#1 Ellsworth Defeats #2 Orono 62-33 for Class B Northern Maine Championships [STATS/PHOTOS]
The #1 Ellsworth Eagles remained undefeated on Saturday, February 26th as their dream for a perfect season lives on, with a 62-33 win over Orono in the Class B Northern Maine Championships at the Cross Insurance Center. Ellsworth is now 22-0.
The last time that Ellsworth won the Class B Gold Ball was in 1966. They beat Cape Elizabeth that year 72-53. The last time Ellsworth played for the Gold Ball was in 2016, when they lost to Lake Region in the State Game 63-47.
On Saturday, Ellsworth jumped out to a 20-10 lead at the end of the 1st Quarter, and led 32-19 at the end of the 1st Half. The Eagles were on top 47-27 at the end of the 3rd Quarter.
Ellsworth was led by Hunter Curtis with 18 point and Chance Mercier with 12 points. The Eagles were 12-17 from the free throw line and had 4 3-pointers. Eamon MacDonald had 2 3-pointers, and Miles Palmer and Brett Bragdon each had a 3-pointer.
Orono was led by Ellis Spaulding with 10 points while Ben Francis had 9 points. The Red Riots were 2-4 from the free throw line. They had 3 3-pointers, 2 by Spaulding and 1 by Ben Francis.
Ellsworth will play for the State Championship on Friday night, March 4th at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor when they play #2 Yarmouth. The Clippers beat Medomak Valley 47-30 in the Class B South Regional Title Game. Friday night's game will be broadcast on AM 1370 WDEA, on WDEA Internet Radio, on our free downloadable APP and on any Alexa enabled device.
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