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
2-7 Pakuranga, Avondale
- 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
2-7 Macleans, Massey
1-8 Long Bay