14 Sep 2017 Tournament Week Round Up
Our 2017 Premier Sports teams have just completed a busy and successful sporting season.
With tournament week competitions held all over the country, students and staff traveled far and wide to compete against some of the best competition in New Zealand.
BBNZ Nothern Cup, Papakura
Our premier girls went undefeated in the NZSS Nothern Cup, then finished in a dominating 4th quarter display vs Pukekohe in the championship match. The girls were crowned 2017 BBNZ Nothern Cup champions!
Captain Christine Redondo controlled the game admirably from the guard role, and Freyana Kaikobadi kept the scoreboard ticking on the fast break. However it was a dominant display of strength and finesse was displayed by year 9 forward, Jordan Koteka, who really impressed all in attendance. In a MVP display she scored 20 points and grabbed 12 rebounds. Jordan also earned a trial for the New Zealand Under 16 Girls team next year.
A strong Pakuranga crowd brought noise and energy, and got the Lady Pak over the line. The lone year 13 Luisa Maama, hitting the last 2 shots to seal the game.
Congratulations to coach Sione Maama, manager Ms. Sanders and the team!
53-41 vs Pukekohe
59-30 vs Diocesan
44-41 vs Waiuku
40-33 vs Trident
49-37 vs Pukekohe (Championship Match)
BBNZ AA Premierships, Auckland
The boys played in the Zone 1 AA Premierships. The tournament consisted 6 of the top 10 ranked teams in the country, considered the top premiership tournament in the country, it was always going to be a challenge.
Drawn in a pool vs 5 time national champions and #6 ranked in the country, Westlake Boys, and #8 ranked and 1x champion Kelston Boys, and #54 Nationally ranked Massey, the boys had to lift their games to compete.
Thank you to the year 13’s who performed admirably and who gave so much service to our basketball program and the growth of the basketball program regionally and nationally. Joshua Tayag, Nigel Munemo, Cristian Blanque, Jason Mamaradlo, Jarrod Marshall, Andrew Hislop, Andrew Evans, Jackson Maiava, and CJ Vellon.
The boys finished 12th in tournament play and ranked 45th in the country for the season.
The boys were coached by Mr. Maama and manged by Mr. Kumar.
91-97 vs Massey
90-57 vs Pukekohe
51-90 vs Westlake Boys
71-88 vs Kelston Boys
80-49 vs Orewa
91-48 vs Whangarei Boys (Top 16 Playoff)
70-93 vs Macleans
1st XI Girls
NZSSF Maurice Hulme Cup, Roturua
Finished a very respectable 8th place and were unlucky not to finish higher. Despite a season ending injury to captain Brooke Burns, the team were led strongly by year 13 pair Louise Cairns and GK Paula Thompson.
Results included a penalty shootout win and knockout of rivals Botany Downs, and 2-1 thriller vs Whakatane.
With only 3 leaving next season and a strong young core returning, the girls have an exciting future ahead of them!
The girls were coached by Yannick Martinoli, and managed by Mrs. Perkins and Ms. Ward.
2-1 vs Whakatane
0-6 vs Onslow
6-5 vs Botany Downs (Top 16)
0-1 vs Pukekohe (Quarter Final)
1-0 vs Western Springs
4-6 vs Mt. Roskill
1st XI Boys
Linwood Tournament, Dunedin
The 1st XI Boys travelled down to the cold waters of Dunedin, competing at the Linwood Tournament. After a successful season regaining a promotion game next season to A1, the boys looked to carry on the good form.
Led by senior students Jack Nevines, Brendan Hall, Oliver Hooley and Harry Pfizter, the boys return a good core for next years promotion game.
The boys finished 3rd at the tournament, playing a solid brand of football and scoring 23 goals in 6 games!
The boys were unlucky to have some key injuries before the semi final, defeating Southland Boys 3-1 in the bronze playoff.
Well done boys, and to head coach Jarrod Young, managers Mr. Jupp and Mr. Smith. And parent helper Mr. Tarpey.
1-1 vs Kavanagh
15-1 vs St. Peter’s (Gore)
2-2 vs Cromwell
1-0 vs Ashburton (Quarter Final)
1-2 vs Papanui (Semi Final)
3-1 vs Southland Boys
1st XI Girls
Chica Gilmer Trophy, Whangarei
The girls traveled north with stand in coach Mr. Sima, and manager Mrs. Pederson. Filled with a mix of experience and youth, the girls had high hopes going in to the tournament.
Led by seniors Sophie Hill, Summer Ryan, Sarisha Maikoo and Kelsey Voigt in their final season. The girls started strongly with 2 victories vs local rival Botany Downs (1-0) and St. Peter’s Cambridge (3-0).
Alyssa Whelan was on fire in front of the net, scoring 7 goals in the tournament.
The girls eventually went on to lose to a strong Kamo side in the quarter final, however finished strong with 2 wins, including a 1-0 clincher vs Auckland foe Mt. Albert Grammar.
1-0 vs Botany Downs
3-0 vs St. Peters Cambridge
0-1 vs Avondale
0-3 vs Kamo (Quarter Final)
4-1 vs St. Pauls
1-0 vs Mt. Albert Grammar
1st XI Boys
Johnson Cup, Cromwell
Our 1st XI Boys flew south to the scenery of Cromwell. Coached by former head boy and 1st XI captain Matt Dowdle and Mr. Daniels, the squad with a lot of first timers to tournament play, were in for a real challenge.
Year 13’s Alex Harrison, Connor Mehmel and Tashi Stewart were solid all tournament, Tashi in particular was considered the teams most valuable player for the competition.
Captain Mortaza Sahar led well from the back and Year 12 Henry Adams finished with 3 goals to his record. Jacob Carroll also protected the goal with great skill and timing.
The boys advanced from pool play undefeated and gained valuable experience in the playoff rounds.
2-2 vs Feilding
2-1 vs Ashburton
0-3 vs Avondale (Quarter Final)
2-3 vs Taradale
0-1 vs Feilding
Premier 1 Girls
UNISS Tournamnet, Auckland
Our Netball team ranked 5th pre tournament in the B-grade, looked to do one better and qualify for a promotion to next years A-grade tournament. Playing local, at the AMI netball center, they had to adjust from playing inside all season to the confides of outdoor play.
A strong defensive edge from year 13’s Caitlin Mason and Lotu Moa, led to great link up play with Kodi Barlow, feeding good looks for captain and shooter Patricia Furivai. The seniors showing class, prowess and experience throughout the tournament.
With 3 strong wins to start the pool rounds, the team faced some tough opposition in the playoff stages. However some hard luck in the playoffs meant the girls had to playoff outside of the top 8.
Coached by former Premier player and captain Ms. Jensen, and managed by Mrs. Hillgrove and Mrs. Fullerton, the girls were lucky to have some of the best in the game in charge.
With a final placing of 11th, the girls finished strong and look to bounce back at another opportunity for A grade next season!
35-33 vs Sancta Maria
38-27 vs Otumoetai
28-15 vs Western Springs
32-32 vs Lynfield
26-18 vs Taupo-Nui-a-Tia
33-36 vs Kataia
39-33 vs Tuakau
24-34 vs St. Mary’s
38-40 vs Marist
34-33 vs Opotiki
Thank you to all the parents, staff, community and supporters throughout the season. All your work and support has helped run another successful season.