LMS girls get wins against Belmont & Kennett

Laconia Middle School girls' A basketball team picked up wins against Belmont and Kennett this week.

On Monday, Laconia hosted Belmont and earned a 45-22 victory. Amelia Clairmont scored 10 for Laconia, followed by Bella Smith (9), Delia Cormier (8) and Devon Mello (7). After a slow start to the game, coach Chick Tautkus said defensive pressure made gave Laconia the edge.

On Wednesday, Laconia traveled to Kennett for a 55-14 win. Clairmont, with 11 points, again led Laconia's scorers. Cormier contributed 9, Becca Howe 7, Lindsey Drouin 7, Victoria Dean 6 and Skyler Tautkus 5. Bella Smith had 6 points, 6 steals and provided floor leadership, said coach Tautkus.

The Lady Sachems look forward to the Holiday Christmas Tournament taking place on December 23, 26 and 27.

Gilford girls' top Inter-Lakes, 36-28

The Gilford High School girls' varsity basketball team improved to 4-0 after a 36-28 win over Inter-Lakes on Wednesday.

Gilford was led by Cassidy Bartlett with 10 points, followed by Kayla Orton who added 8 points and 7 rebounds. Shannon Mercer scored all 7 of her points in the 3rd quarter, Jordan Dean added 7 points and had a team high 13 rebounds and a team high 9 steals, Madison Harris had 6 points and 12 rebounds and Kelsey Buckley also had a big night on the boards gathering 12 rebounds.
For Inter-Lakes Julia Eifert led all scorers with 9 points.

Gilford is now off until the school hosts the Holiday Tournament on Dec. 27.

Round-up 12-19

Girls Basketball

The Laconia Sachems (1-2) dropped the only game played this week to White Mountains (1-3) 46-34. Tuesday's game at Franklin has been rescheduled to Monday, January 6 at Franklin Middle School. The Sachems will host Farmington tonight at Laconia High School for the final game before the holiday break.

Belmont won its first game of the season against Farmington before suffering losses to Franklin and Somersworth. Tuesday night's game vs Winnisquam was canceled with no make up date posted. Belmont will host Berlin tonight before the break.

Gilford is four for four on the fresh season, downing Franklin 52-37 last Friday and defeating Inter-Lakes on Wednesday, 36-28.  Inter-Lakes dropped its first four games of the season and will hope to find the win column tonight when the team hosts Farmington.

Winnisquam (1-2) surrendered its second game of the season, losing to Berlin last Friday 55-44. The team heads to Bow on Monday night.

Boys Basketball

Laconia (1-0) began the 2013/24 campaign with a two point victory over White Mountain 50-48 on Dec. 13. The Sachems are on the road tonight at Farmington (1-0).

Belmont (0-1) dropped the season opener to Somersworth. The Red Raiders head to Berlin (2-0) tonight.

Gilford survived a late run by Franklin to hold on to a 48-42 victory last Friday. The Golden Eagles picked up their second win with a 92-51 decision against Inter-Lakes on Wednesday.

Inter-Lakes dropped their opener last Friday against Prospect Mountain, 81-55. After posting a loss against Gilford, the Lakers will hope to earn their first win tonight, when the team hosts Somersworth.

Winnisquam suffered their first loss of the year in Berlin, 85-70. Winnisquam will travel to Bow on Monday night.

All of the games scheduled on Tuesday were canceled due to the weather. No make up date has been set for the Winnisquam– Belmont game.

Boys Hockey

The Laconia-Winnisquam Wolfpack opened the season Thursday night on the road at Portsmouth. Belmont-Gilford hosted the season opener Wednesday and earned a strong 6-2 win over Kennett. Moultonborough-Inter-Lakes traveled to Berlin on Wednesday for an 8-0 loss.

Lac-Winn will face off against Manchester West at home, while B/G will head to Hollis Brookline and Moultonborough- Inter-Lakes travel to Souhegan on Saturday.

Pee Wee Lakers knock in 7 against Berlin

The Lakes Region Pee Wee I team, sponsored by Fay's Boat Yard, had two home games on Sunday at the Laconia Ice Arena. The Berlin Pee Wee team made the trek down the mountain to play the Lakers. The teams played competitively, passing the puck from end to end. Jacob Maheux, in net for the first half of the game for the Lakers, made some great saves, despite the fast-handed Berlin forwards. It wasn't until four minutes left of the first period that the Lakers finally penetrated the Berlin end. Cole Reid put the first goal up on the board, with great passes from teammates Nate Cammack and Trevor Gallagher. The opposing team quickly knocked the puck down the Laker end, but they were no match for Maheux. The Lakers came out strong in the second period and it was not far into the 2nd that the dynamic duo of Brendan Hanaway and Cole Reid put another one up on the board, this time Hanaway scoring with a great pass from Reid. Berlin saw their opportunity from the center ice face-off to take the puck down the Laker end, but defense girl Camille Pollak wouldn't hear of it. She quickly broke up the Berlin forward play and shot the puck against the boards to fly toward the Berlin goalie. Again, Reid and Hanaway saw the opportunity and took it. This time Reid scoring with a solid pass from Hanaway. The score was now 3-0, Lakers in the middle of the second period. Reid had the puck on the end of his stick. He rifled it to Laker Trevor Gallagher to put the Lakers up for another goal, 4-0. Colin McGreevy took the net for the Lakers to start the third period. Laker Blake Dunlap stole the puck from a Berlin forward and with a bolt he was gone to the opposing end. Despite his great slap-shot, the Berlin net-minder managed to stop it. Laker Trevor Gallagher got a hold of the puck and after passing to Laker Cole Reid, Reid passed to Brendan Hanaway to start off the third with another goal. Berlin's offense wouldn't stand for it and hurried down the Laker end, bombarding goalie McGreevy. Colin's quick hands fought them off fast and Berlin never managed to score. Laker Patrick Mohan kept the puck out of the Laker zone with his forceful stick-handling. Hanaway got another hold of the puck and brought it to the opposing end and scored, unassisted. The score was now 6-0, Lakers. The Lakers weren't done, though. Nate McCarvill accepted a pass from Hanaway and dropped a goal in the back of the net to make the final score 7-0, Lakers. The team's afternoon game was just as exciting with a win over the Cyclones from Hudson, 4-0. Scorers for the Lakers were: Trent Fountain with a pass from Blake Dunlap; Brendan Hanaway with a pass from Trevor Gallagher; Cole Reid unassisted and another goal from Reid with a pass from Brendan Hanaway.