St Mary’s College and Westlake Girls strengthened their grip on the top two places in the Auckland Secondary Schools Premier League with decisive victories on Friday.
Westlake defeated Rangitoto College 92-60 whilst St Mary’s beat Massey High 78-64.
Despite Hannah Wentworth (30 points) and Ella Moore triples it was visitors Westlake that made the better start at Rangitoto. 11 points from Emme Shearer and 7 from MaKenzee Boucher took Westlake to a healthy 26-15 lead after 10 minutes.
Kellie Tawhiao scored half a dozen points in the second frame for Rangi but they trailed 35-27 at half-time – Shearer up to 15 points.
Wentworth earned a few trips to the foul line during the third but with Amiya Fotu landing a three and Jess Moors heading to a team high 19 points it was 66-41 to the visitors ahead of the fourth quarter.
The final period became something of a three-point shoot-out. Wentworth and Moneesha Barrett dropped a combined five treys for Rangitoto with efforts from Boucher, Jordyn Maddix (twice) and Rosie Dil dropping for Westlake as they made it six wins from seven outings.
Rangitoto 60– H Wentworth 30, M Barrett 13, K Tawhiao 6, E Moore 5
Westlake 92– J Moors 19, E Shearer 15, R Dil 11, M Boucher 10, J Maddix 7
Sisters Jazz and Zaaliyah Kailahi-Fulu combined for 49 points as St Mary’s College extended their unbeaten run at Massey High School winning 78-64.
A competitive opening quarter was edged by Massey – Meya Taingahue scoring 8 points as they led 18-17.
The Kailahi-Fulu’s, aided by Leata Te Nana Williams, dominated the second period as St Mary’s forged a 39-27 half-time lead.
Shauna Povey scored six points for Massey in the third but Alex Moore matched that figure as St Mary’s took a firm grip on the contest leading 60-38 at three-quarter time.
Ramona Fuaivaa and Alyesha Schuster helped Massey win the final quarter 24-15 but St Mary’s had banked enough early points to make it seven wins on the bounce.
Massey 64– S Povey 19, R Fuaivaa 12, A Schuster 8, M Taingahue 8
St Mary’s 78– Z Kailahi-Fulu 25, J Kailahi-Fulu 24, A Moore 10, L Te Nana Williams 9
At the bottom of the table 26 points from Rikki Fiatau paced Mt Albert Grammar to a solid 72-40 win against Auckland Grammar.
Hina Fifita and Laetitia Tuaiti scored from beyond the arc for Auckland but Fiatau had nine points in the opening minutes and Monica Kelly six as Mt Albert built a 23-17 lead, extended to 36-26 by half-time.
Leah Patuwairua scored all but three of AGS second half points as Kelly, Tiger-Lily Cocker-Lemalie, Harmony Brown and Fiatau took charge of proceedings.
MAGS up and running with their first win of the season.
Mt Albert 72– R Fiatau 26, M Kelly 17, T Cocker-Lemalie 14, H Brown 6
AGGS 40– L Patuwairua 21, L Tuaiti 10
Premier Girls Standings:
7-0 St Mary’s
3-3 Carmel, Rangitoto