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Girls Senior A – Round 12 Wrap

Round 12 of the Girls Senior A Grade competition saw wins for Northcote College, Auckland Girls Grammar and Massey High School.

Paced by 26 points from DJ Hannah, Northcote College maintained second place on the Senior A ladder with an 81-65 home win against Manurewa High School.

Northcote were out to a 26-12 quarter time lead before being pegged back slightly in the second.

Sela Uluheua also had 26 points in the game – along with Shirley Tuimulu the Manurewa effort reduced the Northcote lead to 63-52 at three-quarter time.

Hannah and Nikki Gear eased Northcote to the win in the final quarter.

Northcote 81 – DJ Hannah 26, Nikki Gear 15, Grace Lai 11, Lizzie May 10, Lily Morgan 7

Manurewa 65 – Sela Uluheua 26, Shirely Tuilumu 13, Beautiful Campbell 7, Lavinia Liufau 6, Alyssa Uluheua 6

In the game of the round Angelica Vahai amassed 38 points but couldn’t prevent One Tree Hill College being pipped 58-57 by Auckland Girls Grammar School.

Vahai and Milla Eckford helped One Tree Hill to a 16-15 early lead but Grady Nikoia’s scoring burst gave AGGS a 33-26 half-time lead.

Faith Hurt and Fuschia Traill helped AGGS build a decisive 47-34 three-quarter lead only for OTH were to storm back in the last ten minutes.

Vahai scored 15 points in the fourth and gaining good support from Melaia Tuisuva and Harriate Heta OTH almost pulled off a dramatic come from behind win.

OTH 57 – Vahai 38, Milla Eckford 6, Jesse-Lee Upu 5

AGGS 58 – Faith Hurt 16, Fuschia Traill 12, Grady Nikoia 9, Tatyana Ioelu 7, Ryn Nokoia 6

In a one sided contest Massey High School defeated Mt Roskill Grammar School 107-14.

Mt Roskill 14 – Adra Kaufusi 7

Massey 107 – Cyntalia Schuster 23, Kortni Waikiki 21, Tahlya Waikiki 20, Allyah Leusogi-Ape 20, Anne Marie Fatai 11, Zhoey Tilby-Woods 9

Avondale College defaulted the game against Takapuna Grammar School.

Standings:

12-0 Takapuna

11-2 Northcote

9-3 Massey

7-4 Manurewa

4-8 AGGS

3-9 One Tree Hill

2-10 Mt Roskill

0-11 Avondale

Boys Senior A – Round 12 wrap

Mt Roskill Grammar defeated Aorere College 71-60 with a fourth quarter run of 25-18 decisive

Whilst the Gordon brothers Chris and Franklyne did all the damage for Aorere it was ultimately the shot making of Roskill’s Zachan Kemen  that made the difference. He nailed three of his four triples in the final quarter to seal a sixth win of the season for Roskill.

Mt Roskill 71 Mitchell Greenaway 16, Kemen 14, Ngawaka Rakete 12

Aorere 60 C Gordon 32, F Gordon 24

  
Northcote College edged a tight encounter with Manurewa High School 80-75.

The first quarter had the teams tied at 23 points each and by halftime there was still only a basket separating the two teams – Manurewa 43-41 ahead.  

Manurewa did a good holding Aaron Sievert to only two 3-pointers, although the Northcote shooting guard did finish with a game high 35 points.

With three starters in foul trouble by the end of the third quarter Manurewa were struggling to hold Northcote who outscored the visitors 38-32 in the second half.

Richard Campbell and Brian Tapu combined for 44 points for Manurewa. For Northcote Tom Bates and Tane Cook lent good support to Sievert. 

Northcote 80 – Sievert 35, Bates 14, Cook 13, Dontaye Sowman-Faaee 10

Manurewa 75 – Campbell 24, Tapu 20, Jarell Tuhega 12, Ryan Ancha 7

Unbeaten St Peter’s College were made to work hard in the first half by Macleans College before securing a 100-70 victory. 

Levi Smyth and Jamie Carville were prominent as Macleans carved out an 18-17 first quarter lead extended to 44-38 at half-time.

The regular season champions came out firing after the interval as Scott Errey, Milan Tolich and Bailey Smith led a rampant St Peter’s to a 31-point quarter.

Ahead 69-58 at three-quarter time the Saints cruised through the closing minutes for win number 12.

Macleans 70 – Smyth, 22, Carville 14, Declan Puffy 11, Teegan La Grange 8, Christian Mutti 7

St Peter’s 100– Errey 32, Andrei Manio 20, Tolich 18, Smith 13, Toby Cox 7

Dilworth made it three wins on the bounce with an 89-78 home win against Avondale College.

Owen Pattison got Dilworth off to a flying start with his 10 first quarter points. Ahead by 5 points at the quarter break it was 51-39 by half-time as Nepia Moore demonstrated his shot making ability – three triples in the half.

Talking of triples, Kabir Bhargava would make six as he and Jimi Iosia-Sipeli kept Avondale in the hunt but a 73-57 three-quarter time deficit was too much to claw back especially as Damon Kitchen kept the score ticking over for Dilworth.

Dilworth 89 – Moore 17, Damon Kitchen 17, Pattison 15, Ivan Kerr 14, Kingston Kai’lahi-Aso 10, Ikahui Mahe 9

Avondale 78 – Iosia-Sipeli 22, Bhargava 20, Connor Gleeson 13, Kuldeep Khakh 11, Andrew Murphy 6

Standings:

12-0 St Peter’s

9-3 Northcote

6-5 Manurewa, Avondale

6-6 Mt Roskill

4-8 Dilworth

3-9 Aorere

1-11 Macleans

Girls Prems Round 12 wrap – Carmel get the win

Editorial limitations means the Round 12 roundup is somewhat abbreviated. Normal service will resume in Round 13.

Jemma Cammell produced a captains knock of 32 points to carry Carmel College to a decisive 74-55 win at Rangitoto College.

The second quarter proved decisive after a 14 points apiece opener. Carmel put on 28 points to establish a 42-28 half-time lead and built on their advantage at each break.

Imogen O’Rourke, Zahara Tibbotts and Ruby Railton lent Cammell good support – Aroha Riley and Amelia Andrews in double figures for Rangitoto.

Congratulations to Carmel on their first win of the season.

Rangitoto 55 – Riley 13, Andrews 11, Zaara Sain 9, Nina Nguyen 6, Maddison Skelton 6

Carmel 74 – Cammell 32, O’Rourke 12, Tibbotts 10, Railton 9

Epsom Girls Grammar went down 103-71 at Westlake Girls but deserve credit for their performance. Down 58-22 at half-time their resistance could have evaporated but they fought back well in the second half and deservedly won the final quarter, putting on 30 points in the process.

Led by their seniors Mackenzie Chatfield, Amiya Fotu, Jaelah Clayton, Izzzy Pugh and Rebecca Moors, Westlake were rampant in the first two periods logging 32 points in the opening spell and 26 in the second.

Well supported by Draun Forbes and Maya Fowler, Leah Patuwairua was an offensive spark for Epsom scoring a game high 31 points.

Westlake 103 – Pugh 27, R Moors 18, Chatfield 15, A Fotu 13, Clayton 11, S Moors 8

EGGS 71 – Patuwairua 31, Forbes 16, Fowler 14

Jemma Cammell produced a captains knock of 32 points to carry Carmel College to a decisive 74-55 win at Rangitoto College.

The second quarter proved decisive after a 14 points apiece opener. Carmel put on 28 points to establish a 42-28 half-time lead and built on their advantage at each break.

Imogen O’Rourke, Zahara Tibbotts and Ruby Railton lent Cammell good support – Aroha Riley and Amelia Andrews in double figures for Rangitoto.

Rangitoto 55 – Riley 13, Andrews 11, Zaara Sain 9, Nina Nguyen 6, Maddison Skelton 6

Carmel 74 – Cammell 32, O’Rourke 12, Tibbotts 10, Railton 9

Mt Albert Grammar breezed to a comfortable 88-43 home win against St Kentigern College.

MAGS took control of the game in the second quarter with a dominating 29-11 spell. Jorjia Fiu scored 9 points in the period, and April Liu 8, to propel MAGS to a 42-20 half-time lead.

The victory secures MAGS a semi-final berth in the play-offs in a couple of weeks’ time. 

MAGS 88 – April Liu 18, Waimanu Clarken 18, Jorjia Fiu 17, Danae Tait 10, Valana Pupuke-Robati 9, Sienna-Rose Tawera 6

St Kentigern 43 – Ashleigh Tuumaialu 13, Sharmaine Tapling 11, Nerisa Vavau 8, Anamia Rangihaeata 6

Ahead of the showdown with Westlake Girls on Monday, Baradene College were far too good for St Mary’s College winning 111-31.

St Mary’s 31 – Faith Ualika 8, Tamzin Jakeman 5, Heaven-Leigh Schmid 5 

Baradene 111 – Deyna Topia 32, Harriet Burrell 18, Summer 18, Ritorya Tamilo 12, Amelia Nathan 10, Poppy Cavanagh-Briggs 10

Current Standings:

12-0 Westlake 

11-1 Baradene

8-4 MAGS 

6-6 St Kentigern, Epsom

3-9 St Mary’s

2-10 Rangitoto, Carmel

Round 12 Prems Wrap: Russo-Nance drops 61!

Editorial limitations (lack of time!) means the Round 12 wrap is somewhat abbreviated. Normal service will resume in Round 13.

Wins on Friday for Sacred Heart, Westlake, Rosmini and St Kentigern – a quiet 61 points from Dontae Russo-Nance in that one!

Russo-Nance pushed his, and the Premier Grade, individual points best to 61 as St Kentigern College beat Mt Albert Grammar in overtime. 

St Kent’s were 6 points down inside the last 60 seconds before firstly Russo-Nance and then Merrick Rillstone (33 points), with 8 seconds remaining, hit triples to tie proceedings at 92 points apiece. 

Russo-Nance bossed the overtime period making his seventh and eighth triples to carry St Kent’s to win number seven on the season.

The result strengthens St Kent’s hold on a top four spot but eliminates MAGS from semi-final contention with two rounds of the regular season to play. 

MAGS 99 – 

St Kentigern106 – Russo-Nance 61, Rillstone 33

Sacred Heart College are celebrating a second win of the season after beating Liston College 79-71.

It was neck and neck through the first three-quarters – Sacred Heart ahead 60-56 at that stage.

Liston held a 4 point lead early in the fourth but a quick turnaround from Sacred Heart pushed them out to an 11 point lead at one stage. 

Dhon Lao and Rasheed Ieremia were outstanding for the hosts with Dalton Dennis a standout for Heart. His 17 points and double figure rebounds, Josh Stewart’s 25 points alongside 14 from Adam Davies ensured the visitors would grab the win.

Liston 71 – Ieremia 23, Lao 15, Seb Alan 10, Adrian Fabian 8

Sacred Heart 79 – Stewart 25, Dennis 17, Davies 14

Westlake Boys edged Auckland Grammar 95-92. Grammar guard Josh Muggleston made a couple of late threes to bag the win against Rangitoto last Monday and he almost forced overtime in this one but his effort, with time expiring, hit the back of the iron and bounced out.

In a high scoring encounter Grammar fought back from a 75-66 three-quarter time deficit to tie proceedings at the mid-point of the fourth but key scores from Rocco Chang and Hadi Alshami got Westlake over the line.

Westlake 95 – Hamza Zahran 28, Chang 24, Daniel Ottenhoff 24, Malachi Book 8

AGS 92 – Kahu Treacher 26, Muggleston 24, Cody Brown 15

Tom Beattie’s 27 points paced Rosmini College to an 86-62 road win at Rangitoto College. Rosmini took a low scoring first half 32-22 before pulling clear with a 28-16 third quarter burst. 

Tautoko Wynyard, with 18 points, was the best for Rangi who probably have to win their remaining three games to claim a spot in the semi-finals.

Rangitoto 62 – Wynyard 18, Jacob Fotu 13, Arnold Nam 12, Joel Brown 8

Rosmini 86 – Beattie 27, Julius Halaifonua 16, Charlie Dalton 9, Chris Wyllie 9

Current Standings:

11-1 Rosmini

9-3 Westlake

8-3 AGS

7-5 St Kentigern

5-6 Rangitoto

5-7 MAGS

2-10 Sacred Heart

0-12 Liston

Auckland Grammar duo claim Dynamic Sport NZ prizes

Josh Muggleston and Cody Brown have been in terrific form this season, the backcourt duo playing a big part in Auckland Grammar’s push for the Auckland Secondary Schools Premier Grade regular season title.

Our good friends at Dynamic Sport New Zealand have kindly donated prizes for outstanding Premier Grade performances – these two are worthy recipients. 

The pair have featured strongly in all of the 10 competition games that Grammar have played this season.

In Round 1 Cody scored 28 points against Liston and followed that with 21 against MAGS.

It was the turn of Josh to shine against Sacred Heart scoring a game high 23 points.

The pair were both in the twenties against Westlake and Rosmini – 28 and 26 for Josh and 31 and 20 for Cody.

In the high scoring 94-92 Round 7 defeat of Saint Kentigern the pair combined for 70 points – Josh with 36 and Cody 32.

Another 30 for Josh against Liston was followed by 21 versus MAGS.  

Last Friday Cody scored 26 against Sacred Heart and in the rearranged game at Rangitoto College on Monday Grammar eked out a hard fought 70-64 road win – Josh landed a pair of threes in the last couple of minutes to secure victory in that one.

Tomorrow (Friday) Grammar visit Westlake Boys.

Takapuna Grammar hold off Manurewa High

Takapuna Grammar School and Manurewa High School played out one of the best games of Senior A Girls Basketball this season on Monday night.

Takapuna’s unbeaten record came under serious threat before they eventually prevailed 68-61, on their home court, to extend their unbeaten run to eleven games.

Alyssa Uluheua scored 9 first quarter points for Manurewa but triples from Bailey Flavell and Amy McKenzie helped propel Takapuna to a 17-13 first quarter lead.

It was Sela Uluheua’s turn to do the bulk of the Manurewa scoring in the second. She scored 10 points while Flavell had 7 – the Taka lead reduced to three points at the break (32-29).

Points from Shirley Tuilimu gave Manurewa the lead for a while in a tight third quarter before Qaizden Stephano and Flavell restored Takapuna’s lead – ahead 55-45 at three-quarter time.

Manurewa were far from finished – Sela Uluheua took her tally to 19 points as they outscored Takapuna 16-13 in the final ten minutes. Stephano and Manaia Watson made crucial baskets to hold off Manurewa and preserve Takapuna’s winning run.

Looking at the current standings the two teams could meet in the Senior A semi-finals later in the month. We look forward to another cracking game if that should be the case.

Takapuna 68 – Q Stephano 21, B Flavell 18, A McKenzie 14, M Watson 11

Manurewa 61 – S Uluheua 19, A Uluheua 15, S Tuilimu 7, Bella Manu-Moore 6

Recap of the other Round 11 fixtures.

A 33 points outing from Allyah Leusogi-Ape paced Massey High to a comfortable 78-45 win against One Tree Hill College. 

Leusogi-Ape, fresh off making her Northern Kāhu debut earlier in the week, scored the first seven points for Massey as they opened up a 19-11 first quarter lead.

Angelica Vahai scored 18 points for One Tree Hill but Massey were largely untroubled as they steadily increased their advantage – Cyntalia Schuster, Kortni and Tahlya Waikiki were the other double figure contributors for Massey.

Massey 78 – Leusogi-Ape 33, K Waikiki 12, C Schuster 11, T Waikiki 11 

One Tree Hill 45 – Vahai 18, M Eckford 8, R Kivalu 8

DJ Hannah dropped 36 points as Northcote College rattled up a convincing 113-42 victory against Mt Roskill Grammar. Lizzie May made six 3-pointers amongst her 24 points while there were also double figure outings from Lisa Gear and Misha Aitchison.

Nellie and Bree Ioane worked tirelessly for Mount Roskill scoring 25 points and 9 respectively. 

Mt Roskill 42 – N Ioane 25, B Ioane 9

Northcote 113 – Hannah 36, L May 24, L Gear 18, M Aitchison 15, N Gear 9

Auckland Girls Grammar, led by Faith Hurt (22 points), had six players with nine points or more as they dominated proceedings against Avondale College. 

Shiloh Caffery’s 22 points was an outstanding effort in a losing cause.

Avondale 29 – S Caffery 22

AGGS 102 – F Hurt 22, F Traill 19, R Nikoia 17, T Ioelu 14, G Nikoia 10, H Hurt 9

Standings:

11-0 Takapuna

9-2 Northcote

8-3 Massey

7-3 Manurewa

3-8 One Tree Hill, AGGS

2-9 Mt Roskill

0-10 Avondale

Wins for AGS and Dilworth

In a rescheduled fixture Auckland Grammar eked out a hard fought 70-64 road win at Rangitoto College.

Grammar were indebted to Josh Muggleston who landed a pair of threes in the last couple of minutes to secure the victory.

Grammar carried a narrow 50-48 lead in the final quarter with Muggleston doing most of the heavy lifting in the final frame. Kahn Treacher got things rolling with a brace of baskets but Muggleston was the go-to guy scoring a dozen of his team high 23 points when it mattered.

Tautoko Wynyard scored 8 points for Rangitoto in the final period but the hosts were outscored 20-16 in the frame.

Wynyard was a menace throughout with his ability to dominate the paint at both ends of the court.

Wynyard scored 11 points in the opening quarter as Rangi gained a 19-12 lead. He added a further eight in the second as he and his front court running mate Jacob Fotu, along with Michael Ropotini, kept Rangi in the ascendancy (34-31).

Cody Brown, with 9 points either side of half-time, initiated a momentum shift. A couple of buckets each from Muggleston and Will Shortt helped Grammar tally 19 points in the third to take that 50-48 lead.

Despite the best efforts of Wynyard, it was Muggleston that stole the show in the fourth to seal the win.

The victory solidifies Grammar’s top four standing – the regular season title looking to be a three-way tussle between Rosmini College, Westlake Boys and Grammar.

Rangitoto 64 – Wynyard 33, Ropotini 17, Fotu 11

AGS 70 – Muggleston 23, Treacher 19, Brown 12

Current Standings:

10-1 Rosmini

8-2 AGS

8-3 Westlake

6-5 St Kentigern

5-5 Rangitoto

5-6 MAGS

1-10 Sacred Heart

0-11 Liston

There was also a road victory in Senior A with Dilworth School winning 88-68 at Macleans College.

On his way to a game high 30 points Jamie Carville landed three triples in the opening quarter. Owen Pattison replied with 9 points – Dilworth ahead 22-21 at quarter time.

Christian Muti continued the three-point barrage from Macleans but a brace of triples from Ivan Kerr ensured the Dilworth had a 40-34 advantage at the break.

A tight third quarter followed – Dilworth ahead 60-53 at the last break.

Carville landed his fifth triple and Muti his fourth but Macleans were unable to wrestle the advantage from the visitors.

Dilworth closed it out with 28 points in the final period – 11 different players making scoring plays in the quarter to seal the victory – Ikahui Mahe and Kingston Kai’lahi-Aso joined Pattison and Kerr in double figures.

Macleans 68 – Carville 30, Muti 23, Levi Smyth 8

Dilworth 88 – Pattison 20, Kerr 19, Mahe 15, Kai’lahi-Aso 10, Damon Kitchen 6

Standings

11-0 St Peter’s

8-3 Northcote

6-4 Manurewa, Avondale

5-6 Mt Roskill

3-8 Aorere, Dilworth

1-10 Macleans

Senior A Girls – Round 11 Wrap

A 33-points outing from Allyah Leusogi-Ape paced Massey High to a comfortable 78-45 win against One Tree Hill College. 

Leusogi-Ape, fresh off making her Northern Kāhu debut earlier in the week, scored the first seven points for Massey as they opened up a 19-11 first quarter lead.

Angelica Vahai scored 18 points for One Tree Hill but Massey were largely untroubled as they steadily increased their advantage – Cyntalia Schuster, Kortni and Tahlya Waikiki were the other double figure contributors for Massey.

Allyah Leusogi-Ape

Massey 78 – Leusogi-Ape 33, K Waikiki 12, C Schuster 11, T Waikiki 11 

One Tree Hill 45 – Vahai 18, M Eckford 8, R Kivalu 8

DJ Hannah dropped 36 points as Northcote College rattled up a convincing 113-42 victory against Mt Roskill Grammar. Lizzie May made six 3-pointers amongst her 24 points while there were also double figure outings from Lisa Gear and Misha Aitchison.

Nellie and Bree Ioane worked tirelessly for Mount Roskill scoring 25 points and 9 respectively. 

Mt Roskill 42 – N Ioane 25, B Ioane 9

Northcote 113 – Hannah 36, L May 24, L Gear 18, M Aitchison 15, N Gear 9

Auckland Girls Grammar, led by Faith Hurt (22 points), had six players with nine points or more as they dominated proceedings against Avondale College. 

Shiloh Caffery’s 22 points was an outstanding effort in a losing cause.

Avondale 29 – S Caffery 22

AGGS 102 – F Hurt 22, F Traill 19, R Nikoia 17, T Ioelu 14, G Nikoia 10, H Hurt 9

The Manurewa High School v Takapuna Grammar fixture has been re-scheduled for Monday night.

Standings:

10-0 Takapuna

9-2 Northcote

8-3 Massey

7-2 Manurewa

3-8 One Tree Hill, AGGS

2-9 Mt Roskill

0-10 Avondale