The College Sport Auckland Premier Girls Basketball final at North Shore Events Centre on Friday night was a match up between traditional foes Auckland Girls Grammar School and Mt Albert Grammar School.
With Auckland Girls having won both regular season tussles it was something of a surprise scoreline at quarter time with Mt Albert ahead 22-10.
A trey from Riana Rangi-Brown and half a dozen points from Jodeci Joseph did most the damage for MAGS.
The regular season champions responded via 7 straight points from Rionne Papa and a triple from Mele Latu.
Not to be outdone Moanekah Va’ai nailed a three for Mt Albert as they closed out a fine first half leading 39-26.
Auckland Girls upped the defensive pressure in the third keeping Mt Albert to just 9 points in the period and charged back into contention. Latu, Papa and Laetitia Tuaiti found holes in the MAGS defence to close to within a point (48-47) at three-quarter time.