The 4th Round review of the Auckland Schools Girl’s Senior A games, brought to you in conjunction with Northern Kāhu, features wins for Northcote College, Takapuna GS, Massey High and Auckland Grammar.
Penetrative incursions from DJ Hannah and solid work under the boards from Lily Morgan propelled Northcote College to a handy 21-12 early lead against Mount Roskill Grammar.
A triple from Grace Lai was the highlight of a low scoring second quarter – hosts Northcote 32-14 to the good at the interval.
Nellie and Bree Ioane were at the heart of Roskill’s good moments but Cote cut loose in the third piling on 35 points. Morgan, on her way to a game high 23 points had 13 of those in the period and with Hannah and Lizzie May also cutting lose Northcote were on their way to a fourth straight win.
Northcote 86 – Morgan 23, Hannah 18, Nikki Gear 13, Lai 11, L May 10
Mt Roskill 39 – N Ioane 17, B Ioane 14, Journey Cassidy 4
A season high 28 points from Amy McKenzie propelled Takapuna Grammar to a convincing 80-52 win against previously unbeaten Manurewa High School.
McKenzie scored 10 points in the opening 10 minutes, and with Qaizden Stephano tallying 8 points the Takapuna advantage was 24-14.
Despite Sela Uluheua making scores for Manurewa, McKenzie, Stephano and Bailey Flavell were scoring at twice the rate to propel Takapuna to a 48-24 half-time lead.
Manurewa shaded the third stanza 16-14 but a comeback of major proportions didn’t materialize. With a 4-0 record Takapuna remain top of the table alongside Northcote.
Takapuna 80 – McKenzie 28, Flavell 23, Stephano 18, Manaia Watson 5
Manurewa 52 – S Uluheua 25, Beauty Campbell 11 Mariana Monga 7, Shirley Tuilimu 7,
After missing last week’s game Angelica Vahai returned to the One Tree Hill Colleg lineup and gave them the scoring boost they needed. On her way to 27 points, she scored 13 in the opening period as OTH edged ahead of Massey High 18-16.
The second quarter was a tight, low scoring affair – Harriate Heta and Allyah Leusogi-Ape traded threes in the shadows of half-time. The scores were locked at the interval at 29 points apiece.
The third quarter proved pivotal as Massey gained the ascendancy courtesy of 14 points from Leusogi-Ape and contributions from Kortni Waikiki and Cyntalia Schuster.
Ahead 50-41 at three-quarter time Massey extended their lead in the fourth but it was far from straightforward against a resilient One Tree Hill.
OTH 52 – Vahai 27, Heta 15, Milla Eckford 6
Massey 67 – Leusogi-Ape 32, Kortni Waikiki 15, Cyntalia Schuster 14
In the final game of the round Auckland Girls Grammar gained their first win of the season defeating Avondale College 100-13.
AGGS 100 – Faith Hurt 16, Fuschia Traill 16, Harmony Hurt 14, Ryn Nikoia 13, Grady Nikoia 12, Tatyana Ioelu 12, Aja Tarawa 8
Avondale 13 – Shilo Caffery 8 Maya Loomes 3
4-0 Takapuna, Northcote
3-1 Manurewa, Massey
1-3 One Tree Hill, AGGS, Mt Roskill
0-4 Avondale, One Tree Hill
*These standings differ from the College Sport version as I believe they are showing the Massey result above as a win to One tree Hill.