In Battle of Crosstown Rival Orono Boys Beat Old Town 62-52 [STATS]
In a battle of crosstown rivals the Orono Boys Basketball Team came into Mackenzie Gymnasium in Old Town, knocking off the Coyotes 62-52 on Saturday afternoon, December 31st.
Orono jumped out to a 14-6 lead at the end of the 1st Quarter as Ben Francis had 7 points and Pierce Walston 5 points. It was 26-17 at the end of the 1st Half. Orono stretched their lead in the 3rd Quarter outscoring Old Town 18-14 to take a 44-31 lead. Old Town fought hard in the 4th Quarter, led by Renato Fernandes who had 12 points in the Quarter.
Orono was led by Will Francis with a game-high 22 points. Ben Francis and Pierce Walston each had 13 points while Ellis Spaulding finished with 12 points. Spaulding and Pierce Walston each had 2 3-pointers while Ben Francis had 1. Orono was 3-8 from the free throw line.
Old Town was led by Braydon Brown with 17 points including 2 3-pointers. Renato Fernandes had 12 points with 2 3-pointers. Grayson Thibeault also dumped in a 3-pointer. The Coyotes were 3-5 from the free throw line.
Orono is now 6-1. The Red Riots will host the Bucksport Golden Bucks on Wednesday, January 4th at 7 p.m.
Old Town is now 4-2. The Coyotes will host MDI on Tuesday, January 3 at 7 p.m. That game will be broadcast on AM 1370 WDEA. It will also be broadcast on WDEA Internet Radio, on the WDEA free downloadable APP and on any Alexa enabled device.
Thanks to Mrs. Kohlata for the stats and Lisa Erhardt for the photos.
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