Denmark SHS boys win gold medal

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Denmark Senior High School boys teams after their top side won gold.
Camera IconDenmark Senior High School boys teams after their top side won gold.

Denmark Senior High School have returned from the Australian Schools Championships in Victoria with their first gold medal in the boys division after their top side won the under-17 division 4 title last Friday.

Three DSHS teams went to the annual championships that attracted more than 150 teams from schools around Australia, China and New Zealand.

Two teams from DSHS competed in division 4 of the under-17 boys while another side contested division 6 of the under-17 girls.

Teams are generally allocated divisions according to school population and DSHS 1 enjoyed a terrific tournament as they went through undefeated to claim gold.

After pool game victories over Cheltenham Secondary College (83-38), Somerset Spartans (85-33) and Hunter Sports High School (96-24), DSHS 1 came up against DSHS 2 in the quarterfinals and won convincingly 85-25.

In the semifinals DSHS 1 then beat Cheltenham SC again, 94-33, to book a spot in the gold medal game where they were too strong for Doncaster Secondary College.

Kalin Lane dominated the final with 28 points as DSHS 1 powered to gold with a 80-34 victory.

Lane finished as the top scorer in the division, averaging 25 points per game, and he was well supported by Gus Brampton who was the fifth leading scorer with 17.5 points per game and Will Roocke also finished inside the top 10 scorers.

The DSHS 2 side claimed seventh place overall after recovering from being 19-0 down at quarter-time to beat Chisholm College, 60-52.

Competitive in all games, the side was well led by Connor Pomery who was the top three-point shooter in the division.

The DSHS girls side finished eighth after losing their final match to Willoughby Girls High School, 47-40. Captain Macy Lane was equal fifth highest scorer in the division, with an average of 14.

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