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
6-3 St Mary’s
*Massey v Epsom scheduled for July 5