THE Launceston Tornadoes will be aiming to record their second win of the season and avoid the SEABL wooden spoon when they head to Victoria for their last double-header road trip of the season this weekend.
The Torns play bottom side Albury tomorrow night in Albury and then travel back to Melbourne for a Sunday match-up against final's contender Sandringham.
They will be missing key players Alicia Riley, Ali Partridge, and Emma Menzies due to personal reasons, but will go away with the core group of Lauren Mansfield, Olivia Howard, Katina Mandylaris and Emma Russell. Tornadoes coach Peta Sinclair will be looking to split the road trip with at least one win, and will need Gabby Mann, Mariah Payne, and Edwina Kidd to step up.
"It's going to be a bit of a slog this road trip, catching a flight and then travelling four hours in a bus to Albury-Wodonga and then we have to back it up and do it all again on Sunday," Sinclair said.
" I am not worried about our fitness because I believe we have worked hard in this area all season and have proven this in our never-say- die attitude every game.
"The biggest test for us will be our mental game.
"We need to be focused in both games for 40 minutes to give ourselves the best chance to come away with a win."
The Lady Bandits will be strong on their home turf, and will no doubt be seeking revenge while the Lady Sabres boast talent and size galore with Sam Woosnam, Hope Terdich, and Alison Downie.
They will, however, be without regular SEABL player of the week standout Micaela Cocks who is currently in New Zealand with the Tall Ferns preparing for the FIBA Oceania qualifiers against the Opals.
The Tornadoes' final game of the season will be the annual Rex Sainty Cup the following Saturday at Elphin Stadium against Nunawading Lady Spectres.
Tip-off is 7.30pm and the Torns are looking for a huge crowd to cheer them on.