In the latest round of the Auckland Secondary Schools Girl’s Premier Grade there were wins on Monday night for Orewa College, Westlake Girls, Auckland Grammar and Mt Albert Grammar.
Westlake Girls inflicted just the second loss of the season on Massey High School winning 63-57 in the game of the round at WBHS.
Mareta Davidson opened the scoring for Westlake with a couple of baskets, Sylvia Wieczorek replied in the same fashion for Massey.
Shauna Povey landed a couple of treys but Jordyn Maddix’s floater gave Lake an 18-14 quarter time lead.
A long three from Alyesha Schuster opened the Massey account in the second but Jess Moors, picking holes in the visitors defence with strong drives gave Westlake a 29-22 lead.
Back to back baskets from Kataleena Leslie reduced the deficit to three points – 36-33 at half-time. Moors led all scorers with 13 points at the break – Leslie close behind with a dozen.
Massey opened the second half with an 11-0 run, Lake coach Jody Cameron needing a timeout. Maddix scored on the resumption but Wieczorek replied immediately.
Rosie Dil scored five points on the bounce, her team nine straight, and Lake ended the third ahead, but only just, 49-48.
Two Maddix triples stretched the Lake lead to 59-51 at the mid point of the fourth before Povey landed back to back baskets as Massey closed to within four points with four minutes to play.
Moors snared an important offensive rebound and the resulting basket took the hosts to 62-55 with two minutes remaining.
Ramona Fuaivaa gave Massey some hope but Moors had the final say from the foul line as Westlake strengthened its top four position with the win.
Westlake 63 – Moors 19, Maddix 16, Shearer 15, Davidson 8
Massey 57 – Povey 18, Leslie 15, Wieczorek 11, Nikolaison 6
Despite 34 points from Maclani Michael Orewa College was able to defeat Avondale College 68-53.
Avondale led by six points early in proceedings but Orewa, a little slow out the starting gate, struck back to lead at the first mark 14-13.
Hannah Wentworth scored 8 consecutive points for Orewa in the middle of the second and with Megan Hoare making the last two baskets in the stanza they led 34-24 at half-time. Maclani Michael led all scorers at the break with 17 points and Melissa Edwards backed her up with 6 points of her own.
Orewa still led 45-33 after a low scoring third frame although the shackles were shed in the final quarter as both teams found some scoring rhythm.
Michael continued to be the main threat for Avondale but Wentworth, Hoare,Holly Kagan-Downer and Janke Pretorius ensured Orewa sailed home with a second win of the season under their belts.
Avondale 53 – Michael 34, Edwards 9, Nwere 6
Orewa 68 – Wentworth 21, Hoare 14, Kagan-Downer 12, Pretorius 10
Also sailing home was Mt Albert Grammar School.
It was a tough night out for Carmel College as they found themselves down 73-29 down to Mt Albert at half-time.
MAGS continued to rack up the points in the second half but it was a much more even contest in the final two periods thanks to 32 points from Tayla Dalton and 19 points from Millie Simpson.
Trinity Paeu is in good form and the MAGS forward ran up 40 points in this one ably supported by the likes of Sharne Pupuke-Robati, Jada Manase and Tessa Talo-Tomokino.
Mt Albert 132 – Paeu 40, Manase 25, Talo-Tomokino 20, Pupuke-Robati 18
Carmel 70 – Dalton 32, Simpson 19, Cattermole 8
Auckland Girls Grammar School continue to sit top of the table with MAGS after defeating Rangitoto College 85-56 with forward Mele Latu scoring 30 points.
Grammar made a fast start racing to a 23-13 first period lead. Kaitlin Burgess and Bella Elgar had six points each in the quarter for Rangitoto but Latu had 10 points of her own.
Latu scored 6 straight points early in the second and Rionne Papa chimed in with 6 as the AGGS lead climbed to 41-19 by the break.
A Kaitlin Burgess triple did little to slow the Grammar momentum – Latu was scoring inside and out, Zhanay Hettig joined the party, and the visitors were 64-33 to the good at the three-quarter break.
Ella Moore converted a couple of threes for Rangi early in the fourth but Grammar were always in control coasting to a comfortable win.
Score: Rangitoto 56 – Elgar 13, Burgess 13, Spooner 13, Moore 9
AGGS 85 – Latu 30, T Ropati 14, Hettig 11
The final round of games before the July school holiday break will be played on Friday, Mt Albert versus Massey the pick of the games.
8-1 AGGS, Mt Albert
2-7 Carmel, Orewa