The Laconia High School boys' basketball team (7-2) has two more wins at the halfway point of this season than in all of last season. The most recent victory came last Tuesday night against Prospect Mountain, 45-39. The Sachems currently sit at the fourth seed in the NHIAA Division III standings. Laconia will try to string together a four game winning streak when the team hosts Belmont tonight and travels to Plymouth on Tuesday.
Gilford (6-3) is back on the right side of the win-loss ledger, taking the last two contests to halt a three game skid. Last Friday Josh Joyce and the Golden Eagles handled Belmont in a 69-37 DIII matchup. Gilford had the week off to gear up for tonight's game against 7-4 Farmington. Tuesday the Golden Eagles will head to Meredith to take on the Inter-Lakes Lakers.
Inter-Lakes has strung together back to back wins for the first time all season, beating White Mountains and Belmont over the past week. The Lakers have three consecutive home games this week, beginning with Newfound tonight. On Tuesday Inter-Lakes will host Gilford and Franklin on Thursday.
The Belmont Red Raiders (1-8) have a tall task this week, traveling to Laconia tonight, Prospect Mountain on Monday and Winnisquam on Tuesday.
The Lady Sachems (6-5) climbed back above .500 after beating Prospect Mountain 49-36 Tuesday night. Laconia will head to Belmont tonight and host Plymouth on Tuesday.
In other girls' action tonight Gilford (7-4) will be in Farmington and Winnisquam heads to Kearsarge. Tuesday will see The Golden Eagles host Inter-Lakes and Belmont at Winnisquam.
Belmont-Gilford continues to roll, remaining unbeaten with a 5-2 victory over Kenett Wednesday. The Bulldogs are the first team in Division III to ten wins this season remaining atop the division. They will will head to 6-1 Souhegan tomorrow and host a dangerous Berlin (7-1) team on Wednesday.
Moultonborough-Inter-Lakes split the week, beating Manchester West 8-7 Saturday night and losing to Berlin 6-0 Wednesday. M-I-L will be in Portsmouth tomorrow and will host Kennett on Thursday.
Laconia-Winnisquam's record fell to 2 wins, 6 losses after a 4-2 defeat at the hands of Pembroke-Windham on Wednesday night. The Wolfpack has a chance to earn its third win tomorrow when ConVal (2-6-1) comes to town tomorrow and Portsmouth (4-3-1) follows on Wednesday.