The Ellsworth Girls Basketball Team won their 5th game in a row, defeating the Orono Red Riots Monday afternoon, 51-45 December 31st at Katsiaficas Gymnasium in Ellsworth.

Orono led the game until Sierra Andrews tied the game 27-27 with 6:25 left in the 3rd Quarter. Kayla Duhaime then gave Ellsworth its 1st lead, 29-27 with 5:50 left in the 3rd Quarter. Ellsworth would never relinquish that lead.

Orono jumped out to a 21-14 at the end of the 1st Quarter. Ellie Sockabasin dominated in the paint for the Red Riots, scoring 9 points. Alyssa Labelle scored 5 points with a 3-pointer, Lauren Melanson had 4 points, Izzy Baker 2 points and Molly McCluskey was 1-2 from the free throw line. For Ellsworth Trinity Montigny and Samantha Carter each had 2 3's for 6 points, and Kayla Duhaime had 2 points.

Ellsworth outscored Orono 7-4 in the 2nd Quarter to cut Orono's lead to 1 point 25-24 at the end of the 1st Half. For Ellsworth Motigny scored 4 points, Sara Shea and Duhaime each had 2 points and Kylie Robidoux was 2-2 from the free throw line. For the Red Riots Labelle and Lauryn Brown each had 2 points.

Ellsworth outscored Orono 14-6 to take a 38-31 lead at the end of the 3rd Quarter. Carter and Duhaime had 4 points each for Ellsworth, Shea and Sierra Andrews drained 3-pointers for the Eagles. For Orono Sockabasin had 3 points, Labelle 2 points and Melanson was 1-2 from the free throw line.

In the 4th Quarter Montigny had 8 points for Ellsworth, with a 3-pointer. Andrews had 3 points and Autumn Paul had 2 points. For the Red Riots, McCluskey had 6 points, Labelle and Melanson 3 points each and Sockabsin 2 points.

Ellsworth was led by Trinity Montigny with a game high 18 points. Samantha Carter had 10 points and Kayla Duhaime 8 points. Ellsworth was 5-11 from the free throw line.

Orono was led by Ellie Sockabasin with 14 points and Alyssa Labelle had 12 points. The Red Riots were 12-17 from the free throw line.

Ellsworth is now 6-1 and plays at Washington Academy on Thursday, January 3rd at 6:30PM in a game that will be broadcast on WDEA AM 1370, on WDEA Internet Radio, on our free downloadable APP and on any Alexa enabled device.

Orono is 2-5 and will play host to Hermon on Wednesday, January 2nd at 7PM

Thanks to Walter Churchill for the photos.

Line Score

Orono Girls21461445
Elllsworth Girls1410141351

Box Score


5Alyssa LaBelle112541133
11Brynn Kenney10000000
13Ellie Pierce10000000
15Mary Kate Smith10000000
23Lauryn Brown12110000
25Molly McCluskey17220355
31Izzy Baker12110001
33Chloe LaBree10000000
35Audrey Pike10000000
41Camryn Brown10000000
43Lauren Melanson18330230
55Ellie Sockabasin114440681


3Ella Hubbard10000001
4Kylie Robidoux12000222
5Jocelyn Jordan10000001
10Samantha Higgins10000000
11Trinity Montigny118633382
12Sara Shea15211000
14Samantha Carter113523000
15Autumn Paul12110001
20Adreanna  Seavey10000000
21Sierra Andrews13110123
23Kayla Duhaime18440002
33Alicia Kelley10000003
34Samantha Simmons10000000

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