Marshland High School win district title

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The Marshland High School Year 8 team became district champions after they won the West Norfolk event for the second year in a row.

The team dominated the tournament, scoring 87 points and conceding just 18.

There were four players making their debut for the team – Jayden Carter, Ant Sigurdsson, Connor Greeves and Year 7 Ben Dear, all of whom performed very well. This achievement was all the more significant, as their second best player and captain, Marcus Holt, was injured and could not play.

Holt has been playing in the National School Year 9 team, so was a huge loss. Billy Lane was also unavailable.

Each game was seven minutes long and they beat Litcham 12-6, KES B (Lynn) 12-0, KLA A (Lynn) 16-2, Hamond (Swaffham) 18-0, Smithdon (Hunstanton) 8-2, KLA 2 8-4 and KES A 12-2.

Players of the tournament were Carter, who worked so hard and was superb defensively on debut; Pawel Kalunzy, who scored 15 points which included an amazing three-pointer; Frankie Wright, who scored 12; and the talented Donatas Verikas scored 50 points.

He now has 154 points for the school this year. The attitude and performances were incredible.