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

Orono Boys1378836
Ellsworth Boys912101546

Box Score


0Sam Martin11000122
10William Crane10000004
12Zack Dill111211682
14Hunter Hews10000000
22Chance Walton10000000
24Dylan Farnham10000001
30Connor Robertson113651003
34Ryan Shorette111550120
40Matt Tozer10000000
42Javier Santiago10000000
44Jason Desisto10000000


3Devin Grindle18440002
4Connor Crawford12110000
10Hunter Curtis16220221
11Brett Bragdon10000000
12Colin Lacasse10000000
14Norman Jodrey12110001
15Noah Neleski10000000
20Darby Barry10000000
23Austin Harris11000124
32Jackson Curtis1261183122
33Malcolm Svec11000121
34Deyan Rich10000000

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