Westlake v Baradene showdown looming

The Auckland Secondary Schools Girl’s Premier League regular season title looks as if it will be decided in the final round when Westlake will entertain Baradene College after both teams secured wins on Friday.

Mackenzie Chatfield (17 points) top scored as Westlake cruised to the win at Mt Albert Grammar, dominating proceedings throughout to record an 87-40 victory. 

MAGS 40 – D Tait 13, T Cocker-Lemalie 8
Westlake 87 – M Chatfield 17, I Pugh 13, M Boucher 12, S Moors 8

Baradene had a more challenging fixture but eventually proved too good for Epsom Girls Grammar winning 77-62.

Baradene were paced by a career high 31 points from forward Ritorya Tamilo and an equally important 25 points from Deyna Topia.

The pair scored all of Baradene’s first 22 points as they forged a 32-25 half-time lead.

Epsom responded well in the third courtesy of Flo Dallow and Sarah Joy Aruwa but facing a 51-42 three-quarter time deficit they were unable to exert further pressure on the home defence.

Baradene 77– Ritorya Tamilo 31, Deyna Topia 25, Faleafa 11, Cavanagh-Briggs 8

Epsom 62 – Dallow 23, Aruwa 16, Fowler 8, Forbes 7 

Outscored 23-9 in the opening quarter Massey High more than held their own in the remaining 30 minutes but that initial deficit was too great to overcome against St Mary’s.

Allyah Leusogi-Ape scored a game high 26 points but a more balanced St Mary’s scoring unit led by Kodee Sefo’s 17 points. 

St Mary’s 65 – K Sefo 17, K Leslie 13, F Ualika 12, A Moore 12

Massey 57 – Leusogi-Ape 26, M Taingahue 17, Z Tilby-Woods 7, T Waikik 6

A decisive third quarter carried Rangitoto to a 68-47 home win against Carmel College.

Leading by six points at half-time (33-27), Rangitoto dominated the third period. 10 points from Aroha Riley, on her way to a team high 27, took the hosts out to an unassailable 54-35 advantage.

Carmel guard Jemma Cammell, with 28 points, was outstanding in a losing cause.

Rangitoto 68 – Riley 27, Tawhiao 11, Blythe 9, Devonshire 8

Carmel 47 – Cammell 28, Linstrom 8

Girls Premier League Standings 

12-0 Westlake

11-1 Baradene

8-4 St Mary’s 

6-6 Epsom

4-8 MAGS, Rangitoto 

2-10 Massey

1-11 Carmel

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