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GHS girls take win over White Mountains

Gilford High School girls' varsity basketball team led from start to finish to earn a 39-29 win over top-ranked White Mountains. The Eagles employed a strong defensive effort to hold the Spartans throughout the contest. The game was a defensive struggle for both squads early on as Gilford took a 6-5 lead after the first quarter. The second quarter was all Eagles as they outscored White Mountain 13-6 to take a 19-11 advantage at the break. White Mountain could gain no ground in the second half as the Eagles pushed the lead to 10 and led 29-19 at the end of three. Gilford would maintain the lead and controlled the ball in the fourth quarter to pick up their tenth win of the season. For White Mountain it was their first divisional loss of the season. For Gilford, Hayley Jakubens led all scorers with 12 points and nine rebounds followed by Abby Harris with seven points and Sarah Veazey with six points. Cassidy Bartlett and Paige Laliberte led the defensive efforts with four steals apiece. Laliberte and Veazey also added seven rebounds each in the winning effort.
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