The Laconia Sachems (5-4) girls' basketball team struggled early on in the first quarter to spot Franklin an 8-0 lead last Friday night. Laconia could not mount the comeback, chasing Franklin to the final buzzer, losing 42-40. The well-rested Sachems are back in action tonight hosting Newfound Regional. On Tuesday the girls' travel to Prospect Mountain.
Gilford (6-4) split the week, beating Berlin 50-33 at home last Friday night and losing in Franklin 36-28. The Golden Eagles head to Belmont (4-5) tonight. Belmont dropped both games last week. Last Friday's loss was on the road at Mascoma Valley 55-45. The other defeat came at home to Newfound Regional, 66-30. The Red Raiders will stay in the Lakes Region on Tuesday, traveling to Meredith to take on the 1-7 Lakers from Inter-Lakes High School.
The Lakers were downed by Prospect Mountain last Friday 48-35. I-L will be busy this week, hosting White Mountains tonight, Belmont on Tuesday and traveling to Newfound on Thursday.
The Laconia boys' team also enjoyed the week off after beating Franklin on the road 62-45. The 5-2 Sachems host Newfound tonight and head to Prospect Mountain on Tuesday.
Belmont (1-7) will attempt to halt a three game skid in Gilford tonight. The Golden Eagles stopped their own losing streak Tuesday, beating Franklin 46-30. Gilford will host Farmington on Tuesday night.
Inter-Lakes lost two in a row, last Friday to Prospect Mountian 70-56 and Tuesday to Moultonbourough 55-34. The Lakers will be in action tonight versus White Mountains, Tuesday against Belmont and at Newfound on Thursday.
Belmont-Gilford remain on top of the NHIAA Division III standings with a perfect 8-0 record after beating Manchester West on Wednesday night 11-1. The Bulldogs continue to chase perfection tomorrow night in Portsmouth and Wednesday at Kennett.
Laconia-Winnisquam will look for the team's second win of the season tomorrow at Kearsarge and stay on the road Wednesday in Pelham-Windham.
Moultonborough-Inter-Lakes will also be looking for win number two against Manchester West on Monday.
Last Updated on Thursday, 23 January 2014 09:34
The Laconia Middle School girls' basketball team split a pair of games last week.
Laconia rode the strength of a strong second quarter to a 25-23 victory in a Jan. 15 match against Gilford. Leading scorers were Amelia Clairmont with 13, Devon Mello with 9, Bella Smith with 8 and Delia Cormier with six. Gilford trailed by just two points after the first quarter, but Laconia shot ahead in the second, scoring 16 points to Gilford's 1. Laconia's full court defense resulted in steals and scoring opportunities.
On Jan. 17, Laconia again went into half-time with a lead but opponents from Merrimack Valley turned the game around in the third quarter, out-scoring the Sachems 20 to 9 in that period of play. Merrimack Valley protected the lead in the fourth quarter for a 45-38 win. Laconia coach Chick Tautkus was very proud of his players as they fought hard the whole game and displayed a lot of hustle. Leading rebounders for Laconia were Emma Schumacher with 8 and Lindsey Drouin with 7. Delaney Ross played excellent defense for Laconia.
Laconia plays Bow on Wednesday and Barnstead on Thursday at home this week. Both games start at 4 p.m.
Last Updated on Monday, 20 January 2014 09:54
Gilford broke a 3 game losing streak and ran its record to 6-3 with a 50-33 win over Berlin. The Eagles lead from the start jumping out to 20-6 lead after the first quarter. Berlin settled down in the second quarter but Gilford still owned a 26-14 lead at the break. In the second half the Mountaineers would trim the lead to 9 halfway the third quarter but the Eagles withstood the charge and entered the final stanza leading 37-26. It was all Gilford in the fourth as they outscored Berlin 13-7 to win going away.
For Gilford Maddie Harris led all scorers with 16 points and got a double-double with 10 rebounds, she also had 4 steals and 2 blocks on the night. Jordan Dean added 11 points to go along with 7 boards and 8 steals. Cassidy Bartlett contributed with 9 points and Shannon Mercer had 8 points. Kayla Orton added 6 points to round out the scoring.
Last Updated on Monday, 20 January 2014 09:46
The Inter-Lakes swim team hit the water in Concord Friday night against, Bow, Concord, Bishop Brady, Stevens and Gilford High Schools. All the swimmers came away with some successful swims.
On the boys' team, the growth to two swimmers this season has created a friendly competition between the two team members, which was clear to see as they swam next to each other in the 50 freestyle event. In the end though, Matthew Sundius got the edge with an 8th place finish and Ben Jaques finished 9th. Matthew continued his successful night by grabbing 3rd place in the 100 Backstroke with a new personal best time of 1:10.16, earning him a qualifying time for the State Championship meet. Ben grabbed a 10th place finish in the 100 Freestyle.
On the girls' side, each had a moment to shine. Pauline Donaldson swam very strong achieving a new personal best time of 54.40 in the 50 Freestyle and in the 100 Freestyle swam close to her best time of last season. Elisabeth Hutchins swam into 7th place in both her swims in the 100 Freestyle and 100 Backstroke. Elisabeth also achieved a new personal best time of 1:14.02 in the 100 Freestyle. Sarah Sundius took 1st in the 100 Breaststroke and 2nd with a new personal best time of 2:31.23 in the 200 Individual Medley.
The other highlight of the evening was to see the camaraderie among the Inter-Lakes and the Gilford swimmers. They were all seen cheering and supporting on the swimmers of both teams. The Lakers with hit the pool again on Sunday, Jan. 26th at the Bobcat Invitational at UNH.
Last Updated on Monday, 20 January 2014 09:45