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LMS girls' A team wins two in a row

The Laconia Middle School girls' A basketball team earned two wins last week.
Playing on January 31, Laconia beat Moultonborough Academy by the score of 40 to 18. Amelia Clairmont and Cheyanne Zappala each scored six points, Helen Tautkus and Rylee Littlefield scored four points apiece. Coach Chick Tautkus said his team displayed "balanced scoring and aggressive team defense" in the win.
The LMS girls' A team picked up a 47-14 win the following day against Inter-Lakes. Leading scorers in this game were Cierra LaGarde and Jara Kirk with eight points each, Zappala scored six and Delia Cormier scored five. Tautkus said Allyssa Miner, Clairmont and Abby Crowell helped their team with strong reounding, and "Bella Smith played a strong floor game, dishing out several key assists."
The LMS girls' A team plays at home today against Alton, on Thursday at Gilford and Friday at Merrimack Valley.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 February 2013 01:37

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LMS boys' A team earns split

Playing without star point guard Jake Filgate, the LMS boys' A team took on a tough Moultonboro squad on January 31 and was able to pull out a thrilling 25-23 victory. Carter Doherty led his squad with seven points and six boards. Nick Murray, despite playing with a broken nose, was able to come up with six points and five rebounds while Riley Roy chipped in five points. The entire team played well defensively, employing a suffocating 1-3-1 defense. Parker Minor, Dalibor Kresovic, and Ryan McCrea each had two steals apiece. The win was much-needed after a lackluster performance against Kingswood two days earlier.
The LMS Sachems dropped a hard-fought battle on Friday against their Inter-Lakes counterparts, 40-36. Carter Doherty led his team with a double double, recording 15 points and 14 rebounds. Dalibor Kresovic was big off the bench scoring six points, two boards and three assists. Defensively, Drew Muzzey played well getting six steals. Laconia had a tough time hanging onto the ball as Inter-Lakes was able to force 37 turnovers.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 February 2013 01:17

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LHS JV boys top Berlin

The Laconia High School JV boys' basketball team squeezed out a thrilling 57-52 overtime win at Berlin on Friday night. Laconia overcame a sluggish first three quarters of the game after a long bus ride and was able to tie the game at the end of regulation on a half-court three point basket by Dylan Dockham. Laconia was able to use the momentum for a seven to two advantage in overtime which was iced by Cody Greenwood's two clutch free throws with 12 seconds to go. Laconia's scoring was led by Jordan McCrea's 16 points, and Nick Blake, Nate Batchelder and Dockham chipped in with 6 points each. Andrew and James Salta along with Brendan Mooney, Andre McNeill, and Gage Baker led the defensive effort for Laconia especially in erasing an eleven point deficit in the fourth quarter. Laconia plays at Winnisquam today.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 February 2013 01:16

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GHS girls take win over White Mountains

Gilford High School girls' varsity basketball team led from start to finish to earn a 39-29 win over top-ranked White Mountains. The Eagles employed a strong defensive effort to hold the Spartans throughout the contest. The game was a defensive struggle for both squads early on as Gilford took a 6-5 lead after the first quarter. The second quarter was all Eagles as they outscored White Mountain 13-6 to take a 19-11 advantage at the break. White Mountain could gain no ground in the second half as the Eagles pushed the lead to 10 and led 29-19 at the end of three. Gilford would maintain the lead and controlled the ball in the fourth quarter to pick up their tenth win of the season. For White Mountain it was their first divisional loss of the season. For Gilford, Hayley Jakubens led all scorers with 12 points and nine rebounds followed by Abby Harris with seven points and Sarah Veazey with six points. Cassidy Bartlett and Paige Laliberte led the defensive efforts with four steals apiece. Laliberte and Veazey also added seven rebounds each in the winning effort.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 February 2013 01:14

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