Bow returns to title game with semifinal win over Laconia

KINGSTON – Top-seeded Bow defeated No. 5 Laconia, 42-35, on Wednesday night in the semifinals of the NHIAA Division II Girls Basketball State Tournament at Sanborn Regional High School in Kingston. 

The Falcons advance to Sunday’s title game where they will take on No. 2 Kennett at the University of New Hampshire at 1:00 pm. 

Bow got off to a slow start as they trailed 12-9 after one quarter of play, but the Eagles held the Sachems to four points in the second to take a 17-16 lead to the break. 

The second half was hard-fought, but Bow won both quarters and hung on for the seven-point win.

Lyndsey LaPerle pumped in a game-high 16 points to pace Bow, while Juliette Tarsa chipped in with 14 of her own.

Ashlynn Deluca (11 points) and Macy Swormstedt (10) led Laconia in the loss. 

With the win, the Falcons advance to the D-II title game for the second-straight season.

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