rd of the afternoon. Hunter Curtis and Devin Grindle each had 4 points, Connor Crawford had 2 points and Austin Harris was 1-2 from the free throw line.  For Orono Shorette had 4 points, Robertson 2 points and Dill was 2-2 from the free throw line.

Ellsworth was led by Jackson Curtis with a game high 26 points and Devin Grindle had 8 points. The Eagles were 5-8 from the free throw line.

Orono was led by Ryan Shorette with 13 points and Zack Dill and Connor Robertson each had 11 points. Orono was 8-10 from the free throw line.

Ellsworth, now 5-2 plays at Hermon on Saturday, January 5th at 4:30PM

Orono, now 4-3 plays host to Hermon on Thursday, January 3rd at 7PM

Thanks to Walter Churchill for the photos!

Line Score

1 2 3 4 T
Orono Boys 13 7 8 8 36
Ellsworth Boys 9 12 10 15 46

Box Score

Orono

# Name G PTS FGM 2PM 3PM FTM FTA PF
0 Sam Martin 1 1 0 0 0 1 2 2
10 William Crane 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
12 Zack Dill 1 11 2 1 1 6 8 2
14 Hunter Hews 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
22 Chance Walton 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
24 Dylan Farnham 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
30 Connor Robertson 1 13 6 5 1 0 0 3
34 Ryan Shorette 1 11 5 5 0 1 2 0
40 Matt Tozer 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
42 Javier Santiago 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
44 Jason Desisto 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTALS 1 36 13 11 2 8 12 12

Ellsworth

# Name G PTS FGM 2PM 3PM FTM FTA PF
3 Devin Grindle 1 8 4 4 0 0 0 2
4 Connor Crawford 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 0
10 Hunter Curtis 1 6 2 2 0 2 2 1
11 Brett Bragdon 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 Colin Lacasse 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 Norman Jodrey 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 1
15 Noah Neleski 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
20 Darby Barry 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
23 Austin Harris 1 1 0 0 0 1 2 4
32 Jackson Curtis 1 26 11 8 3 1 2 2
33 Malcolm Svec 1 1 0 0 0 1 2 1
34 Deyan Rich 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTALS 1 46 19 16 3 5 8 11