Trophy glory for Monks’ Dyke girls

The victorious Monks Dyke basketball team: Amie Hales, Billie Matchett (captain), Keren Newlove, Emily Hopwood, Emily Templeton and Tia Smith.
The victorious Monks Dyke basketball team: Amie Hales, Billie Matchett (captain), Keren Newlove, Emily Hopwood, Emily Templeton and Tia Smith.

MONKS’ Dyke Technology College girls basketball team picked up a great win in the district schools tournament last week.

They beat Caistor Yarborough by just a single basket in a dramatic final.

Captain Billie Matchett also led her side to a 16-6 win over local rivals Birkbeck and an 18-4 win over De Aston of Market Rasen on the way to the final.

The under 16s tournament was held at Cordeaux School in Louth.

Due to teams withdrawing at short notice they were the only four sides competing in the round robin competition, but it made it no less of a proud moment for the Louth team as they lifted the trophy at the end.