Large score lines were the feature of the opening round of the Auckland Secondary Schools Girl Premier League fixtures.
Rangitoto College got off to a flying start at St Mary’s College leading 22-13 at quarter time. However, despite 32 points from Aroha Riley, it was all downhill for the visitors thereafter with St Mary’s running out 81-56 winners.
Kodee Sefo scored a fine 19 points for the hosts who had four players in double figures.
St Mary’s 81 – Sefo 19, Kat Leslie 17, Faith Ualika 14, Alex Moore 13, Trinity Atiga 9
Rangitoto 56 – Riley 32, Emily Blythe 9, Kellie Tawhiao 9
Baradene College began their campaign with a solid 81-50 victory against Mt Albert Grammar School.
Danae Tait posted 18 points for MAGs whilst Baradene, paced by 26 points from point guard Deyna Topia, never looked back after taking the opening ten minutes 18-9.
Baradene 81 – Topia 26, Lilly Parke 20, Ritorya Tamilo 15
MAGS 50 – Tait 18, Tiger-Lilly Cocker-Lemalie 14, Valana Pupuke-Robati 11
Westlake Girls High School proved far too good for Massey High School recording a 118-68 victory.
Westlake enjoyed a bunch of major contributions with Mackenzie Chatfield’s 21 points the highest score. Allyah Leusogi-Ape matched that but Massey were always struggling after incurring a 10-point deficit in the opening period.
Massey 68 – Leusogi-Ape 21, Maya Taingahue 18, Tahlya Waikiki 11
Westlake 118 – Chatfield 21, Rebecca Moors 20, Rosalie Dil 17, Simone Barnard 14, Sarah Moors 12, Makenzee Boucher 12
Also clocking up a century of points were Epsom Girls Grammar in their 111-56 win against Carmel College.
Flo Dallow and Sarah Joy Aruwa scored 32 points apiece as EGGS controlled proceedings from start to finish.
In a solid all-round performance Katie Linstrom logged 19 points for Carmel.
Carmel 56 – Linstrom 19, Jemma Cammell 16, Izzy MacGregor 7
Epsom 111 – Dallow 32, Aruwa 32, Lauren Boxall-Hunt 17, Draun Forbes 14