A flawless shooting display from Ellie Bird has seen the Mainland Tactix to second place on the ANZ Premiership ladder, coming away with a 47-40 victory over the Northern Stars.
Bird shot an impressive 37 from 37, backed up by Te Paea Selby-Rickit's 10 from 12, as the Tactix fought for a seven goal victory.
The Stars meanwhile, were led by 32 from 36 by Maia Wilson, while Jamie Hume (4 from 9) and Vika Koloto (4 from 6) also chipped in.
After leading 24-22 at halftime, the third quarter saw the Tactix win the period 13-7, keeping the lead despite losing the final quarter 11-10.
The win means the Tactic move to second on the ANZ Premiership ladder, three points ahead of the Mystics as they face the Steel tonight.