There were just two games played last Friday in the Auckland Secondary Schools Girls Premier Grade competition.
Despite missing Tayla Dalton, away on Harbour Breezed duty, Carmel College had slightly the better start against Massey High edging the first quarter 14-12 during which time a nice battle developed between standout forwards Quaizden Stephano (Carmel) and Yzabelle Tevao (Massey) as the two wrestled for rebounding supremacy.
Massey scored eight of the last nine points in the half to lead 31-26 at the break – Alyesha Schuster prominent in that run. Emily Broomfield led the Carmel scoring with 8 points in the half.
Another Massey run (this time 11-2) after the interval gave the visitors the points buffer it had been seeking. Ramona Fuiavaa orchestrated the surge allowing Shauna Povey and Tevao to dominate the scoring as Massey stretched the advantage to 47-34 at three-quarter time
Izzy Cattermole was prominent in the second half but Carmel could do little to stop Massey recording a second straight win.
Carmel College 49– Emily Broomfield 14, Cattermole 14, Estelle Davidson 9, Stephano 9
Massey High 73– Tevao 20, Povey 17, Schuster 17, Ramona Fuiavaa 10
Pania Dowd and Riana Matiseni exchanged early threes as St Mary’s took a 13-11 lead into the first break.
Eight second quarter points from Zaaliyah Kailahi-Fulu countered the efforts of Tiger-Lily Locker, Breanna Waka and Anna Teu as St Mary’s took a 29-18 lead into the interval.
Alex Moore and Kailahi-Fulu scored six points apiece in the third frame as St Mary’s extended their advantage to 47-23.
Triples from Maia Malolo and Trinity Atiga in the final quarter put the icing on a comprehensive win for St Mary’s who, like Massey, have made a 2-0 start to the season.
Mt Albert Grammar 26– Tiger-Lily Locker 7, Waka 5, Dowd 4
St Mary’s College 75– Kailahi-Fulu 16, Moore 14, Malolo 12, Atiga 11
The Westlake Girls High versus Auckland Girls Grammar fixture has been postponed to a later date as it clashed with the AGGS Ball. In addition Westlake had a number of their squad playing for Harbour Breeze and Harbour Zephyr at the Women’s Basketball Championship in Christchurch on Friday.
Unfortunately Botany Downs defaulted its game against Rangitoto College.
Round 3 fixtures on May 17:
Westlake (2-0) v Massey (2-0)
Botany Downs (0-2) v Auckland Girls Grammar (0-2)
St Mary’s (2-0) v Carmel (1-1)
Rangitoto (1-1) v Mt Albert (0-2)