Four qualifiers for the Schick Secondary Schools Nationals have been found after Day 2 action at the AA Premierships Zone 1 Qualifiers at NSEC on Thursday.
All four are in the Girls Tournament which is at a more advanced stage than their male counterparts with quarter-finals completed on Thursday.
All four winners below now advance to the National Championships in Palmerston North early next month.
Auckland Grammar 73 St Mary’s 55
Westlake 85 Massey 60
Mt Albert 66 Epsom 44
Rangitoto 79 Carmel 63
The four losing teams are left to sweat over the remaining two places on offer for Nationals with two winner-takes-all battles scheduled for early Friday afternoon – Carmel will face St Mary’s and Massey will lineup against Epsom.
Meanwhile in the Boys Tournament six teams remain unbeaten.
In Pool A Rosmini and St Kentigern are both 4-0 and will put their unbeaten records on the line on Friday morning when they face each other.
In Pool B Rangitoto have a perfect record although three other teams are also in contention for a quarter-final place. The Rangitoto versus St Peter’s and Mt Roskill against Macleans ties on Friday morning will decide the top four placings.
Mt Albert have recorded four straight wins in Pool C and the winner of the Selwyn College versus Whangarei game early on Friday will join them in the quarters – both have an identical 3-1 record.
In Pool D Auckland Grammar and Westlake (both 4-0) have secured play-off berths – the two will do battle to decide top place at 12.30pm on Friday.
The Boys teams are fighting over seven qualifying spots for Nationals with the Girls teams competing for six places.
Boys Standings after Day 2
4-0 Rosmini, St Kentigern
1-3 Northcote, Long Bay
3-1 Mt Roskill, St Peter’s
0-4 Birkenhead, Waiuku
4-0 Mt Albert
3-1 Whangarei, Selwyn
1-3 Kelston, Massey
4-0 Auckland Grammar, Westlake
1-3 Pakuranga, Orewa