The Ellsworth Boys Basketball Team defeated the Orono Red Riots 67-50 on Thursday, February 4th at Katsiaficas Gymnasium 67-50 as Hunter Curtis had a game high 33 points.

The Eagles jumped out to a 19-11 lead at the end of the 1st Quarter, as Curtis had 14 points, including 2 3-pointers. Brett Bragdon had a 3-pointer and Eamon MacDonald had 2 points. For Orono Jason DeSisto had 4 points, Pierce Walston a 3-pointer and Ben Francis 2 points while Zach Dill was 2-2 from the free throw line.

Both teams scored 15 points in the 2nd Quarter, and Ellsworth led 34-26 at the end of the 1st Half. Curtis had 9 points with his 3rd 3-pointer in the 1st Half. Brett Bragdon, Brody Mercier and Michael Palmer each had a basket. For Orono Walsoton had 5 points including his 2nd 3-pointer. Zach Dill had 6 points and Ellis Spaulding and Jason DeSisto each had a bucket.

In the 3rd Quarter Ellsworth outscored Orono 12-11 to take a 46-37 lead at the end of the 3rd Quarter. Chance Mercier had 6 points including a 3-pointer. Curtis had 4 more points and Michael Harris was 2-2 from the free throw line. For the Red Riots Javier Santiago had 4 points, Ben Francis 4 points and Pierce Walston was 1-2 from the free throw line.

In the 4th Quarter Curtis  and Chance Mercier had 6 points for Ellsworth. Eamon MacDonald had 5 points, Michael Palmer had 2 points and Miles Palmer was 2-2 from the free throw line. For Orono Dill had 6 points, Francis 4 points and Walston hit his 3rd 3-pointer.

Ellsworth was led by Hunter Curtis with a game high 33 points while Chance Mercier had 12 points. The Eagles were 12-17 from the free throw line

Orono had 3 players in double figures. Zach Dill had 14 points, Pierce Walston 12 points and Ben Francis 10 points. Orono was 7-11 from the free throw line.

Ellsworth will host the Hermon Hawks on Tuesday, February 9th. That game will tip-off at 7 p.m. and will be broadcast on AM 1370 WDEA, on WDEA Internet Radio, on our free downloadable APP and on any Alexa enabled device. That game will also be live-streamed on the Ellsworth High School You Tube Channel

Line Score

Orono Boys1115111350
EHS Boys1915122167

Box Score


10Pierce Walston112413124
12Zack Dill114550472
14Hunter Hews10000000
20Andy Melanson10000000
22Ellis Spaulding12110002
24Jason Desisto18440001
30Javier Santiago14110222
32Ben Francis110550001
34Jordan Cota10000001
40Cadon Gray10000000
44Lucas Allen10000000
50Nasuh Algul10000000


3Chance Mercier112541123
4Miles Palmer12000220
10Hunter Curtis13313103460
11Brett Bragdon15211000
12Gage Hardy10000002
14Brody Mercier12110000
15Eamon MacDonald17220332
20Peter Keblinsky10000000
21Brady Kenny10000000
22Michael Palmer14220012
23Kaleb Connors10000001
30Michael Harris12000221

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