Senior A Round 8 wrap

In the battle for third and fourth spot on the Auckland Cecondary Schools Girl’s Senior A ladder Tikara Jallow scored 22 points to pace Mount Roskill Grammar to a 70-51 home win against Northcote College.

Mt Roskill 70 – Tikara Jallow 22, Eden Ili 19, Indiana Chanchui 12, Nelly Ioane 8/8r, Bree Ioane 6

Northcote 51 – Brianna Hadley 19, Lucy Shepherd 8, Lizzie May 8, Ashley Healey 5 

Arizona Withers scored 25 points as Pukekohe High made the most of home court advantage to defeat Avondale College 70-51.

Pukekohe 70 – Arizona Withers 25, Sylvie Conroy 11, Abby Crane 19, Mereana Williams 13 

Avondale 51 – Maraea Whiu 20, Shiloh Caffery 11, Mercy Lemisio 7,  Daisy Ducloux 6

A balanced St Kentigern College scoring effort accounted for Pakuranga College 85-32.

Pakuranga 32 – Maria Maivalenisau 12, Trista Ly 6

St Kentigern 85 – Masha Pavlenko 20, Verity Ward 18, Shar Tapling 10,  Ash Tuumaialu 8, Emma Halliday 7

In the other game of the round One Tree Hill College defeated Auckland Girls Grammar 85-44. 


Senior A Girl’s  Standings

8-0 St Kentigern 

7-1 One Tree Hill

5-3 Northcote, Mt Roskill

2-5 Pukekohe 

2-6 Pakuranga, Avondale

0-7 AGGS

Boy’s Senior A Results

In the finish of the round Oscar Dickson hit the game winner from half-way to propel Massey High to a 98-97 win against Macleans College. Oliver Simpson scored 29 points for Macleans but that was trumped by Joseph Fuimaono’s 43-point haul for Massey.

Macleans 97  –Oliver Simpson 29, Levi Smyth 27, Justin Kempton 16, Jesse Manuel 10

Massey 98 – Joseph Fuimaono 43, James Anderson 19, Oscar Dickson 15, Grayson Ryan 8

Adam Davies led all scorers with 26 points as Sacred Heart College maintained second spot on the ladder with a win on the Shore against Long Bay College.

Long Bay 65 – George De Felice 17, Nouh Taher 14, Elyas Taher 13, Jasper Molloy 7

Sacred Heart 73– Adam Davies 26, Josh Stewart 14, Preston Tuaputa 14, Matt Fautuaalii 7, Liston Suasua 7

Race Greig scored a game high 24 points to extend Mt Roskill Grammar’s unbeaten run to eight games after an 82-54 win against Northcote College.

Mt Roskill 82 – Race Greig 24, Phoenix Tupai’i Samuel 13, Mitch Greenaway, Ed Beaumont 8

Northcote 54  – Slade Bronkhorst-Nalder 17, Dontaye Sowman-Faaee 12, Aaron Sievert 11, Shayan Poorekhorsandi 7

Jimitose Iosia-Sipeli and Connor Gleeson combined for 60 points for Avondale College but it wasn’t enough to get the win against Aorere College who were very well served by Devean Danielson (27pts) and Feloni Ngata (22pts).

Aorere 107 – Devean Danielson 27, Feloni Ngata 22, Franklyne Gordon 16, Chris Gordon 11

Avondale 87 – Jimitose Iosia-Sipeli 35, Connor Gleeson 25, Andrew Murphy 13, Kabir Bhargava 7

Senior A Boy’s Standings 

8-0 Mt Roskill, 

7-1 Sacred Heart 

5-3 Northcote, Aorere

3-5 Avondale

2-6 Macleans

1-7 Long Bay, Massey

Top Four all win in Girl’s Premier League

The top four teams all secured wins in Round 8 of the Auckland Secondary Schools Girl’s Premier League competition.

Massey High put up spirited resistance at Westlake Girls before being outrun in the fourth quarter to go down 110-52.

Westlake won the opening spell 16-10 although a late three from Tanika Tongamohenoa was met with joyous acclaim by the Massey bench.

Lake stretched their advantage to 43-22 at half-time with Simone Barnard and Mackenzie Chatfield doing damage.

A scooped lay-up from Maya Taingahue opened the second half scoring and with Zhoey Tilby-Woods sinking a pair of threes Massey were giving as good as they got.

A Holly Williams three began an avalanche of points for Westlake as Massey ran out of steam in the fourth frame. Seven Westlake players scored in double figures as an eighth straight win was registered.

Westlake 110 – Chatfield 22, Amiya Fotu 14, Makenzee Boucher 13,  Shonnie Leiatua 13, Amy Pateman 12, Barnard 11, Williams 11

Massey 52 – Taingahue 15, Tahlya Waikiki 14, Tilby-Woods 12, Kortni Waikiki 6

Flo Dallow continued her rich vein of form scoring 44 points as Epsom Girls Grammar defeated Carmel College 95-71 in a high scoring encounter.

Katie Linstrom and Jemma Cammell ensured it wasn’t one-way traffic, Carmel just 6 points down at half-time (44-38).

Maya Fowler and Dallow bossed the third period as Epsom stretched out to a 69-54 lead.

Linstrom knocked down her second triple of the game but Sarah Joy Aruwa scored 8 points in the fourth – the win solidifying Epsom’s place in the top four.

Epsom 95 – Dallow 44, Aruwa 23, Fowler 12, Draun Forbes 6, Te Aroha Kukutai-Wairau 6

Carmel 71 – Cammell 20, Linstrom 19, MacGregor 13, Ruby Railton 8, Imogen O’Rourke 7

St Mary’s College had five players in double figures in their 80-60 win at Rangitoto College.

Aroha Riley and Emily Blythe combined for 18 points in the opening period although Faith Ualika scored 9 to give St Mary’s a narrow 25-23 lead.

Kellie Tawhiao and Tamsin McAsey took on the scoring load for Rangi in the second but they still trailed 42-35 at the interval.

The third stanza proved pivotal as Trinity Atiga, Kataleena Leslie and Kodee Sefo propelled St Mary’s to a decisive 63-41 advantage.

Tawhiao took her tally into the twenties but the depth of St Mary’s was instrumental in securing the win.

Rangitoto 60 – Tawhiao 24, Aroha Riley 16, Emily Blythe 9

St Mary’s 80 –  Atiga 18, Leslie 16, Sefo 15, Ualika 15, Alex Moore 10

Baradene College enjoyed a 73-51 bounce-back win at Mount Albert Grammar School.

It was largely plain sailing in the first half as Baradene established a double digit lead with Lilly Park, Deyna Topia and Ritorya Tamilo knocking down five threes between them.

32-21 down at the break debutant Waimanu Clarken, Valana Pupuke-Robati and Tiger-Lily Cocker-Lemalie led a MAGS fightback in the third as the hosts made it a one possession game.

Baradene countered in the fourth to once again push out to a double figure lead.

MAGS 51 –  Waimanu Clarken 13, Cocker-Lemalie 11, Valana Pupuke-Robati 6, Danae Tait 6

Baradene 73 – Parke 23, Ritorya Tamilo 17, Topia 15, Summer  Faleafa 12

Premier League Standings

8-0 Westlake

7-1 Baradene

6-2 St Mary’s

4-3 Epsom

2-6 Rangitoto, MAGS

1-6 Massey

1-7 Carmel

*Massey v Epsom scheduled for July 5

AGS beat Westlake and St Kent’s win thriller at MAGS

Rangitoto College remain unbeaten after 8 rounds of Auckland Secondary Schools Boy’s Premier League play while Saint Kentigern College sit second on the table after surviving a scare at Mount Albert Grammar School. 

Mt Albert , inspired by 28 points from debutant Victor Keil came within one shot of defeating St Kentigern College before losing a thriller 73-72.

The lead changed several times in a fluctuating fourth quarter and when Will Leger’s three gave the hosts a 72-71 lead an upset looked on the cards.

However the game’s leading scorer Dontae Russo-Nance (38 points) restored St Kent’s lead leaving MAGS coach Daryl Cartwright 7.7 seconds to draw up an inbounds play. Twice they got shots off but neither would drop for the home side in a thrilling finish.

A close contest looked highly unlikely when St Kent’s raced to a 19-5 first quarter lead – three triples from Russo-Nance in the period. 

MAGS established a foothold in the game in the second period but were still 40-26 adrift at half-time.

That all changed after the break as Keil, the former Lynfield College guard, enjoying an outstanding first Premier League outing scored 14 points in the quarter. When Morgan Aiono, returning from injury, knocked down a three MAGS were just two points down (52-50) with  ten minutes to play. 

Leger scored 11 points in the fourth and Keil took his tally close to 30 but the dependable duo of Kazlo Evans and Russo-Nance steadied St Kent’s. George Turner and Caleb Mattison also made important buckets to see the visitors home but it was mighty close!

MAGS 72 – Keil 28, Harri Coker-Grey 13, Will Leger 13/11r, Morgan Aiono 9

St Kentigern 73 – Russo-Nance 38, Evans 24, Kaea Rangiehaeata 5

A storming second half display carried Auckland Grammar to a convincing 103-84 win at Westlake Boys.

With the scores locked at 51 apiece at the interval it appeared we were in for a tight battle in the second half.

Christian Martin and Liam Spencer began the third period brightly but Grammar were beginning to gain momentum – 10 points in the quarter from skipper Luka Vea and a brace of threes from Josh Muggleston gave the visitors a 74-64 three-quarter time lead.

Hamza Zahran and Martin scored with identical And-1 plays to keep the deficit at 10 points but from there Grammar scored 14 unanswered points with the play of the game a feature of the run. Toby Caldwell gathered up a loose ball in his own half and with a no look behind the head pass found Vea for the run-away dunk.

Caleb Landon and Jamal Todd pushed the lead out to 25 points and although Harry Barnard posted some late points for Westlake it was a Theo Brothers triple that capped a fine all-round performance from AGS.

 Westlake 84 – Martin 20, Zahran 16, Spencer 16, Barnard 10, Boston Caldwell 8

AGS 103 – Vea 26, Landon 19, Todd 19, Muggleston 15, Caldwell 9, Cody Brown 8

Three days after posting 36 points against Auckland Grammar Tom Beattie extended his career best tally to 44 points as Rosmini College held off St Peter’s College for an 83-73 away win.

The two teams scored 12 points apiece in the opening period before Rosmini edged to a 37-33 half-time lead with Pita Maxwell-Topia’s triple aiding the visitors cause. 

Jack Donnelly scored 33 points the last time the two teams met and the St Peter’s guard threatened that mark again, as along with Scott Errey and Dorian Sula, the home team closed the third quarter adrift 60-53.

Andrei Manio chimed in with a couple of baskets for St Peters but Beattie and Jameer Reed held the hosts at bay to secure a Rosmini win. 

St Peter’s 73 – Donnelly 29, Sula 16, Errey 13

Rosmini 83 – Beattie 44, Kane Murphy 13, Maxwell-Topia 11, Reed 10

Head Coach Kenny Stone gave plenty of court time to his bench players as Rangitoto College beat Liston College 95-49.

Rookie guard Baxter Riley made the most of the opportunity scoring 22 points. The tone was set early on as nine Rangi players got on the scoresheet as they raced to a 36-5 lead.

Liston responded in the second quarter as Deon Helu and Dhon Lao found scoring a little easier.

Rangi weren’t finished with Jacob Fotu working his way to a double-double (15 points and 10 rebounds) and Zoran Sladoja posting 12 points.

Eight wins on the bounce for Rangitoto!

Rangitoto 95 – Baxter 22, Fotu 15/10r, Sladoja 12, Zeke Priest 11, Ethan Skelton 10 

Liston 49 – Lao 9, Helu 9, Sebastian Alan 8, Peseti Ma’afu 8

Premier League Standings 

  • Rangitoto

6-2 St Kentigern

5-3 Westlake, AGS, Rosmini 

2-6 MAGS

1-7 St Peter’s

0-8 Liston

Senior A Boys and Girls – Week 7 wrap

Maia Bennett, Shar Tapling and Nerisa Vavau combined to make 9 from 12 threes to help St Kentigern College win an exciting top of the table clash with One Tree Hill College.

It was certainly needed as St Kent’s faced an avalanche of points from Savannah Cook and Angelica Vahai.

In the end the well balanced scoring effort from St Kent’s, that had five players score in double figures, carried them to a seventh straight win.

St Kentigern 85 – Bennett 21, Tapling 16, Vavau 12, Masha Pavlenko 12, Emma Halliday 12, 

One Tree Hill 76 – Cook 40, Vahai 24, Jesse-Lee Upo 5, Jada Tairea 5

30 points from Tikara Jallow took Mt Roskill Grammar to a 70-32 win against Pakuranga College and a top-4 spot on the ladder.

Mt Roskill 70 – Jallow 30, Petra Chanchui 8, Eden Ili 7, Nelly Ioane 7

Pakuranga 32 – Trista Ly 8, Zoish Chichgar 8, Eden Vaka 6

Northcote 63 – Brianna Hadley 21, Lisa Gear 12, Lucy Shepherd 8, Grace Lai 5

Pukekohe 49 – Arizona Withers 13, Sylvie Conroy 11, Abby Crane 9, Mo Talakai 5, Mereana Williams 5 

The Avondale College v Auckland Girls Grammar result was not available at the time of publishing.

Senior A Standings

7-0 St Kentigern, 

6-1 One Tree Hill

5-2 Northcote

4-3 Mt Roskill 

2-5 Pakuranga

1-5 Pukekohe

1-5 Avondale 

0-5 AGGS

Boy’s Senior A Results

Adam Davies and Josh Stewart combined for 46 points to engineer a decisive Sacred Heart College win against Macleans College.

Sacred Heart 108 – Davies 26, Stewart 20, Preston Tuaputa 18, Josh Tengblad 14, Matt Fautuaalii 8

Macleans 47 – Jesse Manuel 17, Oliver Simpson 12, Christian Mutti 10

Northcote College trailed Aorere College by 5 points inside the last 60 seconds before Aaron Sievert made a corner three followed by a pair of free throws to steal the win for the hosts.

Northcote 91 – Dontaye Sowman-Faaee 32, Aaron Sievert 28, Shayan Poorekhorsandi 10

Aorere 88 – Devean Danielson 24, Feloni Ngata 21, Chris Gordon 16, Jesse Holloway 12

The Avondale v Massey and Mt Roskill v Long Bay results were not available at the time of publication.

Senior A Standings 

6-0 Mt Roskill, 

6-1 Sacred Heart 

5-2 Northcote

4-3 Aorere 

2-4 Avondale

2-5 Macleans

1-5 Long Bay

0-6 Massey 

Westlake beat Baradene to go top

At the halfway point of the season Westlake Girls High lead the Auckland Secondary Schools Girl’s Premier League ladder after winning the game of the season to date 74-62 against Baradene College. 

Baradene made the brighter start with forward Summer Faleafa making a couple of baskets but Westlake were able to reap the rewards from defensive pressure to lead 20-12 at quarter time.

Lilly Parke scored ten points in the second frame for the hosts but Simone Barnard’s three contributed to Westlake’s 39-26 half-time lead.

When Mackenzee Chatfield and Jaelah Clayton helped themselves to easy baskets at the start of the second half Westlake were ahead by 16 and the floodgates were ajar.

However Faleafa and Topia found some offensive flow and Baradene were back in the contest at three-quarter time trailing 55-46.

Again Chatfield got Westlake off to a good start at the beginning of the quarter and with the lead back out to 15 points Westlake fans, including alumni Emme Shearer, were sitting comfortably.

That soon changed as, encouraged by the home support, Baradene reeled off a ten point run courtesy of Parke, Topia, Charlotte Rattray and Ritorya Tamilo.

The forward battle between Tamilo and Faleafa and the Moors sisters, Sarah and Rebecca, was an intriguing sub-plot as the two teams battled for supremacy. 

Just five ahead (61-56) with three minutes to play Westlake held their nerve in the closing stages to close out a hard fought victory.

Baradene 62 – Parke 19, Topia 11, Tamilo 11, Faleafa 10

Westlake 74 – Chatfield 22, S Moors 10, R Moors 8, Barnard 8, Shonnie Leiatua 8,

At the other end of the table Carmel College were celebrating their first success of the season after downing Massey High 76-72.

Paced by 25 points from Jemma Cammell the hosts had to endure a nervous final quarter before securing victory.

Carmel led 40-31 at half-time and with honours even in the third still held a 9-point advantage at the last break.

Maya Taingahue led the Massey assault in the fourth scoring 16 of her game high 33 points in the quarter but with Izzy MacGregor, Katie Linstrom and Imogen O’Rourke lending good support to Cammell it meant Carmel were able to hang on for a confidence boosting victory. 

Carmel 76 – Cammell 25, Izzy MacGregor 14, Katie Linstrom 11, Imogen O’Rourke 8

Massey 72 – Taingahue 33, Shazaleah Henry 8, Tahlya Waikiki 8, Kortni Waikiki 8

In the battle for third spot on the ladder St Mary’s College held off Epsom Girls Grammar to win their home tie 62-58.

The respective captains led from the front with Kataleena Leslie scoring 25 points for St Mary’s and Flo Dallow tallying 30 points for Epsom.

It was tight throughout, St Mary’s up by 1 at quarter time and half-time but trailing by 5 at three-quarter-time as Dallow, Maya Fowler and Sarah Joy Aruwa made their move.

However Epsom found baskets hard to come by in the fourth allowing Alex Moore and Leslie to take advantage. The pair scored all of St Mary’s 19 points in the final period to claim the win and take another step closer to the play-offs.

St Mary’s 62 – Leslie 25, Moore 15, Kodee Sefo 13

Epsom 58 – Dallow 30, Aruwa 17, Fowler 5

Mt Albert Grammar School celebrated their second success of the season at Rangitoto College winning 77-62.

The two teams shared the first 38 points in a high scoring opening period before 10 points from Taya Lewis fired MAGS to a handy 41-35 lead.

Aroha Riley and Kellie Tawhiao kept Rangitoto in the hunt but with Tiger-Lily Cocker-Lemalie in good form the visitors lead was 60-47 at the three-quarter mark.

Nina Nguyen made a late three for Rangi but by then Anna-Rachel Enari had ensured MAGS were travelling back across the bridge with the two competition points.

Rangitoto 62 – Riley 23, Tawhiao 21, Nina Nguyen 7, Emily Blythe 7

MAGS 77 – Cocker-Lemalie 22, Lewis 18, Valana Pupuke-Robati 10, Enari 9

Premier League Standings 

7-0 Westlake

6-1 Baradene

5-2 St Mary’s

3-3 Epsom

2-5 Rangitoto, MAGS

1-5 Massey

1-6 Carmel

*Massey v Epsom scheduled for July 5

Rosmini and St Kentigern snare close wins

At the half-way stage of the regular season Rangitoto College head the Auckland Secondary Schools Boy’s Premier League ladder with an unblemished 7-0 record. Four other schools appear to be in contention for a top-four berth as only one win separates St Kentigern College, Westlake, Rosmini College and Auckland Grammar.

Round 7 was a week of massive individual scores. Scott Errey scored 42 points for St Peter’s with Dontae Russo-Nance matching that figure while Tom Beattie (Rosmini) and Zeke Priest bagged 36 points apiece.

He may have played 40 minutes for Auckland Huskies on Thursday night but Dontae Russo-Nance showed little sign of weariness as 24 hours later he knocked down 8 threes, in his 42 points, to pace St Kentigern College to a tense 98-95 home win against Westlake Boys.

Westlake made the better start as Boston Caldwell and Hamza Zahran landed from deep.

Kazlo Evans and Russo-Nance got  St Kent’s back on level terms but there was little between the teams at three-quarter-time (73-68) in favour of the hosts.

Caldwell, Zahran and the consistent Christian Martin made buckets for Westlake – Kaea Rangihaeata, Evans and Russo-Nance likewise for St Kent’s.

Neither side were having trouble scoring, getting stops was the issue – in the end St Kent’s managed the all important one on the last possession of the game to thwart a strong Westlake showing.

Both teams are now tied second on the Premier League ladder with 5-2 records.

St Kentigern 98 Russo-Nance 42, Evans 23, Rangihaeata 15, Merrick Rillstone 10

Westlake 95 Martin 32, Caldwell 25, Zahran 16, Liam Spencer 6

Tom Beattie (36 points) appeared to have scored the winning basket for Rosmini College, to the delight of the home supporters, as the full-time buzzer sounded but with the points ruled out by the officials overtime ensued as the scores were locked at 78 points apiece.

Pita Maxwell-Topia and Kane Murphy gave Rosmini the perfect start in the extra 5-minutes but Luka Vea trimmed the deficit to 4 points with under three minutes remaining.

Rosmini edged further ahead from the foul-line but Jamal Todd’s And-1 play made it a three-point game with a minute to play.

Caleb Landon’s score from an in-bounds play cancelled out another trip to the charity stripe from Murphy before Beattie sealed the deal – this time beating the buzzer.

Earlier Cody Brown, Landon (27 points) and Vea (28 points) took AGS out to a double digit lead before Lucas Schnuriger drained a trifecta of threes. 

Grammar’s lead was cut to 40-37 at the interval but Beattie and Murphy helped Rosmini enter the final ten minutes with a 58-53 advantage before big buckets from Todd, Vea and Will Shortt made for an exciting finish – Rosmini winning the tense overtime period to prevail 91-87.

Rosmini 91 – Beattie 36, Murphy 18, Matt Drury 13, Maxwell-Topia 9, Schnuriger 9

AGS 87 – Vea 28, Landon 27, Todd 17, Cody Brown 6

Scott Errey’s huge 42 points haul powered St Peter’s College to a 102-64 victory against Liston College.

St Peter’s first win of the season looked anything but secure at half-time as Rasheed Ieremia kept Liston within 5 points at half-time (38-33).

However the third quarter was decisive as St Peter’s rattled up 31 points with Errey, Jack Donnelly and Dorian Sula inflicting most of the damage.

Ieremia kept clicking over the points but a brace of threes from Cobain David put the icing on the St Peter’s victory.

Liston 64 – Ieremia 28, Landon Smith 9, Dhon Lao 8, Deon Helu 5

St Peter’s 102 – Errey 42, Donnelly 17, Sula 11, Toby Cox 7, Andrei Manio 7, David 7

Rangitoto College remain unbeaten after an 88-73 home win against Mt Albert Grammar School.

Zeke Priest was the standout for the hosts scoring a career best 36 points while Mt Albert Grammar guard Harri Coker-Grey (24 points) was a constant offensive threat for the visitors.

A relatively low scoring opening half was won 35-25 by the hosts before they tightened the screws in the third term.

Priest scored 16 points in the quarter and Zach Riley 8 although it was a spinning drive from Jacob Fotu that earned the biggest roar from a good crowd as Rangi stretched out to 67-48 at the last break.

Threes from Coker-Grey and Kade Cartwright helped MAGS edge the final period but Ethan Skelton and Priest saw Rangi safely over the line for their seventh win on the bounce.

Rangitoto 88 – Priest 36, Skelton 20, Fotu 11, Riley 8

MAGS 73 – Coker-Grey 24 Aki Luamanuvae-Su’a 12, Phoenix Sorensen 11, Cartwright 11, Will Leger 4/12r

Premier League Standings 

7-0 Rangitoto

5-2 Westlake, St Kentigern 

4-3 Rosmini, AGS

2-5 MAGS

1-6 St Peter’s

0-7 Liston

Secondary Schools Senior A roundup

One Tree Hill College and St Kentigern College are on a collision course to decide top spot on the Girl’s Senior A ladder – the two teams will meet next Friday in what should be an exciting game..

Both retained their unbeaten records in Round 6 but victories weren’t straight forward for either team.

In the game of the round One Tree Hill defeated Mt Roskill Grammar School 52-50.

OTH will be indebted to Angelica Vahai and Savannah Cook for preserving their unbeaten record as the pair scored all but eight of their team’s points.

Tikara Jallow and Bree Ioane lead the Mt Roskill response.

One Tree Hill 52 – Vahai 26, Cook 18, 

Mt Roskill 50 – Jallow 18 Ioane 15, Indiana Chanchui 8, Eden Ili 6

St Kentigern College also remain unbeaten –  a balanced scoring effort was topped by Masha Pavlenko and Shar Tapling.

For AGGS Mapuna Kohunui lead all scorers with 27 points, well supported by Leah Patuwairau.

AGGS 60 – Kohunui 27, Patuwairau 18, Grady Nikoia 13

St Kentigern 72 – Pavlenko 16, Tapling 15, Maia Bennett 14, Nerisa Vavau 10, Maia Mealamu 7

It was the Lizzy and Lucy show at Northcote College as the pair accumulated 44 points to ease their team to a 70-45 win against Avondale College.

Shiloh Caffery and Maraea Whiu were the leading Avondale scorers. 

Northcote 70 – Lizzy May 26, Lucy Shepherd 18, Brianna Hadley 9, Ella Carter-Mills 8

Avondale 45 – Caffery 16, Whiu 15, Daisy Ducloux 7

Pukekohe 54

Pakuranga 63

Senior A Standings

6-0 St Kentigern, One Tree Hill

4-2 Northcote

3-3 Mt Roskill 

2-4 Pakuranga

1-4 Pukekohe

1-5 Avondale 

0-5 AGGS

Boy’s Senior A Results

Mount Roskill are a perfect 6-0 after powering past Macleans College 107-67.

Mt Roskill 107

Macleans 67

Adam Davies and Matt Fautuaalii were the leading scorers for Sacred Heart in their convincing win over .

Sacred Heart 96– Davies 19, Fautuaalii 18, Josh Stewart 12, Tyler Wilson-Voyce 11, Liston Suasua 8

Massey 45– Oscar Dickson 11, Joseph Fuimaono 9, Peter Parker 7, Caleb Taulapiu

Northcote College strengthened their top-four credentials with a 93-82 home win over Avondale College.

Jimi Iosia-Sipeli and Aidan King for Avondale and Aaron Sievert and Dontaye Sowman-Faaee each enjoyed 20-point outings.

Northcote 93 – Sievert 28, Sowman-Faaee 26, Tom Bates 15, Shayan Poorekhorsandi 14

Avondale 82 – King 25, Iosia-Sipeli 22, Nathaniel Tivoli 10, Connor Gleeson 9

Aorere College beat Long Bay College 85-76.

Standings after 6 Rounds

6-0 Mt Roskill, 

5-1 Sacred Heart 

4-2 Aorere

3-2 Northcote 

2-4 Avondale, Macleans

1-5 Long Bay

0-5 Massey

Baradene and Westlake remain unbeaten

Next week’s clash between the two unbeaten teams in the Girl’s Premier League, Westlake Girls High and Baradene College, should be a cracker.

Both teams came through their Round 6 games unscathed with Westlake defeating Rangitoto College and Baradene beating Massey High School.

Rangitoto made a good start against Westlake with Aroha Riley and Kellie Tawhiao making regular scores for the visitors. However Westlake finished the opening quarter with a 10-0 run to take a decisive 30-16 lead and were never threatened thereafter.

They were paced by Mackenzie Chatfield’s 31 points with other double figure contributions from Amiya Fotu, Jaelah Clayton and Holly Williams.

Westlake 108 – Chatfield 31, Fotu 17, Clayton 15, Williams 14, Boucher 9, Leiataua 9

Rangitoto 50 – Tawhaio 23, Riley 21, Jasmine Zhang 5

A damaging first half, which Baradene College Head Coach Andrew Parke described as, “the best we have played this season,” set the joint league leaders up for a comfortable 95-37 victory at Massey High School.

With Lilly Parke and Summer Faleafa leading from the front Baradene established a massive early lead. Only Erima Tuita could make a basket for Massey as they were outscored 31-2 in the first ten minutes.

The second quarter was a more even contest but Baradene had the two competition points sewn up by half-time leading 50-9 at the interval.

Poppy Cavanagh-Briggs, Deyna Topia and Ritorya Tamilo built on the good work of Parke and Faleafa in the second half – Baradene in good form ahead of the clash with Westlake next Friday night.

Maya Taingahue was at the heart of Massey’s best moments scoring a team high 15 points.

Massey 37 – Taingahue 15, Kortni Waikiki 6, Tuita 5, Zhoey Tilby-Woods 5 

Baradene 95 – Parke 30, Faleafa 16, Cavanagh-Briggs 10, Deyna Topia 10, Ritorya Tamilo 9

An early three from Maya Fowler got Epsom off to a good start as they established a 15-11 lead against Mount Albert Grammar School.

Lead by Breanna Waka and Danae Tait MAGS were well in contention at half-time trailing by single figures (30-21).

A triple from Tait and useful points from Taya Lewis helped MAGS after the break, although 9 points in the third from Flo Dallow meant Epsom increased their advantage marginally to 49-36 at three-quarter time.

Dallow and Draun Forbes ensured there would be no late MAGS comeback – Epsom solidifying their place in the Premier League top four. 

Epsom 70 – Dallow 28, Sarah-Joy Aruwa 19, Fowler 9, Draun Forbes 6

MAGS 50 – Danae Tait 14, Lewis 10, Breanna Waka 9, Tiger-Lily Cocker-Lemalie 8

In a game played last Wednesday night St Mary’s College defeated Carmel College 72-53.

Faith Ualika and Alex Moore got St Mary’s off to a fine start, the home team up 25-12 at the first break and 43-20 by the interval.

Lead by Izzy MacGregor and Jemma Cammell Carmel were much improved after the break, the visitors shading the second half by a point.

Good to see young tyros Imogen O’Rourke (Carmel) and Kodee Sefo (St Mary’s) continuing to make their mark in the Premier League.

St Mary’s 72 – Ualika 18, Moore 12, Sefo 12, Trinity Atiga 8, Layla Aholelei 8

Carmel 56 – Cammell 18, MacGregor 15, Katie Linstrom 11, O’Rourke 7

Premier League Standings 

6-0 Baradene, Westlake

4-2 St Mary’s

3-2 Epsom 

2-4 Rangitoto

1-4 Massey

1-5 MAGS

0-6 Carmel

*Massey v Epsom scheduled for July 5

Rangitoto beat Westlake in top of the table clash

Rangitoto College used a 17-8 run in the final five minutes to win the battle of the unbeaten Premier teams 98-92 at Westlake Boys.

When Rocco Chang made a brace of free-throws Westlake, in front of a partisan crowd, were 84-81 ahead and looking likely victors.

However Rangitoto scored the next seven points and would not be headed again as Ethan Skelton and Zach Riley took charge of proceedings down the stretch.

Westlake rallied again, as Christian Martin earned a couple of trips to the free-throw line, closing to within three points (92-89) with 42 seconds to play but Riley held his nerve at the foul line to win a hard fought contest for the visitors.

Rangi shot out to an 8-3 start in the opening 90 seconds but Westlake responded positively trailing by the narrowest of margins at the quarter break, 25-24.

Boston Caldwell found his range in the second period knocking down a succession of threes but Zeke Priest countered with a deep three and an acrobatic alley-oop.

Rocco Chang had the final say of the first half meaning the game was finely balanced at the interval with the hosts ahead 50-48.

It was 58 apiece at the mid-point of the third frame but a corner three from Caldwell (6 made threes in the game), a couple of inside buckets from Hamza Zahran and And-1 play from Martin gave Westlake a handy 76-71 lead at the three-quarter point.

The two sides exchanged baskets at the outset of the fourth before some Rangi full court pressure resulted in easy baskets for Ethan Skelton and Kaia Dryden meant the visitors trailed by a single point with five minutes to play (82-81).

From there it was all Rangi as Riley and Skelton stamped their authority on proceedings with important scores and smothering defence.

Westlake 92 – Caldwell 31, Martin 20, Chang 15, Zahran 14

Rangitoto 98 – Riley 27, Skelton 26, Priest 25, Dryden 9

Dontae Russo-Nance had a game tying three ruled out as Auckland Grammar School beat St Kentigern College 96-93 in front of a big crowd at Mountain Road.

In a foul riddled contest Toby Caldwell’s triple had given Grammar a 96-93 lead well inside the final minute only for Russo-Nance, having scored a game high 42 points, to connect from deep as time expired.

The shot was deemed to have been released a fraction after the buzzer sounded much to the relief of the home supporters – Grammar’s top-four aspirations gaining momentum.

It was St Kent’s that made the early running, out to a 21-18 first quarter lead with Kazlo Evans and DRN the main protagonists.

The hosts had the better of the second spell with Caleb Landon, Jamal Todd and Luka Vea regularly finding routes to the ring.

Grammar’s three-point half-time lead was extended to 78-72 at three-quarter time – 14 points in the quarter from Landon a mighty contribution.

St Kent’s made a big push for victory but despite Evans and Dontae-Nance scoring all 22 of their fourth quarter points they were denied the chance of overtime by a fraction of a second in a nail-biting finish.

AGS 96 – Landon 31, Vea 20, Todd 19, Caldwell 13, Cody Brown 7

St Kentigern 93 – Dontae-Nance 42, Evans 22, George Turner 7, Merrick Rillstone 7

In another tight contest Mount Albert Grammar School came away with the spoils at St Peter’s College winning 87-79.

MAGS made an enterprising start as Phoenix Sorensen and Aki Luamanuvae-Su’a landed from deep to give them a 23-19 first quarter advantage.

Scott Errey and Dorian Sua kept St Peter’s in the hunt down by just 7 points (49-42) at the half-way mark.

In keeping with a tight contest the two teams split 34 points in the third to set up a tantilising finish.

St Peter’s guard Jack Donnelly, on his way to a game high 42 points, piled on 15 of those in the fourth but Sorensen, Ben Skelton and Hari Coker-Grey steadied the MAGS ship to ensure they sailed away with the hard fought victory.

MAGS 87 – Sorensen 28, Sorensen 18p/11rebs, Luamanuvae-Su’a 11, Will Leger 9, Will Leger 9p/12r, Kuresa Tapulaaia 9, Harri Coker-Grey 8

St Peter’s 79 – Donnelly 40, Errey 17, Owain Leigh 8, Dorian Sua 7

Paced by 31 points from Tom Beattie it was plain sailing for Rosmini College as they cruised past Liston College 113-69.

Beattie, Charlie Dalton and Zion Anderson put their collective hands to the tiller to steer Rosmini out to a 65-31 half-time lead.

Rasheed Tahiru, Sebastian Alan and Taonaishe Chataivon kept Liston buoyant before Matt Drury and Kane Murphy applied the final flourish for Rosmini.

Liston 69 – Tahiru 16, Alan 13, Chataivon 11, Marvellous Michael 9, Dhon Lao 8

Rosmini 113 – Beattie 31, Dalton 20, Murphy 16, Anderson 15, Drury 15

Premier League Standings after 6 Rounds

  • Rangitoto

5-1 Westlake 

4-2 St Kentigern, AGS

3-3 Rosmini

2-4 MAGS

0-6 Liston, St Peter’s

Senior A Results

Sacred Heart College 96

Massey 45

Senior A Standings after 5 Rounds

5-0 Mt Roskill, 

4-1 Sacred Heart 

3-2 Aorere

2-2 Northcote 

2-3 Avondale, Macleans

1-4 Long Bay

0-4 Masse

Carmel come close to first win

For long spells of the game it appeared that Carmel College would pick up their first win of the season against Rangitoto College in Round 5 of the Auckland Secondary Schools Girl’s Premier League competition.

With 5 minutes to play they led 50-49 following a Katie Linstrom three. Kellie Tawhiao gave Rangi the lead before Linstrom tied proceedings from the foul line (51-51).

However only Jemma Cammell could find the net down the stretch whilst at the other end Tawhiao and Aroha Riley combined to give Rangitoto a hard earned 57-53 victory.

Zaara Sain scored a couple of baskets for Rangitoto in the opening quarter but thereafter Tawhiao and Riley combined to score 55 of Rangi’s 59 points.

Imogen O’Rourke and Ruby Railton complimented the work of Linstrom and Cammell but it wasn’t quite enough on the night. 

Carmel 53 – Cammell 21, Linstrom 19, Izzy MacGregor 5

Rangitoto 59 – Tawhiao 29, Riley 26, Sain 4

Westlake’s  unbeaten start to the season was under threat at half-time when they trailed Mt Albert Grammar School 28-26.

Tiger-Lily Coker-Lemalie and Taya Lewis combined nicely to give MAGS the interval lead.

Whatever the Westlake coaching staff said at the break worked a treat as they ran up 24 points in the third quarter courtesy of  Jaelah Clayton, Rebecca Moors and Makenzee Boucher.

Sienna-Rose Tawera and Lewis tried to keep MAGS afloat but Westlake were on a roll going on to win 71-47, Amy Pateman putting the icing on the victory. 

Westlake 71 – Boucher 16, Chatfield 16, R Moors 8, Sarah Moors 8

MAGS 47 – Lewis 11, Coker-Lemalie 9, Valana Pupuke-Robati 9, Tawera 8

Despite going eight minutes in the third quarter without scoring Baradene College prevailed 64-49 at Epsom Girls Grammar School.

Baradene College took command of proceedings racing to a 19-5 lead with Ritorya Tamilo and Summer Faleafa in the thick of the action.

Draun Forbes and Flo Dallow dragged Epsom back into the contest in the second period but they still trailed by 8 points at the half (31-23).

The pair inflicted more damage in the third period but despite that barren eight minutes Baradene still held a 40-37 advantage with 10 minutes to play.

Poppy Cavanagh–Briggs stepped up in the fourth making 10 points, Lily Parke chimed in with 8 and Baradene fans could breathe a little easier in the closing minutes as their team moved to 5-0 for the season.

Epsom 49 – Dallow 15, Forbes 12, Sarah-Joy Aruwa 10, Te Aroha Kukutai-Wirau 6

Baradene 64 – Parke 19, Cavanagh–Briggs 15, Tamilo 13, Deyna Topia 7

Massey High made a great start to the contest against St Mary’s College but came unstuck in the third quarter eventually losing 91-59.

Massey were up 21-17 at quarter time as Maya Taingahue and Shaz Henry combined for 17 points. They were still in the ascendancy at half-time – Tahyla Waikiki getting in on the scoring to make it a 32-31 lead.

The St Mary’s floodgates opened in the third period as they piled on 29 points. Kodee Sefo and Faith Ualika did most the damage making 12 and 9 points respectively in the period with Massey only able to muster 4 points in response.

Massey made a better fist of it in the fourth as Zhoey Tilby-Woods and Taingahue dropped threes but Sefo, Alex Moore and Breanna Schmid were in no mood to surrender the advantage.

St Mary’s 91 – Sefo 25, Ualika 22, Moore 14, Schmid 12, Layla Aholelei 9

Massey 59 – Taingahue 23, Henry 16, Waikiki 11, Tilby-Woods 6

Premier League Standings after 5 rounds

5-0 Baradene, Westlake

3-2 St Mary’s

  • Epsom 
    • Rangitoto

1-3 Massey

1-4 MAGS

0-5 Carmel

Senior A Results

Northcote 74 – Lizzie May 26, Brianna Hadley 21, Lucy Shepherd 15

AGGS 64 – Mapuna Kohunui 27, Leah Patuwairua 17, Grady Nikoia 16

Saint Kentigern 81 – Sharmaine Tapling 14, Emma Halliday 14, Masha Pavlenko 13, Maia Mealamu 9

Pukekohe 41 – Abby Crane 20 (6 made 3’s), Elena Hotai 5

One Tree Hill 63 – Savannah Cook 37 (7 made 3’s), Angelica Vahai 15, Jada Tairea 5

Pakuranga 52 – Jordan Koteka 21, Puaolena Fausia 8, Eden Vaka 7

Mt Roskill 58

Avondale 39

Senior A Standings

5-0 St Kentigern, One Tree Hill

3-2 Mt Roskill, Northcote 

1-3 Pukekohe

1-4 Pakuranga, Avondale 

0-4 AGGS