Premier Girls – Week 4 Wrap

The fourth round review of the Auckland Schools Girls Premier Grade games, brought to you by Northern Kāhu, features wins for Saint Kentigern College, Mt Albert Grammar and unbeaten sides Westlake Girls and Baradene College.

A season high 21 points from Valana Pupuke-Robati and 19 points apiece from Danae Tait and Tiger-Lily Cocker-Lemalie propelled Mt Albert Grammar to an 89-44 road win at Carmel College.

The three, along with Waimanu Clarken, were prominent as MAGS sailed to a 42-20 half-time lead.

Without skipper and leading scorer Jemma Cammell, Leighton Esera and Lily Farman carried the bulk of the scoring load for Carmel.

MAGS carried too much scoring weaponry – 8 points in both the third and fourth quarters from Pupuke-Robati propelled the visitors to victory and solidified their top-four position.

Carmel 44 –  Leighton Esera 11, Lily Farman 11, Hannah Bellett 8, Imogen O’Rourke 6

MAGS 89 – Pupuke-Robati 21, Tait 19, Cocker-Lemalie 19, Shekinah Kuresa 12, Waimanu Clarken 10

In the game of the round Baradene College preserved their unbeaten record with a 70-58 home victory against Epsom Girls Grammar.

Summer Faleafa scored 11 first quarter points as Baradene opened up a 20-17 advantage.

Epsom couldn’t buy a basket in the second, three-point plays from Mila Vikauta and Poppy Cavanagh-Briggs helped the hosts to a commanding 43-20 interval lead.

Maya Fowler and Draun Forbes, who posted a game high 27 points, led the Epsom effort in the third – the two teams scoring 17 points each (Ritorya Tamilo scored 12 of those 17 for Baradene).

Epsom continued to prosper in the final period but scoring just three points in that second quarter left them too much ground to make up.

Baradene 70 – Tamilo 22, Faleafa 22, Cavanagh-Briggs 10, Harriet Burrell 9

Epsom 58 – Forbes 27, Fowler 19

Saint Kentigern College raced to a 21-5 opening quarter lead and were 35-12 to the good at half-time.

Kodee Sefo-Williams had 7 of the St Mary’s points but Ashleigh Tuumaialu had 8 for St Kent’s who had contributions from seven different players.

Tamzin Jakeman pushed the St Mary’s score along while Tuumaialu added a dozen points to her tally, including a couple of threes.

Sophie Jones also scored from deep as the hosts secured an emphatic win.

St Kentigern 72 – Tuumaialu 27, Jones 13, Madison Sanele 10, Sharmaine Tapling 9

St Mary’s 39 – Sefo-Williams 13, Jakeman 7, Layla Aholelei 6

In a one sided encounter a depleted Rangitoto College were no match for unbeaten Westlake Girls High.

Rangitoto 17 – Zaara Sain 4, Tamsin McAsey 4

Westlake 111 – Mackenzie Chatfield 26, Jaelah Clayton 15, Izzy Pugh 14, Rebecca Moors 11, Holly Williams 11, Emma Schroeder 10.


4-0 Westlake, Baradene 

3-1 MAGS

2-2 St Kentigern

1-2 Epsom, St Mary’s

0-3 Rangitoto

0-4 Carmel

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