Waikato Diocesan wins schools finals
It was finals week for the Montana Food and Events Secondary Schools Championship competition on Saturday, September 8.
It was an outstanding day weather-wise meaning a lot of spectator support and some awesome skills on display.
Prize giving was at the conclusion of all the games.
For the Senior 1A final the game was a real nail biter and could have gone either way with the final score only a one-goal difference. Waikato Diocesan Senior Development and Te Awamutu College Open Premier had a great final game with the score seesawing throughout.
At the end of the first quarter Waikato Dio led by a goal, only to increase this to lead by three goals at half time. Te Awamutu had a great third quarter to take the lead by three goals. The final quarter was then won by Waikato Dio to take the win 34 goals to 33 goals.
In the Senior 2A final it was similar with nothing between Nga¯ ruawa¯ hia Panthers and MLV (Melville) Open A. The scores were drawn at the end of the first quarter and then Nga¯ ruawa¯ hia had a one goal lead at half time which they increased to lead by four goals at the end of the third quarter.
MLV Open had a good final quarter but it was not enough with Nga¯ ruawa¯ hia taking the win 31 goals to 29 — a competitive and fitting final.
In the Year 10 Pool 1A final CHS (Cambridge High School) Junior Premier and HGHS (Hamilton Girls High School) 10A had a great tussle. At the end of the first quarter CHS lead by two goals only to see HGHS lead by two goals at half time.
The third quarter was all tied up goal for goal and it was only in the final quarter that CHS again crept into the lead to win 24 goals to 22. Another great final with lots of promising players on court.
In the Year 9 1A final it was a bit of a one-sided affair with Hamilton Girls High School 9A leading from start to finish and never looking like losing to their opposition, Waikato Diocesan 9A1. They led by 10 goals at half time and won 45 goals to 16.
Overall is was a smooth flowing and fast-paced game with some nice phases of play.
Senior 1A: Winner — Waikato Diocesan Senior Development, R/U — Te Awamutu College Open Premier.
Senior 2A: Winner —
Nga¯ ruawa¯ hia Panthers, R/U — MLV Open A.
Senior 3A: Winner — HCS Premier, R/U — HGHS Senior A. Senior 4A: Winner — HGHS Senior 1, R/U — HGHS Senior Phoenix.
Senior 5A: Winner — Huntley College Senior Development, R/U — HGHS Senior 2.
Senior 6A: Winner — Fraser HS Senior A, R/U — HGHS Senior Shooters.
■ Year 10
Pool 1A: Winner — CHS Junior Premier; R/U — HGHS 10A.
Pool 2A: Winner — Te Kopuku High Tuakana 1, R/U — Fraser 10A.
Pool 3A: Winner — Tai Wa¯ nanga Teina, R/U — Waikato Diocesan 10A3.
Pool 4A: Winner — St Peters 10B, R/U — RHS 10 Silver.
Pool 5A: Winner — Hillcrest 10A2, R/U — HGHS Wildcats.
■ Year 9
Pool 1A: Winner — HGHS 9A, R/U — Waikato Diocesan 9A1.
Pool 2A: Winner — Fraser HS 9A, R/U — RHS 9A.
Pool 3A: Winner — St Peter’s 9B, R/U — RHS 9 White.
Overall a successful day and season for secondary schools competition. At prize-giving the players, supporters, coaches, managers, umpires and volunteers were thanked.
Congratulations to Hamilton Girls High School on their fifth place in A grade at the Upper North Island Secondary School Championships at Mount Maunganui last week. This qualifies Hamilton to participate in the NZ Secondary Schools Regional Tournament in October.
Waikato Diocesan Senior Development, Senior 1A winners.
Cambridge High School Junior Premier, Y10 Pool 1A winners.