2018 Schick Championships – Day 2 wrap

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Day two at the 2018 Schick Secondary Schools Nationals threw up its fair share of surprises.

In Pool C of the AA Girls Tournament Queen Margaret College remain unbeaten with a 3-0 record. Rangi Ruru got the better of Rotorua Girls 61-45 in the early game on Tuesday but then went down to St Mary’s Ponsonby 76-58. Mt Albert Grammar, despite a 68-56 loss to Queen Margaret sits second with two wins and a loss equal with Rotorua Girls High.

Pool D action saw Auckland Girls Grammar preserve their unbeaten record with a 64-52 win against Napier Girls High. These two teams plus Hamilton Girls High (also 3-0) look likely to be play-off bound.

In Pool B St Peter’s Cambridge, winners in 2016 and 2017 have won three straight games as have Hutt Valley High.

Westlake Girls sit top of Pool A with four wins alongside Sacred Heart Girls College, New Plymouth. Rangitoto College are also well placed to progress from the group.

The semi-finalists have been found in the Girls A competition with favourites Manukura and Ellesmere College progressing from Pool A. Te Aroha College join them from Pool B having defeated Stratford High (that also qualify) in the last pool game late on Tuesday.

Day 2 Boys

 Mt Albert Grammar continued its strong showing in Pool A of the Boys AA Tournament. They have won four games straight to secure a play-off berth including a 76-69 defeat of Rongotai College. Rosmini pipped Hamilton Boys 72-69 with those two teams and Rongotai fighting for the remaining two spots in post pool play.

 Cashmere High appears to be on course to sweep Pool D although with two rounds to play. However Napier Boys are lurking at 2-1 with the two to meet late on Wednesday.

 With two rounds to play in Pool C each team has recorded at least one loss and no team is unbeaten – there is plenty to play for on Wednesday for all six teams. In two tight encounters Hastings Boys defeated Auckland Grammar 94-92 and in an equally tight affair Otago Boys downed Palmerston North Boys High 73-70.

In Pool B Westlake Boys and St Kentigern both have unblemished 3-0 records – the two teams clash in the final round of games on Wednesday. With two rounds to play both Rotorua Boys and St John’s, Hamilton still harbour hopes of a top three place.

In one of the best games of the day Stratford High beat Te Aroha College by the slimmest of margins 63-62 in their A Boys Pool A match up. Stratford finished the day 4-0 to book a semi-final place

In Pool B Opunake High have also claimed a semi-final slot as they also boast a 4-0 record.

The other two semi-final berths will be claimed early on Wednesday when the last round of pool games are completed.

 Boys AA Tournament standings after Day 2

Teams listed in order of seeding.

Pool A

Rosmini College 3-1

Rongotai College 2-2

Hamilton Boys HS 3-1

New Plymouth Boys HS 0-4

St Andrew’s College 0-4

Mt Albert GS 4-0

Pool B

St Kentigern College 3-0

Westlake Boys HS 3-0

Shirley Boys HS 0-3

St John’s College 2-1

Rotorua Boys HS 1-2

Fraser HS 0-3

Pool C

Rangitoto College 1-2

Auckland GS 1-2

Palmerston North Boys HS 2-1

Middleton Grange 1-2

Otago Boys HS 2-1

Hastings Boys HS 2-1

Pool D

Cashmere HS 3-0

Napier Boys HS 3-0

St Patrick’s College, Kilbirnie 2-1

Waimea College 0-3

Tauranga Boys HS 0-3

Macleans College 1-2

Girls AA Tournament standings after Day 2

Pool A

Sacred Heart Girls College, New Plymouth 4-0

Westlake Girls HS 4-0

Rangitoto College 2-2

Christchurch Girls HS 1-3

Melville HS 1-3

Hillcrest HS 0-4

Pool B

St Peter’s, Cambridge 3-0

Hutt Valley HS 3-0

St Andrew’s College 2-1

Otago Girls HS 1-2

Wellington Girls College 0-3

Tauranga Girls College 0-3

Pool C

Mt Albert GS 2-1

Rotorua Girls HS 2-1

Rangi Ruru 1-2

Queen Margaret College, Wellington 3-0

St Mary’s College, Ponsonby 1-2

Massey HS 0-3

Pool D

Hamilton Girls HS 3-0

Auckland Girls GS 3-0

Napier Girls HS 2-1

Fraser HS 1-2

Waimea College 0-3

Palmerston North Girls HS 0-3

Boys A Tournament standings after Day 2

Pool A

Stratford HS 4-0

Manukura 3-1

St Kevin’s College 1-3

Te Aroha College 3-1

Tai Wananga 1-3

Rangiora New Life School 0-4

 Pool B

Hillmorton HS 2-2

Opunake HS 4-0

Waihi College 0-4

Dunstan HS 1-3

Catholic Cathedral College 2-2

Nga Taiatea Wharekura 3-1

Girls A Tournament standings after Day 2

Pool A

Manukura 3-0

Te Kura Kokiri 1-2

Kavanagh College 1-2

Ellesmere College 1-2 (Ellesmere progress to semi-final on points differential).

Pool B

Te Aroha College 4-0

Stratford HS 3-1

Buller HS 2-2

Te Wharekura o Mauao 0-4

Te Kuiti HS 1-3

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