Basketball Shorts

BBNZ Junior Premierships Zone 1

Our Junior Premier team went undefeated in the round robin, getting the better half of their neighbour rivals, Rangitoto College. Both teams cruised through the playoffs only to square off again, this time for the gold. Rangitoto came out strong, and WGHS continued to battle until the final buzzer. Rangitoto College walked away victorious, and our WGHS girls finished second in their region with a silver.

Basketball – Premier Winners

The Westlake Prems team started the tournament well with a convincing win against our neighbours, Rangitoto College. We had not previously come up against them as they play in the Senior competition. It was a good opportunity to give our team a run and set ourselves up for the rest of the tournament. We also played teams we have previously played in the Premier League and got through pool play successfully against Northcote, Takapuna, St Kents and Epsom Girls. The semis vs. Manurewa College allowed us to play against a team that is not in our Friday night competition. Manurewa is a well-drilled team that gave us some challenges to overcome and tested our ability to play against a different style of play. We won the semi, which set up a replay of the Greater Auckland final. MAGS is a tough team and has some potent offensive weapons. The game was tied going into the second, and we managed to build up a small lead by halftime. Our girls battled through, and we were able to win the final for a second year.