THE Launceston Tornadoes failed to capitalise on a winning first quarter, losing to the Dandenong Rangers by 36 points last night.
The Torns scored 22 points in the first quarter to Dandenong's 14, but that remained the highlight for the visiting team in Dandenong Stadium clash as Dandenong ran out an 84-48 winner.
The top Torns point-scorers were Abby Bishop, 17 points, and Lauren Mansfield, 13 points.
Tornadoes head coach Peta Sinclair said her team lost their flow towards the second half.
``We started really well, then in the second quarter, it kind of let us down a bit, being 9-20 to Dandenong,'' she said.
``I don't think the scoreline was a true reflection of how the game went.''
The loss has made the Torns determined to score a win against Ballarat today.ntssundaynte
``We won the game against Ballarat earlier in the season and we hope to get another win against them,'' Sinclair said.
She said the team would compete for the Madeleine Howard Shield against Ballarat and hoped to bring the shield back to Launceston.