The 6th Round review of the Auckland Schools Boys Senior A games, brought to you by Dynamic Sport New Zealand, features wins for Avondale College, Northcote College, St Peter’s College and Aorere College.
It took a career high 45 points from Scott Errey to preserve St Peter’s unbeaten start to the season. With seven minutes remaining Mt Roskill trailed by just five points (68-63), the home team looking to cause an upset.
Through the closing minutes Wai Tonga scored 7 points for Roskill with Dante Halafihi and Zachan Keman chiming in with points but eventually they were undone by Errey’s career night. He made 10 points down the stretch, and with Toby Cox and Ralph Ocfemia saving their best until last, it was St Peter’s that would prevail.
Earlier the first quarter was tied 20 points apiece, Mitch Greenaway, Keman and Kees Mataroria edging the hosts to a narrow 37-36 lead.
St Peter’s had the better of the third, Errey and Dorian Sula dominating, Bailey Smith making a handy three – St Peter’s ahead 60-51 at three-quarter time.
Haisem Osman and Ngawaka Rakete put a dent into the deficit but St Peter’s, and in particular Scott Errey, could not be denied.
Mt Roskill 78 – Greenaway 17, Keman 14, Rakete 11, W Tonga 10, Mataroria 7, Osman 6, Dante Halafihi 6
St Peter’s 90 – Errey 45, Sula 19, Tait Moran 6, Ralph Ocfemia 6, Cox 6
Northcote College remained second on the ladder after an 81-61 home win against Dilworth.
Owen Pattison scored 11 first quarter points for Dilworth but with Shunta Shinzaki scoring their first 7 points it was Northcote ahead 26-16 at the first break.
Northcote continued that momentum during the second – threes from Aaron Sievert helped but tellingly Cote had seven different scorers in the period to lead 50-26 at half-time.
In and even second half Damon Kitchen, Tamati Schaumkel and Nepia Moore were prominent for Dilworth while Rico McPherson, Tom Bates and Tane Cook were amongst the major contributors for the hosts.
Northcote 81 – Sievert 17, Shinzaki 15, Rico McPherson 12, Tom Bates 10, Tane Cook 9
Dilworth 61 – Damon Kitchen 16, Tamati Schaumkel 12, Pattison 11 Nepia Moore 11, Finlay Edwards 7
Aorere College, 17-7 ahead at quarter time, and 41-14 up at the interval cruised to a 67-35 home win against Manurewa High School.
Jovanni Prasad, Moroki Tauhara, Franklyne Gordon and Chris Gordon were all in double figures for Aorere.
In contrast Richard Campbell’s 11 points was the best for Manurewa.
Aorere 67 – Prasad 19, Tauhara 16, F Gordon 13, C Gordon 10, Tanielu Taito 6
Manurewa 35 – Richard Campbell 11, Annum Leng 9, Jarell Tuhega 6
Macleans College won the 3-point shooting contest 11-9 but went down 122-87 in a free scoring encounter with Avondale College.
Avondale got out to 26-16 quarter-time lead, extended that to 55-40 by half-time before going on to win all four quarters. Connor Gleeson made the first of his four 3-pointers in the second period.
Macleans’ Christian Mutti would match the quartet of threes as he posted a team high 20 points.
Jimitose Iosia-Sipeli continually peppered the basket for a game high 42 points, ably supported by Kabir Bhargava (27) and Connor Gleeson (25).
Macleans 87 – Mutti 20, Levi Smyth 15, Jamie Carville 14, Dale Babaran 13, Quinn Hakaraia 8, Declan Puffy 8
Avondale 122 – Iosia-Sipeli 42, Bhargava 27, Gleeson 25, Andrew Murphy 14, Blaze Phillips 8, Tola Omisakin 6
4-2 Avondale, Manurewa
2-4 Mt Roskill, Aorere