Same two clubs, same result.
That was the grand final re-match in a nutshell eight months removed.
For a gallant Launceston Tornadoes, the 105-83 scoreline on the road to Bendigo Braves provided a bit more heartache than revenge on their SEABL grand final loss.
But the Braves, who moved to a 6-0 record after taking out a near-perfect 23 out of 24 games last year, proved they remain the benchmark.
"We just went up against Bendigo, which are a lot more experienced than we are - that's all that was about," coach Derrick Washington explained in the post-match.
"They have got the same court players, so they don't have players in and out.
"We had Stella [Beck] out this week with New Zealand commitments, so it's kind of tough when you have players in and out all the time."
The Tornadoes were all but an entirely different lineup.
Import Stephanie Gardner, who has been appointed captain in her first season at the club, was a shining light.
She hammered a game-high 29 points and added five rebounds and eight assists to an impressive performance.
Fellow American Brittany Hodges added 16 points and Bec Abel scored her best haul for the Torns in a return to the club with 13 points.
The Tornadoes gave up the lead after the first 33 seconds to trail 28-22 at quarter-time, but cut the deficit back to five at the main interval.
The Braves pulled away late in the third quarter to score 14 unanswered points towards a 16-point lead.
"We came out first quarter, second quarter and we just executed what we needed to. We just had one bad quarter when we didn't score many," Washington said.
"They came out with a little bit more intensity, but overall I thought the team played well considering.
"We shot the ball at 50 per cent, but they just made more shots than we did in the third quarter."
The only category the Torns fell well down was the 50-30 rebound count.
Bendigo had the measure of North West Thunder 93-76 in the late men's game.
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