Rangitoto College Boys moved to 3-0 on Auckland Secondary Schools Premier Basketball ladder after an entertaining 105-76 home victory over Auckland Grammar.
A fast paced first quarter was edged 27-18 by Rangi as they closed the period with an 8-2 run.
Tai Wynyard opened the second quarter with a baseline drive and emphatic dunk but AGS were more than holding their own in the transition battle. The half finished with Rangitoto in the ascendancy 50-34, forward Sam Waardenburg scoring 20 points at a very efficient 8 of 11 from the field. Connor Flannagan led the AGS effort with 8 points.
Sam Aruwa and Flannagan worked hard on the boards for Grammar but eventually they were overpowered by the WAW factor (Wynyard, Alok, Waardenburg) finally going down 105-76.
The Ollie Bryce coached AGS were paid a back handed compliment with Rangi coach Kenny Stone playing his key men more minutes than has been the case against other opposition
Rangitoto College 105 – Waardenburg 24p/11r, Isaac Davidson 20p, Wynyard 17p/11r, Josiah Williams 14p/8a
Auckland Grammar 76 – Ariwa 14p, Flannagan 12p, Taki Fahrensohn 11p
The Girls game was a much tighter affair with Rangitoto College beating Auckland Girls Grammar School 59-56.
The Rangitoto scoring was headed by Annalina Crosbie (11pts), Tabatha Jenkins (10pts) and Gracie Haster-Ewins (7pts/10rebs).
For AGGS Rionne Papa scored 15 points and Mele Latu 14 points.