We must be in it for four quarters
played by the home side.
However, again the Waves could not continue this style for the remainder of the game. Veterans Kelsey Griffin (28pts, 11reb) and Belinda Snell (17pts, 5ass) led the way for the Spirit.
The first quarter saw the Waves put together some great offensive execution, alongside solid defensive plays.
But the Bendigo Spirit promptly put a stop to that for the remaining three quarters, pushing the Waves out of their offence and punishing them down the defensive end.
For the Waves, it was good to see young Darcee Garbin putting together some aggressive plays, finishing with 14 points, 7 rebounds and 2 steals.
Cassie Harberts was again solid (5pts, 11reb), and young Isa Brancatisano got into the game and scored her first WNBL points.
The Waves will hopefully put Louella Tomlinson back into the mix next week from an ankle injury, as she continues to improve each week.
We are on the road next week on a tough road double against Dandenong and Adelaide, two games that are winnable for the group.
However, its going to take four quarters of solid basketball to get the job done, something the Waves have struggled with in the second half of this season.