Inspired by a dynamic defensive performance, The Good Oil Tactix have defeated the Robinhood Stars 52-39, in front of a sell-out home Christchurch crowd.

The Good Oil Tactix have kept their ANZ Premiership play-off hopes alive but they needed to use every tool in their kit to net maximum points against a determined Te Wānanga o Raukawa Pulse.

The blinkers are on as The Good Oil Tactix captain Jane Watson hones her focus on one match at a time leading into a crucial ANZ Premiership double-header weekend for the Mainlanders.

Coming home strongly in the second half, The Good Oil Tactix kept their Finals Series hopes alive following a 47-34 win over Te Wānanga o Raukawa Pulse in a bruising encounter in Nelson on Sunday.

At home or on the road, The Good Oil Tactix wing defence Charlotte Elley sticks to the same game-day routine – something she has refined during her six seasons in the red-and-black strip.

A colossal first quarter performance set up The Good Oil Tactix for a record-breaking 68-51 victory over the Magic in front of an appreciative Nelson crowd.

There was “unfinished business” for Kate Grant which made her answer an easy one when The Good Oil Tactix came calling.

The Good Oil Tactix coach Marianne Delaney-Hoshek hopes to have shooter Ellie Bird back in action next week after her shooting stocks took a blow.

In a telling final few minutes, Ascot Park Hotel Southern Steel completed a dramatic come-from-behind rally to clinch the points in a hard-fought 47-45 win over The Good Oil Tactix in Nelson on Monday.

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