Girl’s Prem review highlighted by Tayla Dalton’s 56 points


Tayla Dalton

Tayla Dalton scored 56 points as Carmel College beat Massey High in Auckland Premier League Round 7 action on Monday night.

There were also wins for the top two teams Westlake and St Mary’s College.

In other news Botany Downs Secondary College have withdrawn from the Premier League.

There was something of a one-woman show at Massey High as Tayla Dalton amassed 56 points as Carmel College beat the hosts 95-75.

Allyah Leusogi-Ape scored six first quarter points for Massey but Qaizden Stephano bettered that by two as Carmel forged an early 20-15 lead.

Ramona Fuaivaa, Shazaleah Henry and Maya Taingahue led a second quarter Massey fightback – the hosts ahead 34-30 at half-time.

Alyesha Schuster reeled off 18 of Massey’s 22 third quarter points yet they were outscored by 14 as Carmel put their collective foot down.  Stephano and Katie Linstrom notched a couple of baskets but the Dalton storm was gathering momentum as she nailed 19 points in the period.

The Dalton storm became a tornado as a further 22 points followed in the final period – the last two buckets a brace of threes to put the exclamation mark on a stunning individual performance.

Massey 75– A Schuster 23, A Leusogi-Ape 18, R Fuaivaa 13, Y Tevao 6

Carmel 95– T Dalton 56, Q Stephano 12, E Davidson 6


If it was an individual scoring storm at Massey it was a collective hurricane at Westlake as the hosts blew past Auckland Girls Grammar 138-21 in a totally one-sided affair.

Emma Pugh led the way for Westlake with 27 points while Jordyn Maddix continued her good perimeter shooting form with six triples on her way to 22 points.

Leah Patuwairua scored 15 points for Grammar.

Westlake 138– E Pugh 27, E Shearer 24, J Maddix 22, I Pugh 16, P Manolas 15, C Leyson 11

AGGS 21– L Patuwairua 15, M Fonohema 4


St Mary’s continued their unbeaten run with a comfortable 75-40 win against Mt Albert Grammar.

Paced by a game high 22 points from Jazz Kailahi-Fulu St Mary’s won every quarter except the last.

MAGS forward Rikki Fiatau scored six early points but so did Kailahi-Fulu as the hosts won the opening period 17-13.

The second stanza was far more convincing with St Mary’s rattling off 29 points to lead 46-23 at half-time. Leata Tenana-Williams had joined Kailahi-Fulu in double figures by the break.

After the interval Riana Matiseni found her range from deep and with Zaaliyah Kailahi-Fulu scoring inside the lead grew to 64-28 with ten minutes to play.

MAGS to their credit won the final quarter (12-11), Tiger-Lily Cocker-Lemalie leading the way with a team high 15 points.

St Mary’s 75– J Kailahi-Fulu 22, L Tenana-Williams 13, Z Kailahi-Fulu 11, R Matiseni 11

MAGS 40– T Cocker-Lemalie 15, R Fiatau 13, M Kelly 6


Last Friday the Round 6 fixtures had seen wins for Westlake, St Mary’s and Massey High.

Westlake cruised to another easy win defeating local rivals Carmel 111-48 with Rosie Dil scoring 20 points in a game transferred to Eventfinda Stadium.

Westlake 111– R Dil 20, M Boucher 13, P Manolas 11, H Williams 10, J Maddix 10

Carmel 48– E Broomfield 12, E Davidson 9, J Cammell 5


There was also an easy win for St Mary’s as they comfortably took care of business against Auckland Grammar winning 81-39. Zaaliyah Kailahi-Fulu led all scorers with 20 points although Imogene Noble performed admirably in a losing cause scoring 17 points.

St Mary’s 81– Z Kailahi-Fulu 20, M Malolo 14, L Tenana-Williams 10, T Tevaga 9

AGGS 39– I Noble 17, L Patuwairua 8, P Vae 6, M Seuiavatele 6


Massey High School entertained Rangitoto College in a much tighter affair with Massey prevailing 85-75.

An even first quarter ended with Rangitoto one point to the good (20-19) – three triples from guard Hannah Wentworth the feature of the period.

Massey exerted some control in the second frame with Yzabelle Tevao and Allyah Leusogi-Ape scoring ten points apiece for the hosts to lead 39-30 at half-time.

Aroha Riley knocked down a couple of threes for Rangi in the third and with Kellie Tawhiao and Wentworth chipping in the Massey lead was narrowed to 60-53 at the last break.

Wentworth sunk her fifth triple and Emily Blythe made a couple of plays but Shauna Povey and Shazaleah Henry saw Massey to the win.

Massey 85– S Povey 24, Y Tevao 13, R Fuaivaa 13, A Schuster 10, A Leusogi-Ape 10

Rangitoto 75– H Wentworth 30, A Riley 16, K Tawhiao 12


Premier Girls Standings:

6-0 St Mary’s

5-1 Westlake

4-2 Massey

3-3 Carmel

3-2 Rangitoto


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