Ellsworth Boys Remain Undefeated Beat Orono 69-55 [STATS]
The Ellsworth Boys Basketball Team remained undefeated, beating the Orono Red Riots 69-55 in Orono on Thursday, December 30th.
Orono led 19-17 at the end of the 1st Quarter as the Red Riots sank 5 3-pointers. Ellsworth outscored Orono 18-11 in the 2nd Quarter to take a 35-30 halftime lead. It was 53-42 at the end of the 3rd Quarter.
Ellsworth had 3 players in double figures. Chance Mercier had a game-high 27 points. Gage Hardy finished with 17 points and Hunter Curtis had 12 points. Ellsworth was 14-24 from the free throw line. The Eagle had 5 3-pointers. Gage Hardy had 2 3-pointers, and Chance Mercier, Miles Palmer and Michael Palmer each finished with 1 3-pointer.
Orono was led by Pierce Walston who had 23 points. Ellis Spaulding finished with 11 points. The Red Riots were 6-12 from the free throw line. They poured in 9 3-pointers, with 6 coming in the 1st Half. Pierce Walston had 5 3-pointers, Ellis Spaulding 3 3-pointers and Ben Francis the other 3-pointer.
Ellsworth is now 6-0, and will play at Presque Isle on Saturday, January 1st at 4;30 p.m. in a game that will be broadcast on AM 1370 WDEA, on WDEA Internet Radio, on our free downloadable APP and on any Alexa enabled device
Orono is now 4-2. They will play at Bucksport on Wednesday, January 5th at 6:30 p.m.
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