Monthly Archives: September 2018

Mt Roskill cause upset in Schick Nationals Zone 1 Qualifiers

 

Mt Roskill Grammar produced the biggest upset on Day 1 of the Schick Premierships Zone 1 Qualifiers at NSEC on Wednesday beating Premier side St Peter’s College 77-63 in Pool B action.

The win gives Mt Roskill, the Greater Auckland Open Grade champions, a shot at a quarter-final place if they can overcome Senior A champions Macleans College on Day 2.

Selwyn College also had a notable win squeaking past Massey High by 106-105 in Pool C. Also in Pool C Whangarei Boys are also very much in contention after recording two wins on the opening day and sit equal top of the pool alongside Mt Albert.

Other ties went largely to form with the Auckland Premier teams emerging largely unscathed in other fixtures.

In the only all-Premier tie on Day 1 Westlake won a high scoring encounter against Avondale 104-94.

The Premier Girls teams all emerged unscathed – all seven teams look certain to qualify for the quarter-finals later on Day 2 with Epsom rounding out the last eight.

The Boys teams are fighting over seven qualifying spots with the Girls teams competing for six places for the Schick National Championships in Palmerston North next month.

Boys Standings after Day 1

Pool A

2-0 Rosmini, St Kentigern

1-1  Liston, Long Bay

0-2 Northcote, Manurewa

Pool B

2-0 Rangitoto, Macleans

1-1  Mt Roskill, St Peter’s

0-2 Birkenhead, Waiuku

 Pool C

2-0 Mt Albert, Whangarei

1-1 Selwyn, Kelston

0-2 Massey, Onehunga

Pool D

2-0 Auckland Grammar, Westlake

1-1  Pakuranga, Avondale

0-2 Orewa, Kristin

Girls Standings after Day 1

Pool A

1-0  Auckland Grammar

1-1 Epsom

0-1 Orewa

Pool B

1-0  Westlake, Carmel

0-2 Birkenhead

Pool C

1-0 St Mary’s, Mt Albert

0-2 Mt Roskill

Pool D

2-0 Massey, Rangitoto

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0-2 Avondale, Long Bay

Secondary Schools Premierships Preview

The Schick Secondary Schools Nationals Qualifying Tournaments are underway.

The 24 spots at the AA Nationals for both Boys and Girls teams commenced today and we will be keeping an eye on proceedings.

Here is a preview of the action.

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Stockill and Kereama go back-to-back

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Defending champions Sunbury Jets, featuring Tall Fern Josie Stockill and coached by former New Zealand national coach Kennedy Kereama looked certain to cruise to the 2018 Big V State Championship after dismantling Southern Peninsula Sharks 85-50 in game one of the best of three series last weekend.

However, as Kereama predicted, the Sharks provided a lot more bite in the second encounter on Sunbury’s home court on Saturday – the Jets taken to the wire before eventually prevailing 72-69 to claim the title.

New Zealand forward Josie Stockill was once again to the fore adding 7 rebounds and a pair of blocks to a more than useful 14 points (6/8FG).

Remarkably it is Sunbury’s third consecutive title after they claimed the Division One title in 2016 to earn promotion to the top flight. Back-to-back Big V State Championship crowns have now been won to cap a sensational three years for Kereama and the Sunbury club.

Kereama has been at the helm for all three campaigns whilst Stockill has been a starter for the last two seasons during Sunbury’s domination of Big V Women’s basketball. Another Kiwi Rebecca van Kuyk has also featured in a back up forward role alongside Stockill for the past two seasons.