Senior A semi-final berths almost decided

In the latest round of Auckland Secondary Schools Girl’s Senior A action the top-4 teams all beat lower ranked sides.

Mount Roskill Grammar scored a 63-53 come from behind win against Auckland Girls Grammar.

A dozen early points from Leah Patuwairua took AGGS to a 20-17 quarter time lead which was extended marginally to 34-29 at the break with Grady Nikoia adding useful points.

The complexion of the game changed in the second half as Tikara Jallow and Eden Ili dominated proceedings. The pair shared 28 points after the break to help Mt Roskill to a valuable win and a place firmly in the Senior A Top-4.

AGGS 53 – Leah Patuwairua 31, Grady Nikoia 10, Fuschia Traill 7

Mt Roskill 63 – Tikara Jallow 20, Eden Ili 19, Indy Chanchui 10, Petra Chanchui 6, Thalie Fagan 6

St Kentigern 93 – Maia Bennett 18, Verity Ward 14, Ash Tuumaialu 12, Shar Tapling 11, Emma Halliday 10, Sophie Jones 8

Avondale 40 – Mercy Lemisio 27

Northcote College scored just two points in the final quarter but hung on for a one-point win at Pakuranga College.

Pakuranga 51 – Jordan Koteka 16, Izzy Reeve 9, Broque Steyn 8, Eden Vaka 5

Northcote 52 – Bri Hadley 20, Liz May 19, Lisa Gear 5

Savannah Cook’s rich points scoring form continued as One Tree Hill eventually overcame Pukekohe High 74-57. 

Pukekohe put up their lowest 3-point shooting numbers of the season but stayed in the contest with second chance points and some crucial mid-range shots.

Abby Crane finished with a team high 20 points for Pukekohe but it was Cook’s 42 points that was the difference.

One Tree Hill 74 – Savannah Cook 42, Jada Tairea 7, Jesse-Lee Upo 7, Angelica Vahai 6

Pukekohe 57 – Abby Crane 20, Arizona Withers 11, Sylvie Conroy 10, Mereana Williams 10

Earlier in the week AGGS beat Pukekohe 90-45 in a make-up game with Leah Patuwairua (41 points) and Mapuna Kohuni (24 points) shining for AGGS

Senior A Girl’s  Standings

10-0 St Kentigern 

9-1 One Tree Hill

6-4 Northcote, Mt Roskill

3-7 Pukekohe 

2-8 Pakuranga, Avondale, AGGS

Boy’s Senior A Results

In Boy’s Senior A action Sacred Heart College returned to winning ways with a 90-68 home win against Avondale College. Josh Stewart led the way for Heart scoring 28 points.

Elsewhere Northcote College and Aorere College virtually sealed semi-final places with wins at Long Bay College and Macleans College respectively.

Sacred Heart 90 – Josh Stewart 28, Adam Davies 18,Josh Tengblad 15, Muli Ma’asi 12, Tyler Wilson-Voyce 8

Avondale 68 – Jimi Iosia-Sipeli 21, Connor Gleeson 16, Kabir Bhargava 10, Andrew Murphy 9

Long Bay 79 – George De Felice 17, Nouh Taher 12, Elyas Taher 11, Tim Stumble 8

Northcote 100 – Slade Bronkhorst-Nalder 24, Aaron Sievert 22, Shayan Poorekhorsandi 17, Dontaye Sowman-Faaee 19 

Macleans 64 – Oliver Simpson 27, Levi Smyth 9, Benjosh Ananth 9, Aarya Thakkar 7

Aorere 76 – Feloni Ngata 19, Mathieu Lilo-Drollet 16, Franklyne Gordon 15, Devean Danielson 15

The result of the Massey High v Mt Roskill Grammar fixture was unknown at the time of publication. 

Senior A Boy’s Standings 

8-1 Mt Roskill, 

8-2 Sacred Heart 

7-3 Northcote, Aorere

4-6 Avondale

2-7 Massey

2-8 Macleans

1-9 Long Bay

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