LMS girls' A team splits a pair of games

The Laconia Middle School girls' A basketball team picked up a win over Winnisquam but was bested by Bow in recent play.

Laconia earned a 45-11 win against Winnisquam on Dec. 11. Leading scorers for Laconia were Delia Cormier with 11, Devon Mello 10 ( two 3-pointers), Bella Smith 8, and Becca Howe 8. Coach Chick Tautkus said, "the girls played hard and as a team with very aggressive defense."

Laconia's offense was not as productive the following day, Dec. 12, when the team lost to Bow, 31-22.  Leading scorers for Laconia were Delia Cormier 6, Devon Mello 5, Lindsey Drouin 4.

The game was tied 13-13 at the half. Tautkus said, "Delia Cormier played a tremendous game. She had 15 rebounds and 10 steals.," he also recognized Devon Mello, who again scored from beyond the three-point arc.

In the second half, Laconia was out scored 18 to 9 as Bow was able to convert numerous foul shots while the LMS girls struggled from the line.

The team will face Belmont and Kennett this week. Laconia Middle School will be hosting a Holiday Tournament on Dec. 23, 26 and 27.