The Ellsworth Boys were tied with the Orono Red Riots 47-47 at the end of the 3rd Quarter but Orono went on a 9-0 run to start the 4th Quarter, and fell to Orono 64-55 late Saturday afternoon, December 8th at Orono to start the 2018-19 Basketball season.

Orono jumped out to a 19-17 lead at the end of the 1st Quarter. Connor Robertson who missed the most of the 2017-18 season with an injury had 11 points including 3 3-pointers.  Sam Martin had 4 points and Zack Dill and Ryan Shorette chipped in 2 points for Orono. For Ellsworth Darby Berry had 2 3-pointers for 6 points, Austin Harris had 5 points with a 3-pointer and Jackson Curtis had a 3-pointer and Connor Crawford had 3 points.  Harris' 3-pointer came right at the buzzer and he was fouled, sinking the free throw. Ellsworth had 3 4's and Orono 3 3's.

The two teams were tied at 34-34 at the end of the 1st Half. Curtis had 11 points with 2 3-pointes. Hunter Curtis scored his first varsity points with 6:39 remaining in the 1st Half, and ended the Quarter with 3 points. Barry had another 3-pointer. For Orono, Robertson continued his hot hand having 8 points with 2 more 3-pointers. Marting had 4 points and Dill 3 points.

Through the 1st Half, the 2 teams combined for 12 3's, with Ellsworth having 7 and Connor Robertson 5 for Orono.

The 2 teams remained deadlocked 47-47 at the end of the 3rd Quarter. Barry sank his 4th 3-pointer of the game for Ellsworth. Curtis had 4 points and Devin Grindle. Malcolm Svec and Hunter Curtis each had 2 points. For Orono Robertson added 9 more points with his 6th 3'pointer. Javier Santiago had a 3-pointer and Dill was 1-2 from the free throw line.

In the 4th Quarter Orono went on the 9-0 run before Jackson Curtis drained a 3-pointer with 5:02 left in the game. Robertson hit his 7th 3-pointer, Dill and Willem Crane each had a 3-pointer and Martin had 4 points going 2-2 from the free throw line. Shorette and Jason Desisto each chipped in 2 points.  For Ellsworth Curtis had 3 points, Harris 2 points and Grindle 2 points, going 2-2 from the free throw line. Hunter Curtis was 1-2 from the free throw line.

Orono was led by Connor Robertson with a game high 31 points and 7 3's. Sam Martin had 12 points. Orono had a total of 10 3's and were 6-11 from the free throw line.

Ellsworth was led by Jackson Curtis with 21 points and Darby Barry had 12 points. Ellsworth had a total of 9 3's and were 10-13 from the free throw line.

Ellsworth 0-1 will play at Old Town on Tuesday, December 11th at 7PM

Orono, 1-0 will play host to John Bapst on Tuesday, December 11th at 7PM.


Line Score

Ellsworth Boys171713855
Orono Boys1915131764

Box Score


3Devin Grindle14110224
4Connor Crawford13110110
10Hunter Curtis16220232
11Brett Bragdon10000000
12Colin Lacasse10000000
14Norman Jodrey10000000
15Noah Neleski10000002
20Darby Barry112404001
23Austin Harris17211231
32Jackson Curtis121734342
33Malcolm Svec12110000
34Dean Rich10000000


0Sam Martin112440444
10William Crane13101001
12Zack Dill19321241
14Hunter Hews10000000
22Chance Walton10000000
24Jason Desisto12110000
30Connor Robertson1311257031
34Ryan Shorette14220001
40Matt Tozer10000000
42Javier Santiago13101002
44Dylan Farnham10000000

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