Today, a total of 59 games were played during the third day of the Schick Championships. As a result, the grand-finals for the ‘A’ competition is set to tip off in the evening. Both grand-finals will be livestreamed on www.maoritelevision.com
. The ‘AA’ competition heads to the preliminary quarter-final stages.
In the ‘A’ Girls’ Grand-Final
, Manukura will play Ellesmere College at 5:45pm.
Manukura were in control of their semi-final against Stratford High School, winning 73-63. Rouchelle Fourie top scored with 29 points and 12 rebounds. Harata Coleman backed that with 19 points.
In a much tighter match, the Ellesmere College versus Te Aroha College semi-final was heading for overtime until a well-executed Ellesmere play. Te Aroha were down eight with a minute to play, but they managed to pull it back to 57 all thanks to some impressive range outside the arc. Ellesmere appeared shaky as the Schuler sisters looked to be steeling the game back for Te Aroha. Then Megan Ellis stepped up and halted Te Aroha’s unbeaten run with an ice cold buzzer-beating layup. Ellis was the stand-out for Ellesmere. Her 30 points and 19 rebounds topped the stats, as well as her full 40 minutes on court. Ellesmere won 59 to 57.
In the ‘A’ Boys’ Grand-Final
, Stratford High School will battle Te Aroha College.
Stratford won their semi-final against Nga Taiatea 88 to 75. Four of their players chalked up nearly a full 40 minutes each and will be relied upon to back up tomorrow evening. Captain Cameron Trethewey (29pts, 10 reb) and Morgan Trott (34pts, 17 reb) top scored.
Te Aroha College were well-supported by a partisan crowd in their semi-final versus Opunake. Te Aroha were underdogs having lost to Opunake in the Schick Premierships quarterfinals 80 to 77. That defeat is forgotten now with this strong victory over Coach Hill’s Opunake, winning 67-61. Nico Hill and Harley Loveridge-Seymour top scored the game with 23 points each. It wasn’t enough to match Te Aroha’s wider spread of points, particularly with Sergio Schuler, Junior De Young, Leon van den Heuvel and Christian Garnier all chalking double points.
In the AA Girls competition
Westlake Girls, St Peter’s Girls’ Cambridge, Queen Margaret College Wellington, and Hamilton Girls’ High School have all secured a quarter-final berth having topped each of their Pools. Second and third placed teams in those Pools will go through to the preliminary quarter-finals, which will be played at 9am tomorrow morning (Thursday 4 Oct). Those games are:
Sacred Heart Girl’s New Plymouth vs St Andrews College, on court one.
Hutt Valley High School vs Rangitoto College, court three.
Zone 1 Champions Mt Albert Grammar School v Napier Girls’ High School, court five.
And all Auckland battle, Auckland Girls’ Grammar will play St Mary’s Ponsonby, court eight.
In the AA Boys’ competition
, Hamilton Boys’, Saint Kentigern Collage, Palmerston North Boys’ High School and Napier Boys’ High School have all secured a quarter-final berth each having topped each of their Pools. Second and third placed teams in those Pools will go through to the preliminary quarter-finals, which will be played at 9am tomorrow (Thursday 4 Oct). Those games are:
Rosmini College v Westlake, on the Show Court.
St John’s Hamilton v Mt Albert Grammar School, court two.
Hastings Boys’ High School v St Patrick’s College Kilbirnie, court four.
Cashmere High School v Auckland Grammar School, court six.
DAY THREE RESULTS:
41 Fraser High School VS Auckland Girls' Grammar School 68 | AA Girls
69 St Kevins College VS Rangiora New Life School 52 | A Boys
63 Hillmorton High School VS Opunake High School 75 | A Boys
45 Waihi College VS Nga Taiatea Wharekura 78 | A Boys
41 Napier Girls High School VS Hamilton Girls High School 72 | AA Girls
80 Stratford High School VS Manukura 72 | A Boys
55 Tai Wananga VS Te Aroha College 69 | A Boys
59 Catholic Cathedral College VS Dunstan High School 81 | A Boys
76 Palmerston North Girls High School VS Waimea College 69 | AA Girls
51 Queen Margaret College VS Rotorua Girls High School 36 | AA Girls
87 St John's College Hamilton VS Westlake Boys High School 82 | AA Boys
56 Shirley Boys High School VS Saint Kentigern College 72 | AA Boys
51 Massey High School VS St Mary's College, Ponsonby 72 | AA Girls
39 Otago Girls High School VS Hutt Valley High School 72 | AA Girls
60 Tauranga Girls College VS Wellington Girls College 71 | AA Girls
41 Rangi Ruru Girls School VS Mt Albert Grammar School 75 | AA Girls
73 Fraser High School VS Rotorua Boys High School 108 | AA Boys
21 St Andrew's College VS St Peter's School, Cambridge 85 | AA Girls
80 Hastings Boys High School VS Otago Boys High School 76 | AA Boys
54 Buller High School VS Kavanagh College 86 | A Girls
64 Te Kura Kokiri VS Te Kuiti High School 41 | A Girls
62 Middleton Grange VS Auckland Grammar School 89 | AA Boys
75 Palmerston North Boys High School VS Rangitoto College 62 | AA Boys
84 Waimea College VS Napier Boys High School 71 | AA Boys
79 Macleans College VS Tauranga Boys' College 105 | AA Boys
74 St Patrick's College, Kilbirnie VS Cashmere High School 90 | AA Boys
78 Manukura VS Catholic Cathedral College 72 | A Boys
69 Dunstan High School VS St Kevins College 82 | A Boys
62 Tai Wananga VS Waihi College 31 | A Boys
78 Hillmorton High School VS Rangiora New Life School 47 | A Boys
82 Rangitoto College VS Hillcrest High School 43 | AA Girls
67 Hamilton Boys High School VS Mount Albert Grammar School 58 | AA Boys
53 Melville High School VS Christchurch Girls' High School 50 | AA Girls
78 Manukura VS Stratford High School 78
| A Girls
59 Waimea College VS Fraser High School 55 | AA Girls
71 Napier Girls High School VS Palmerston North Girls High School 61 | AA Girls
70 St Andrew's College VS New Plymouth Boys' High School 77 | AA Boys
88 Sacred Heart Girls College, New Plymouth VS Westlake Girls High School 111 | AA Girls
104 Rosmini College VS Rongotai College 63 | AA Boys
65 Hamilton Girls High School VS Auckland Girls' Grammar School 55 | AA Girls
57 Te Aroha College VS Ellesmere College 59 | A Girls
73 Rangi Ruru Girls School VS Massey High School 53 | AA Girls
102 Shirley Boys High School VS Fraser High School 79 | AA Boys
99 Mt Albert Grammar School VS Rotorua Girls High School 96 | AA Girls
64 St Andrew's College VS Tauranga Girls College 38 | AA Girls
75 Wellington Girls College VS Otago Girls High School 59 | AA Girls
75 St Peter's School, Cambridge VS Hutt Valley High School 34 | AA Girls
73 Buller High School VS Te Wharekura o Mauao 74| A Girls
70 St Mary's College, Ponsonby VS Queen Margaret College 72 | AA Girls
88 Stratford High School VS Nga Taiatea Wharekura 75 | A Boys
77 St Patrick's College, Kilbirnie VS Macleans College 60 | AA Boys
93 Otago Boys High School VS Middleton Grange 77 | AA Boys
54 Rangitoto College VS Auckland Grammar School 68 | AA Boys
104 Tauranga Boys' College VS Waimea College 92 | AA Boys
88 Palmerston North Boys High School VS Hastings Boys High School 78 | AA Boys
79 Saint Kentigern College VS Westlake Boys High School 49 | AA Boys
75 Rotorua Boys High School VS St John's College Hamilton 85 | AA Boys
64 Cashmere High School VS Napier Boys High School 71 | AA Boys
61 Opunake High School VS Te Aroha College 67 | A Boys
More information including full results, updated draw and livestream info:
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5:45pm: A Girls Grand Final, Manukura v Ellesmere College
7:30pm: A Boys Grand Final, Stratford High School v Te Aroha College
* The ‘A’ tournament is for schools that have a roll of less than 600 pupils for co-ed schools or less than 300 for single-gender schools. The ‘AA’ tournament is for schools with school roles over those figures.