Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 

Finalists found at New Zealand Secondary School Champs

Finalists found at New Zealand Secondary School Champs

Howick College’s fairy-tale debut at the New Zealand Secondary School Champs continues after the Auckland school booked a place in the grand final.

They will meet the defending champion Saint Kentigern College in Friday’s title decider at the Energy Events Centre in Rotorua.

Both sides went through the second phase of pool play unbeaten to earn the right to play for the national schools’ crown.

And it could be the debutantes who take the upper hand into the final after beating Saint Kentigern in their first game of the tournament on day one, winning 30-27.

Howick beat St Hilda’s Collegiate School 40-21 earlier on Thursday and a strong opening quarter set it up for a 33-29 win over Epsom Girls’ Grammar School to confirm their place in the final two.

The defensive pressure through the mid-court – where centre Myia Hetaraka and wing defence Iva Livani picked up five intercepts between them – proved a strength to their game against Epsom Girls’ while goal keeper Nanise Waqaira was again strong at the back

They led 14-11 at half-time with shooters Leehava Saverio and Lasalle Lefale sharing the load in the circle.

Howick also showed its superiority with rebounding picking up four more than their opponents to give it the edge.

It was a tough road for Saint Kentigern en route to the final after falling early to Howick, setting them on a path for a re-match of last year’s grand final against Mount Albert Grammar School (MAGS) in pool play.

The match-up went some way in determining which side would finish top of their pool and Saint Kentigern led from the opening quarter for a narrow 34-32 win.

They then had to hold their nerve in a tense battle with St Mary’s College of Wellington to book their place in the grand final, winning 29-26.

Saint Kentigern’s front line stood out with Beko Netball League player Ashleigh Garner shining at goal attack, netting 24 of her team’s goals.

New Zealand Secondary Schools mid-courter Tayla Earle controlled the game through the middle with her feeding into the shooting circle and also nabbing three intercepts and deflections.

Saint Kentigern put up 15 more goals than their opponents but struggled with their radar at times.

The play-off for third and fourth place will see Palmerston North’s Manukura take on Epsom Girls’ while Waikato Diocesan meets MAGS and St Hilda’s Collegiate will play St Mary’s for seventh and eighth place.

Meanwhile, St Paul’s Collegiate and Sacred Heart College of Lower Hutt topped their respective pools and will meet to determine ninth and 10th place.

Sacred Heart College edged into the top play-off position after beating Ashburton College 40-25 in a tightly contested pool while St Paul’s went through the round unbeaten.

Ends.

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 


Howard Davis: Emerald Fennell's Promising Young Woman'


The Guardian needed not one, but three reviews to do justice to Fennell's unsettling approach, which indicates exactly how ambiguous and controversial its message really is. More>>


Howard Davis: Jill Trevelyan's Rita Angus

Although Angus has become one of Aotearoa’s best-loved painters, the story of her life remained little known and poorly understood before Jill Trevelyan's acclaimed and revelatory biography, which won the Non Fiction Award at the Montana New Zealand Book Awards in 2009, and has now been republished by Te Papa press. More>>

Howard Davis: The Back of the Painting

Painting conservators are the forensic pathologists of the art world. While they cannot bring their subjects back to life, they do provide fascinating insights into the precise circumstances of a painting's creation, its material authenticity, and constructive methodology. More>>


Howard Davis: Black Panthers on the Prowl

A passionate and gripping political drama from Shaka King, this is an informative and instructive tale of human frailty that centers around the charismatic Chicago Black Panther leader Fred Hampton, who was murdered at the age of twenty-one during a police raid. More>>

Howard Davis: Controlling the High Ground

Stephen Johnson's raw and angry film not only poses important questions with scrupulous authenticity, but also provides a timely reminder of the genocidal consequences of casual bigotry and xenophobia. More>>

Howard Davis: Dryzabone - Robert Conolly's The Dry

After the terrible devastation caused by last year’s bushfires, which prompted hundreds of Australians to shelter in the ocean to escape incineration and destroyed uncountable amounts of wildlife, The Dry has been released during a totally different kind of dry spell. More>>


Howard Davis: Hit the Road, Jack - Chloé Zhao's Nomadland

Nomadland is perhaps the ultimately 'road' movie as it follows a group of dispossessed and disenfranchised vagabonds who find a form of communal refuge in camp sites and trailer parks after the economic contraction of 2008. More>>

 
 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • CULTURE
  • HEALTH
  • EDUCATION
 
 
  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland