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Four Auckland teams through to NZSS Basketball Semi-Finals

Four Auckland teams through to NZSS Basketball Semi-Finals

The semi-finalists of the Schick Championships ‘AA’ Boys Competition have been found.

Multiple championship winners Westlake Boys High School were eliminated by Auckland rivals Mt Albert Grammar School. After only their second season in the Premier Grade after a eight year absence, and a tough season with injuries and sick players, MAGS are having a great tournament.

Rangitoto College prevailed against Palmerston North Boys’ High for the second successive year in a thrilling game. Mt Albert will take on Rangitoto after the defending champions beat local favourites Palmerston North 65-54 in front of a large crowd at the Central Energy Trusts Arena.

Rosmini College outlasted Rongotai College with a decisive third quarter taking the Zone 1 champions to a 91-75 victory. Rosmini will meet Christ’s College with the South Island representatives edging Auckland Grammar School 79-74.

 

‘AA’ Boys’ Quarter-Final Results:

  • Rosmini College 91 Rongotai College 75
  • Auckland Grammar 74 v Christ’s College 79
  • Westlake Boys 50 v Mt Albert Grammar 68
  • Palmerston North Boys 54 v Rangitoto College 65

In the girls semi-finals, defending champions St Peter’s Cambridge will face Auckland Girls’ Grammar after defeating a resilient Westlake Girls High School 65-58. Auckland Girls’ Grammar, as they did in the Auckland Premiership Grand Final, stole the win (76-75) in the dying seconds.

 

‘AA’ Girls Quarter-Final Results:

  • St Peter’s Cambridge 65 Westlake Girls 58
  • Mt Albert Grammar 75 Auckland Girls Grammar 76
  • St Mary’s College 81 Hutt Valley High 52
  • Hamilton Girls High 47 Melville High 65

‘AA’ Semi-Final Games, Friday 6 October:

  • 1:30pm. ‘AA’ Girls’ Semi-final – St. Peter’s Cambridge v Auckland Girls Grammar – Live stats
  • 3:15pm. ‘AA’ Boys’ Semi-final – Rosmini College v Christ’s College – Live stats
  • 6:00pm. ‘AA’ Girls’ Semi-final – Melville High School v St Mary’s College – Live stats
  • 7:45pm. ‘AA’ Boys’ Semi-final – Rangitoto College v Mt Albert Grammar – Live stats

All AA Semi-finals will be livestreamed on www.maoritelevision.com