The 6th Round review of the Auckland Schools Girl’s Senior A games, brought to you in conjunction with Northern Kāhu, features wins for Takapuna Grammar, Manurewa High and Auckland Girls Grammar.
In the clash between the top two sides Takapuna Grammar claimed a convincing 83-47 victory at Northcote College. Guard Bailey Flavell and power forward Qaizden Stephano were the architects of the win scoring 29 and 18 points respectively.
Misha Aitchison made an early three for the hosts but Flavell and Manaia Watson converted from deep as Takapuna raced to a 19-10 lead.
It was much tighter in the middle periods.
Lily Morgan scored 6 points for Cote in the second, Amy McKenzie with 7 for Takapuna as they took a 34-23 lead into half-time.
DJ Hannah made 8 straight in the third but Flavell matched that to keep her team in the ascendancy (53-37) at the three-quarter mark.
Any thoughts of a fourth quarter comeback from the home side, in front of a good Monday night crowd, were extinguished by Q’s work in the paint and Flavell’s speed in transition – Takapuna completing the win in style.
Northcote 47 – Morgan 17, Hannah 15, Lizzie May 8, Aitchison 5
Takapuna 83 – Flavell 29, Stephano 18, McKenzie 16, Watson 13
A game high 23 points from Sela Uluheua, her sixth straight game of 20-points or more, enabled Manurewa High School to claim a valuable 61-55 win against Massey High.
Alyssa Uluheua and Waimihi Hetaraka-Brown landed early threes for Manurewa but Massey took a 16-11 lead into the first break.
Zhoey Tilby-Woods and Tahlya Waikiki converted from long range in the second as Massey maintained their advantage at half-time, albeit a slender 33-31.
Scoring slowed in the third, a Mykah Togiatu basket putting Manurewa ahead 45-44 at the last break.
Kortni Waikiki scored 7 final quarter points for Massey but momentum was with Manurewa. Sela Uluheua nailed 8 points in the fourth to keep Manurewa ahead – Shirley Tuilimu sealing the deal with the final two scores.
The victory means Manurewa move up to third spot on the Senior A ladder with the same 4-2 record as Massey.
Massey 55 – K Waikiki 19, T Waikiki 19, Tilby-Woods 7, Cyntalia Schuster 6
Manurewa 61 – A Uluheua 23, Tuilimu 15, Lavinia Liufau 6, Bella Manu-Moore 6
Nellie Ioane, on her way to a game high 20 points, scored all of Mount Roskill’s opening quarter points as they fell behind 19-9 against Auckland Girls Grammar.
Adra Kaufusi made a couple of scores for Mt Roskill in the second but a balanced scoring effort from Grammar, with Faith Hurt leading the way, meant they had a 31-19 half-time lead.
Teniqua Oldenamsen made threes either side of the half-time break but Tatyana Ioelu also landed a couple from the land of plenty – AGGS drawing away in the second half with Ryn Nikoia and Harmony Hurt also reaching double figures.
Mt Roskill 34 – Nellie Ioane 20, Kaufusi 6, Oldenamsen 6
AGGS 69 – F Hurt 19, Nikoia 11, H Hurt 11, Fuschia Traill 8, Tatyana Ioelu 8
One Tree Hill beat Avondale College by default.
4-2 Massey, Manurewa
2-4 AGGS, One Tree Hill
1-5 Mt Roskill