On Friday, March 2, the Orono boys basketball team hosted the New Prague Trojans in the final game of the regular season in front of a full gym on senior night.
Senior Max Bjorklund started the scoring for Orono followed by a basket from the line from senior forward Jarvis Omersa to give the Spartans an early 3-0 lead. Senior guard Thomas Lecy extended the lead for Orono on a 3-pointer but New Prague would battle back and get within two points at the mid way point in the first half in a low scoring game. Senior guard Colton Codute would add a couple baskets and Orono took a nine point lead into the locker room at halftime with a score 16-7.
Omersa would start the scoring for the Spartans in the second half followed by senior guard Griffin Sage adding a 3-pointer. Omersa’s play in the second half on both ends of the court was a deciding factor in the game as he would add 14 second half points including several dunks that brought the crowd to their feet.
Midway through the second half Bjorklund would add a basket from the line that would give the Spartans an 11 point lead with a score Orono 33, New Prague 22. Down the stretch Codute and Omersa would add from the free throw line and the Spartans win with a final score Orono 44 and New Prague 38.
The Spartans finished the regular season with a record of 21-5 and have won the last 15 games since starting conference play on Jan.11.
Bjorklund finished with 16 points and hit the 1,000 point milestone, Omersa added 15 points and 11 rebounds, Codute and Sage added five points and Lecy finished with three.
Head coach Barry Wohler added, “I was so proud of our guys winning the conference championship undefeated in conference games.”
The Spartans will host a sectional playoff game on Wednesday, March 7.
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