The MDI Trojans Boys Basketball Team used a strong 2nd half, scoring 42 points to beat the Orono Red Riots 63-51 on Tuesday, January 15th in Bar Harbor.


Orono took a  13-12 lead at the end of the 1st Quarter, scoring the last 9 points after MDI had jumped out to a 12-4 lead. Connor Robertson had 5 points with a 3-pointer. Javier Santiago had a 3-pointer, Zack Dill 2 points and Jason Desisto was 1-2 from the free throw line. For MDI Derek Collin had 7 points, Drew Shea a 3-pointer and Eli Parady 2 points.

In the 2nd Quarter Orono outscored MDI 13-9 to take a 26-21 lead at the end of the 1st Half. Sam Martin had 6 points for Orono, all in the paint and off the glass. Desisto was 3-4 from the free throw line and Dill and Shorette had 2 points each. MDI's Derek Collin scored all of MDI's 9 points including a 3-pointer.

In the 3rd Quarter MDI outscored Orono 20-9, going on a 10-2 run to start the Quarter. MDI led 41-35 at the end of the Quarter. Drew Shea had 7 points with a 3-pointer. Brett Duley had 5 points with a 3-pointer and Parady and Steven Pierce each had 2 points. For Orono Shorette had a 3-pointer and Martin, Dill and Desisto 2 points each.

In the 4th Quarter MDI outscored Orono 22-16. Shea had 8 points for MDI, Collin and Parady had 6 points each and Pierce had 2 points. For Orono Desisto had 10 points with 2 3's, and Marin, Robertson and Shorette 2 points each.

MDI was led by Derek Collin with a game high 26 points. Drew Shea had 18 points and Eli Parady had 10 points. The Trojans were 5-6 from the free throw line.

Orono was led by Jason Desisto with 16 points while Sam Martin had 10 points. The Red Riots were 8-11 from the free throw line.

MDI is now 8-2 and will play at Hermon on Friday night, January 18th at 7PM.

Orono is 6-5 and plays at Caribou on Saturday, January 19th at 4:30PM

Thanks to Walter Churchill for the photos

Line Score

Orono Boys131391651
MDI Boys129202263

Box Score


0Sam Martin110550001
10William Crane10000000
12Zack Dill16330001
14Hunter Hews10000000
22Chance Walton10000000
24Jason Desisto116532462
30Connor Robertson15211001
34Ryan Shorette111321452
40Matt Tozer10000001
42Javier Santiago13101002
44Dylan Farnham10000000


10Ethan Merchant10000000
12Kyle Nicholson10000000
14Cadin Lunt10000000
20Brett Duley15211003
22Brady Renault10000000
24Erik Merchant10000001
30Charlie Parker10000002
32Derek Collin12611101340
34Lukas Keene10000000
40Jack DaCorte10000000
42Brennan Hubbard10000000
44Drew Shea118752221
50Eli Parady110550001
52Porter Isaacs10000000
54Steven Pierce14220001

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