Orono Red Riots win Class B State Boys Basketball Championship

They outlast Oceanside, 61-58
Published: Mar. 7, 2023 at 9:51 PM EST
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PORTLAND, Maine (WABI) - The Orono Red Riots are coming home with a Gold Ball after defeating Oceanside, 61-58, in the Class B State Boys Basketball Championship.

Orono had to defend a last-second heave from the Mariners, but it wouldn’t fall for Oceanside.

They outlast Oceanside, 61-58
They outlast Oceanside, 61-58(WABI/WMTW)

“Nobody even expected us to be here. So to be here was just amazing, you know? Make school history, has been 27 years since we’ve been here and 42 years since we won a Gold Ball. We made history and it feels amazing, especially with this group of guys.,” said Pierce Walston, junior guard.

The champion Red Riots featured seniors Ellis Spaulding and Ian Benson, juniors Pierce Walston, Caden Gray, Ben Francis, Luke Soctomah, Sebastian Vanidestine, Adam Sherman, and Mason Kenney, sophomores Will Francis and Noah Schaff, and freshmen Brady Hews, Bergen Soderberg, and Matt Allen.