In the Girl’s Senior A semi-finals One Tree Hill College took care of business against Northcote College winning 63-48. Brianna Cook (22pts) led the Northcote with normal suspects Savannah Cook and Angelica Vahai scoring 26 and 20 respectively for OTH.
In the other semi St Kentigern, having led by 17 points early on survived a late scare and overtime before prevailing over Mt Roskill Grammar – Masha Pavlenko leading the way with 20 points for St Kent’s.
OTH 63 – S Cook 26, A Vahai 20, Jesse-Lee Upo 9, Harriet Heta 5
Northcote 48 – Brianna Hadley 22, Lizzy May 10, Grace Lai 9, Lucy Shepherd 4
The Auckland Secondary Schools Premier League Grand Final will be a ‘Battle of the North’ with Westlake Boys taking on local rivals Rangitoto College.
Rangitoto beat St Kentigern College 80-58 in one semi-final while Westlake had a come from behind to beat Auckland Grammar 93-85
Rangitoto dominated proceedings against St Kentigern winning the opening quarter 20-11, moving to a 42-21 half-time lead and an unassailable 62-38 advantage at the three-quarter mark.
Kazlo Evans (27 points) was a shining light for St Kent’s with George Turner (12 points) the only other player in double figures.
Zeke Priest led the Rangi scoring with 22 points and there were also telling contributions from Zach Riley, Lucas Payne, Kaia Kemp and Jacob Fotu who recorded a double-double of 12 points and 13 rebounds.
The other semi-final was a far more intense affair. At three-quarter time Auckland Grammar were favourites to progress with a 63-56 lead, only for Westlake to pile on 37 points in the final period making six threes in the process.
Boston Caldwell started the revival with a deep three and from there Christian Martin took control. The Westlake skipper nailed 5 triples in the period – in an astonishing individual display he scored 30 of Westlake’s 37 points in the final ten minutes to carry his team to victory.
In a game of fluctuating fortunes Westlake scored 66 of their 93 points in quarters one and four with AGS, led capably by Jamal Todd and Luka Vea dominated the middle stages.
Rocco Chang, Boston Caldwell and Wade Mackenzie featured strongly as the opening quarter went to Westlake 29-19.
It was all Grammar in the middle periods as Todd, Vea, Caleb Landon and Toby Caldwell looked to be taking the game away from Westlake.
Martin had other ideas!
Westlake 93 – Martin 44 (7/12 3PG), R Chang 16, B Caldwell 15
AGS 85 – J Todd 22, C Landon 14, L Vea 13, T Caldwell 12, W Shortt 9
The Grand Final is scheduled for Thursday August 19.
In the final round of play One Tree Hill College defeated Saint Kentigern College 60-52 to clinch the Girl’s Senior A regular season title.
Mount Roskill Grammar and Northcote College finished tied for third spot with 8-6 records. In the head-to-head Northcote won one encounter by 4 but Roskill won the other by 19 meaning Roskill will play St Kentigern in one semi-final on Friday with Northcote facing One Tree Hill in the other.
The top two teams were tied at the quarter make (15-15) before Angelica Vahai and Milla Eckford edged them ahead at the break 29-26 despite 11 points from Misha Pavlenko.
Ash Tuumaialu three and 6 points from Maia Bennett pushed the St Kent’s score along but Savannah Cook and Vahai ensure OTH stayed ahead at three quarter time (46-39).
Shar Tapling and Tuumaialu kept St Kent’s in touch but a couple of threes from Harriet helped OTH protect their lead.
Sacred Heart 52 – M Pavlenko 12, A Tuumaialu 9, M Bennett 8, S Jones 7
One Tree Hill 60 – S Cook 32, A Vahai 17, Harriet 6
Abby Crane scored a game high 21 points for Sacred Heart but Grace Lai and Bri Hadley ensured Northcote College would head to the semi-finals with a confidence boosting win,
Pukekohe 39 – A Crane 21, M Williams 6, M Talakai 5, S Conroy 4
Northcote 68 – G Lai 14, B Hadley 11, M Aitchison 8, L May 8, A Hodgkinson 6
Also heading to the semis with a win under their belts are Mt Roskill Grammar with four players making double figures in the 76-50 win against Pakuranga College..
Mt Roskill 76 – I Chanchui 15, T Jallow 13, P Chanchui 13, Eden Ili 12, B Ione 6
Pakuranga 50 – T Ly 17, E Vaka 12, N Obasuyi 8, J Koteka 7
AGGS 58 – L Patuwairua 38, G Nikoia 11, M Kohunui 7
Avondale 47 – M Whiu 28, P Rasmussen 7, T Raion 6
Senior A Girl’s Standings
13-1 One Tree Hill
12-2 St Kentigern
8-6 Mt Roskill, Northcote
4-10 Pukekohe, AGGS
In the Boy’s Secondary Schools Senior A League Sacred Heart College claimed outright second place on the ladder with a 91-52 win at Macleans College.
Aorere College claimed third spot with a convincing win against Northcote College. Both teams have 10-4 records but Aorere have the better points differential in the head to head thanks to the 33 points win.
Macleans 52 – O Simpson 14, C Mutti 11, B Ananth 7, B Sun 7
Sacred Heart 91 – J Stewart 22, A Davies 16, M Fautuaalii 11, C Reynolds 8, J McKay 8
Baradene College recorded a deserved 72-66 win against Westlake Girls High, in an entertaining encounter played on Saturday afternoon.
Having won the first encounter by 12 points Westlake remain top of the Auckland Secondary Schools Premier League table on points differential and will meet Epsom Girls Grammar in one semi-final next Friday. The other matchup will be between St Mary’s College and Baradene.
Ritorya Tamilo (24 points) produced an outstanding performance for Baradene. Her 8 first quarter points were a signal of what was to come as she dominated the paint, and demonstrated a variety of scoring moves to compliment her rebounding prowess.
Westlake had made a sluggish start but when Mackenzie Chatfield gave them their first lead of the game (20-18), early in the second half, they were gaining the upper hand.
Simone Barnard’s three gave Lake a 10-point advantage but Deyna Topia’s timely triple meant Baradene were only down 47-40 at half-time.
Baradene started the second half strongly and when Lily Parke found nothing but nylon the scores were level at 53 points apiece. Tamilo’s inside work propelled Baradene to a 58-55 three-quarter time lead.
Barnard’s three and a two from Amy Pateman made it a 4-point game heading into the final minutes.
A couple of buckets from Chatfield kept Westlake in the hunt but Topia settled the contest with a game clinching pair of threes and Amelia Nathan iced the contest with a neat jump shot.
Westlake 66 – M Chatfield 17, S Barnard 16, S Moors 8, H Williams 6, M Boucher 5
Baradene 72 – R Tamilo 24, L Parke 20, D Topia 18, P Cavannagh-Briggs 4, A Nathan 4
In the tussle between the third and fourth placed teams St Mary’s College edged Epsom Girls 74-71.
Flo Dallow, Sarah-Joy Aruwa and Draun Forbes propelled Epsom to a 53-50 three-quarter time lead.
However the hosts were outscored 24-18 in the fourth as Kodee Sefo scored 10 points and Kat Leslie made key free throws to see St Mary’s home ahead of their semi-final clash with Baradene. Alex Moore and and Danika Moore were also prominent for St Mary’s.
Epsom 71 – F Dallow 29, S Aruwa 19, D Forbes 15
St Mary’s 74 – K Sefo 21, D Moore 15, A Moore 14, K Leslie 11
Massey High won a high scoring encounter with Carmel College 91-90.
Carmel enjoyed the better start leading 25-22 at the quarter break and 48-47 at half-time.
Despite Allyah Leusogi-Ape scoring 16 points in the third the Massey lead was only 71-69 with ten minutes to play.
Skipper Katie Linstrom, playing her final game for Carmel, went out on a high. She amassed a career high 38 points and with Ruby Railton, Jemma Cammell and Hannah Bellett producing strong hands Carmel remained in the contest until the finish.
In the end 35 points from Leusogi-Ape and 17 apiece from Tahlya Waikiki and Maya Taingahue saw Massey across the line for the win.
Massey 91 – Leusogi-Ape 35, T Waikiki 17, M Taingahue 17, K Waikiki 7, C Schuster 6
Carmel 90 – Linstrom 38, R Railton 19, J Cammell 13, H Bellett 10, M Lough 6
Mt Albert Grammar proved too good for Rangitoto College winning 95-62 with Waimanu Clarken and Tiger-Lily Cocker-Lemalie combining for almost 50 points.
Valana Pupuke-Robati, Jersey Nukunuku and Breanna Waku also made handy contributions as MAGS recorded their fifth win of the season.
Aroha Riley scored a game high 31 points with Tamsin McAsey and Emily Blyth both in double figures for Rangitoto.
MAGS 95 – W Clarken 25, T Cocker-Lemalie 23, V Pupuke-Robati 11, J Nukunuku 7, B Waka 7
Rangitoto 62 – A Riley 31, T McAsey 12, E Blythe 11
The lineup for next week’s Auckland Secondary Schools Boy’s Premier League semi-finals has been finalised following the completion of the final round of the regular season.
With Westlake Boys crushing St Kentigern College (94-55) and Auckland Grammar completing a comfortable win against Rosmini (93-60) there was a three-way tie for second spot on the ladder behind clear leaders Rangitoto College.
Westlake, AGS and St Kent’s all finished with a 10-4 record but after the big loss on Friday night St Kent’s points differential took a hammering and they will now meet Rangi in one semi-final with Lake and AGS meeting in the other.
When St Kentigern coach Aaron Young took a timeout two minutes into the contest at Westlake you sensed it could be a long night for the East Auckland outfit. They managed just 6 points in the opening quarter as Westlake rattled up a 19 point lead.
Caleb Mattison and Kazlo Evans provided St Kent’s with the ideal start to the second quarter but hopes of a revival were quickly snuffed out by Christian Martin and Rocco Chang as the hosts surged to a 52-22 half-time lead.
St Kent’s agony was prolonged in the middle of the third by a fire alarm evacuation and things didn’t get any easier on the resumption as Boston Caldwell and Hamza Zahran added to St Kent’s woes.
Westlake 94 – C Martin 28, B Caldwell 20, H Zahran 19, R Chang 17
St Kentigern 55 – K Evans 20, M Rillstone 16, K Rangihaeata 6, F Groves 5
Auckland Grammar rode an outstanding first half display from Caleb Landon to set up the win against Rosmini College.
The rangy forward, relentless on the offensive boards, piled on 25 points and a succession of rebounds as Grammar eased to a 44-30 interval lead.
Tom Beattie scored 16 of his 27 points in the third but Toby Caldwell and Luka Vea kept Grammar in the ascendancy – the hosts ahead 68-48 at the last break.
The lead blew out in the third with Liam Ward, to the delight of the home supporters, nailing a couple of long threes to cap a commanding display from Lindsay Tait’s boys.
AGS 93 – C Landon 34, T Caldwell 24, L Vea 17, J Todd 8, L Ward 6 Rosmini 60 – T Beattie 27, C Dalton 9, P Maxwell-Topia 8, K Murphy 6
Rangitoto College, the regular season champions, didn’t find it easy going at Mt Albert Grammar but did eventually prevail 67-63.
MAGS led 14-12 at quarter time but were outscored 22-12 in the second period.
Rangi extended their advantage to 52-39 at three-quarter time before MAGS mounted a spirited comeback in the fourth.
Harri Coker-Grey began the revival, Phoenix Sorensen added a triple with Dante Matakatea adding further momentum.
Zach Riley and Zeke Priest steadied the ship for Rangi, the pair scoring 13 of their combined 40 points in the closing minutes.
Rangi were bolstered by the appearance of Tautoko Wynyard after a long absence through injury. Playing his first game in almost two years he got through almost 13 minutes of action scoring 6 points and snaring 8 rebounds in a welcome return to action.
MAGS 63 – DMatakatea 15, H Coker-Grey 14, A Luamanuvae-Sua 11, P Sorensen 7
Rangitoto 67 – Z Riley 23, Z Priest 17, T Wynyard 6, M Ropotini 5
The bottom of the table clash ended with St Peter’s College recording a 94-62 win over Liston College.
Jack Donnelly scored 38 points for St Peter’s supported by Scott Errey and Jacob Nola.
Rasheed Ieremia’s (22 points) topped the Liston effort with Dhon Lao chipping in with 10.
Shout out to coaches Mikey Graham and Benny Anthony Jnr, and their players, for competing throughout a challenging season for both teams.
St Peter’s 94 – J Donnelly 38, S Errey 20, J Nola 12, D Sula 9, O Leigh 6
Liston 62 – R Ieremia 22, D Lao 10, L Smith 7, T Chataira 7, P Ma’afu 6
In the penultimate round of the season Rangitoto College wrapped up the Auckland Secondary Schools Premier League regular season title with a 96-80 home win against Westlake Boys on Monday night.
A high scoring opening period saw Rangi establish a 29-21 lead before breaking the game open with a 27-15 second term to lead by 20 at the break.
The Z-attack of Zeke Priest and Zach Riley did most the damage accumulating a collective 57 points.
Riley is in a rich run of form at the moment, his 37 points in this game following on from 30 against Rosmini on Friday.
Boston Caldwell , Rocco Chang and Christian Martin were the leading scorers for Westlake on a night when they were second best.
Rangitoto 96 – Riley 37, Priest 20, L Payne 14, Z Sladoja 9, J Fotu 8
Westlake 80 – Caldwell 23, Martin 16, Chang 16, H Zahran 12, T Pang 6
St Kentigern College broke clear of the three-way tie for second spot with a hard fought 79-76 home win against Auckland Grammar.
If Zach Riley is in great scoring form for Rangitoto the same can be said for St Kentigern guard Kazlo Evans. Playing his final game on his home court the Year 13 guard scored 34 against Grammar after nailing 41 three days earlier against St Peter’s.
With Jamal Todd and Caleb Landon scoring freely Grammar opened up a 16 points lead and were still well placed at half-time with a 44-32 advantage.
That lead evaporated in the third as St Kent’s piled on 25 points – Kaea Rangihaeata scored 6 but it was Evans with 17 in the frame that inflicted most of the damage.
Ahead 57-55 with 10 minutes to play Toby Caldwell, Landon and Todd did their best to wrestle back the initiative for AGS. However, in a tight final period, St Kent’s held firm with George Turner and Merrick Rillstone making some key plays.
St Kent’s will travel to Westlake on Friday knowing a win will keep them in second spot on the Premier ladder.
St Kentigern 79 – Evans 34, Turner 13, Rillstone 11, C Mattison 10, K Rangihaeata 9
Rosmini College, with 27 points from Tom Beattie, some high jinx from Matt Drury and first Premier League field goals from Julius Halaifonua saw off Liston College 95-59.
Liston were well served by the guard duo of Rasheed Ieremia (25 points) and Landon Smith (10 points).
Rosmini 95 – Beattie 27, Drury 14, Z Anderson 12, P Maxwell-Topia 11, K Murphy 9
Liston 59 – Ieremia 25, Smith 10, D Lao 8, T Chataira 8
In one of the highest individual scoring efforts in recent times St Peter’s College guard Jack Donnelly scored 51 points in a 97-89 loss to Mt Albert Grammar.
A balanced scoring effort led by Aki Luamanuvae-Sua and Morgan Aiono had MAGS ahead 58-46 at half-time. However Donnelly was relentless, his 18 third quarter points narrowed the deficit to 74-68 at the three-quarter mark.
It was end-to-end in the fourth but 6 points each from Will Leger and Phoenix Sorensen got MAGS home.
St Peter’s face Liston in the relegation game on Friday – having won the round 7 clash 102-64 they do have that +38 points differential to fall back on should they lose.
MAGS 97 – Morgan Aiono 22, A Luamanuvae-Sua 17, H Coker-Grey 16, W Leger 12, P Sorensen 11 D Matakatea 9
St Peter’s 89 – Donnelly 51, A Manio 10, S Errey 9, T Cox 6
Boys Premier League Standings with one regular season game remaining.
In Boy’s Secondary Schools Senior A League results Sacred Heart gained a valuable 59-45 home win against Aorere College.
Northcote were convincing 108-61 winners against Massey High – Dontaye Sowman-Faaee and Aaron Sievert amassing 61 points between them.
The results mean Sacred Heart are in a two-way tussle with Northcote for the regular season runners-up spot.
At the other end of the table Macleans College moved out of the bottom two with a narrow 78-72 home win against Long Bay College.
Northcote 108 – D Sowman-Faaee 34 A Sievert 27, S Bronkhorst-Nalder 15, T Cook 8
Massey 61 – C Taulapiu 14, J Anderson 13, G Ryan 9, S Viliamu 8
Sacred Heart 59 – L Suasua 16, A Davies 15, M Ma’asi 6, J Tengblad 6, M Fautuaalii 6
Aorere 45 – F Ngata 11, D Danielson 11, F Gordon 8
Mt Roskill 79Avondale 72
Macleans 78Long Bay 72
Senior A Boy’s Standings
11-1 Mt Roskill,
8-3 Sacred Heart, Northcote
2-10 Massey, Long Bay
In the Girl’s Secondary Schools Senior A League the only upset was Avondale College recording a 54-52 away win at Mt Roskill with Maraea Whiu (25 points) and Shiloh Caffery (17 points) doing most of the damage for Avondale.
Mt Roskill 52 – I Chanchui 16, M Sauaga 15, T Jallow 9, P Chanchui 6
Avondale 54 – Whiu 25, Caffery 17, M Lemisio 5
Northcote 74 – B Hadley 24, L May 21, L Shepherd 16, N Gear 12
AGGS 46 – M Kohunui 19, L Patuwairua 14, F Traill 5
St Kentigern 91 – A Tuumaialu 19, M Pavlenko 15, M Bennett 14, E Halliday 10, S Tapling 8, M Sanele 8
Pukekohe 18 – S Conroy 9, M Williams 5
Pakuranga 52 – J Koteka 26, N Obasuyi 6
One Tree Hill 78 – S Cook 35, A Vahai 15, Harriet 6, J Upo 6