After a fairy tale undefeated start to the season, the Braves women have been snapped back to reality following Sunday's loss.
Braves women were defeated by 16 points after being clawed by the Geelong Supercats.
Braves coach Megan Moody said a "lack of intensity" from the team contributed to the 95-111 home court loss.
"Disappointing for us as we didn't want to drop a game, there was a lack of intensity," Moody said.
"We can't allow teams to get 11 points on us by the first break it's not good enough and not at the level we need to be playing at."
However, Moody said it was still early days in the season with plenty of rounds still to be played.
"One positive is this happened early in the season so we can reflect and look at what we can do better," Moody said.
"Then we can continue with the success we started on.
"But full credit to Geelong they played extremely well throughout the game."
Moody's plan is to review the footage from the game with the Supercats to see exactly where it all went awry to prevent any similar scenarios when the Braves host the Waverley Falcons this weekend.
"Over this week we will work on defensive lockdowns before we take on Waverley," Moody said.
Next week the Braves will be bolstered with the return of star American import Becca Tobin who will be back on the squad after finishing her duties playing in Europe with German club Rutronik Stars Keltern.
"To have Becca back will be of huge benefit for us," Moody said.
Meanwhile in other basketball news, Bendigo Spirit recruit Shyla Heal was named as Australian Youth Women's Player of the Year.
Heal - who is the daughter of Australian basketball stalwart Shane Heal - played an integral role in the Sapphires' bronze medal performance at the FIBA under-17 World Championships in August last year.
As co-captain of the squad, Heal contributed 16 points, 5.7 rebounds, 2.7 assists and two steal per game.
Braves women's next game is this Saturday against the Falcons at the Bendigo Stadium, tip off at 5.30pm.
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