Westlake Girls High School and Rangitoto College Boys both retained their Zone 1 Junior Premierships.
In the two finals Westlake Girls defeated Mt Albert Grammar 88-41 and Rangitoto beat Auckland Grammar 86-77 in the Boys Final at Bruce Pulman Arena on Tuesday.
The Boys Final was dominated by four players that between them amassed 124 points.
Ezekiel Priest and Dontae Nance amassed 34 points apiece for Rangitoto while for Grammar Blake Manning scored 30 points and Josh Muggleston was not far behind with 26 points.
Nance knocked down a couple of threes in the first quarter but Muggleston bettered that by making three from beyond the arc as Grammar trailed 23-20 at the quarter mark.
A low scoring second spell ensued – Rangi ahead 37-32 at half-time.
Nance and Priest scored all but two of Rangi’s 22 points in the third but with Manning peeling off 16 straight points for AGS his team were only three points down a three-quarter time (59-56).
Rangi got the jump early on in the fourth to hold off a spirited Grammar effort.
Rangitoto 86– D Nance 34, E Priest 34, J Findlater 9, S Afu 4
AGS 77– B Manning 30, J Muggleston 26, C Brown 8, T Sun 7
In the 3rd/4th play-off Rosmini College beat Westlake Boys 65-57 and in the A Boys Final Sacred Heart College defeated Orewa College 79-74.
Seven games in four games took its toll on Mt Albert Grammar who came off second best in the girls final despite Danae Tait scoring 19 points.
Westlake took advantage of its enviable depth racing to a 21-10 first quarter lead and cruised to victory thereafter.
Led by Mackenzie Chatfield’s 16 points Lake had seven players contributing 8 points or more as they eased to an 88-41 victory.
Westlake 88– M Chatfield 16, I Pugh 11, H Williams 10, H Maddix 10, S Moors 10, J Kapsin 9, A Fotu 8
MAGS 41– D Tait 19, S Kuresa 9, V Pupuke-Robati 8, S Tawera 3
In the 3rd/4th play-off Carmel Collegebeat Baradene College60-59.