The MDI Trojans were stunned by the Orono Red Riots 51-49 as Orono's Nate Desisto threw up an off-balance 3-pointer that banked in off the glass at the buzzer on Senior Night, Tuesday, January 31st in Bar Harbor at Bernard Parady Gymnasium.

MDI trailed 10-9 at the end of the 1st Quarter. Desisto had 4 points for Orono, with Connor Robertson, Jackson Coutts and Keenen Collett each chipping in 2 points. For MDI Mac Shea had 6 points, and Andrew Phelps had a 3-pointer.

MDI led at the half, 20-16. In the 2nd Quarter Riley Swanson had a 3-pointer and Andrew Phelps, Gus Reeves, Drew Rich and Russell Kropff each had 2 points. For Orono Keenan Collett had 4 points, Jake Koffman had 2 points, going 2-2 from the free throw line.

In the 3rd Quarter MDI increased their lead to 9, 42-33. In the 3rd Quarter, Riley Swanson drained 3 3-pointers for MDI while Derek Collin had 7 points and Russell Kropff 6 points. For Orono,Nate Desisto had 11 points including a 3-pointer, with Jackson Coutts, Keenan Collett and Jake Koffman each chipping in 2 points.

In the 4th Quarter Orono outscored MDI 18-7. The big play was Nate Desisto's banked in 3-pointer as time expired. Orono was playing for the last shot with about 6 seconds left, with MDI up 49-48. MDI stole the ball and Orono fouled. MDI couldn't convert the open end of the 1-1 and Orono ended up winning on Desisto's shot. In the 4th Desisto had 7 points, Jake Koffman 4 and Collett 4. For MDI, Russell Kropff had a 3-pointer and Gus Reeves and Aaron Snurkowski each had 2 points.

MDI was led by Riley Swanson with 12 points while Russell Kropff had 11 points. The Trojans shot an uncharacteristically poor 1-8 from the free throw line.

Orono was led by Nate Desisto with a game high 25 points. Keenan Collett had 12 points. The Red Riots were 8-12 from the free throw line.

MDI is now 14-2 with 2 regular season games remaining, at Houlton on Saturday, February 4th at 1:30 PM and at Ellsworth on Thursday, February 9th at 7 PM. Both games will be broadcast on AM 1370 WDEA and WDEA Internet Radio.

Orono is now 12-3 with 3 regular season games remaining, home on Friday, February 3rd against PCHS and then away on Tuesday February 7th at Foxcroft Academy and then on Thursday February 9th at Old Town.

Line Score

Orono Boys106171851
MDI Boys91122749


Box Score


0Jake Koffman12204518
10Nate DeSisto1108233325
12Jonathan Steelman10000000
14Jonny Spencer10000000
20Evan Kenefic10000000
22Schylar Cyr10000000
24Collin Moran10000000
30Connor Robertson11100122
34Sam Martin10000000
40Connor McCluskey10000000
42Jon Jeong10000000
44Jackson Coutts12200034
50Keenan Collette155024412
52Mark Lucy10000000


10Andrew Phelps11100002
12Gus Reeves12200014
14Drew Rich11100012
20Graham Good10000000
22Colby Lee10000010
24Aaron Snurkowksi11100212
30Russell Kropff154100411
32Jimmy Carroll10000010
34James McConomy10000000
40Riley Swanson150500115
42Devin Palatore10000240
44Drew Shea10000000
50Mac Shea13300246
52Derek Collin13301217

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