Are the Waikato-Bay of Plenty Magic back?
After going winless through the opening four rounds of the ANZ Championship , they've posted their second straight win, 65-49 over the West Coast Fever in Tauranga.
Skipper Laura Langman says they're finding their rhythm.
"I guess when your back is up against the wall you need to produce, and we're all about performance here and I think training we're really good, we set ourselves up well. What was really pleasing was it carried through into the game."
The home side led by one goal at the first break and increased their lead over each quarter to shut the Fever out of the match.
Langman says it was a committed effort to play for the full 60 minutes.
"That's something that we've been found wanting in of late, so it's very pleasing we've been able to sustain that intensity and really be really disciplined on attack when we had the ball, and we came up with some great balls."
The Mystics couldn't avenge their grand final loss last year, losing 56-43 loss to the Firebirds, while the Pulse were edged 39-36 by the Swifts.
Photo: Julianna Naoupu of the Magic (Photosport)