The Auckland Secondary Schools Girl’s Premier League Grand Final will feature Westlake Girls High School and Baradene College.
Baradene beat St Mary’s College 84-61 with Westlake victorious against Epsom Girls Grammar 83-71.
Kodee Williams-Sefo scored 20 points but it was an uphill struggle throughout for St Mary’s that trailed 39-22 at the half-way mark and 66-36 at three-quarter time.
Denya Topia, Lilly Parke and Ritorya Tamilo all made double figure contributions for Baradene.
Baradene 84 – Tamilo 24, Parke 20, Topia 16, S Faleafa 9, H Burrell 6
St Mary’s 61 – Williams-Sefo 20, K Leslie 12, D Manase 9, A Moore 6
Epsom Girls had the better of the first half against Westlake leading 47-40 with Sarah Joy Aruwa and Flo Dallow doing most the damage.
It was a different story after the break, Westlake giving up just 24 points in 20 minutes. At the offensive end Lake were well served by Izzy Pugh, Rosie Dil and Simone Barnard.
Westlake 83 – Dil 17, Pugh 13, Barnard 12, H Williams 9, M Chatfield 8, M Boucher 8
Epsom 71 – Dallow 30, Aruwa 21, M Fowler 9, D Forbes 8
Congratulations to Mackenzie Boucher and Flo Dallow who hot-footed to Pulman Arena immediately after the semi-final to make their NBL debuts for Harbour Breeze.
The Westlake v Baradene Grand Final is on Thursday, August 19, 6.00pm tip-off 6.00pm.