Orono Unified basketball victorious over Lynx

ORONO - Tuesday afternoon the Orono Red Riots Unified basketball team hosted Mattanawcook Academy in the first of three consecutive days of games on the schedule, and it was Orono with a big second half who came away with a 77-71 victory over the Lynx.

 Orono's Josie Veilleux (left) passes the ball around a Mattanawcook Academy defender during a Unified basketball game at Orono High School Tuesday. Orono won the game 77-71. 
(Photo by Skip Hawkes)

The first half (20 minutes) was a back and forth contest. The Lynx led 12-6 with 15:22 left in the opening half, but with three minutes remaining the Red Riots went up by one at 31-30. MA finished the first half on top 36-35.

Mattanawcook Senior Trevin Henrich provided much of the scoring for the Lynx. 
(Photo by Skip Hawkes)

Orono got the early scoring edge in the second half, out scoring the Lynx 18-13 mid way through the half to take a 53-49 lead with 10 minutes left to play. Over the final 10 minutes, the Red Riots managed to stay on top edging Mattanawcook 24-22 to complete the six point margin of victory.

 Orono's Wyatt Farnham (14) getsa some air time putting up a shot as Mattanawcook's Trevin Henrich (24) and Josh Farrington defend. (Photo by Skip Hawkes)

 Mattanawcook Sophomore Willow Smith takes the ball toward the basket. (Photo by Skip Hawkes)

 Orono's Ian Benson looks across the floor after crossing mid court. (Photo by Skip Hawkes

MA Lynx   36  35 -- 71
Red Riots   35  42 -- 77

 Orono Senior Isaiah Walker (15) puts up a jump shot. (Photo by Skip Hawkes)

Orono's Whitney Thompson takes a look at the basket. (Photo by Skip Hawkes)


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