MDI Boys Fall to Orono 55-44 [PHOTOS/STATS]
The MDI Trojans Boys Basketball Team dug themselves too big of a hole Saturday afternoon in Bar Harbor, falling to the Orono Red Riots 55-44, despite outscoring Orono 33-20 in the 2nd Half.
Orono led 22-5 at the end of the 1st Quarter and 35-11 at the end of the 1st Half. MDI cut the lead to 20 at the end of the 3rd Quarter 46-26 and got within 9 points late in the 4th Quarter but the deficit was too big.
Orono was led by Pierce Walston who finished with a game high 24 points. He was a 1-man wrecking crew in the 1st Quarter, scoring 16 points including 3 3-pointers in the 1st Quarter. Ben Francis had 7 points. The Red Riots were 7-10 from the free throw line. Orono sank 6 3-pointers. Pierce Walston had 3 3-pointers, Ellis Spaulding had 2 3-pointers, and Cadon Gray sank the other.
MDI was led by Spencer Laurendeau and Joey Minutolo each of whom had 14 points. Laurendeau had 8 points in the 4th Quarter and Minutolo scored all his 14 points in the 2nd Half, sinking 4 3-pointers. MDI was 8-13 from the free thow line. They had 8 3-pointers. Minutolo had 4 3's, Laurendeau sank 2 3's and Charlie Parker and Alex Gray each had 1.
Orono is now 3-0. The Red Riots will play at Foxcroft Academy on Tuesday, December 21st at 6:30 p.m.
MDI is now 0-3. The Trojans travel up to Caribou on Wednesday, December 22nd at 5:30 p.m. That game will be broadcast on AM 1370 WDEA, on our free downloadable APP, on any Alexa enabled device and on WDEA Internet Radio
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Thanks to Walter Churchill for the photos