Monthly Archives: June 2021

Senior A – Round 9 wrap

In the Auckland Secondary Schools Girl’s Senior A League St Kentigern College continue to set the pace following Round 9 games.

In other results Auckland Girls Grammar notched their first win of the season and Pukekohe recorded a valuable win to enhance their chances of a top-4 finish. 

A balanced St Kentigern scoring effort proved too good for Northcote College despite 16 points from forward Lucy Shepherd.

St Kent’s finished the first quarter with a 14-0 run to assert authority on proceedings and with Sophie Jones knocking down a brace of threes the advantage was 36-21 at half-time.

It was more of the same in the second half with Shar Tapling and Ash Tuumaialu to the fore.

Northcote 48 – Lucy Shepherd 16, Brianna Hadley 12, Lizzie May 12, Grace Lai 4

St Kentigern 63  – Ash Tuumaialu 11, Shar Tapling 10, Sophie Jones 10, Emma Halliday 10, Manawa Rogers 8

Pukekohe High School were paced by Abby Crane’s 24 points as they defeated Mount Roskill Grammar 64-49.

Pukekohe 64 – Abby Crane 24, Arizona Withers 11, Elena Hotai 9, Sylvie Conroy 8

Mt Roskill 49 – Tikara Jallow 25, Bree Ioane 12, Nelly Ioane 6, Viani Laui 6

Savannah Cook looked to be heading for 50 points when she rattled off 30 first half points. In the end the One Tree Hill guard settled for 45 as her team defeated Avondale 81-66

Avondale 66 – Maraea Whiu 32, Mercy Lemisio 19, Bella Rasmussan-Lotman-Dover 10 

One Tree Hill 81 –  Savannah Cook 45, Angelica Vahai 14, Jada Tairea

Leah Patuwairua’s 34 points paced Auckland Girls Grammar to their first win of the season.

AGGS 78 – Leah Patuwairua 34, Fuschia Bituniwaidranu-Traill 13, Aja Tarawa 12, 

Grady Nikoia 6, Ryn Nikoia 6

Pakuranga 30 – Puaolena Fausia 7, Zoish Chichgar 6, Jordan Koteka

Senior A Girl’s  Standings

9-0 St Kentigern 

8-1 One Tree Hill

5-4 Northcote, Mt Roskill

3-5 Pukekohe 

2-7 Pakuranga, Avondale

1-7 AGGS

  • AGGS v Pukekohe fixture is scheduled for June 2

Boy’s Senior A Results

Both the top two teams in the Boy’s Senior A competition came unstuck on Friday with Sacred Heart College defeated at Northcote College and Mount Roskill Grammar losing their unbeaten record at Aorere.

In a high scoring encounter Northcote College guard Aaron Sievert (33 points) converted a floater in the dying seconds to give his team a 106-105 lead.

Sacred Heart tried to counter from an inbounds play but couldn’t get the shot off before the final whistle.

“It was a great game to be a part of and Northcote were worthy winners in a tight and tough contest,” said Sacred Heart Coach Mike Robinson.

Northcote 106 – Sievert 33, Shayan Poorekhorsandi 16, Tom Bates 16, Slade Bronkhorst-Nalder 16, Dontaye Sowman-Faaee 11, 

Sacred Heart 105 – Josh Stewart 23, Adam Davies  16, Matt Fautuaalii 15, Liston Suasua 11, Preston Tuaputa 10, Tyler Wilson-Voyce 9

Massey 90 Long Bay 62

Aorere 75  Mt Roskill 55 

Avondale 96  Macleans 75  

Senior A Boy’s Standings 

8-1 Mt Roskill, 

7-2 Sacred Heart 

6-3 Northcote, Aorere

4-5 Avondale

2-7 Macleans, Massey

1-8 Long Bay

Baradene bounce back – Round 9 wrap

Baradene College bounced back from Monday’s defeat by Westlake to record a comprehensive 70-40 win at St Mary’s College in Round 9 of Auckland Secondary Schools Girl’s Premier League action.

St Mary’s were outscored 44-22 in the first half as Lilly Parke and Deyna Topia scored with impunity.

Things improved for St Mary’s after the main break as Kodee Sefo and Faith Ualika found some openings in the visitors defence. However Ritorya Tamilo joined Parke and Topia in double figures as Baradene strengthened their top-2 standing on the Premier League ladder.

St Mary’s 40 – Sefo 14, Faith Ualika 9, Jessica Fleming 4, Layla Aholelei 4

Baradene 70 – Parke 19, Topia 17, Ritorya Tamilo 10, Charlotte Rattray 8, Summer Faleafa 6

A balanced scoring effort helped Mt Albert Grammar School secure an 82-47 win against Massey High.

MAGS rattled up 24 first quarter points with Valana Pupuke-Robati prominent.

Kortni Waikiki knocked down a brace from deep for Massey in the second quarter but Tiger-Lily Cocker-Lemalie and Co pushed the MAGS lead out to 42-23 by half-time.

Sienna-Rose Tawera and Danae Tait pushed the advantage out beyond 30 points before Shazaleah Henry and Tahlya Waikiki responded with points for Massey.

The win means MAGS leapfrog Rangitoto and move to fifth on the Premier League table.

Massey 47 – Henry 15, T Waikiki 12, K Waikiki 10, Zhoey Tilby-Woods 7

MAGS 82 – Tait 12, Pupuke-Robati 12, Ana-Rachel Enari 11, Cocker-Lemalie 11, Tawera 10, Taya Lewis 9

Epsom Girls Grammar recorded an 87-60 victory against Rangitoto College for their seventh win of the season.

Lauren Boxall-Hunt opened the Epsom scoring with a three whereupon they eased out to a 20-13 lead.

Draun Forbes knocked down a brace from beyond the arc in the second but Zaara Sain and Kellie Tawhaio were doing good work for Rangi as the visitors closed to within a single point at the interval (37-36).

Forbes and Sarah Joy Aruwa established control for Epsom in the third to push the advantage out to 55-46.

Tawhaio and Aroha Riley kept the score ticking over but any thoughts of a Rangitoto comeback were quashed by Flo Dallow who scored 20 of her game high 32 points in the final ten minutes.

Epsom 87 – Dallow 32, Aruwa 23, Draun Forbes 17, Te Aroha Kukutai-Wairau 6

Rangitoto 60 – Tawhaio 25, Riley 18, Zaara Sain 9, Nina Nguyen 5

A predictable result eventuated as top of the table Westlake High defeated Carmel College 84-33.

A 19-8 opening quarter set the tone for the league leaders with Jaelah Clayton and Amiya Fotu going on to top score with 17 points apiece.

Westlake forward Izzy Pugh scored 9 points as she made a welcome return following a long injury lay-off.

Jemma Cammell was outstanding for Carmel scoring a highly commendable game high 21 points.

Carmel 33 – Cammell 21, Izzy MacGregor 5

Westlake 84 – Jaelah Clayton 17, Amiya Fotu 17, Williams 13, Izzy Pugh 9, Simone Barnard 8

Premier League Standings 

9-0 Westlake

8-1 Baradene

6-3 St Mary’s

5-3 Epsom

3-6 MAGS

2-7 Rangitoto,

1-7 Massey

1-8 Carmel

*Massey v Epsom scheduled for July 5

Westlake Boys beat Rosmini plus the other Round 9 results

Westlake Boys snapped a three game losing streak with a solid 75-65 win at Rosmini College in Round 9 of the Auckland Secondary Schools Boy’s Premier League on Friday night.

Down 39-31 at half-time Westlake scored the first 9 points of the second half to seize the initiative. A Jett Marshall three restored the Rosmini lead for a brief period but Rocco Chang and Hamza Zahran scored the last two baskets of the period to give Westlake a 48-45 three-quarter time lead.

Despite a Tom Beattie bucket Rosmini were finding scoring a mystery – in contrast Boston Caldwell (31 points) was getting to the hoop regularly and when Christian Martin put down a dunk in transition Westlake were 56-47 ahead.

Matt Drury and Pita Maxwell-Topia kept Rosmini in touch but those scores were cancelled out by Chang’s five straight points.

Kane Murphy gave the large Rosmini following their voice with a pair of threes but Westlake didn’t waiver – a Liam Spencer basket followed by Martin’s accurate touch at the free-throw line saw the Swans home.

Earlier it had been Rosmini making the early running with Murphy and Beattie getting the upper-hand as the hosts led by three at quarter time and eight at the main break.

Rosmini 65 – Beattie 19, Murphy 18, Maxwell-Topia 12, Drury 6

Westlake 75 – Caldwell 31, Chang 19, Martin 14, Zahran 7

For the second successive game Mt Albert Grammar pushed a higher ranked team all the way before eventually suffering defeat – losing 77-71 at Auckland Grammar School.

As last week against St Kentigern MAGS had it all to do at half-time trailing 36-26 after Caleb Landon and Jamal Todd had done some damage.

On his way to a double-double of 21 points and 10 rebounds Morgan Aiono inspired a third-quarter MAGS revival. With Harri Coker-Grey landing a triple MAGS made it a one possession game with ten minutes to play (51-48).

Victor Keil and Aki Luamanuvae-Su’a kept MAGS in the hunt but 11 points in the fourth from Josh Muggleston kept AGS on track for a top four finish.

AGS 77 – Landon 20, Todd 18, Vea 16, Muggleston 14

MAGS 71 – Aiono 21/10r, Will Leger 12, Coker-Grey 9, Luamanuvae-Su’a 8

Sixty-four points were scored in the first quarter at St Peter’s College in probably the highest scoring opening period of the Premier season. Toby Cox made a couple of early baskets for the hosts but Zeke Priest and Zach Riley were both in double figures as Rangitoto hit the 40-mark.

Down by 16 points St Peter’s battled away in the second period with Dorian Sula and Jack Donnelly prominent. Lucas Payne, Kaia Dryden and Ian Wong drained threes as Rangi entered the half-time break ahead 69-46.

The league leaders pulled further away in the second half to cruise to win number nine.

St Peters 74 – Donnelly 28, Sula 17, Cox 10

Rangitoto 121 – Priest 30, Lucas Payne 23, Riley 14, Mike Ropotini 12, Dryden 11

Paced by George Turner’s 23 points St Kentigern College eased to an 83-59 win against Liston College.

Turner, Kazlo Evans and Caleb Mattison all knocked down early threes as St Kent’s extended a 23-11 first frame lead to 47-23 by half-time.

Deon Helu and Taona Chataivon led the Liston resistance in the third to prevent the St Kent’s lead ballooning out. Rasheed Tahiru did the same in the final quarter before Quinn Thompson’s 7 point salvo capped a St Kentigern win – a victory that keeps them in second spot on the Premier League ladder.

Liston 59 – Tahiru 22, Chataivon 15, Helu 9

St Kentigern 83 – Turner 23, Evans 13, Thompson 11, Merrick Rillstone 7, Mattison 7

Premier League Standings 

  • Rangitoto

7-2 St Kentigern

6-3 Westlake, AGS

5-4 Rosmini

2-7 MAGS

1-8 St Peter’s

0-9 Liston

Senior A Round 8 wrap

In the battle for third and fourth spot on the Auckland Cecondary Schools Girl’s Senior A ladder Tikara Jallow scored 22 points to pace Mount Roskill Grammar to a 70-51 home win against Northcote College.

Mt Roskill 70 – Tikara Jallow 22, Eden Ili 19, Indiana Chanchui 12, Nelly Ioane 8/8r, Bree Ioane 6

Northcote 51 – Brianna Hadley 19, Lucy Shepherd 8, Lizzie May 8, Ashley Healey 5 

Arizona Withers scored 25 points as Pukekohe High made the most of home court advantage to defeat Avondale College 70-51.

Pukekohe 70 – Arizona Withers 25, Sylvie Conroy 11, Abby Crane 19, Mereana Williams 13 

Avondale 51 – Maraea Whiu 20, Shiloh Caffery 11, Mercy Lemisio 7,  Daisy Ducloux 6

A balanced St Kentigern College scoring effort accounted for Pakuranga College 85-32.

Pakuranga 32 – Maria Maivalenisau 12, Trista Ly 6

St Kentigern 85 – Masha Pavlenko 20, Verity Ward 18, Shar Tapling 10,  Ash Tuumaialu 8, Emma Halliday 7

In the other game of the round One Tree Hill College defeated Auckland Girls Grammar 85-44. 


Senior A Girl’s  Standings

8-0 St Kentigern 

7-1 One Tree Hill

5-3 Northcote, Mt Roskill

2-5 Pukekohe 

2-6 Pakuranga, Avondale

0-7 AGGS

Boy’s Senior A Results

In the finish of the round Oscar Dickson hit the game winner from half-way to propel Massey High to a 98-97 win against Macleans College. Oliver Simpson scored 29 points for Macleans but that was trumped by Joseph Fuimaono’s 43-point haul for Massey.

Macleans 97  –Oliver Simpson 29, Levi Smyth 27, Justin Kempton 16, Jesse Manuel 10

Massey 98 – Joseph Fuimaono 43, James Anderson 19, Oscar Dickson 15, Grayson Ryan 8

Adam Davies led all scorers with 26 points as Sacred Heart College maintained second spot on the ladder with a win on the Shore against Long Bay College.

Long Bay 65 – George De Felice 17, Nouh Taher 14, Elyas Taher 13, Jasper Molloy 7

Sacred Heart 73– Adam Davies 26, Josh Stewart 14, Preston Tuaputa 14, Matt Fautuaalii 7, Liston Suasua 7

Race Greig scored a game high 24 points to extend Mt Roskill Grammar’s unbeaten run to eight games after an 82-54 win against Northcote College.

Mt Roskill 82 – Race Greig 24, Phoenix Tupai’i Samuel 13, Mitch Greenaway, Ed Beaumont 8

Northcote 54  – Slade Bronkhorst-Nalder 17, Dontaye Sowman-Faaee 12, Aaron Sievert 11, Shayan Poorekhorsandi 7

Jimitose Iosia-Sipeli and Connor Gleeson combined for 60 points for Avondale College but it wasn’t enough to get the win against Aorere College who were very well served by Devean Danielson (27pts) and Feloni Ngata (22pts).

Aorere 107 – Devean Danielson 27, Feloni Ngata 22, Franklyne Gordon 16, Chris Gordon 11

Avondale 87 – Jimitose Iosia-Sipeli 35, Connor Gleeson 25, Andrew Murphy 13, Kabir Bhargava 7

Senior A Boy’s Standings 

8-0 Mt Roskill, 

7-1 Sacred Heart 

5-3 Northcote, Aorere

3-5 Avondale

2-6 Macleans

1-7 Long Bay, Massey

Top Four all win in Girl’s Premier League

The top four teams all secured wins in Round 8 of the Auckland Secondary Schools Girl’s Premier League competition.

Massey High put up spirited resistance at Westlake Girls before being outrun in the fourth quarter to go down 110-52.

Westlake won the opening spell 16-10 although a late three from Tanika Tongamohenoa was met with joyous acclaim by the Massey bench.

Lake stretched their advantage to 43-22 at half-time with Simone Barnard and Mackenzie Chatfield doing damage.

A scooped lay-up from Maya Taingahue opened the second half scoring and with Zhoey Tilby-Woods sinking a pair of threes Massey were giving as good as they got.

A Holly Williams three began an avalanche of points for Westlake as Massey ran out of steam in the fourth frame. Seven Westlake players scored in double figures as an eighth straight win was registered.

Westlake 110 – Chatfield 22, Amiya Fotu 14, Makenzee Boucher 13,  Shonnie Leiatua 13, Amy Pateman 12, Barnard 11, Williams 11

Massey 52 – Taingahue 15, Tahlya Waikiki 14, Tilby-Woods 12, Kortni Waikiki 6

Flo Dallow continued her rich vein of form scoring 44 points as Epsom Girls Grammar defeated Carmel College 95-71 in a high scoring encounter.

Katie Linstrom and Jemma Cammell ensured it wasn’t one-way traffic, Carmel just 6 points down at half-time (44-38).

Maya Fowler and Dallow bossed the third period as Epsom stretched out to a 69-54 lead.

Linstrom knocked down her second triple of the game but Sarah Joy Aruwa scored 8 points in the fourth – the win solidifying Epsom’s place in the top four.

Epsom 95 – Dallow 44, Aruwa 23, Fowler 12, Draun Forbes 6, Te Aroha Kukutai-Wairau 6

Carmel 71 – Cammell 20, Linstrom 19, MacGregor 13, Ruby Railton 8, Imogen O’Rourke 7

St Mary’s College had five players in double figures in their 80-60 win at Rangitoto College.

Aroha Riley and Emily Blythe combined for 18 points in the opening period although Faith Ualika scored 9 to give St Mary’s a narrow 25-23 lead.

Kellie Tawhiao and Tamsin McAsey took on the scoring load for Rangi in the second but they still trailed 42-35 at the interval.

The third stanza proved pivotal as Trinity Atiga, Kataleena Leslie and Kodee Sefo propelled St Mary’s to a decisive 63-41 advantage.

Tawhiao took her tally into the twenties but the depth of St Mary’s was instrumental in securing the win.

Rangitoto 60 – Tawhiao 24, Aroha Riley 16, Emily Blythe 9

St Mary’s 80 –  Atiga 18, Leslie 16, Sefo 15, Ualika 15, Alex Moore 10

Baradene College enjoyed a 73-51 bounce-back win at Mount Albert Grammar School.

It was largely plain sailing in the first half as Baradene established a double digit lead with Lilly Park, Deyna Topia and Ritorya Tamilo knocking down five threes between them.

32-21 down at the break debutant Waimanu Clarken, Valana Pupuke-Robati and Tiger-Lily Cocker-Lemalie led a MAGS fightback in the third as the hosts made it a one possession game.

Baradene countered in the fourth to once again push out to a double figure lead.

MAGS 51 –  Waimanu Clarken 13, Cocker-Lemalie 11, Valana Pupuke-Robati 6, Danae Tait 6

Baradene 73 – Parke 23, Ritorya Tamilo 17, Topia 15, Summer  Faleafa 12

Premier League Standings

8-0 Westlake

7-1 Baradene

6-2 St Mary’s

4-3 Epsom

2-6 Rangitoto, MAGS

1-6 Massey

1-7 Carmel

*Massey v Epsom scheduled for July 5

AGS beat Westlake and St Kent’s win thriller at MAGS

Rangitoto College remain unbeaten after 8 rounds of Auckland Secondary Schools Boy’s Premier League play while Saint Kentigern College sit second on the table after surviving a scare at Mount Albert Grammar School. 

Mt Albert , inspired by 28 points from debutant Victor Keil came within one shot of defeating St Kentigern College before losing a thriller 73-72.

The lead changed several times in a fluctuating fourth quarter and when Will Leger’s three gave the hosts a 72-71 lead an upset looked on the cards.

However the game’s leading scorer Dontae Russo-Nance (38 points) restored St Kent’s lead leaving MAGS coach Daryl Cartwright 7.7 seconds to draw up an inbounds play. Twice they got shots off but neither would drop for the home side in a thrilling finish.

A close contest looked highly unlikely when St Kent’s raced to a 19-5 first quarter lead – three triples from Russo-Nance in the period. 

MAGS established a foothold in the game in the second period but were still 40-26 adrift at half-time.

That all changed after the break as Keil, the former Lynfield College guard, enjoying an outstanding first Premier League outing scored 14 points in the quarter. When Morgan Aiono, returning from injury, knocked down a three MAGS were just two points down (52-50) with  ten minutes to play. 

Leger scored 11 points in the fourth and Keil took his tally close to 30 but the dependable duo of Kazlo Evans and Russo-Nance steadied St Kent’s. George Turner and Caleb Mattison also made important buckets to see the visitors home but it was mighty close!

MAGS 72 – Keil 28, Harri Coker-Grey 13, Will Leger 13/11r, Morgan Aiono 9

St Kentigern 73 – Russo-Nance 38, Evans 24, Kaea Rangiehaeata 5

A storming second half display carried Auckland Grammar to a convincing 103-84 win at Westlake Boys.

With the scores locked at 51 apiece at the interval it appeared we were in for a tight battle in the second half.

Christian Martin and Liam Spencer began the third period brightly but Grammar were beginning to gain momentum – 10 points in the quarter from skipper Luka Vea and a brace of threes from Josh Muggleston gave the visitors a 74-64 three-quarter time lead.

Hamza Zahran and Martin scored with identical And-1 plays to keep the deficit at 10 points but from there Grammar scored 14 unanswered points with the play of the game a feature of the run. Toby Caldwell gathered up a loose ball in his own half and with a no look behind the head pass found Vea for the run-away dunk.

Caleb Landon and Jamal Todd pushed the lead out to 25 points and although Harry Barnard posted some late points for Westlake it was a Theo Brothers triple that capped a fine all-round performance from AGS.

 Westlake 84 – Martin 20, Zahran 16, Spencer 16, Barnard 10, Boston Caldwell 8

AGS 103 – Vea 26, Landon 19, Todd 19, Muggleston 15, Caldwell 9, Cody Brown 8

Three days after posting 36 points against Auckland Grammar Tom Beattie extended his career best tally to 44 points as Rosmini College held off St Peter’s College for an 83-73 away win.

The two teams scored 12 points apiece in the opening period before Rosmini edged to a 37-33 half-time lead with Pita Maxwell-Topia’s triple aiding the visitors cause. 

Jack Donnelly scored 33 points the last time the two teams met and the St Peter’s guard threatened that mark again, as along with Scott Errey and Dorian Sula, the home team closed the third quarter adrift 60-53.

Andrei Manio chimed in with a couple of baskets for St Peters but Beattie and Jameer Reed held the hosts at bay to secure a Rosmini win. 

St Peter’s 73 – Donnelly 29, Sula 16, Errey 13

Rosmini 83 – Beattie 44, Kane Murphy 13, Maxwell-Topia 11, Reed 10

Head Coach Kenny Stone gave plenty of court time to his bench players as Rangitoto College beat Liston College 95-49.

Rookie guard Baxter Riley made the most of the opportunity scoring 22 points. The tone was set early on as nine Rangi players got on the scoresheet as they raced to a 36-5 lead.

Liston responded in the second quarter as Deon Helu and Dhon Lao found scoring a little easier.

Rangi weren’t finished with Jacob Fotu working his way to a double-double (15 points and 10 rebounds) and Zoran Sladoja posting 12 points.

Eight wins on the bounce for Rangitoto!

Rangitoto 95 – Baxter 22, Fotu 15/10r, Sladoja 12, Zeke Priest 11, Ethan Skelton 10 

Liston 49 – Lao 9, Helu 9, Sebastian Alan 8, Peseti Ma’afu 8

Premier League Standings 

  • Rangitoto

6-2 St Kentigern

5-3 Westlake, AGS, Rosmini 

2-6 MAGS

1-7 St Peter’s

0-8 Liston

Senior A Boys and Girls – Week 7 wrap

Maia Bennett, Shar Tapling and Nerisa Vavau combined to make 9 from 12 threes to help St Kentigern College win an exciting top of the table clash with One Tree Hill College.

It was certainly needed as St Kent’s faced an avalanche of points from Savannah Cook and Angelica Vahai.

In the end the well balanced scoring effort from St Kent’s, that had five players score in double figures, carried them to a seventh straight win.

St Kentigern 85 – Bennett 21, Tapling 16, Vavau 12, Masha Pavlenko 12, Emma Halliday 12, 

One Tree Hill 76 – Cook 40, Vahai 24, Jesse-Lee Upo 5, Jada Tairea 5

30 points from Tikara Jallow took Mt Roskill Grammar to a 70-32 win against Pakuranga College and a top-4 spot on the ladder.

Mt Roskill 70 – Jallow 30, Petra Chanchui 8, Eden Ili 7, Nelly Ioane 7

Pakuranga 32 – Trista Ly 8, Zoish Chichgar 8, Eden Vaka 6

Northcote 63 – Brianna Hadley 21, Lisa Gear 12, Lucy Shepherd 8, Grace Lai 5

Pukekohe 49 – Arizona Withers 13, Sylvie Conroy 11, Abby Crane 9, Mo Talakai 5, Mereana Williams 5 

The Avondale College v Auckland Girls Grammar result was not available at the time of publishing.

Senior A Standings

7-0 St Kentigern, 

6-1 One Tree Hill

5-2 Northcote

4-3 Mt Roskill 

2-5 Pakuranga

1-5 Pukekohe

1-5 Avondale 

0-5 AGGS

Boy’s Senior A Results

Adam Davies and Josh Stewart combined for 46 points to engineer a decisive Sacred Heart College win against Macleans College.

Sacred Heart 108 – Davies 26, Stewart 20, Preston Tuaputa 18, Josh Tengblad 14, Matt Fautuaalii 8

Macleans 47 – Jesse Manuel 17, Oliver Simpson 12, Christian Mutti 10

Northcote College trailed Aorere College by 5 points inside the last 60 seconds before Aaron Sievert made a corner three followed by a pair of free throws to steal the win for the hosts.

Northcote 91 – Dontaye Sowman-Faaee 32, Aaron Sievert 28, Shayan Poorekhorsandi 10

Aorere 88 – Devean Danielson 24, Feloni Ngata 21, Chris Gordon 16, Jesse Holloway 12

The Avondale v Massey and Mt Roskill v Long Bay results were not available at the time of publication.

Senior A Standings 

6-0 Mt Roskill, 

6-1 Sacred Heart 

5-2 Northcote

4-3 Aorere 

2-4 Avondale

2-5 Macleans

1-5 Long Bay

0-6 Massey 

Westlake beat Baradene to go top

At the halfway point of the season Westlake Girls High lead the Auckland Secondary Schools Girl’s Premier League ladder after winning the game of the season to date 74-62 against Baradene College. 

Baradene made the brighter start with forward Summer Faleafa making a couple of baskets but Westlake were able to reap the rewards from defensive pressure to lead 20-12 at quarter time.

Lilly Parke scored ten points in the second frame for the hosts but Simone Barnard’s three contributed to Westlake’s 39-26 half-time lead.

When Mackenzee Chatfield and Jaelah Clayton helped themselves to easy baskets at the start of the second half Westlake were ahead by 16 and the floodgates were ajar.

However Faleafa and Topia found some offensive flow and Baradene were back in the contest at three-quarter time trailing 55-46.

Again Chatfield got Westlake off to a good start at the beginning of the quarter and with the lead back out to 15 points Westlake fans, including alumni Emme Shearer, were sitting comfortably.

That soon changed as, encouraged by the home support, Baradene reeled off a ten point run courtesy of Parke, Topia, Charlotte Rattray and Ritorya Tamilo.

The forward battle between Tamilo and Faleafa and the Moors sisters, Sarah and Rebecca, was an intriguing sub-plot as the two teams battled for supremacy. 

Just five ahead (61-56) with three minutes to play Westlake held their nerve in the closing stages to close out a hard fought victory.

Baradene 62 – Parke 19, Topia 11, Tamilo 11, Faleafa 10

Westlake 74 – Chatfield 22, S Moors 10, R Moors 8, Barnard 8, Shonnie Leiatua 8,

At the other end of the table Carmel College were celebrating their first success of the season after downing Massey High 76-72.

Paced by 25 points from Jemma Cammell the hosts had to endure a nervous final quarter before securing victory.

Carmel led 40-31 at half-time and with honours even in the third still held a 9-point advantage at the last break.

Maya Taingahue led the Massey assault in the fourth scoring 16 of her game high 33 points in the quarter but with Izzy MacGregor, Katie Linstrom and Imogen O’Rourke lending good support to Cammell it meant Carmel were able to hang on for a confidence boosting victory. 

Carmel 76 – Cammell 25, Izzy MacGregor 14, Katie Linstrom 11, Imogen O’Rourke 8

Massey 72 – Taingahue 33, Shazaleah Henry 8, Tahlya Waikiki 8, Kortni Waikiki 8

In the battle for third spot on the ladder St Mary’s College held off Epsom Girls Grammar to win their home tie 62-58.

The respective captains led from the front with Kataleena Leslie scoring 25 points for St Mary’s and Flo Dallow tallying 30 points for Epsom.

It was tight throughout, St Mary’s up by 1 at quarter time and half-time but trailing by 5 at three-quarter-time as Dallow, Maya Fowler and Sarah Joy Aruwa made their move.

However Epsom found baskets hard to come by in the fourth allowing Alex Moore and Leslie to take advantage. The pair scored all of St Mary’s 19 points in the final period to claim the win and take another step closer to the play-offs.

St Mary’s 62 – Leslie 25, Moore 15, Kodee Sefo 13

Epsom 58 – Dallow 30, Aruwa 17, Fowler 5

Mt Albert Grammar School celebrated their second success of the season at Rangitoto College winning 77-62.

The two teams shared the first 38 points in a high scoring opening period before 10 points from Taya Lewis fired MAGS to a handy 41-35 lead.

Aroha Riley and Kellie Tawhiao kept Rangitoto in the hunt but with Tiger-Lily Cocker-Lemalie in good form the visitors lead was 60-47 at the three-quarter mark.

Nina Nguyen made a late three for Rangi but by then Anna-Rachel Enari had ensured MAGS were travelling back across the bridge with the two competition points.

Rangitoto 62 – Riley 23, Tawhiao 21, Nina Nguyen 7, Emily Blythe 7

MAGS 77 – Cocker-Lemalie 22, Lewis 18, Valana Pupuke-Robati 10, Enari 9

Premier League Standings 

7-0 Westlake

6-1 Baradene

5-2 St Mary’s

3-3 Epsom

2-5 Rangitoto, MAGS

1-5 Massey

1-6 Carmel

*Massey v Epsom scheduled for July 5

Rosmini and St Kentigern snare close wins

At the half-way stage of the regular season Rangitoto College head the Auckland Secondary Schools Boy’s Premier League ladder with an unblemished 7-0 record. Four other schools appear to be in contention for a top-four berth as only one win separates St Kentigern College, Westlake, Rosmini College and Auckland Grammar.

Round 7 was a week of massive individual scores. Scott Errey scored 42 points for St Peter’s with Dontae Russo-Nance matching that figure while Tom Beattie (Rosmini) and Zeke Priest bagged 36 points apiece.

He may have played 40 minutes for Auckland Huskies on Thursday night but Dontae Russo-Nance showed little sign of weariness as 24 hours later he knocked down 8 threes, in his 42 points, to pace St Kentigern College to a tense 98-95 home win against Westlake Boys.

Westlake made the better start as Boston Caldwell and Hamza Zahran landed from deep.

Kazlo Evans and Russo-Nance got  St Kent’s back on level terms but there was little between the teams at three-quarter-time (73-68) in favour of the hosts.

Caldwell, Zahran and the consistent Christian Martin made buckets for Westlake – Kaea Rangihaeata, Evans and Russo-Nance likewise for St Kent’s.

Neither side were having trouble scoring, getting stops was the issue – in the end St Kent’s managed the all important one on the last possession of the game to thwart a strong Westlake showing.

Both teams are now tied second on the Premier League ladder with 5-2 records.

St Kentigern 98 Russo-Nance 42, Evans 23, Rangihaeata 15, Merrick Rillstone 10

Westlake 95 Martin 32, Caldwell 25, Zahran 16, Liam Spencer 6

Tom Beattie (36 points) appeared to have scored the winning basket for Rosmini College, to the delight of the home supporters, as the full-time buzzer sounded but with the points ruled out by the officials overtime ensued as the scores were locked at 78 points apiece.

Pita Maxwell-Topia and Kane Murphy gave Rosmini the perfect start in the extra 5-minutes but Luka Vea trimmed the deficit to 4 points with under three minutes remaining.

Rosmini edged further ahead from the foul-line but Jamal Todd’s And-1 play made it a three-point game with a minute to play.

Caleb Landon’s score from an in-bounds play cancelled out another trip to the charity stripe from Murphy before Beattie sealed the deal – this time beating the buzzer.

Earlier Cody Brown, Landon (27 points) and Vea (28 points) took AGS out to a double digit lead before Lucas Schnuriger drained a trifecta of threes. 

Grammar’s lead was cut to 40-37 at the interval but Beattie and Murphy helped Rosmini enter the final ten minutes with a 58-53 advantage before big buckets from Todd, Vea and Will Shortt made for an exciting finish – Rosmini winning the tense overtime period to prevail 91-87.

Rosmini 91 – Beattie 36, Murphy 18, Matt Drury 13, Maxwell-Topia 9, Schnuriger 9

AGS 87 – Vea 28, Landon 27, Todd 17, Cody Brown 6

Scott Errey’s huge 42 points haul powered St Peter’s College to a 102-64 victory against Liston College.

St Peter’s first win of the season looked anything but secure at half-time as Rasheed Ieremia kept Liston within 5 points at half-time (38-33).

However the third quarter was decisive as St Peter’s rattled up 31 points with Errey, Jack Donnelly and Dorian Sula inflicting most of the damage.

Ieremia kept clicking over the points but a brace of threes from Cobain David put the icing on the St Peter’s victory.

Liston 64 – Ieremia 28, Landon Smith 9, Dhon Lao 8, Deon Helu 5

St Peter’s 102 – Errey 42, Donnelly 17, Sula 11, Toby Cox 7, Andrei Manio 7, David 7

Rangitoto College remain unbeaten after an 88-73 home win against Mt Albert Grammar School.

Zeke Priest was the standout for the hosts scoring a career best 36 points while Mt Albert Grammar guard Harri Coker-Grey (24 points) was a constant offensive threat for the visitors.

A relatively low scoring opening half was won 35-25 by the hosts before they tightened the screws in the third term.

Priest scored 16 points in the quarter and Zach Riley 8 although it was a spinning drive from Jacob Fotu that earned the biggest roar from a good crowd as Rangi stretched out to 67-48 at the last break.

Threes from Coker-Grey and Kade Cartwright helped MAGS edge the final period but Ethan Skelton and Priest saw Rangi safely over the line for their seventh win on the bounce.

Rangitoto 88 – Priest 36, Skelton 20, Fotu 11, Riley 8

MAGS 73 – Coker-Grey 24 Aki Luamanuvae-Su’a 12, Phoenix Sorensen 11, Cartwright 11, Will Leger 4/12r

Premier League Standings 

7-0 Rangitoto

5-2 Westlake, St Kentigern 

4-3 Rosmini, AGS

2-5 MAGS

1-6 St Peter’s

0-7 Liston

Secondary Schools Senior A roundup

One Tree Hill College and St Kentigern College are on a collision course to decide top spot on the Girl’s Senior A ladder – the two teams will meet next Friday in what should be an exciting game..

Both retained their unbeaten records in Round 6 but victories weren’t straight forward for either team.

In the game of the round One Tree Hill defeated Mt Roskill Grammar School 52-50.

OTH will be indebted to Angelica Vahai and Savannah Cook for preserving their unbeaten record as the pair scored all but eight of their team’s points.

Tikara Jallow and Bree Ioane lead the Mt Roskill response.

One Tree Hill 52 – Vahai 26, Cook 18, 

Mt Roskill 50 – Jallow 18 Ioane 15, Indiana Chanchui 8, Eden Ili 6

St Kentigern College also remain unbeaten –  a balanced scoring effort was topped by Masha Pavlenko and Shar Tapling.

For AGGS Mapuna Kohunui lead all scorers with 27 points, well supported by Leah Patuwairau.

AGGS 60 – Kohunui 27, Patuwairau 18, Grady Nikoia 13

St Kentigern 72 – Pavlenko 16, Tapling 15, Maia Bennett 14, Nerisa Vavau 10, Maia Mealamu 7

It was the Lizzy and Lucy show at Northcote College as the pair accumulated 44 points to ease their team to a 70-45 win against Avondale College.

Shiloh Caffery and Maraea Whiu were the leading Avondale scorers. 

Northcote 70 – Lizzy May 26, Lucy Shepherd 18, Brianna Hadley 9, Ella Carter-Mills 8

Avondale 45 – Caffery 16, Whiu 15, Daisy Ducloux 7

Pukekohe 54

Pakuranga 63

Senior A Standings

6-0 St Kentigern, One Tree Hill

4-2 Northcote

3-3 Mt Roskill 

2-4 Pakuranga

1-4 Pukekohe

1-5 Avondale 

0-5 AGGS

Boy’s Senior A Results

Mount Roskill are a perfect 6-0 after powering past Macleans College 107-67.

Mt Roskill 107

Macleans 67

Adam Davies and Matt Fautuaalii were the leading scorers for Sacred Heart in their convincing win over .

Sacred Heart 96– Davies 19, Fautuaalii 18, Josh Stewart 12, Tyler Wilson-Voyce 11, Liston Suasua 8

Massey 45– Oscar Dickson 11, Joseph Fuimaono 9, Peter Parker 7, Caleb Taulapiu

Northcote College strengthened their top-four credentials with a 93-82 home win over Avondale College.

Jimi Iosia-Sipeli and Aidan King for Avondale and Aaron Sievert and Dontaye Sowman-Faaee each enjoyed 20-point outings.

Northcote 93 – Sievert 28, Sowman-Faaee 26, Tom Bates 15, Shayan Poorekhorsandi 14

Avondale 82 – King 25, Iosia-Sipeli 22, Nathaniel Tivoli 10, Connor Gleeson 9

Aorere College beat Long Bay College 85-76.

Standings after 6 Rounds

6-0 Mt Roskill, 

5-1 Sacred Heart 

4-2 Aorere

3-2 Northcote 

2-4 Avondale, Macleans

1-5 Long Bay

0-5 Massey