Both the Mt Roskill Girls and Boys teams secured important victories on Friday.
In Round 11 of the Auckland Secondary Schools Girl’s Senior A competition Mount Roskill Girls caused a surprise by beating previously unbeaten St Kentigern College 56-51
St Kent’s led 37-36 at three-quarter time but 7 points from Tikara Jallow, on her way to a game high 20 points, plus triples from Petra Chanchui and Melinda Sauaga tilted a tight game in favour of Mt Roskill.
Mt Roskill 56 – Jallow 20, Eden Ili 13, Indy Chanchui 10
St Kentigern 51 – Maia Bennett 11, Shar Tapling 10, Sophie Jones 7 Emma Halliday 6
Auckland Girls Grammar came away with both points after a 63-49 win at Pukekohe High School – 24 points from Leah Patuwairau the top score.
Pukekohe 57 – Abby Crane 12, Arizona Withers 14, Sylvie Conroy 8, Mo’unga Talakai 8
AGGS 53 – Leah Patuwairua 24, Grady Nikoia 15, Fuschia Traill 10, Mapuna Kohunui 8
Northcote College pushed One Tree Hill College all the way before eventually going down 76-65. One Tree Hill join St Kent’s at the top of the table While Northcote remain firmly in the Top-4 despite the loss.
Northcote 65 – Bri Hadley 22, Liz May 17, Lucy Shepherd 11, Jayd Graham 6
One Tree Hill 76 – Savannah Cook 31, Angelica Vahai 26, Jesse-Lee Upo 7, Jada Tairea 6
The Avondale College v Pakuranga scoresheet hadn’t been sent through at the time of publication.
Senior A Girl’s Standings
10-1 One Tree Hill, St Kentigern
7-4 Mt Roskill
3-8 Pukekohe, AGGS
2-8 Pakuranga, Avondale
Boy’s Senior A Results
In the top of the table clash Mt Roskill Grammar took a giant step towards sealing the regular season title with a 64-53 win against nearest rivals Sacred Heart College.
After a tight first half it was a decisive third quarter that separated the teams with Sacred Heart outscored 26-11 in the period.
Race Greig and Kennedy Matenga, with a combined 36 points, secured the win for Roskill.
Mt Roskill 64 – Race Greig 19, Kennedy Matenga 17. John Gill 10, Ngawaka Rakete 5
Sacred Heart 53 – Adam Davies 16, Liston Suasua 9, Preston Tuaputa 8, Josh Tengblad 6, Cassius Reynolds 6
On the back of 24 points from Slade Bronkhorst-Nalder and 21 from Aaron Sievert, with 7 made threes, Northcote comfortably defeated Macleans College 102-64. The win moves Northcote to equal second on the ladder alongside Sacred Heart.
Northcote 102 – Bronkhorst-Nalder 24, Sievert 21, Tom Bates 17, Tane Cook 11, Tayne Cook 11, Shayan Poorekhorsandi 8, Tzion Manoa 7
Macleans 64 – Christiam Mutti 18, Benjosh Ananth 12, Justin Kempton 12, Levi Smyth 6
The results of the games between Avondale College and Long Bay College, plus the Aorere v Massey tie are unknown at this stage.
Senior A Boy’s Standings
10-1 Mt Roskill,
8-3 Sacred Heart, Northcote
1-9 Long Bay