Last Friday in the tenth round of the Auckland Secondary Schools Premier Girl’s competition the top four teams were matched against the bottom four and the results were predictable – wins for Westlake Girls, Massey High, Mt Albert Grammar and Auckland Girls Grammar.
Massey High had little trouble disposing of Carmel College winning 97-46.
The game did throw up a slightly odd statistic as Carmel guard Tayla Dalton scored all her team’s points in both the opening and third quarters.
She scored nine points in the opener although Shauna Povey matched that, as Massey burst out to a 25-9 lead.
Forward Qaizden Stephano, on her way to a season best 14 points, scored ten of those in the second frame but threes from Yzabelle Tevao and Povey helped Massey to a 46-25 half-time lead.
Dalton’s eleven points in the third counted for little as Massey piled on another twenty eight points – Ramona Fuiavaa and Terina Aratangi joined Povey and Tevao in double figures.
Alyesha Schuster also moved into double-digit points as Massey bossed proceedings from start to finish.
Massey 97 – S Povey 22, Y Tevao 19, A Schuster 13, R Fuiavaa 12, T Aratangi 11
Carmel 46 – T Dalton 21, Q Stephano 14, E Davidson 6
Mt Albert Grammar were also comfortable winners. A couple of triples from Moanekah Va’ai and a dozen points from Sharne Pupuke-Robati propelled Mt Albert to a 25-11 opening quarter lead against Rangitoto College.
More threes from Tessa Talo-Tomokino and Jada Manase (she totaled five in the game) extended the MAGS lead to 50-19 at the break.
Hannah Wentworth twice converted from beyond the arc either side of half-time and Bella Elgar chipped in with useful points for Rangitoto but MAGS were out of sight at half-time leading 64-30 and a couple of competition points safely in the bag.
Mt Albert 88 – S Pupuke-Robati 26, J Manase 17, M Va’ai 11, T Talo-Tomokino 10, R Fiatau 10
Rangitoto 48 – H Wentworth 16, I Elgar 11, M Spooner 5
A less than full strength St Kentigern side were overwhelmed at Westlake Girls going down 123-38.
Westlake opened up a 30-14 first quarter lead and cruised thereafter as Emme Shearer, Jordyn Maddix and Jess Moors each collected twenty-point hauls.
Renee Flay scored in double figures for St Kent’s in response.
Westlake 123– J Moors 28, E Shearer 24, J Maddix 21, M Davidson 12
St Kentigern 38 – R Flay 11, G Umaga 8, C Griffiths 8
The closest contest of the round saw Auckland Girls Grammar beat St Mary’s College 85-63. It was a game in which Elianna Tuaiti, often the provider, turned scorer as she amassed a season high 28 points.
St Mary’s made a decent start trailing by just a single point (16-15) at the quarter mark.
Tuaiti scored nine points in the second as AGGS took control to lead 46-30 at half-time – Riana Matiseni scored 11 first half points for St Mary’s.
Safena Te Nana-Williams and Zaaliyah Kailahi-Fulu added to St Mary’s tally but it wasn’t enough to challenge the defending champions. Tuaiti scored another dozen points in the third and with Mele Latu and Heeni Blakey providing assistance AGGS eased to their tenth win of the season.
AGGS 85 – E Tuaiti 28, M Latu 13, H Blakey 12, Z Hettig 11
St Mary’s 63 – R Matiseni 17, Z Kailahi-Fulu 13, S Te Nana-Williams 11
2-8 Carmel, St Mary’s
1-9 St Kentigern
Senior A Girls
Mt Roskill 59 Epsom 68
Orewa 54 Botany Downs 53
Avondale 58 Birkenhead 88
Diocesan 30 Pakuranga 70
Senior A Standings
7-3 Mt Roskill, Botany Downs
4-6 Orewa, Pakuranga