Published DateThe Gilford High School girls' varsity basketball team overcame an early deficit on Friday to post a 40-38 win over Belmont. The Eagles finish the regular season at 14-4 and a earned a fifth seed in the NHIAA tournament. Gilford will host Campbell on Thursday night.
Belmont, needing a win to stay in the hunt for a tourney berth, jumped out to an early 15-10 lead behind the 3 point shooting of J. Robarge who sank 3 three pointers in the first quarter and finished with six threes on the night. Gilford battled back in the second quarter and took the lead 24-22 at the break. The third quarter was all even at 32. In the fourth the Eagles jumped out early and took a 40-32 lead with five minutes to go. The Red Raiders cut the margin to 2 with under a minute to play.
For Gilford Hayley Jakubens and Maddie Harris each scored 8 points and for Belmont J. Robarge scored 18 followed by C. Cadarette with 9.