THE Tornadoes went down by 20 points to Nunawading in their first home game of the season at the Elphin Sports Centre yesterday.
The Spectres jumped to a 12-point lead at quarter-time and never looked back from there.
The Torns narrowed the gap by a solitary point at the main break but Nunawading outscored Peta Sinclair's side 18-8 in the third stanza and closed out the 86-66 win in the final quarter.
The Torns had eight more turnovers, which the Spectres took full advantage of _ scoring 30 points from their opposition's mistakes.
Nadeen Payne was the Torns' best with 26 points and five rebounds, while Alex Wilson was also solid picking up a game-high 10 rebounds and 12 points.
Lauren Mansfield also had six assists and six steals.
For Nunawading, Rebecca Cole was the most productive with ball in hand, scoring 20 points and seven rebounds.
Alanna Smith and Rebecca Allen both scored 18 points.