Mitchell return a boost for Torns

Experienced basketballer Zoe Mitchell has made a return to the Tornadoes. Picture: PAUL SCAMBLER

Experienced basketballer Zoe Mitchell has made a return to the Tornadoes. Picture: PAUL SCAMBLER

ZOE Mitchell's passion for the Launceston Tornadoes has seen her to return to the club for the remainder of the SEABL season.

The 25-year-old forward rejoins the Torns with her basketball commitments on the North-West Coast finished, but said it initially wasn't in her plans.

"When I found out that a few of the girls are out injured, there was a spot that opened up for a big," Mitchell said yesterday.

"The club has always been my passion and I've always said I would be able to help them in whatever way I could."

It is the second signing for the club in as many weeks, joining Australian Opals star Abby Bishop.

Mitchell, who has played more than 100 games for the Torns over a six-year period, rejoins in time for road trips to cellar-dweller Canberra tonight at Belconnen Stadium and mid-table Brisbane at Rowland Cowan stadium tomorrow.

"You'd be disappointed if you couldn't get the Canberra game, and while Brisbane will be a challenge, it is one we should be able to win," Mitchell said.

Alicia Riley will be in charge of the Torns with head coach Peta Sinclair looking after the national under-17 team.

TORNADOES SQUAD v Canberra and Brisbane: Alex Wilson, Lauren Mansfield, Lauren Faulkner, Alicia Riley, Zoe MItchell, Emma Russell, Olivia Howard, Abby Bishop, Tahanee Bennell, Mariah Payne, Hannah Phillips.

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