In the last full round of Auckland Secondary School Premier Grade games before the July school holidays break the two derby games on the North Shore were won by Westlake Girls and Rangitoto College. South of the bridge Mt Albert Grammar and Auckland Girls Grammar prevailed.
The game of the round featured two top three teams Massey High and Mt Albert Grammar.
Despite triples from Terina Aratangi and Ramona Fuaivaa Mt Albert won the opening quarter 31-20 on the back of 9 points apiece from Riana Rangi-Brown and Sharne Pupuke-Robati and didn’t look back thereafter.
MAGS completely dominated the second as Trinity Paeu and Anna Teu got in on the scoring action to lead 61-31 at the break.
Things improved marginally for Massey in the third period as Shauna Povey and Kataleena Leslie made baskets but R-B and P-R scored 20 points between them to advance the MAGS lead to 88-47.
Massey shaded the fourth period but could do little to avoid a second straight loss although they still sit firmly in the top four on the ladder.
Massey 66 – Aratangi 15, Povey 15, Leslie 14, Fuaivaa 6
Mt Albert 105 – Pupuke-Robati 32, Rangi-Brown 28, Paeu 16, Manase 12.
Transition baskets from Tyra Campbell and Kaitlin Burgess helped Rangitoto to an early 11-2 lead at Carmel College, the advantage extended to 19-5 by quarter time.
Carmel began the second with an 8-0 run as Emily Broomfield and Millie Simpson scored in transition following pressing defence.
The run was ended by a pair of Bella Elgar left handed drives and an Ella Moore triple.
Elgar scored 9 points in the quarter as Rangi maintained the lead – 35-19 at half-time.
Rangi dominated the second half as young forward Centaine Noon –Duckworth and the more experienced trio of Elgar, Burgess and Mania Spooner bossed proceedings.
Carmel 29 – Simpson 13, Green 5, Davidson 5, Broomfield 4
Rangitoto 71 – Elgar 15, Burgess 14, Spooner 10, Noon-Duckworth 10
Westlake Girls were too strong for Orewa College winning 81-36 with Emme Shearer helping herself to 31 points.
Megan Hoare and Janke Pretorius helped Orewa to a promising start trailing by just two points at the first break.
Hoare and Hannah Wentworth were busy again for the hosts in the second but Shearer and Jess Moors dominated the period to take Westlake to a 38-23 lead.
Jordyn Maddix landed from beyond the arc, Sophie Dil scored from a little closer and it was all Westlake in the third moving out to a 61-27 lead.
Wentworth knocked down a consolation three early in the fourth period but Westlake enhanced their top four status with their second win of the week.
Westlake forward Keeley Tini sat this one out ahead of the New Zealand Under 18 team’s departure for the Fiba Oceania Championships in Guam next week
Orewa 36 – Hoare 15, Wentworth 8, Pretorius 7, Emmett 4
Westlake 81 – Shearer 31, Moors 22, Maddix 9, Davidson 5
In the other game Auckland Girls Grammar School swamped Avondale College 120-12 but we don’t have further details on that game.
9-1 AGGS, Mt Albert
2-8 Carmel, Orewa
In the Senior A competition St Kentigern College edged Epsom Girls 59-56 and St Mary’s College remain top of the table after defeating Diocesan 66-38.