The Ellsworth Boys Basketball Team trailed for most of the 2nd and 3rd Quarters but used a decisive 20-6 run in the 4th Quarter to beat the Orono Red Riots in Orono on Saturday afternoon, January 18th 57-45

Ellsworth led 15-12 in the 1st Quarter. Jackson Curtis had 4 points. Hunter Curtis, Austin Harris and Darby Barry each had a 3-pointer and J'Von James had 2 points for Ellsworth. For Orono Jason Desisto had 9 points with a 3-pointer and Zack Dill 3 points.

In the 2nd Quarter Orono outscored Ellsworth 13-6 to take a 25-21 lead. Jordan Cota had 5 points with a 3-pointer for Orono and Matt Tozer and Desisto each had a 3-pointer. Javier Santiago chipped in 2 points. For Ellsworth, birthday boy Hunter Curtis had all of Ellsworth's 6 points.

In the 2nd Quarter Ellsworth outscored Orono 16-14 to cut the lead to 2 points at the end of the 3rd Quarter 39-37. Jackson Curtis held to 4 points in the 1st Half, had 7 in the 3rd Quarter. Austin Harris had 5 points including a 3-pointer and Hunter Curtis and J'Von James each had 2 points for Ellsworth. For Orono Zack Dill had 9 points with 2 3-pointer and Desisto and Santiago each had 2 points.

In the 4th Quarter Jackson Curtis had 8 points going 4-4 from the free throw line. Hunter Curtis had 6 points going 4-4 from the free throw line and Eamon MacDonald had 6 huge points, scoring a 2 to put Ellsworth up by 5 and then scoring on 2 breakaways. Orono's Desisto had 5 points with his 3rd 3-pointer and Jordan Cota had 1 point.

Ellsworth was led by Jackson Curtis with 19 points while Hunter Curtis had 17 points. The Eagles were 15-17 from the free throw line.

Orono was led by Jason Desisto with 19 points while Zack Dill had 13 points. The Red Riots were 2-5 from the free throw line.

Hunter Curtis' Basketball Shoes Photo Chris Popper
Hunter Curtis' Basketball Shoes Photo Chris Popper

Ellsworth is now 9-2 and will play host to MDI on Tuesday, January 21st at 7 p.m. That game will be broadcast on AM 1370 WDEA, on WDEA Internet Radio, on our free downloadable APP and on any Alexa enabled device with the pregame starting at 6:30 p.m.

Orono is 4-8 and will play at Hermon on Saturday, January 25th at 7 p.m.

Line Score

Ellsworth Boys156162057
Orono Boys121314645

Box Score


3J’Von James14220000.0002
4Connor Crawford10000000.0000
5Nick Kane10000000.0000
10Hunter Curtis117541661.0002
11Austin Harris18312000.0001
12Adam Inman10000000.0000
14Brody Mercier10000000.0000
15Eamon MacDonald16330000.0000
20Darby Barry13101010.0000
21Andrew Rideout10000000.0000
22Michael Palmer10000000.0000
23Brett Bragdon10000000.0002
32Jackson Curtis1195509100.9002
33Kolbe Hardy10000000.0000
34Deyan Rich10000000.0000


10Matt Tozer13101000.0002
12Zack Dill113532120.5002
14Hunter Hews10000000.0000
20Willem Crane10000000.0000
22Ellis Spaulding10000000.0002
24Jason Desisto121963000.0004
30Javier Santiago12110000.0000
34Jordan Cota16211130.3332
40Andrew Melanson10000000.0000
44Lucas Allen10000000.0000
50Shea Hines10000000.0002


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