The Ellsworth Boys Basketball Team beat the Orono Red Riots 72-41 on Wednesday, December 18th at Katsiaficas Gymnasium. Ellsworth players, Nick Kane and Kolbe Hardy scored their 1st varsity points with Kane draining a 3-pointer and Hardy finishing with 5 points.

Ellsworth jumped out to a 23-14 lead in the 1st Quarter. Jackson Curtis had 13 points for Ellsworth  with a 3-pointer, while Darby Berry had 5 points including a 3-pointer and Austin Harris had 3 points with Adam Inman chipping in 2 points. For Orono Zach Dill and Jason Desisto each had 7 points, with each having a 3-pointer.

Orono outscored Ellsworth 14-13 in the 2nd Quarter, but the Eagles led 36-28 at the end of the 1st Half. Desisto had 8 points with 2 3's for Orono, Dill had 4 points and Javier Santiago added 2 points. For Ellsworth Jackson Curtis had 6 points, Connor Crawford drained a 3-pointer and J'von James and Hunter Curtis each added 2 points.

In the 3rd Quarter Ellsworth outscored Orono 16-6 to take a 52-34 lead at the end of the 3rd Quarter. Jackson Curtis again paced the Eagles with 8 points. Darby Berry and Austin Harris each had a 3-pointer and Hunter Curtis added 2 points. For Orono Dill, Willem Crane and Desisto each added 2 points.

The 4th Quarter saw Ellsworth Coach Peter Austin substituting frequently. Hardy had 5 points. Jackson Curtis had 4 points.  Darby Berry had 4 points with his 3rd 3-pointer of the night. Brett Bragdon and Nick Kane each had a 3-pointer while Austin Harris was 1-2 from the free throw line. For Orono Noah Parker had 4 points and Ellis Spaulding had a 3-pointer.

Ellsworth was led by Jackson Curtis with a game high 31 points while Darby Berry had 12 points. The Eagles were 8-12 from the free throw line and hit 8 3-pointers.

Orono was led by Jason Desisto with 17 points while Zach Dill had 13 points. The Red Riots were 2-2 from the free throw line.

Ellsworth now 2-1 will play host to Houlton on Saturday, December 21st at 3:30 p.m.

Orono, 0-4 plays host to Mount View on Saturday, December 21st at 3:30 p.m.

Line Score

Orono Boys14146741
Ellsworth Boys2313162072

Box Score


0Zach  Starziski10000000
10Matt Tozer10000002
12Zack Dill113541223
14Hunter Hews10000000
20Willem Crane12110001
22Ellis Spaulding13101000
24Jason Desisto117743002
30Javier Santiago12110000
34Jordan Cota10000000
40Andrew Melanson10000002
44Lucas Allen10000001
50Shea Hines10000000
52Noah Parker14220001


3J’Von James12110001
4Connor Crawford13101000
5Nick Kane13101000
10Hunter Curtis14220002
11Austin Harris17211230
12Adam Inman12110001
14Brody Mercier10000001
15Eamon MacDonald10000001
20Darby Barry112413120
21Andrew Rideout10000000
22Michael Palmer10000003
23Brett Bragdon13101000
32Jackson Curtis13113121450
33Kolbe Hardy15220120
34Deyan Rich10000000

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