The Maryborough Blazers returned to the court for the first time in 2020, claiming three from four games in a spirited effort.
The Lady Blazers started the weekend against the Bendigo Lady Braves on Saturday night in front of a home crowd.
The Braves were determined to make up for round nine, where Maryborough handed them their first and so far only loss of the season.
The Blazers led at the first two breaks, 18-8 at the end of the first quarter and by seven points (39-32) at half time, but this only spurred on the ladder leaders for the back half of the game.
Bendigo nailed the first three scoring shots of the third term, allowing the side to draw scores at 39-all just two and a half minutes in.
Keisha Tonzing struck back with a basket, but Bendigo evened out the scores again with their own.
Millie Cracknell did her bit for Maryborough, reining the score in for the home side, only for Bendigo to reply just as quickly.
This back and forth continued until the Braves were able to take control in the last five minutes of the quarter, outscoring Maryborough 5- 17 to lead by 12 points heading into the decider.
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