Fenwick enjoys stunning victory

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The Fenwick School Breakers are a force to be reckoned with, taking out the final of the North Otago Year 7 and 8 competition, and they’re only Year 6.

The finals were held last Wednesday afternoon, as the Fenwick boys locked horns with the St Joseph’s Pacers.

The game went into overtime, with Fenwick eventually securing the win 35-30, and spectators at the Waitaki Community Recreation Centre erupted into cheer.

The team has been practising each Thursday lunchtime with coach Brian de Geest.

They are all are aged between 10 and 11, and five of them represent North Otago in the U13 team.

They said it was tough playing against older kids, but it was fun and they enjoyed the challenge.

They thought they were going to get “smashed” by the Oamaru Intermediate School Lakers, but they proved age was no barrier for them, making it through the whole season undefeated.

As well as the team trophy, Wil de Geest received a trophy for skills and team work and Sam Senior was recognised as the most improved player.

So how did it feel to take out the North Otago Competition?

“Like winning an NBA final,” 10-year-old Blake Martin said.