LACONIA — Belmont-Gilford scored early and often to take down Moultonborough-Inter-Lakes 6-0 Saturday evening. The Bulldogs built a three goal lead before the Renegades recorded their first shot on goal. "This was a team win," coach Jay Londer said. "We came out and made Moultonborough-Inter-Lakes play at our pace and that was the plan."
The first goal came 1:33 into the first period, scored by Ethan Becker. Becker picked up the rebound from Powell Wilson's shot and buried the puck into the corner of the net. Just over a minute later B-G doubled the lead on a Jamie Gill tally. Daryll Cahill scored the third goal of the period.
B-G had 13 players record a point in the shutout. Caled Drouin scored the fourth and fifth goal. Sarah Lachapelle capped the scoring in the third period on the Bulldogs' only powerplay. Nate Bowler, Jason Taylor, Dylan Treamer, Will Mahoney, Kris Shepard, and Brogan Hurst (2) all had assists. Calvin Davis and Bailey Defosie combined for 17 saves.
Last Updated on Monday, 20 January 2014 09:12
LACONIA — The Sachems (5-4) fell behind early and could not dig themselves out losing to Franklin 42-40. The Sachems had trouble handling the ball, turning it over on the first four possessions of the game. The Golden Tornadoes (5-4) took advantage scoring on all four turnovers to jump out to an 8-0 lead. " I am proud of the way we played," said Laconia coach Jeff Greeley, adding, "We can't spot a team an eight point lead and expect to win. I feel we outplayed them the last 28 minutes, but it's hard chasing points."
The Golden Tornadoes held at least a five point lead for all but the final minute and a half. Laconia shortened the lead to three when freshman Helen Tautkus (6 points) collected the defensive rebound and drove the length of the court, drawing a foul on the layup. Tautkus converted both free throws. "These are the games that make me lose my hair," said Franklin coach J.J. Winters. "We came out strong and had the easy buckets early. Luckily we didn't give it away in the end." Franklin in-bounded the ball with ten seconds remaining in the game. An errant pass resulted in a steal from Cali Swormstedt, who attempted a half court pass to Kailey Nute at the baseline, only to see the ball sail over her head, out of bounds. Franklin inbounded with 5.6 seconds left and again the ball was stolen by Swormstedt. This time Swormstedt was tied up and the buzzer sounded, ending the game.
Laconia's Natalie Compton had a game high 18 points. Senior Katrina Styles led the Golden Tornadoes with 17 points. Franklin has won both matches against Laconia by a total of three points. The Sachems are back in action on Friday night when they host Newfound.
Last Updated on Monday, 20 January 2014 09:10
The Amy Annis Volleyball Tournament, to be held at Gilford High School on January 25, is looking for a few more teams to fill out its 16-team bracket.
Last Updated on Thursday, 16 January 2014 09:09
The Winnisquam Regional High School girls' basketball team used a big 4th quarter surge (21-7) to overcome a 12 point deficit and defeat Gilford 43-41 on Monday. Gilford jumped out to a 15-11 lead after the first quarter and extended their lead to 27-17 at the break. Both defenses stepped up in the 3rd quarter as the Eagles outscored the Bears 7-5 to take a 34-22 lead at the end of 3. The 4th quarter was all Bears as they forced multiple turnovers and converted easy layups to grab the lead they would not relinquish with 4 minutes to go. Gilford was sent to the foul line but missed 8 free throws down the stretch and finished 8 for 17 from the charity stripe on the night.
For the Winnisquam Bears Hannah Chapin scored 10 points including 8 in the 4th quarter, Tea Michalski also added 10 points. For Gilford Kayla Orton had a career high 15 points to go along with 14 rebounds. Cassidy Bartlett Followed with 13 points. Stevie Orton also added 5 for Gilford.
Gilford's record falls to 5-3 with the loss, while Winnisquam improves to 3-5.
Last Updated on Thursday, 16 January 2014 08:53