The four Auckland based players last week named in the New Zealand team to compete at the FIBA U17 World Cup next month produced fine individual performances in Round Five of the Auckland Secondary Schools Girl’s Premier competition.
Shauna Povey scored 27 points as Massey High beat Rangitoto and Jazz Kailahi-Fulu nailed 22 points in the St Mary’s win at Carmel. For Carmel Tayla Dalton rattled in 32 points and Sharne Pupuke-Robati netted 21 points for Mt Albert in their loss to Westlake.
Emma Hoskin opened the scoring for Carmel College in the battle of the two promoted teams but it was St Mary’s that made the better start getting out to an early 10-4 advantage, the lead 19-12 at quarter time – 9 points to Saints forward Kailahi-Fulu.
Charli Blackman and Alex Moore exchanged scores but Carmel, playing on their home court for the first time this season, were struggling to find any offensive fluency trailing 29-16 at the mid-point of the second period.
Dalton broke the Carmel scoring drought but that was cancelled out by a put back from Gracyn Tomuli-Afoa – St Mary’s handily placed at half-time with a 38-23 lead.
Moore pushed the St Mary’s lead out to twenty points (46-26) before Georgia Green replied with a pair of transition baskets courtesy of Estelle Davidson assists.
Dalton snared steals on three consecutive St Mary’s possessions but Carmel failed to make it tell on the scoreboard and trailed 55-35 at three-quarter time.
Carmel, still searching for their first win of the season, were unable to put much of a dent in the St Mary’s advantage but did enjoy seeing Jemma Cammell – a year nine guard – score her first senior baskets on debut.
Carmel 46 – T Dalton 32, J Cammell 4, G Green 4
St Mary’s 70 – J Kailahi-Fulu 22, A Moore 16, R Matiseni 12
After being down by just four points at quarter time (16-12), home side Rangitoto College were left to rue a poor second period after losing 80-69 to Massey High.
Bella Elgar and Hannah Wentworth led the first half effort for Rangitoto but Terina Aratangi, Shauna Povey and Aleysha Schuster led a 27 points scoring blitz by the visitors in the second period as Massey claimed a 43-25 half-time lead.
Elgar scored four straight baskets for Rangi in the third but a third triple on the night from Aratangi helped the visitors maintain a clear advantage (60-45) with ten minutes to play.
A pair of threes from Wentworth and contributions from Gracie Hasler-Ewins and Centaine Noom-Duckworth helped Rangi shade the fourth period. However with Yzabelle Taveo scoring 10 of her 17 points in the last frame Massey comfortably held on for a third win of the season.
Rangitoto 69 – B Elgar 23, H Wentworth 20, G Hasler-Ewins 12, C Noom-Duckworth 7
Massey 80 – S Povey 27, Y Taveo 17, T Aratangi 12, A Schuster 8
Westlake Girls, boosted by the return of Emme Shearer (21 points), secured a third straight win beating Mt Albert Grammar 73-57.
An away win didn’t look on the cards initially as seven first quarter points from Tessa Talo-Tomokino propelled MAGS to a 15-9 first quarter advantage.
The introduction of Shearer, playing her first game of the season, made a difference as the rangy guard scored 9 points either side of the quarter time break. Westlake had much the better of the second frame – seven different scorers contributing to a 33-30 half-time lead.
Sharne Pupuke-Robati and Talo-Tomokino shared the scoring load for the hosts in the third quarter but 11 points from Shearer and scores from Rosie Dil and Piper Manolas extended the Westlake lead to 55-44 at the third break.
Pupuke-Robati scored the last ten points for the hosts but Jess Moors and Jordyn Maddix ensured the Westlake lead wasn’t threatened
Mt Albert 57 – S Pupuke-Robati 21, T Talo-Tomokino 16, M Kelly 7, R Burgess 7
Westlake 73 – E Shearer 24, J Maddix 11, M Davidson 7, S Dil 6, E Pugh 6
In the other game Auckland Grammar were slow to get going against St Kentigern leading 10-9 after the first period. From then on it was one-way traffic with AGGS winning 62-30.
AGGS 62 – E Tuaiti 14, Z Hettig 13, T Tuala 7, L Tuaiti 7
St Kentigern 30 – M Chen 11, C Griffiths 10
Premier League Standings
5-0 Auckland Grammar
1-4 Mt Albert
3-2 Massey, Westlake
2-3 Rangitoto, St Mary’s
1-4 St Kentigern
Senior A Results
Epsom 74 Diocesan 26
Mt Roskill 56 Orewa 40
There are a full round of games being played in both Premier and Senior A Divisions on Monday June 11th.