Laconia started Saturday's match on fire, with a strike from Cheyenne Noyes, spare by Aaron Smith and strike by Trevor Lange. Laconia went on to take the first two games from Spaulding. The match went back and forth and Laconia pushed it to game seven but came up a little short. Said coach Jack Batchelder, "The team was determined to do their best today. They had confidence needed to be winners." Laconia's Baker game averages for the season was 115. On Saturday the average for the 7 games was 126. Laconia's other bowlers were Zina LaBrie, Samantha Batchelder and substitutes, Katie Doherty, Tony Roy and Lily Chanthasak. All players contributed in the seven game match and had at least one mark in the effort.
Zina LaBrie and Samantha Batchelder will compete in individual state finals on Saturday. The individual championship competition is made up of the top 64 bowlers in the state and split into two divisions. Zina finished season in 50th place with a 138.56 average while Samantha was 59th with 134.06. The match starts at 11:30am in Manchester.
Last Updated on Friday, 22 February 2013 01:17
Last Updated on Friday, 22 February 2013 01:16
Laconia-Winnisquam found itself with a 2-0 deficit in first until 4:56 left in the period. Kolby Fournier netted the first one assisted by Dakota Tyno, then with 1:35 left the Wolfpack tied it up with a goal from Tyno assisted by Blake Thoroughgood. Laconia-Winnisquam came out strong in the second period, scoring two in the first five minutes, with both Fournier and Tyno finding the net for the second time of the evening. In the third, Kearsarge scored two to tie the game at four goals each, then Laconia-Winnisquam came back and scored two more to go ahead, then Kearsarge came back with a goal with 1:18 left. Derek Dutton, scoring the first goal of his career, netted the fifth Laconia-Winnisquam goal, and Matt Missert scored the sixth. Said coach T.J. Galligan, "We pulled it out with hard work and determination throughout the whole game."
Last Updated on Friday, 22 February 2013 01:14
Laconia started out fast in the Alton game and led 30-2 at the half. Christian Pinkney led all scorers with 14 points and 6 steals. Jack Maher had a strong offensive game with 10 points, Ryan Paiva 7 points 4 rebounds 3 steals, Jacob Steele points, Logan Bell, Gage Cardinal and Tyler Wardner had 4 points each. Cameron Gifford 3 points, Duncan Sirois 2 points and a strong defensive game, Christian Platon played well at the point and played tough defense, Noah Dickey played well defensively.
The Gilford game was more of the same with Laconia opening up a 41-10 half-time lead. Pinkney had his best game of the season, lighting it up for 23 points and 5 steals. Bell had a great all around game with 10 points, 10 rebounds, 7 steals and 6 assists. Cardinal had 6 points and 8 rebounds. Wardner 6 points, 7 rebounds. Platon had 5 points and 5 assists. Maher and Paiva had 4 points. Sirois and Steele had 3 points, Gifford 2 points, Dickey had a good defensive game with 4 rebounds and 4 steals.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 February 2013 01:49
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