The 8th Round wrap of the Auckland Secondary Schools Boy’s Senior A games, brought to you in conjunction with Dynamic Sport NZ, saw wins for Manurewa High, Avondale College and St Peter’s College.
Jimitose Iosia-Sipeli continued his good scoring form, amassing 33 points as Avondale College edged Mt Roskill Grammar 62-60.
He scored 14 points in the opening quarter to take Avondale to an 18-13 lead.
Alfred Kerr nailed threes either side of quarter time, the scores tied a 31 apiece at half-time.
Mitchell Greenaway scored 11 points in the third period although Kabir Bhargava and Iosia-Sipeli kept Avondale in touch, trailing 50-49 with a quarter to play.
That quarter was a tense, low scoring affair. Alfred Kerr, Mitchell and Daniel Greenaway made scores for Roskill but it wasn’t quite enough as a triple from Connor Gleeson and further points from Kuldeep Khakh, Bhargava and that man Iosia-Sipeli edged Avondale to victory.
Mt Roskill 60 – Mitchell Greenaway 21, Daniel Greenaway 10, Kerr 11
Avondale 62 – Iosia-Sipeli 33, Gleeson 9, Nathaniel 6, Bhargava 5
Despite being without William Passi, away with the Asia cup medal winning NZ U17 national team, Manurewa High School secured a 94-62 home win against Macleans College at Bruce Pulman Arena on Monday night.
Six points apiece from Richard Campbell and Alex Hughes enabled Manurewa to jump out to a 25-15 lead.
Levi Smyth tallied the same number in the second as Macleans fought back – 39-32 down at half-time.
Gavin Lin and Declan Puffy dropped threes, and with Smyth scoring another half dozen, Macleans were well in the hunt at the three quarter mark trailing 63-51.
Manurewa found another gear in the fourth – 12 points from Campbell, plus threes from Ryan Ancha and Jarell Tuhega, enabled the hosts to establish clear water between the two teams and ease Manurewa to a fifth win of the season.
Manurewa 94 – Campbell 31, Tuhega 25, Ancha 10, Malvin Tuimaseve 8
Macleans 62 – Smyth 16, Oli Simpson 11, Lin 8, Puffy 8
Scott Errey tallied 38 points as St Peter’s College enjoyed a 103-41 home win against near neighbours Dilworth.
Errey had 11 of those in the opening quarter won 26-15 by the hosts.
PJ Aiona made scores for Dilworth in the second but St Peter’s had the game well under control at the break – ahead 51-25.
Bailey Smith and Andrei Manio added to Errey’s good work to carry the game away from Dilworth and maintain top spot on the ladder for St Peter’s.
St Peter’s 103 – Errey 38, Bailey Smith 17, Andrei Manio 12, Toby Cox 11, Milan Tolich 8, Ralph Ocfemia 8
Dilworth 42 – Tamati Schaumkel 8, PJ Aiona 8, Kingston Kai’lahi-Aso 6
The Aorere College v Northcote College fixture will be played on Monday June 27.
Congratulations to William Passi (Manurewa High School), a member of the New Zealand U17 Men’s National Team that won a bronze medal at the Asian Champs in Doha at the weekend. In addition, they have qualified for the U17 Men’s FIBA World Cup to be played in Spain in July.
8-0 St Peter’s
5-3 Avondale, Manurewa
3-5 Mt Roskill