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New Zealand Secondary Schools - Day Three Summary

New Zealand Secondary Schools - Day Three Summary

9 October 2014

Mount Albert Grammar School (MAGS) will contest their seventh consecutive New Zealand Secondary Schools Netball Championships (NZSS) final on Friday against Christchurch’s St Margaret’s College after sauntering through post-pool play.

The highly fancied MAGS team have been the ones to beat at Arena Manawatu in Palmerston North all week, victorious against Saint Kentigern College earlier in the day 42-30 and beating St Mary’s College in a replay of the 2013 NZSS final 46-32 to secure their finals berth.

St Margaret’s College are the only other unbeaten team all week, however they drew 28-28 with Saint Kentigern College on the opening day. Since then, the team has swept all-comers aside to book their spot in the NZSS final for the very first time. It’s a vast improvement for St Margaret’s College after finishing 11th in 2013.

It’s the first time in seven years the final will feature a team from the North Island against a team from the South Island. The last time was when Villa Maria defeated MAGS in 2008.

The Christchurch side defeated Auckland Girls’ Grammar school 33-19 earlier in the day and were forced to bring their ‘A game’ to defeat Manukura 35-25.

One of the upsets of the day was Avondale College beating St Andrew’s College 33-31, but despite the result, Avondale College will still contest the 13th/14th play-off against Newlands College at 9.00am.

St Andrew’s College will play-off for 9th/10th against Southland Girls’ High School – with the latter recording two wins on day three; 37-30 over Waimea College and 39-30 over Newlands College.

North Shore’s Westlake Girls High School showed their worth on day three with two-wins from two, defeating Avondale College 34-29 and backing that up with a 35-14 victory over South Otago High School. Westlake Girls High School will play Waimea College in the battle for 11th and 12th.

In the final round of the day, extra-time was needed to separate Wellington East Girls’ College and Saint Kentigern College after the teams’ tied 36-36 after regulation time. Neck and neck for the entire period of extra-time, Wellington East Girls’ College edged ahead in the final seconds to win 45-44.

For the full results and Friday’s draw, please click here.

Westlake Girls High School defeated Avondale College 34-29
Southland Girl's High School defeated Waimea College 37-30

Newlands College defeated Palmerston North Girls High School 42-21
St Andrew's College defeated South Otago High School 37-21

Mount Albert Grammar School defeated Saint Kentigern 42-30
St Margaret's College defeated Auckland Girls Grammar School 33-19

Manukura defeated Sacred Heart College 37-24
Wellington East Girls College defeated St Mary's College 30-27

Waimea College defeated Palmerston North Girls High School 47-29
Avondale College defeated St Andrew's College 33-31

Westlake Girls High School defeated South Otago High School 35-14
Southland Girls High School defeated Newlands College 39-30

Mount Albert Grammar School defeated Saint Mary's College 46-32
Auckland Girls Grammar School defeated Sacred Heart College 33-24

Saint Margaret's College defeated Manukura 35-25
*Wellington East Girls College defeated Saint Kentigern College 45-44

Entry to Arena Manawatu is by gold coin donation. For results and the full draw for Thursday, please clickhere.

The NZ Secondary Schools Netball Championships, 2014 takes place from Tuesday 7th September to Friday 10th October at Arena Manawatu, Palmerston North.

Please click here for The NZ Secondary Schools Netball Championships 2014 media guide.


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