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
6-2 St Mary’s
2-6 Rangitoto, MAGS
*Massey v Epsom scheduled for July 5