Inter-Lakes' Thomas DeTolla goes up for a shot guarded by Laconia's Ryan Dee during NHIAA Division III basketball Tuesday evening. (Karen Bobotas/for The Laconia Daily Sun)
LACONIA — Laconia High School moved to 7-8 on the season with a 70-63 win over Lakes Region rival Inter-Lakes (10-5) in a game played Tuesday night before a large crowd at Laconia High School.
The Sachems will play host to Mascoma Valley (6-10) today at 6 p.m. Inter-Lakes (10-5) plays at Winnisquam (5-11) Friday night.
Belmont 60, Winnisquam 53
The Raiders held on to beat Winnisquam and improve to 10-5 on the season Tuesday night.
Dylan Gansert scored 14 points to lead Belmont, while Aidan Rupp had 13 points and 18 rebounds. Matt Pluskis scored 11 for the Raiders.
The victory came after a tough 55-53 loss for Belmont at White Mountains on Monday night.
The Raiders led by four points with 30 seconds left in the game, only to lose on a last-minute shot.
Griffin Embree led Belmont with 17 points and Matt Pluskis had 16.
Belmont will play host to Gilford (9-4) Friday at 6 p.m.
Franklin 87, Newfound 78
Jayden Torres broke his own single-game scoring record for the Golden Tornadoes (3-12) by pouring in 52 points. Last week, Torres, a 5’5” senior shooting guard, scored 47 points in a game.
Torres, the leading scorer in Division III, is 29 points short of reaching the 1,000-point scoring mark with three games left to play.
Mason Dalphonse scored 47 points for the Bears, who are 0-15 on the season.
Gilford 65, Stevens 50
The Golden Eagles won their 15th straight game and moved to 15-2. They are tied with two other teams atop the Division III standings.
Brooke Beaudet had 18 points, 10 assists, and six rebounds for Gilford. Hannah Perkins had 18 points and six rebounds, and Shelby Cole scored 15 points and recorded three steals.
The Eagles close out their season Friday by as hosts to Belmont (7-9) at 6 p.m.
Newfound 66, Franklin 12
The Bears (15-2) stayed tied with Gilford atop the Division III standings.
Ashlee Dukette led Newfound with 26 points, 15 rebounds and five blocks. Jasmine Peterson had 13 points, 10 rebounds and five assists. Leah Bunnell scored nine points, and Savanna Bony had seven points and seven rebounds.
Peterson had a hot first quarter, pouring in 11 of Newfound's 21 points. The second quarter was controlled by Dukette, scoring 17 of Newfound's 27 points.
The Bears close out their season Friday with a game against winless Somersworth.
Belmont 66, Winnisquam 36
The Raiders (7-9) won for the fourth time in their last six games.
Julianna Estremera had 22 points to lead Belmont. Elaina Hoey added 14 points, Makenzie Donovan had 11 points and Morgan Hall scored eight.
The Raiders close out their season Friday at Gilford at 6 p.m.
St. Thomas 51, Inter-Lakes 42
The Lakers (11-7) closed out the regular season with a loss at home to the Saints (12-5).
Emma Wheeler led the Lakers with 14 points.
Inter Lakes' Davis Jollimore gets pressure from Laconia's Ryan Paiva during NHIAA Division III basketball Tuesday evening. (Karen Bobotas/for The Laconia Daily Sun)
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