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
12-0 St Peter’s
6-5 Manurewa, Avondale
6-6 Mt Roskill