Epsom Girls lost their unbeaten record in Round 3 of the Auckland Secondary Schools Girl’s Premier League leaving Westlake Girls and Baradene College as the only unbeaten teams.
It was Westlake that spoilt Epsom’s good start to the season with an 83-71 away win.
Unfortunately the scoresheet I received didn’t have the numbers of the scorers recorded for the first part of the game.
I can report that Westlake made a strong start getting out to a 31-15 first quarter advantage. Thereafter it was pretty close with Epsom winning the middle two periods to close to 62-57 at the three-quarter mark before Westlake pulled away again in the fourth to make it three wins in three outings.
Also making it three from three were Baradene College who recorded a comfortable 88-60 win at Carmel College.
An entertaining opening quarter saw Baradene carve out a 32-18 lead with Summer Faleafa and Ritorya Tamilo doing the bulk of the damage.
Baradene forged further ahead in the second – Tamilo going past the twenty points mark.
Carmel guard Jemma Cammell was outstanding as the hosts put up a spirited display in the second half. She went on to score a game high 30 points and along with Kate Linstrom gave the home support plenty to cheer.
Lilly Parke (pictured) also capped a fine display nailing 13 points in the final period to put the seal on the Baradene victory.
Carmel 60 – Cammell 30, Linstrom 13, Izzy MacGregor 7
Baradene 88 – Tamilo 26, Parke 23, Deyna Topia 15, Faleafa 14, Poppy Cavanagh-Briggs 10
The Mt Albert Grammar contest against St Mary’s College looked to be headed to an interesting finale at three-quarter time. At that stage MAGS trailed 52-46 but the final period was dominated by the visitors, St Mary’s charging away to win 76-52.
8 points in the home run from Faith Ualika and a couple of key buckets from Layla Aholelei helped St Mary’s pile on 24 points to finish with a flourish.
Earlier it had been Kodee Sefo (18 points), Ualika and Trinity Atiga (both 16 points) that had given the visitors their narrow lead with Taya Lewis and Breanna Waka both in double figures for MAGS.
MAGS 52 – Taya Lewis 11, Breanna Waka 10, Danae Tait 8, Tiger-Lily Cocker-Lemalie 8
St Mary’s 76 – Sefo 18, Atiga 16, Ualika 16, Jess Fleming 8
A strong opening 23-10 opening quarter from Rangitoto College set the platform for an 82-66 home win against Massey High School – 9 points for Emily Blythe in the opening period.
Massey responded well in the second quarter, courtesy of Maya Taingahue and Zhoey Tilby-Woods, to trail by just five points at half-time (35-30).
A free scoring third frame was something of a shoot-out between Shaz Henry and Taingahue for Massey and Aroha Riley and Kellie Tawhiao for Rangitoto – the hosts ahead 60-52 with ten minutes to play.
Tahlya Waikiki kept the score ticking over for Massey in the final period but Aroha Riley put the result beyond the visitors as she knocked down four triples in the frame on her way to a game high 34 points.
Rangitoto 82 – Riley 34, Blythe 17, Tawhiao 16
Massey 66 – Taingahue 24, T Waikiki 19, Henry 10
Premier League Standings
3-0 Baradene, Westlake
- Epsom, St Mary’s
1-2 Rangitoto, Massey
0-3 Carmel, MAGS
Senior A Results:
Northcote College 60 – Lizzie May 16, Lucy Shepherd 12, Ashley Healey 10, Bri Hadley 10
Pakuranga College 36 – Jordan Koteka 10, Eden Vaka 10, Izzy Reeve 8
Pukekohe HS 59
One Tree Hill College 71
Mt Roskill GS 52 – Tikara Jallow 16, Petra Chanchui 13, Eden Ili 10
Avondale College 59 – Maraea Whiu 26, Mercy Lemisio 10, Daphne Edwards 8
St Kentigern College 84 – Sharmaine Tapling 16, Ashleigh Tuumaialu 14, Masha Pavlenko 14, Emma Halliday 14
Senior A Standings
3-0 St Kentigern, One Tree Hill
2-1 Northcote, Mt Roskill
1-2 Pakuranga, Pukekohe
0-3 Avondale, AGGS