THE BENDIGO Lady Braves have continued their winning ways this season, defeating the Frankston Lady Blues 81-73.
The Braves hosted the Blues on Saturday night, with Chantella Perera playing one of her best games.
Perera scored a game-high 31 points to help the Braves score their third-straight win.
She also had six rebounds and dished out four assists in 38 minutes of play.
Despite Frankston hitting the lead in the second quarter the Braves managed to pull away in the second half.
Bendigo was bolstered with the return of Alex Bunton to the starting-five after she spent some time in Canberra for an Opals training camp.
The centre scored a double-double in just 22 minutes.
Bunton had 11 rebounds and scored 11 points.
Other top-scores for the Braves were Heather Oliver with 14 points and Jane Chalmers with 12.
For Frankston Nicole Romeo top-scored with 21 points, Maddie Garrick had 19.
The Lady Braves also unleashed their newest recruit LaSondra Barrett for the first time this season.
After touching-down last week the American import played 20 minutes in the round three game.
She scored six points, had four rebounds and two assists.
The Lady Braves will now travel to Ballarat for a mid-week game.
Ballarat also scored a win in round three defeating Nunawading 83-80.
It looks set to be a competitive match with both the Braves and the Minors yet to lose a game this season.