Waikato Dioce­san wins schools fi­nals

Hamilton News - - SPORT - Judy Mac­don­ald

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.

Re­sults:

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.

Photo/ Judy Mac­don­ald

Waikato Dioce­san Se­nior De­vel­op­ment, Se­nior 1A win­ners.

Photo/ Judy Mac­don­ald

Cam­bridge High School Ju­nior Premier, Y10 Pool 1A win­ners.

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