Most games went with seedings on the opening day of the SAS Secondary Schools National Championships in Palmerston North on Monday.
Defending champions Rangitoto College had a couple of ton up performances to begin their campaign and Westlake Boys also had a couple of wins to share top spot in Pool A
In Pool B Auckland Grammar and New Plymouth Boys High School look like the teams to beat after both recorded a brace of victories.
Teams in Pool C and D only had one game each. In Pool C there were wins for Rosmini College, Hamilton Boys HS and Palmerston North Boys HS whilst in Pool D Christchurch Boys HS, St John’s College and Kelston Boys came away with the W’s.
The big winners on Day I in the Girls tournament were Mt Albert Grammar School beating both the Zone 1 winners Westlake and the and Zone 3 winners St Mary’s College, Wellington. Barring an upset they look certain to progress from Pool B with Westlake, St Mary’s and perhaps Rangitoto College fighting for the second berth.
In Pool A defending champions St Peter’s College, Cambridge cruised to a couple of wins as did Auckland Girls Grammar school.
Hamilton Girls, New Plymouth GHS and Hutt Valley were on the right side of the ledger in Pool C with victories in their only game of the day.
The top two seeded teams in the South Island Rangi Ruru and Waimea College both had a pair of win’s in Pool D as did Melville High to leave all to play for over the next couple of days.
Day 1 Results
Westlake Boys 87 V 72 Cashmere (AA Boys Pool A)
Melville 88 V 71 Otago Boys (AA Boys Pool A)
St Patricks Kilbirnie 82 V 73 Nelson Col (AA Boys Pool B)
Christs Col 55 V 73 New Plymouth Boys (AA Boys Pool B)
St Marys Wellington 98 V 52 Christchurch Girls (AA Girls Pool B)
Westlake Girls 56 V 70 Mt Albert Grammar (AA Girls Pool B)
Auckland Grammar 89 V 78 Mt Albert Grammar (AA Boys Pool B)
St Peters Cambridge 62 V 25 Tauranga Girls (AA Girls Pool A)
Middleton Grange 27 V 91 Rangitoto (AA Girls Pool B)
Napier Girls 31 V 78 Auckland Girls Grammar (AA Girls Pool A)
Rangitoto 114 V 40 Hillcrest (AA Boys Pool A)
Fraser 76 V 89 Wellington Girls (AA Girls Pool A)
Rangi Ruru 53 V 39 Rangiora (AA Girls Pool D)
Christchurch Boys 96 V 61 Kings (AA Boys Pool D)
Waimea 92 V 59 Massey (AA Girls Pool D)
Melville 72 V 50 Hastings Girls (AA Girls Pool D)
Rosmini 90 V 39 Hastings Boys (AA Boys Pool C)
Hamilton Boys 93 V 83 Te Awamutu (AA Boys Pool C)
Hamilton Girls 103 V 18 Epsom Girls (AA Girls Pool C)
New Plymouth Girls 81 V 74 Rotorua Girls (AA Girls Pool C)
Marlborough Girls 44 V 90 Hutt Valley (AA Girls Pool C)
Scots 83 V 86 Kelston Boys (AA Boys Pool D)
St Johns Hamilton 86 V 63 Fraser (AA Boys Pool D)
Selwyn 81 V 90 Palmerston North Boys (AA Boys Pool C)
New Plymouth Boys 68 V 60 St Patricks Kilbirnie (AA Boys Pool B)
Mt Albert Grammar 56 V 52 St Marys Wellington (AA Girls Pool B)
Nelson Col 54 V 91 Auckland Grammar (AA Boys Pool B)
Mt Albert Grammar Boys 82 V 67 Christs Col (AA Boys Pool B)
Otago Boys 61 V 80 Westlake Boys (AA Boys Pool A)
Tauranga Girls 45 V 66 Napier Girls (AA Girls Pool A)
Wellington Girls 32 V 62 St Peters Cambridge (AA Girls Pool A)
Cashmere 57 V 104 Rangitoto (AA Boys Pool A)
Christchurch Girls 72 V 69 Middleton Grange (AA Girls Pool B)
Rangitoto 61 V 82 Westlake Girls (AA Girls Pool B)
Hillcrest 89 V 79 Melville (AA Boys Pool A)
Massey 25 V 89 Melville (AA Girls Pool D)
Hastings Girls 58 V 59 Rangi Ruru (AA Girls Pool D)
Rangiora 53 V 66 Waimea (AA Girls Pool D)
Auckland Girls Grammar 73 V 61 Fraser (AA Girls Pool A)