Tornadoes beaten on the road

THE Launceston Tornadoes kept up the pressure on its second day on the road yesterday, but it wasn't enough to beat Nunawading, as they went down 87-78.

Emma Russell was the best player for the Tornadoes in yesterday's loss to Nunawading.

Emma Russell was the best player for the Tornadoes in yesterday's loss to Nunawading.

The defeat meant two losses for the weekend for the Torns, after already losing to the Bendigo Lady Braves by five points on Saturday night.

The Torns trailed most of yesterday's game and despite cutting Nunawading's lead to five going into the last quarter, the girls couldn't get in front.

Rebounds seemed to be one of the Torns' weaknesses taking 35 to Nunawading's 43.

Assistant coach Ryan Letter said the best girls on court were Emma Russell and Hannah Phillips.

Phillips scored 12 points, Lauren Mansfield, 14, Ally Wilson, 13, and Nadeen Payne top-scored with 17 points and 12 rebounds.

Payne was also the best Torns player on Saturday night shooting 17 and taking 12 rebounds.

Letter said yesterday was a good game for the girls.

``They were a bit tired from (Saturday) night, but they did well,'' he said.

He said the close matches would give the Torns confidence going into next Saturday's match, when they take on Ballarat Rush at Ulverstone.

The Torns will regain coach Peta Sinclair for the game who has been away with the under-17 national squad.

Olivia Howard is also expected to make a return.

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