Some close games in Round 11 as St Peter’s wrap up the Boys Senior A regular season title with three games to play. Notable wins also for Mt Roskill Grammar, Dilworth and Macleans College.
The game of the round was played at Mt Roskill Grammar where the home side boosted their top-four aspirations with a thrilling 80-78 win against Northcote College. Having suffered a number of narrow defeats the victory was a big confidence builder for the young Roskill team.
The Greenaway’s Mitch and Daniel led the way for Roskill with Aaron Sievert scoring a game high 28 points for Northcote.
It was close throughout, Mt Roskill leading by three points at the quarter, half and three-quarter breaks.
Aaron Sievert and Dontaye Sowman-Faaee scored 6 points apiece in the fourth but Roskill did just enough to hang on – Wai Tonga and Zach Kemen making crucial free-throws to compliment the fine work of Mitchell and Daniel Greenaway.
Mt Roskill 80 – M Greenaway 20, D Greenaway 15, N Rakate 12, R Aramoana 9, W Tonga 8
Northcote 78 – Sievert 28, E Ring 12, Sowman-Faaee 11, Jack Yang 10
Despite welcoming back William Passi from FIBA U17 World Cup duty Manurewa High School were upset 71-69 by Dilworth School at Pulman Arena on Friday night.
Ahead 50-48 at three-quarter time Dilworth hung on to be ahead by the same margin at fulltime.
Jarell Tuhega and Richard Campbell combined for 16 fourth quarter points for Manurewa but Kingston Kai’lahi-Aso and Owen Pattison shared the scoring load down the stretch as Dilworth closed out a welcome second win of the season.
Manurewa 69 – Tuhega 25, Ancha 14, Campbell 13, Passi 8
Dilworth 71 – Pattison 29, Kai’lahi-Aso 12, S Tavite 10, Kerr 8
A 23-9 opening burst seemed to have paved the way for a comfortable St Peter’s victory at Avondale College but a third quarter fight back from the hosts breathed life into the contest.
Down 38-25 at half-time Avondale charged out of the gate in the third as Andrew Murphy, Jimmi Iosia-Sipeli, Kabir Bhargava and Connor Gleeson troubled the St Peter’s defence to take the quarter 23-16, and trail by just 6 points (54-48) ahead of the final period.
Unbeaten St Peter’s steadied the ship in the fourth – Andre Manio scored 10 of his 24 in the period while Toby Cox made a couple of important scores as the Saints made it 11 wins on the bounce.
With closest rivals Northcote losing at Mt Roskill it means St Peter’s have clinched the regular season title.
Avondale 69 – J Iosia-Sipeli 24, K Bhargava 19, C Gleeson 19
St Peter’s 77 – Andre Manio 24, S Errey 17, Milan Tolich 12, T Cox 9
Result: Macleans College 72 Aorere College 68
Congratulations to Macleans College on picking up their first win of the season – no individual scoring details available at time of publication.
11-0 St Peter’s
6-4 Manurewa, Avondale
5-6 Mt Roskill