ANZ Premiership: Grace Nweke leads Northern Mystics past Mainland Tactix

Grace Nweke.
Grace Nweke. Photo credit: Photosport

The Northern Mystics have registered their second win of the ANZ Premiership season with a come-from-behind 64-54 win over the Mainland Tactix in Auckland.

Having started the season with six-straight losses the Mystics have won back-to-back games, lifting them to fourth in the standings.

Teenage shooting sensation Grace Nweke led the way at Trusts Arena, converting 48 out of 52 attempts at goal in just three quarters after starting off the bench.

Nweke's performance comes days after the 17-year-old was added to the Mystics' full-time playing squad.

The Tactix seemed to be cruising to just their third win of the season, leading by 33-24 at halftime, but things went downhill in the second half.

The Mystics outscored their opponents 40-21 in the second half to come out on top, and send the Tactix to the bottom of the standings.

The Mystics are back in action next Wednesday when they travel to Porirua to face the Central Pulse, while the Tactix are also away to the Waikato-Bay of Plenty Magic next Monday.