The MDI Trojans Boy's Basketball Team beat a tough Orono Red Riots Team in Orono on Friday, February 1st, 66-44 for a huge bounce back win, after losing to Hermon on Thursday, January 31st.

MDI jumped out to a 19-10 lead at the end of the 1st Quarter. Erik Merchant, inserted back into the starting lineup had the early hot hand, scoring 6 points. Derek Collin and Porter Isaacs each had 4 points. Drew Shea had a 3-pointer and Brett Duley had 2 points.  For Orono Connor Robertson drained 2 long 3's for 6 points, and Sam Martin and Jason Desisto each had 2 points.

In the 2nd Quarter, Orono went on a 8-2 run before MDI closed out the 2nd Quarter on a 9-0 run.MDI led at the Half 30-18. MDI was led by Drew Shea with 7 points with a 3-pointer, and Derek Collin had 4 points. For Orono, Ryan Shorette had a 3-pointer, Martin had 3 points and Robertson 2 points.

In the 3rd Quarter MDI outscored Orono 16-14 to take a 46-32 lead. Shea and Isaacs each had 4 points for MDI. Erik Merchant a 3-pointer and Kyle Nicholson and Eli Parady chipped in 2 points, while Collin was 1-2 from the free throw line. For Orono, Martin and Desisto each had 4 points while Willem Crane had a 3-pointer. Robertson had 2 points and Shorette was 1-2 from the free throw line.

In the 4th Quarter Eli Parady had 6 points within the paint for MDI. Erik Merchant had 4 points with a 3-pointer. Nicholson and Cadin Lunt each had a 3-pointer. Brady Renault and Derek Collin each had 2 points. For Orono Robertson had 7 points with 2 3's. Zach Dill drained a 3-pointer and Desisto had 2 more points.

MDI had 3 players with double figures. Drew Shea had 14 points, Erik Merchant 13 points and Derek Collin 11 points. MDI was 2-6 from the free throw line.

Orono was led by Connor Robertson with a game high 17 points while Sam Martin had 9 points. The Red Riots were 3-8 from the free throw line.

MDI is now 11-5 with 2 games remaining in the regular season. MDI plays at home on Senior Recognition Night on Tuesday, February 5th at 7PM and then closes out the regular season on Thursday, February 7th in Ellsworth against the Ellsworth Eagles. Both those games 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 9-7 and plays at Hermon on Tuesday, February 5th and then closes out the regular season on Thursday, February 7th at Old Town.

Line Score

MDI Boys1911162066
Orono Boys108141244

Box Score


10Ethan Merchant10000000
12Kyle Nicholson15211000
14Cadin Lunt13101000
20Brett Duley12110002
22Brady Renault12110000
24Erik Merchant113532113
30Charlie Parker10000000
32Derek Collin117880150
34Lukas Keene10000001
40Jack DaCorte10000003
42Brennan Hubbard10000000
44Drew Shea114642000
50Eli Parady12110001
52Porter Isaacs18440001
54Steven Pierce10000000


0Sam Martin19440143
10William Crane13101000
12Zack Dill13101001
14Hunter Hews10000000
22Chance Walton10000000
24Dylan Farnham18440001
30Connor Robertson117624122
34Ryan Shorette14101121
40Matt Tozer10000000
42Javier Santiago10000000
44Jason Desisto10000001

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