Baradene and Westlake remain unbeaten

Next week’s clash between the two unbeaten teams in the Girl’s Premier League, Westlake Girls High and Baradene College, should be a cracker.

Both teams came through their Round 6 games unscathed with Westlake defeating Rangitoto College and Baradene beating Massey High School.

Rangitoto made a good start against Westlake with Aroha Riley and Kellie Tawhiao making regular scores for the visitors. However Westlake finished the opening quarter with a 10-0 run to take a decisive 30-16 lead and were never threatened thereafter.

They were paced by Mackenzie Chatfield’s 31 points with other double figure contributions from Amiya Fotu, Jaelah Clayton and Holly Williams.

Westlake 108 – Chatfield 31, Fotu 17, Clayton 15, Williams 14, Boucher 9, Leiataua 9

Rangitoto 50 – Tawhaio 23, Riley 21, Jasmine Zhang 5

A damaging first half, which Baradene College Head Coach Andrew Parke described as, “the best we have played this season,” set the joint league leaders up for a comfortable 95-37 victory at Massey High School.

With Lilly Parke and Summer Faleafa leading from the front Baradene established a massive early lead. Only Erima Tuita could make a basket for Massey as they were outscored 31-2 in the first ten minutes.

The second quarter was a more even contest but Baradene had the two competition points sewn up by half-time leading 50-9 at the interval.

Poppy Cavanagh-Briggs, Deyna Topia and Ritorya Tamilo built on the good work of Parke and Faleafa in the second half – Baradene in good form ahead of the clash with Westlake next Friday night.

Maya Taingahue was at the heart of Massey’s best moments scoring a team high 15 points.

Massey 37 – Taingahue 15, Kortni Waikiki 6, Tuita 5, Zhoey Tilby-Woods 5 

Baradene 95 – Parke 30, Faleafa 16, Cavanagh-Briggs 10, Deyna Topia 10, Ritorya Tamilo 9

An early three from Maya Fowler got Epsom off to a good start as they established a 15-11 lead against Mount Albert Grammar School.

Lead by Breanna Waka and Danae Tait MAGS were well in contention at half-time trailing by single figures (30-21).

A triple from Tait and useful points from Taya Lewis helped MAGS after the break, although 9 points in the third from Flo Dallow meant Epsom increased their advantage marginally to 49-36 at three-quarter time.

Dallow and Draun Forbes ensured there would be no late MAGS comeback – Epsom solidifying their place in the Premier League top four. 

Epsom 70 – Dallow 28, Sarah-Joy Aruwa 19, Fowler 9, Draun Forbes 6

MAGS 50 – Danae Tait 14, Lewis 10, Breanna Waka 9, Tiger-Lily Cocker-Lemalie 8

In a game played last Wednesday night St Mary’s College defeated Carmel College 72-53.

Faith Ualika and Alex Moore got St Mary’s off to a fine start, the home team up 25-12 at the first break and 43-20 by the interval.

Lead by Izzy MacGregor and Jemma Cammell Carmel were much improved after the break, the visitors shading the second half by a point.

Good to see young tyros Imogen O’Rourke (Carmel) and Kodee Sefo (St Mary’s) continuing to make their mark in the Premier League.

St Mary’s 72 – Ualika 18, Moore 12, Sefo 12, Trinity Atiga 8, Layla Aholelei 8

Carmel 56 – Cammell 18, MacGregor 15, Katie Linstrom 11, O’Rourke 7

Premier League Standings 

6-0 Baradene, Westlake

4-2 St Mary’s

3-2 Epsom 

2-4 Rangitoto

1-4 Massey

1-5 MAGS

0-6 Carmel

*Massey v Epsom scheduled for July 5

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