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Mainland Tactix searching for extra spark

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Mainland Tactix v Northern Stars Lucy Thomson

The Mainland Tactix are searching for that extra spark after losing to the Northern Stars at Horncastle Arena on Sunday afternoon.

Despite a strong start, the Tactix were unable to maintain their form in the weekend.

The introduction of vice-captain Haley Saunders, after half time into the midcourt, wasn’t enough to stop the Stars from  extending their lead to nine goals heading into the final spell. 

Tactix Coach Sue Hawkins, said after Sunday night's game it's clear the girls still need to work on their transition and bringing the ball down the court without confusion.

"We also need to work on getting the ball into the best location for our shooters to put the shot up." Hawkins said. 

Despite Sundays 48 -37 loss Sue Hawkins said it's always a pleasure to play a home game.

"To have the crowd behind you stomping their feet is a great feeling, the girls definitely get lifted by it." Hawkins said.

Injured Captain Jess Moulds, said she was proud of the team’s effort but they need to look at the half-time break in order to ensure they can come out firing.


Coach Sue Hawkins said Jess' injury is unfortunate but she's still a great leader on and off the court. She said Jess' inclusion from the bench has been brilliant.

"She is seeing a different side of the game, from the coach's perspective. It is growing her awareness and will help with continuing to grow her leadership skills even more." Hawkins said.

The Tactix next game is against the Central Pulse next Sunday in Wellington.