The Laconia Middle School boys' A basketball team heads into the Christmas break with two more victories under their belts. On Monday the Sachems traveled to Belmont and came away with a hard fought 51-29 win. Leading the charge was center Logan Bell with 17 points and 12 rebounds. Drew Muzzey chipped in 14 points and 6 boards while point guard Christian Gaspa had 10 assists. On the defensive side of the ball Ryan Paiva had 5 boards and 3 blocks to anchor his team.
The second game was the Sachem's home opener against Kennett. Once again it was Bell who led his team with 16 points, 10 boards and 6 steals. Paiva had a season high 14 points while Christian Platon chipped in his season high 6 points. Muzzey was solid on defense with 5 steals. The young Sachems were able to coast to a 58-36 win and up their record to 4-0 heading into their annual Christmas Tournament being held over the break. Games for the Laconia Tourney started on Monday with Laconia hosting Epsom and will continue throughout the week with the championships being played on December 27. Boys' games are at the High School while the girls' brackets will be played at LMS. Community members are invited to come out and show support for Laconia's young basketball players.