May 15, 2023
There were wins for Mt Roskill Grammar, Northcote College, Selwyn College and Liston College in the second round of the Boy’s Senior A competition.
The individual performance of the round belonged to Northcote’s Aaron Sievert who dropped a career high 53 points against Kelston Boys. The sharp shooting guard is no stranger to heady scoring performances having scored 51 points against Aorere College last season.
A big night beckoned against Kelston after Sievert scored 16 points in the opening period as Northcote surged to a 38-14 lead.
Kelston found some scoring form in the second with Real Wheaton and Isiah Tulisi knocking down threes.
However Sievert also made a couple from deep and had 35 at half-time with Northcote in full control with a 68-35 lead.
Alec Phillips, headed for his successive 20-point games, scored 7 third quarter points for Kelston – Shunta Shinzake matched that for Northcote, the hosts 91-49 ahead with a quarter to play and a second straight home victory assured.
Northcote 111 – Sievert 53, Shinzake 13, Rico MacPherson 10, Carlos MacPherson 7, Jaden Lula 6
Kelston 65 – Phillips 20, Wheaton 10, Rodman Fuaivaa 8 Eyob Hailu 6
Selwyn College warmed up for next week’s clash with Northcote with a solid 86-60 win against Manurewa High School.
Richard Campbell was impressive for Manurewa with a game high 33 points while Charlie Barnfield and Ashton Muraahi both enjoyed 20-point outings for Selwyn.
Campbell and Issachar Pati shared Manurewa’s 14 first quarter points although Luca Vietri’s 8 points helped the visitors to a 17-14 lead.
The Manurewa offense stalled badly in the second and Selwyn took full advantage to carve out a 38-18 half-time lead.
Campbell scored 7 third quarter points but 9 from Muraahi meant the Selwyn lead had increased to 60-36 at the three-quarter mark.
A high scoring fourth period ensued with the two teams sharing 50 points.
Manurewa 60 – Campbell 33, Pati 12
Selwyn 86 – Muraahi 28, Barnfield 20, Vietri 14, Jerry Hing 10, James MacDonald 7
At Avondale College a slow scoring opening quarter favoured Mt Roskill (14-8) before the pace quickened in the second period.
Threes from Mitch Greenaway, Ryan Aramoana and Haisem Osman helped Roskill forge a 38-20 lead at the interval.
11 third quarter points from Duel Lelaulu helped Avondale accumulate 19 third quarter points but Roskill increased their advantage by six as their balanced scoring received contributions from nine players in the period.
Lelaulu went on to record a game high 25 points with Greenaway (22 points) and Ngawaka Rakete (16 points) topping the Roskill effort.
Mt Roskill Grammar 90 – M Greenaway 22, Rakete 16, Aramoana 10, Wai Tonga 9, Alfred Kerr 9, Osman 7,
Avondale 65 – Lelaulu 25, Nate Muller 11, AJ T 7, Liam Takenaka-Wesley 6
Despite 31 points from Kingston Kai’lahi-Aso Liston College were able to secure a valuable 74-61 victory against Dilworth.
The two teams tied the opening frame 16 points apiece before Liston edged a low scoring second quarter to lead 31-28 at half-time.
The third quarter was even tighter – Liston won it by two to carry a 49-44 lead into the final ten minutes.
Dilworth got great production out of Nepia Moore and Kai’lahi-Aso but, giving up too many turnovers, Dhon Lao, Rasheed Ieremia and Zymhon Moreno were able to capitalise and carry Liston to the win.
Liston 74 – Ieremia 26, Moreno 14, Jeydin Ale 9, Lao 9
Dilworth 61 – Kai’lahi-Aso 13, Ikahui Mahe 13, Moore 9