24 Apr 2013

Magic inside top four with win over Tactix

7:16 am on 24 April 2013

The Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic sit third on the ANZ netball ladder after beating the Canterbury Tactix 65-45 in Mt Maunganui.

After a being shut down in her last outing against the West Coast Fever, Irene Van Dyk was at her best, shooting 38 goals with a 100 percent strike rate.

The Magic defensive duo of Casey Kopua and Leana de Bruin put plenty of pressure on Tactix shooter and English international Jo Harten, restricting her shooting opportunities in the first half.

The Magic led 31-23 at the half-time break.

The visitors were delivered another harsh blow soon after, as Fenwick was forced from the court with an ankle injury and was replaced by the former Magic shooter Julianna Naoupu.