Marks Hits Her Mark: 1000 Points

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Marks Hits Her Mark: 1000 Points

Marks celebrating her 1,000 point with her fellow teammates.

Marks celebrating her 1,000 point with her fellow teammates.

Courtesy of B. Phillips

Marks celebrating her 1,000 point with her fellow teammates.

Courtesy of B. Phillips

Courtesy of B. Phillips

Marks celebrating her 1,000 point with her fellow teammates.

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1,000 points is a dream accomplishment to every high school basketball player. Lakeland’s own Junior Kiera Marks hit her 1,000 point during a game against Bergen Tech on Thursday, January seventeenth, joining a very select group of basketball players at Lakeland who have reached this goal.

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Marks hitting her 1,000 point!

Marks, who hit this milestone in only her third year playing varsity basketball, was very joyful.

She told the Ledger, “It was very exciting, and it made me very happy to finally hit that goal after so much hard work with my team.”

 

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Marks with Coach Phillips and Coach Zubia.

Coach Brian Phillips was also elated for his player. Coach Phillips said, “I was very proud of Keira when she scored her 1000th point.  I know how hard she has worked to improve as a player and it is nice to see that hard work pay off.  She is very deserving of the honor and I look forward to see what she can do over the next year and half she has left in her high school career.”

This goal didn’t come easy. Marks had to put in numerous hours in the gym practicing her shot and skills. Marks said, “I practiced everyday and played all year round to make myself able to make that goal come true.”

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Marks celebrating with her fan club – her family.

Now Marks enters an elite club of basketball players at Lakeland by scoring her 1,000th point.