Auckland Girls Grammar has their school ball on Friday so Massey High kindly agreed to a request to play their Auckland Secondary Schools Premier game on Monday night.
Unfortunately for Massey the Grammar team were not in the mood to reciprocate the goodwill as they ran out 80-54 victors.
Mele Latu got the game, played at Trust Stadium, underway with seven first quarter points as Grammar raced to an 18-6 lead.
Ramona Fuiavaa (11 first half points) knocked down a couple of threes for Massey in the second period but Tyla Tuala went one better and the reigning champions were almost out of sight at half-time with a 46-18 lead. Tuala had 12 points at the interval to lead all scorers.
Although Laticia Jost, Terina Aratangi and Shauna Povey (20 points) all made 3-point shots in the third they were of little consequence as Zhanay Hettig and Heeni Blakey piled on the points for Grammar – they led 69-29 at three-quarter time.
Massey took their tally of threes to ten in the final quarter but it was Grammar that was having a ball, albeit four days early.
AGGS 80 – M Latu 20, Z Hettig 18, E Tuaiti 14, T Tuala 13, H Blakey 10
Massey 54 – S Povey 20, R Fuiavaa 14, L Jost 8, T Aratangi 6
Premier League Standings
5-2 MAGS, Westlake
2-5 St Mary’s
1-6 Carmel, St Kentigern