9 Apr 2012

Northern Mystics beat New Zealand rivals Magic

8:33 am on 9 April 2012

The Northern Mystics beat their traditional New Zealand rivals, the Waikato-Bay of Plenty Magic 47-41 in the trans-Tasman netball league in Hamilton last night.

Goal attack Maria Tutaia shrugged off an indifferent start to the ANZ netball competition with a stellar performance scoring 31 of 39 goals, to support her shooting partner Catherine Latu, who shot an impressive 94 percent.

Earlier, the Melbourne Vixens' impressive start to the trans-Tasman netball championships continued with a comfortable 50-41 win against the West Coast Fever yesterday afternoon.

And unbeaten in 2011, the reigning champion Queensland Firebirds remain winless in 2012 after the Adelaide Thunderbirds handed them a second straight defeat yesterday afternoon.