The Southern Steel have stayed top of the ANZ Premiership, claiming a 70-52 win over the Mainland Tactix in Invercargill this evening.
With the game going ahead despite the Christchurch terror attacks on Friday, both sides observed an emotional moment's silence before the clash, with the Tactix clearly distraught after the recent events in their home town.
The Tactix shot out to an early lead, however the Steel would rally to take a 16-11 advantage at the end of the first quarter.
That advantage would carry into the halftime interval, with the Steel taking a 33-24 lead, with Lenize Potgieter (45 from 51) and Te Paea Selby-Rickit (25 from 30) leading the way inside the shooting circle.
The win keeps the Steel top of the ANZ Premiership, with 13 points from their five games, while the Tactix sit second to last, with three from their five matches played.