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.
3-9 One Tree Hill
2-10 Mt Roskill