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Shamarla King with Mom and Player Advocate

Shamarla K. ’20 Scores 1000th point

by Harrison Richman, University of Hartford Communications Intern

This time last year, Alexsia R. ’20 was the 10th private school student in Watkinson’s history to score 1000 points in basketball. Now, almost one year later to the day, Watkinson is proud to add yet another name to that list. Junior Shamarla K. scored her 1000th point against Miss Porter’s School on Monday night.

Family and friends came out to support the team, as they knew that Shamarla was only 16 points away from her milestone after scoring 23 last Saturday. Her stellar performances all season have helped Watkinson to 12 wins out of their 18 games played so far this season.

Shamarla was recognized at All-School for her achievements, where she received a standing ovation for her accomplishment. She was presented with the game ball that she had her teammates sign, marking the beginning of a well-deserved tradition.

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