Baradene College confirmed a semi-final berth in Round 11 of the Auckland Secondary Schools Girl’s Premier League on Friday with an 87-58 win at Rangitoto College.
A couple of baskets from Tamsin McAsey helped Rangitoto keep pace with the visitors in the first quarter.
The trio of Ritorya Tamilo, Lilly Parke and Harriet Burrell scored 6 points apiece in the second quarter as Baradene moved to a 48-29 half-time lead.
Aroha Riley and Kellie Tawhaio scored all of Rangitoto’s 17 points in the third quarter with all but one basket made from beyond the arc.
Baradene didn’t need to fire from three-point land – 10 points in the third from Tamilo extended the visitors lead to almost thirty and win number 10 was in the bag.
Rangitoto 58 – Riley 22, Tawhaio 18, Casey Devonshire 6, Nina Nguyen 6
Baradene 87 – Parke 21, Tamilo 20, Summer Faleafa 16, Poppy Cavanagh-Briggs 12, Harriett Burrell 8
Mt Albert Grammar put together a strong second half display to record a 79-51 road win at Carmel College.
It was 13 points each after the first period and still even at 22 apiece four minutes into the second.
Hannah Bellett gave Carmel the lead but it was extinguished just prior to the half-time break as captain Tiger-Lily Coker-Lemalie scored six points on the bounce to take MAGS to a 36-32 half-time lead.
Katie Linstrom and Jemma Cammell scored on the resumption before MAGS went on to dominate the remainder of the third. Waimanu Clarken scored some eye catching baskets, Zara Pitovao and Danae Tait pitched in with a couple of buckets apiece, and suddenly MAGS were 59-44 to the good.
Ruby Railton gave the home fans something to cheer in the fourth but Clarken worked her way to a game high 25 points to help seal the win.
Carmel 51 – Cammell 20, Railton 11, Linstrom 7, Imogen O’Rourke 5
MAGS 79 – Clarken 25, Taya Lewis 14, Coker-Lemalie 14, Tait 12, Jersey Nukunuku 7
Four days earlier Epsom Girls had recorded an 11-point win but on Friday Massey High turned the tables to record a 99-94 away victory in a remarkably high scoring game.
Two players stood out as they amassed a collective 94 points!
Flo Dallow scored 45 points in a losing cause while Allyah Leusogi-Ape amassed 49 points for Massey.
If spectators thought the first half was high scoring – Massey led 45-34 – carnage followed.
Maya Taingahue scored 14 points in the third period as Massey looked home and hosed with a 72-55 lead at three-quarter time.
The hosts mounted a massive rear-guard effort scoring 39 points in the final 10 minutes as Dallow, Sarah-Joy Aruwa, Maya Fowler and Draun Forbes piled in the points.
With 3:22 to play Epsom had almost erased the 17-point deficit trailing by just 4 points (88-84) and a massive comeback victory looked a possibility.
However Leusogi-Ape was proving almost unstoppable and with Erima Tuita making a couple of crucial scores Massey held on for an important win as they fight for Premier League survival.
Epsom will look to regroup in order to confirm a semi-final berth when the final three rounds of the regular season resume after the school holidays.
Epsom 94 – Dallow 45, Aruwa 25, Draun Forbes 15, Maya Fowler 6
Massey 99 – Leusogi-Ape 49, Maya Taingahue 24, Zhoey Tilby-Woods 12
Girls Premier League Standings
7-3 St Mary’s
The Westlake v St Mary’s fixture will be played after the July school holidays.