Orono Red Riots #12 Pierce Walston

Orono,ME-  The Red Riots of Orono High School hosted a preseason classic with in front of a crowd for the first time since the end of the regular season in 2019. They hosted Bucksport High School and Stearns High School. 

The First games were between Bucksport and Stearns. In the Girls game the Lady Minutemen defeated the Golden Bucks 43-27 and in the boys game which featured former Orono High School alum and former Orono Middle School Basketball coach now current Stearns Varsity Boys coach Mike Socoby who is entering in his first season. The Golden Bucks and the Minutemen would battle into Overtime as the Golden Bucks would get the 55-54 overtime victory. 

Orono Red Riots would finally take the floor as the Girls would take on the Stearns Lady Minutemen. The Minutemen would get the 54-47 victory over the Red Riots. 

In the Boys game the Red Riots would show that they were the better team on the floor with leaders such as Pierce Walston, Javier Santiago, Lucas Allen, Ben Francis among a few others. The Red Riots would get the 79-35 victory over Stearns High School to cap off an exciting day of preseason basketball. 

The Red Riots will next play in the Smokey Lawrence Memorial Tournament Saturday December 4th.

The Golden Bucks will play MCI Monday, November 29th ( Boys ) and Tuesday November 30th ( Girls)

The Minutemen will next travel to PCHS Tuesday, November 30th and Saturday December 4th as they host PI for both girls and boys action.