The Ellsworth Eagles Boys Basketball Team opened the 2017-18 Season with a 64-47 victory over the Red Riots in Orono on Saturday afternoon, December 9th. Zach Harris led all scorers with 35 points.

Photo Chris Popper
Photo Chris Popper

Ellsworth jumped out to a 20-13 lead at the end of the 1st Quarter. In the Quarter, Harris had 10 points including 2 3-pointers. Jackson Curtis had 7 points including a 3-pointer and Sam Giffin drained a 3-pointer. For Orono Jonathan Steelman had 7 points with a 3-pointer, Connor Robertson had 4 points and Sam Martin had 2 points.

Ellsworth outscored Orono 15-11 in the 2nd Quarter to take a 35-24 lead at the end of the 1st Half. In the 2nd Quarter Harris had 7 points including a 3-pointe. Bradly Smith and Connor Crawford each had a 3-pointer and Curtis had 2 points for Ellsworth. For Orono, Jonny Spencer had 7 points and Steelman and Robertson each had 2 points.

In the 3rd Quarter Ellsworth outscored Orono 17-12 to increase their lead to 52-36. in the Quarter Harris had 10 points, Curtis 5 points with a 3-pointer and Jared Hamilton had 2 points. For Orono Sam Martin had 7 points, Connor Robertson had 4 points and Spencer 1 point.

In the 4th Quarter for Ellsworth Harris chipped in 8 more points, and Hamilton and Curtis each had 2 points. For Orono Martin had 5 points, Zach Dill had 5 points including a 3-pointer  and Spencer had 1 point.

Ellsworth was led by Zach Harris with a game high 35 points including 3 3-pointers. Jackson Curtis had 16 points with 2 3-pointers. Bradly Smith, Sam Giffin and Connor Crawford all had a 3-pointer. Ellsworth hit 8 3-pointers and were 8-9 from the free throw line.

Orono was led by Sam Martin with 14 points, Connor Robertson had 10 points and Jonathan Steelman and Jonny Spencer each had 9 points. Steelman, Spencer and Zach Dill each had a 3-pointer for Orono. The Red Riots were 10-21 from the free throw line.

Ellsworth 1-0 plays host to Old Town on Tuesday, December 12th at 7PM..

Orono 0-1 plays host to Winslow on Saturday December 16th at 7PM.

Line Score

Ellsworth Boys 2015171264
Orono Boys1311121147


Box Score


3Devin Grindle10000000
4Bradly Smith11010013
5Dylan Taplin10000000
10Zach Harris1129389135
12Sam Giffin11010013
15Andrew McCullough10000010
20Darby Barry10000000
21Jared Hamilton12200044
22Javon Williams10000020
23Connor Crawford11010013
32Jackson Curtis175200316
33Damian Carter10000000


0Sam Martin166024114
10Nate DeSisto10000020
12Jonathan Steelman13212319
14Jonny Spencer12114629
20Evan Kenefic10000000
22Chance Walton10000000
24Jayden Dana10000000
30Connor Robertson155004210
34Ryan Shorette10000000
44Jason Desisto10000000
50Zack Dill11012405





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