The embattled Launceston Tornadoes put aside a tumultuous week as they claimed a 93-85 victory over Diamond Valley on the road.
The developing side overcame the mid-week loss of former coach Derrick Washington and always stayed in the game against the Eagles in the second leg of their Victorian double-header following a 89-68 loss Saturday night against Ringwood Hawks.
Splitting the first quarter, the Torns jumped out to seven-point lead at the main break, which was pegged to a three-point advantage at three-quarter time before securing the win in a hard-fought final term.
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Interim caretaker coach Michael Johnstone was beaming with excitement following the Tornadoes' fourth win of the season, snapping their nine-game losing streak.
"The girls as happy as. They've deserved it and handled the adversity, got through it and they went out and just earned it," he said
"They are pretty proud of themselves. They were up against a quality side and for us to come out and show what we did, with 90-odd points, it's a credit to them."
Johnstone praised the work of Launceston trio Micah Simpson (nine points), Jess Johnston and Makala Bingley, who combined for 13 points off the bench.
The Tornadoes farewelled captain and New Zealand import Stella Beck who flies to Japan for international duties as the side now look to continue their winning momentum into their final game of the season against Waverley at Elphin Sports Centre.
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