After a difficult loss the Eltham Wildcats last round, the Torns will hope to bounce back against the Diamond Valley Eagles in Launceston this Saturday.
Tornadoes coach Sarah Veale said fixing the defence was a key lesson not only for this round but the remainder of the season.
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"We did not play well - Eltham were always going to be a challenge and put us out of what we're good at," she said.
"Defensively, we didn't do a great job and we didn't stick to our plan.
"There was a lot to learn from that game, I certainly don't think it was because they were a better team, we just did things we shouldn't have."
While the Torns held a tight contest against the Wildcats for most of the game, a devastating fourth quarter that had them out-scored 23-6 was their undoing.
"We had a plan for what we wanted to do on offence and we didn't stick to that," Veale said.
"We took some shots that weren't good for us to take. Again, we've learnt a lot from that and when the game's on the line we have to play a certain way.
"We played individually and we certainly didn't stop them scoring at the same time.
"There was pressure, we were in foul trouble [eight drawn in final five minutes], it changed the way we played ... at the end of the day we shouldn't have put ourselves in a position to play like that."
We had a plan for what we wanted to do on offence and we didn't stick to thatSarah Veale on her side's loss to Eltham
The Torns will face a winless Eagles team on their home court, but Veale wasn't underestimating her squad's upcoming opponent.
"We've got a more experienced group than the Eagles - they're fairly young," she said. "They certainly play a fast-paced, different style to us so they'll be challenging."
After being without a number of players due to the under-20 national championships last week, the Torns will have a larger squad giving players more balanced minutes on the court.
"Certainly, in terms of rotations, people won't be playing big minutes and that'll help our style of play we have," Veale said.
However, the squad will be without recent Canberra Capitals addition Kelsey Griffin, and may be without Teyla Evans (ankle) and Aishah Anis (hand).
"The feedback we've received from Kelsey has been overwhelmingly positive," Veale said .
"I was blown away by what she said just in terms of the culture we were creating, the style of play that we've got and how welcoming and professional we were."