Published DateThe Laconia Middle School boy's A basketball team took home the second place trophy at this weekend's Winnisquam Invitational Middle School Tournament. The young Sachems started the tourney by dropping a tough one to their hosts, 34-31. Carter Doherty led his team with 8 points and 11 rebounds in the game. Next up was the undefeated boys from Belmont. Trailing by 8 at the half, the Sachems regrouped and came out strong. Parker Minor and Dalibor Kresovic each scored a couple of three-point shots while Jake Filgate dropped 11 points. When the dust had settled the Sachems had ended Belmont's perfect season with a 39-31 victory. Coach Rod Roy said "It was definitely the highlight of our season."
Next up was Alton. Once again it was Doherty who led the way. He had 14 points and 8 boards while Nick Drouin added 8 points and Drew Muzzey chipped in with 6 rebounds. With the 37-13 victory the Sachems captured the first seed heading into the semifinals. They played Alton one more time and this time it was Nick Murray with 10 points and Muzzey with 11 leading the way. The 50- 21 victory got the Sachems to the finals against Belmont. This time around the Red Raiders were able to handcuff the Sachems' offense and capture the victory 31-19. "It was a great tournament for us. Our defense was outstanding, and we shot lights out for most of the weekend. I'm proud of the hard work the kids put in." said Coach Roy.