The 6th Round review of the Auckland Schools Girls Premier Grade games, brought to you by Northern Kāhu, features wins for St Kentigern College, Mt Albert Grammar, Epsom Girls Grammar and Westlake Girls High.
Some of the expectancy evaporated from the top of the table clash between Westlake Girls High and Baradene College when it was found that New Zealand U17 representative Ritorya Tamilo wasn’t available for the visitors.
That expectancy dissolved further when Westlake posted the first 10 points of the game inside two minutes.
Baradene scored the next six but were 28-14 down after 10 minutes with the opposition’s extended defence causing them issues – Holly Williams the biggest irritant for the visitors.
Deyna Topia and Summer Faleafa steadied the Baradene ship for a while but Mackenzie Chatfield and Izzy Pugh were in double figures by half-time with Westlake’s lead a healthy 52-32.
Topia enjoyed a stellar third quarter, making three triples on her way to 16 points in the period, but treys from Chatfield and Jaelah Clayton helped Lake move out to 77-50 with ten minutes to play.
Tamilo’s, NZ U17 teammate Amy Pateman warmed up for the trip to Jordan with a quiet 14 points – Westlake now with six straight wins.
Westlake 104 – Chatfield 28, Pugh 17, Pateman 14, Clayton 12, Williams 11, Rebecca Moors 10, Sarah Moors 6
Baradene 62 – Topia 22, Faleafa 18, Harriet Burrell 10, Poppy Cavanagh-Briggs 6
On her way to a game high 27 points Ashleigh Tuumaialu racked up 24 of them in the first half as St Kentigern College claimed a road win at Rangitoto College 81-41.
Zaara Sain made an early three for Rangitoto but pickings were small for the hosts as they fell behind 55-18 by half-time.
Aroha Riley and Tamsin McAsey, coming off a player of the game performance on Friday at Carmel, gave St Kent’s a few troubles but double digit efforts from Anamia Rangihaeata and Sharmaine Tapling pathed the way for a third win of the season for the Saints.
Rangitoto 41 – Riley 12, Tamsin McAsey 9, Sain 8, Alicia Carr 6
St Kentigern 81 – Ashleigh Tuumaialu 27, Anamia Rangihaeata 14, Sharmaine Tapling 12, Nerisa Vavau 8, Manawa Rogers 6
18 points apiece from Danae Tait and Sienna-Rose Tawera propelled Mount Albert Grammar to a comfortable 74-42 win against St Mary’s College.
Kodee Williams-Sefo scored 6 points in the opening quarter but St Mary’s trailed 17-12 after ten minutes.
It was Tawera’s turn to score half a dozen in the second, the hosts ahead 38—22 at half-time.
MAGS pulled further away in the second half with Tiger-Lily Coker-Lemalie and Shekinah Kuresa contributing double figures for MAGS – Trinity Atiga doing the same for St Mary’s.
MAGS 74 – Tait 18, Tawera 18, Coker-Lemalie 10, Kuresa 10, Pupuke-Robati 8,
St Mary’s 42 – Williams-Sefo 18, Atiga 12, Leyla Aholelei 7
A captains knock of 24 points from Jemma Cammell wasn’t quite enough to get Carmel College the win against Epsom Girls Grammar – Draun Forbes and Maya Fowler getting the job done as EGGS claimed a 69-61 road win.
Cammell made 9 points in the opening frame edged 19-18 by the hosts.
Despite 6 points from Hannah Bellett, Epsom took the second to edge ahead 34-32 at half-time – triples from both Forbes and Fowler aiding the effort.
Epsom made a decisive run after the interval – contributions from Mihinoa Tanghaere and Andrea Ape-Paia helping them to a 58-48 three-quarter time lead.
Cammell and Ruby Railton produced scores in the fourth but it wasn’t enough to seriously dent the Epsom advantage.
Carmel 61 – Cammell 24, Railton 11, Bellett 11, Imogen O’Rourke 6, Zoe Tibbotts 6
Epsom 69 – Fowler 25, Forbes 19, Mihinoa Tanghaere 10, Andrea Ape-Paia 9
5-1 MAGS, Baradene
3-3 St Kentigern, Epsom
1-5 St Mary’s, Rangitoto