Schools' Challenge Quiz: Titchfield triumphant, but not 'seasoned' yet

February 23, 2017
Titchfield's team: (from left) Tajay Edwards, Demario Asquitt, Rajae Chambers and Zadane Martin.
Denbigh High team members are (from left): Demoy Lindo, Lanique Levy, Nyoka Murray and Nioreen Spencer.

Though they seemed composed in their 33-20 victory over Denbigh High School in the ninth match of second round in TVJ's Schools' Challenge Quiz, coach for the defending champions Titchfield High School, Chase Roberts, said his team didn't play their best game.

"I thought we could have done better in the speed challenge. We got an advantage in that section but I thought we could have done way better," Roberts said after the match. "So we are going to do more work to ensure that we perform better in the speed challenge."

The Portlanders started well in the opening challenge of the macth which was broadcasted last night, outscoring their opponents 9 to 4. They accelerated to an 11-point lead in the speed challenge (27-16), before cruising home in the buzzer challenge.

expect to build

Team captain Zadane Martin told THE STAR that Jamaica can expect great things from Titchfield as the season progresses.

"We didn't play a first match so we aren't seasoned as yet," Martin said. "You can expect us to build on this performance."

Denbigh High School, who entered the competition for the seventh time, is poised to do better next year.

"We are coming next year and I think that we will most definitely advance to the third round. We are going to study harder," team captain Nioreen Spencer said.

Her coach, Christopher Allen, shared similar sentiments.

"For us now, it is just going back to do the work now to make an assessment of what the performance was and change the approach on where we fell down," Allen said.

In the third round, Titchfield will play the winner of The Queen's School and The Manning's School matchup. That game will be broadcast on TVJ tonight.

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