May 8, 2023
The opening round of Senior A Boys fixtures featured a game between the two promoted teams as Selwyn College took on Kelston Boys High.
Selwyn emerged clear winners 82-50 on the back of 24 points from Ashton Muraahi and 16 from Luca Vietri. Alec Phillips played the leading hand for Kelston with 22 points.
Selwyn 82 – Muraahi 24 Vietri 16, Elijah Vaealiki 9, James MacDonald 8, Robby Turnbull 7
Kelston 50 – Phillips 22, Sam Tuitupou 9, Sione Mapu 6
A young Avondale College team were no match for Liston College going down 90-44. Liston, boasting a number of players with Premier grade experience from last year, led 43-21 at half-time and never looked like giving up the lead.
Dhon Lao (27 points) and Rasheed Ieremia (20 points) led the way for Liston – Liam Takenaka-Wesley the best for Avondale with 13 points.
Avondale 44 – Takenaka-Wesley 13, Deuel Lelaulu 7, AJ Tsukada 6, Nate Muller 5
Liston 90 – Lao 27, Ieremia 21, Jeydin Ale 15, Manu Tuaere 7, Ronnie Juan 6
Dilworth ventured over The Bridge to take on Northcote College but came away empty handed with Aaron Sievert entertaining the sizeable home crowd with 37 points. Shunta Shinzaki, Jake Talaaic and Rico McPherson were also in double figures for Northcote.
Kingston Kai’lahi-Aso and Ikahui Mahe were the double digit contributors for an under strength Dilworth side.
Northcote 110 – Aaron Sievert 37, Shunta Shinzaki 14, Jake Talaaic 12, Rico McPherson 11, Tzion Manoa 8, Carlos MacPherson 8
Dilworth 63 – Kingston Kai’lahi-Aso 18, Ikahui Mahe 10, PJ Ainoa 9, Nepia Moore 10
Mt Roskill Grammar School protected home court advantage to see off the Manurewa High School challenge with a 97-61 victory.
Mitch Greenaway and Ezra Ogbuze with 27 points and 17 respectively led the Roskill offensive effort. Richard Campbell top scored with 22 points for Manurewa but his time on the bench, after picking up three first quarter fouls, certainly hindered their progress.
Mt Roskill 97 – M Greenaway 27, Ogbuze 17, Ryan Aramoana 10, Daniel Greenaway 10, Ngawaka Rakete 10
Manurewa 61 – R Campbell 22, Gordon Campbell 12, Tana Ihaka 9, Mark Harrison 6
In Girls Senior A action Rangitoto College comfortably saw off the challenge of visitors One Tree Hill College to open the season with a 92-46 home win.
Syriah Muipu was outstanding for OTHC with a game high 22 points but it was Rangi, with five players with 8 points or more, that claimed the win. Eva Veale, with 20 points, top scored for the hosts.
Rangitoto 92 – Eva Veale 20, Amelia Andrews 17, Tamsin McAsey 15, Maddy Skelton 10, Zaara Sain 8
One Tree Hill 46 – Syriah Muipu 22, Harriate Heta 5, Melaia Tuisuva 5
Manurewa High School were quick out the gate at Mt Roskill Grammar establishing a 16-7 lead.
Shirley Tuilimu scored 14 second quarter points and Beautiful Campbell 6 as the Manurewa lead ballooned to 45-9 at half-time.
Annelliesse Folaumoetao scored 8 second half points for Roskill but it was Manurewa with the comfortable win.
Mt Roskill 31 – Folaumoetao 8, Brooklyn Koonwaiyou 6, Emily Talosaga 6
Manurewa 67 – Tuilimu 23, Bella Manu-Moore 10, Waimihi Hetaraka-Brown 8, Campbell 8, Zhendy Li 6
Massey High School defaulted their game against Auckland Girls Grammar School while Avondale College will entertain Carmel College tonight (Monday May 8).