Day four at the 2018 Schick Secondary Schools National Championships produced some memorable games.
Manukura beat Ellesmere College 91-70 in the Girls ‘A’ Final and Stratford High School outlasted Te Aroha College, deprived of a couple of starters due to injury, 97-75 in the Boys ‘A’ Final.
The ‘AA’ semi-finalists have also been found with St Pat’s Kilbirnie, Rosmini College, St Kentigern College and St John’s Hamilton prevailing in the boys quarter-finals.
St Kent’s convincingly won the all-City of Sails encounter against Auckland Grammar 91-60 whilst Rosmini were equally dominant against hosts Palmerston North Boys (100-63). St Pat’s Kilbirnie beat Hamilton Boys on the show court 90-75 but Waikato prevailed in the other quarter as St John’s College beat Napier Boys 97-79.
The girls quarter-finals victors were Westlake Girls High School, Hutt Valley High, Queen Margaret College, Wellington and St Peter’s, Cambridge.
Westlake ousted Mt Albert Grammar on the buzzer 70-69 and Hutt Valley outlasted Hamilton Girls (76-69). Queen Margaret College and St Peter’s won one sided contests against St Andrew’s College (69-38) and Auckland Grammar (77-33) respectively.