The highlight of Week 1 of the Auckland Secondary Schools Boys Premier League competition undoubtedly came at St Kentigern College where Kazlo Evans scored a stunning 47 points against Mt Albert Grammar School.
The St Kent’s guard dropped a remarkable 12 three-pointers, six of them in the first quarter in a 106-81 win. It may not be the most points scored in a single game but it is the highest individual tally for a number of seasons.
Phoenix Sorensen battled his way to a double-double of 16 points and 10 rebounds for the visitors.
St Kent’s 106 – Evans 47, Dontae Russo-Nance 15, George Turner 14, Merrick Rillstone 11, Caleb Mattison 8
MAGS 81 – Sorensen 16, Aki Luasmanuvae-Sua 16, Harri Coker-Grey 12, Louis Uru 7
In a one sided affair Rangitoto thumped Liston College 102-43 for an emphatic road win with a 26-4 opening quarter setting the scene for the contest.
Zeke Priest led the way for Rangi with 31 points with the victory achieved without the services of Zach Riley.
Liston 43 – Rasheed Tahiru 9, Preseti 8
Rangitoto 102 – Priest 31, Lucas Payne 17, Ethan Skelton 16, Jacob Fotu 14, Baxter Riley 9
Westlake Boys also recorded an away win defeating Auckland Grammar 88-73.
Boston Caldwell was the star of the show for Westlake knocking down six shots from beyond the arc to record a game high 30 points. Luka Vea scored 22 for AGS biut it was a night when they were always second best.
AGS 73 – Vea 22, Josh Mugglestone 10, Cody Brown 9, Will Shortt 8
Westlake 88 – Caldwell 30, Christian Martin 22, Liam Spencer 13, Rocco Chang 8
Rosmini College got their season off to a winning start defeating St Peter’s College 94-70.
Jack Donnelley and Scott Errey combined for 51 points for St Peter’s but the collective efforts of Rosmini led by Tom Beattie (19 points) carried the day.
Rosmini 94 – Beattie 19, Kane Murphy 16, Charlie Dalton 15, Pita Maxwell-Topia 12, Lucas Schnuriger 10
St Peter’s 70 – Donnelly 28, Errey 23, Jacob Nola 5