The Waimea College and Nayland College girls teams were the only local teams to remain unscathed after yesterday's opening rounds at the New Zealand secondary schools zone 4 junior basketball premiership at Saxton Stadium.
The Waimea girls beat Greymouth HS 77-26 and St Margaret's 63-53, with Amber Brooks top-scoring in both games with 19 and 24 points respectively. Gloria O'Connor scored 14 and 17 points.
Nayland's only first-day match resulted in a 73-69 win over Christchurch GHS, Holly Chandler scoring a game high 32 points.
Nelson College for Girls began with a 60-48 win over Burnside HS (Abbey Franklin 14, Ellie Rukuwai 12) before losing 55-37 to St Hildas in round two, Rukuwai contributing 13 points.
In the boys' competition, Waimea College and Nelson College each recorded a win and a loss, while Nayland College suffered two defeats.
Waimea followed an opening 67-53 loss to Shirley BHS (Nic Trathen 16, Matt Johnstone 13) with a comfortable 71-49 win over Hillview Christian College. Ryan Stirling (32) and Trathen (24) were the leading scorers.
Nelson College (Mitch Friend 14, Tom Somerville 11) also dropped their opening game, losing 92-63 to St Bede's College, before beating Nayland College 64-58 in round two.
Ben Anderson and Somerville each scored 16 points, Friend 15 and Jerry Zindel 14.
Nayland's Jack Lovell hit a game high 28 points, with Cullen Riley scoring 14.
Nayland's opening-round match resulted in a 78-59 loss to St Andrew's College with Cole Meleisea (14) and Lovell (13) the leading scorers.
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