The Ellsworth Girls Basketball Team won their 5th game in a row, defeating the Orono Red Riots Monday afternoon, 51-45 December 31st at Katsiaficas Gymnasium in Ellsworth.

Orono led the game until Sierra Andrews tied the game 27-27 with 6:25 left in the 3rd Quarter. Kayla Duhaime then gave Ellsworth its 1st lead, 29-27 with 5:50 left in the 3rd Quarter. Ellsworth would never relinquish that lead.

Orono jumped out to a 21-14 at the end of the 1st Quarter. Ellie Sockabasin dominated in the paint for the Red Riots, scoring 9 points. Alyssa Labelle scored 5 points with a 3-pointer, Lauren Melanson had 4 points, Izzy Baker 2 points and Molly McCluskey was 1-2 from the free throw line. For Ellsworth Trinity Montigny and Samantha Carter each had 2 3's for 6 points, and Kayla Duhaime had 2 points.

Ellsworth outscored Orono 7-4 in the 2nd Quarter to cut Orono's lead to 1 point 25-24 at the end of the 1st Half. For Ellsworth Motigny scored 4 points, Sara Shea and Duhaime each had 2 points and Kylie Robidoux was 2-2 from the free throw line. For the Red Riots Labelle and Lauryn Brown each had 2 points.

Ellsworth outscored Orono 14-6 to take a 38-31 lead at the end of the 3rd Quarter. Carter and Duhaime had 4 points each for Ellsworth, Shea and Sierra Andrews drained 3-pointers for the Eagles. For Orono Sockabasin had 3 points, Labelle 2 points and Melanson was 1-2 from the free throw line.

In the 4th Quarter Montigny had 8 points for Ellsworth, with a 3-pointer. Andrews had 3 points and Autumn Paul had 2 points. For the Red Riots, McCluskey had 6 points, Labelle and Melanson 3 points each and Sockabsin 2 points.

Ellsworth was led by Trinity Montigny with a game high 18 points. Samantha Carter had 10 points and Kayla Duhaime 8 points. Ellsworth was 5-11 from the free throw line.

Orono was led by Ellie Sockabasin with 14 points and Alyssa Labelle had 12 points. The Red Riots were 12-17 from the free throw line.

Ellsworth is now 6-1 and plays at Washington Academy on Thursday, January 3rd at 6:30PM in a game that will be broadcast on WDEA AM 1370, on WDEA Internet Radio, on our free downloadable APP and on any Alexa enabled device.

Orono is 2-5 and will play host to Hermon on Wednesday, January 2nd at 7PM

Thanks to Walter Churchill for the photos.

Line Score

1 2 3 4 T
Orono Girls 21 4 6 14 45
Elllsworth Girls 14 10 14 13 51

Box Score

Orono

# Name G PTS FGM 2PM 3PM FTM FTA PF
5 Alyssa LaBelle 1 12 5 4 1 1 3 3
11 Brynn Kenney 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 Ellie Pierce 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 Mary Kate Smith 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
23 Lauryn Brown 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 0
25 Molly McCluskey 1 7 2 2 0 3 5 5
31 Izzy Baker 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 1
33 Chloe LaBree 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
35 Audrey Pike 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
41 Camryn Brown 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
43 Lauren Melanson 1 8 3 3 0 2 3 0
55 Ellie Sockabasin 1 14 4 4 0 6 8 1
TOTALS 1 45 16 15 1 12 19 10

Ellsworth

# Name G PTS FGM 2PM 3PM FTM FTA PF
3 Ella Hubbard 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
4 Kylie Robidoux 1 2 0 0 0 2 2 2
5 Jocelyn Jordan 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
10 Samantha Higgins 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 Trinity Montigny 1 18 6 3 3 3 8 2
12 Sara Shea 1 5 2 1 1 0 0 0
14 Samantha Carter 1 13 5 2 3 0 0 0
15 Autumn Paul 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 1
20 Adreanna  Seavey 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
21 Sierra Andrews 1 3 1 1 0 1 2 3
23 Kayla Duhaime 1 8 4 4 0 0 0 2
33 Alicia Kelley 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
34 Samantha Simmons 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTALS 1 51 19 12 7 6 12 15