The 6th seeded Ellsworth Eagles fell to the Orono Red Riots, the 11th seed, 49-41 at Katsiaficas Gymnasium in Ellsworth, in a Class B North Prelim Game. Orono led for all but 1 minute in the 2nd Quarter. Orono was 14-19 from the free throw line, including 9-12 in the decisive 4th Quarter.

Orono jumped out to a 11-7 lead at the end of the 1st Quarter. Sam Marin had 6 points, Jonathan Steelman 3 points and Ryan Shorette 2 points. For Ellsworth Connor Crawford had a 3-pointer for 3 points, Zach Harris and Jackson Curtis had 2 points each.

Orono led 19-14 at the end of the 1st Half, thanks to a couple of 3-pointers by Jonny Spencer and Zach Dill. Chance Walston also chipped in with 2 points for Orono. For Ellsworth Curtis had 4 points and Harris had a 3-pointer.

Orono led 29-26 at the end of the 3rd Quarter. For Ellsworth Dylan Taplin and Jared Hamilton each had 4 points. Harris had 3 points and Bradly Smith 1 point. For Orono Dill and Spencer had a 3-pointer for 3 points and Marin and Shorette had 2 points each.

In the 4th Quarter Jonathan Steelman had 12 points for Orono, going 8-9 from the free throw line. Martin had 4 points and Dill had 4 points including his 3d 3-pointer of the night. For Ellsworth Harris had 7 points including a 3-pointer, Curtis 4 points and Taplin and Javon Williams 2 points each.

Ellsworth was led by Zach Harris with 14 points and Jackson Curtis 10 points. Ellsworth was 6-11 from the free throw line.

Orono had 3 players in double figures, Jonathan Steelman with 15 points, Sam Marin with 12 points and Zack Dill 10 points. Orono was 14-19 from the free throw line.

Ellsworth's season ends with a record of 11-8 and Orono improves to 7-12 and will play the 3rd seeded Presque Isle Wildcats on Friday night, February 16th.

Thanks to Walter Churchill for the photos

Line Score

1234T
Orono Boys118102049
Ellsworth Boys77121541

 

Box Score

Ellsworth

NameGFGM2PM3PMFTMFTAPFPTS
Devin Grindle10000000
Bradly Smith10001241
Dylan Taplin13300036
Zach Harris153233115
Austin Harris10000000
Sam Giffin10000000
Andrew McCullough10000000
Darby Barry10000000
Jared Hamilton11102524
Javon Williams11100012
Connor Crawford11010003
Jackson Curtis155001410
Norman Jodrey10000000
TOTALS1161336111541

Orono

NameGFGM2PM3PMFTMFTAPFPTS
Devin Grindle10000000
Bradly Smith10001241
Dylan Taplin13300036
Zach Harris153233115
Austin Harris10000000
Sam Giffin10000000
Andrew McCullough10000000
Darby Barry10000000
Jared Hamilton11102524
Javon Williams11100012
Connor Crawford11010003
Jackson Curtis155001410
Norman Jodrey10000000
TOTALS1161336111541