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LMS boys' A team takes 2nd at Winnisquam Invitational

The Laconia Middle School boy's A basketball team took home the second place trophy at this weekend's Winnisquam Invitational Middle School Tournament. The young Sachems started the tourney by dropping a tough one to their hosts, 34-31. Carter Doherty led his team with 8 points and 11 rebounds in the game. Next up was the undefeated boys from Belmont. Trailing by 8 at the half, the Sachems regrouped and came out strong. Parker Minor and Dalibor Kresovic each scored a couple of three-point shots while Jake Filgate dropped 11 points. When the dust had settled the  Sachems had ended Belmont's perfect season with a 39-31 victory. Coach Rod Roy said "It was definitely the highlight of our season."
Next up was Alton. Once again it was Doherty who led the way. He had 14 points and 8 boards while Nick Drouin added 8 points and Drew Muzzey chipped in with 6 rebounds. With the 37-13 victory the Sachems captured the first seed heading into the semifinals. They played Alton one more time and this time it was Nick Murray with 10 points and Muzzey with 11 leading the way. The 50- 21 victory got the Sachems to the finals against Belmont. This time around the Red Raiders were able to handcuff the Sachems' offense and capture the victory 31-19. "It was a great tournament for us. Our defense was outstanding, and we shot lights out for most of the weekend. I'm proud of the hard work the kids put in." said Coach Roy.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 February 2013 01:28

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GHS girls' basketball finishes regular season at 14-4

The Gilford High School girls' varsity basketball team overcame an early deficit on Friday to post a 40-38 win over Belmont. The Eagles finish the regular season at 14-4 and a earned a fifth seed in the NHIAA tournament. Gilford will host Campbell on Thursday night. 
Belmont, needing a win to stay in the hunt for a tourney berth, jumped out to an early 15-10 lead  behind the 3 point shooting of J. Robarge who sank 3 three pointers in the first quarter and finished with six threes on the night. Gilford battled back in the second quarter and took the lead 24-22 at the break. The third quarter was all even at 32. In the fourth the Eagles jumped out early and took a 40-32 lead with five minutes to go. The Red Raiders cut the margin to 2 with under a minute to play.
For Gilford Hayley Jakubens and Maddie Harris each scored 8 points and for Belmont J. Robarge scored 18 followed by C. Cadarette with 9.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 February 2013 01:51

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BMS boys' A team goes undefeated

The Belmont Middle School boys' A basketball team completed an undefeated season on Friday, defeating Alton by the score of 64-20. Ten players scored for Belmont, led by Chris Marden's 15 points and Trevor Hunt with ten. Belmont notched 20 wins this season.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 February 2013 01:21

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LHS girls face Winnisquam in playoffs

The LHS girls' varsity team ended its regular season on Friday with a 51-32 win at home against Inter-Lakes. The LHS girls will begin their post-season play by hosting Winnisquam on Thursday night.
The Laconia High School boys' varsity basketball team earned a win and suffered a loss in recent games. Traveling to Inter-Lakes on Friday, LHS lost 42-73. At home against Winnisquam Regional yesterday, Laconia won 57-52. The LHS boys' team now has a record of four wins, 13 losses, and plays its final game of the regular season on Wednesday at Newfound Regional.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 February 2013 01:50

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