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Loss to Braves takes wind out of Torns’ sails

Tornadoes captain Lauren Mansfield bursts into the key to take a shot in Saturday night’s clash against Bendigo. Picture: SCOTT GELSTONA ROCKY start left the Launceston Tornadoes with a bitter taste during its clash against the Bendigo Braves at Elphin Sports Centre on Saturday.
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Although the Tornadoes were able to keep the aggressive away-team down to 10 points in its final quarter, they suffered a 80-53 defeat on the back of shaky foundation work.

Tornadoes coach Reece Potter said the team acknowledged Bendigo’s ability to present a strong game, and was disappointed by the loss.

“We knew the whole time they were an experienced team, they made life really tough,” Potter said.

“It’s a credit to their coaching staff and team . . . for us it’s probably one of our worst performances of the season – we’ve got to identify the issues, what went wrong in the game, and rectify that situation.”

Although shooting percentages, and backline-driven offence were missing from the Tornadoes’ game that night, Potter said they had two weeks to knuckle down on cohesion.

“We’re certainly not done by any means,” he said, indicating a chance at securing a home final for the season.

“We have the least amount of games left, which is going to make it tough to look at that home final – which looks like it will be against Bendigo, we may get a bit of a redemption chance.”

He said one more win would solidify the Tornadoes’ shot at retribution in the SEABL roster.

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