The last time Orono and Ellsworth met was at the Cross Insurance Center with Orono beating Ellsworth 70-56 in the Class B North Regional Finals. On Thursday night, the 2 teams met, with Orono beating Ellsworth 70-56 in Ellsworth.

Orono jumped out to a 0-8 1st Quarter lead that was frantic, with both teams running up and down the floor. Orono led 32-24 at the end of the 1st Half. Orono led 46-37 at the end of the 3rd Quarter.

Ellsworth was led by Chance Mercier with 26 points. Isiah Corson, arguably playing his best game of his career finished with 10 points. The Eagles hit 4 3's on the night. Mercier had 2 3's, with Miles Palmer and Josiah James-Chin each having 1 3-pointer. Ellsworth was 8-11 from the free throw line.

Orono was led by Pierce Walston who finished with a game-high 27 points. Ben Francis had 17 points with Will Francis having 9 points. The Red Riots had 6 3's on the night. Walston, Ben Francis, Will Francis, Caden Gray, Bergen Sodenberg and Jay Tweedie each finished with 1 3-pointer. Orono was 8-14 from the free throw line.

The 2 teams will meet again in Orono, on Thursday, January 11th.

Ellsworth is now 2-1. They will host MDI on Wednesday, December 20th at 7 p.m. .That game will be broadcast on AM 1370 WDEA, online at WDEA Internet Radio, on our free downloadable APP and on any Alexa enabled device with the pregame starting at 6:40 p.m.

Orono, now 3-0. They will host Hermon on Saturday, December 16th at 2:30 p.m.

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Line Score

Orono Boys2012142470
Ellsworth Boys816131956


Box Score


Pierce Walston2710146
Brady Hewes0----
Caden Gray3-1--
Kason Bagley0----
Caden Ewer-Cousins0----
Ben Francis175146
Bergen Sodenberg511--
Will Francis931--
Jay Tweedie3-1--
Sebastian Vanidestine0----
Adam Sherman0----
Mason Kenney21---
Noah Schaff42--2
Matt Allen0----


Chance Mercier26102--
Miles Palmer3-1--
Josiah James-Chin721--
Cruz Coffin0----
Kaleb Conners0----
Braden King31-13
Bryce Hart0----
Hollis Grindal2--22
Hunter Boles0----
Kyle Kenny0----
Conner MacDonald0----
Dawson Curtis21---
Jackson Barry31-11
Zach Bray0----
Isiah Corson103-45

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