The Orono Boys Basketball Team defeated the Bucksport Golden Bucks 69-54 in Orono on Wednesday, January 4th.

Orono jumped out to a 14-6 lead in the 1st Quarter and 30-23 at the end of the 1st Half. Orono led 49-39 at the end of the 3rd Quarter.

The Red Riots were playing without Pierce Walston, yet still had 3 players in double figures. Ellis Spaulding had a team-high 17 points including 3 3-pointers. Will Francis had 15 points. Brady Hews had 11 points with 3 3-pointers. Caden Gray had 2 3-pointers and Mason Kenney had 1 3-pointer. Orono drained 9 3's. The Red Riots were 10-16 from the free throw line.

Evan Donnell had a game-high 20 points for the Golden Bucks, including 2 3-pointers. Caden Blackwood had 14 points. Collin McDougal had 2 3-pointers and Connor Epprecht had a 3-pointer. Bucksport was 3-4 from the free throw line.

Orono is now 7-1. They host MCI on Saturday, January 7th at 12:30 p.m.

Bucksport is 3-3. They will host Belfast on Saturday, January 7th at 5 p.m.

Thanks to Mrs. Kohlata for the stats.

You can vote for the Week 4 High School Athlete of the Week HERE. Voting ends Thursday, January 5th at 11:59 p.m.

You can nominate someone for the Winter Week 5 High School Athlete of the Week by emailing HERE. Please put High School Athlete of the Week in the subject. Nominations for games January 1 - 7 need to be received by January 9th. Then tell us why your nominee is deserving! Let us know specifics! How many goals did she/he score? How many points did she/he score? How fast did they run or throw in the indoor track meet? How fast did they swim in the swim meet? How did they do in the wrestling meet? We also want to know what school they go to! Please send them by Monday night!

Tuesday we will then compile the nominees and it will be your turn to choose the winner! You can then cast your votes, and voting will close Thursday night at 11:59 p.m. We will then announce the winner online and on air on Friday each week!

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Line Score

Bucksport  Boys617161554
Orono Boys1416192069


Box Score


Evan Donnell0----
Caden Blackwood147---
Kamryn Webber21---
Evan Donnell206222
Collin McDougal812--
Gunny Cyr0----
Eli Bennett0----
Trent Goss0----
Connor Epprecht3-1--
Daynen Stewart0----
Jake Williams52-12
Devyn Stewart21---
Peyton Gray0----


Pierce Walston0----
Brady Hews1113--
Caden Gray6-2--
Ellis Spaulding173322
Bergen Soderberg0----
Ben Francis94-12
Luke Soctomah0----
Will Francis154-710
Sebastian Vanidestine42---
Adam Sherman0----
Mason Kenney3-1--
Noah Schaff42--2
Matt Allen0----

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