Launceston Tornadoes are tracking to record their worst year in nearly a decade.
The grim analysis follows an 89-57 road loss on Friday night to Geelong Supercats.
But coach Derrick Washington remains upbeat, believing the 3-11 record is not reflective on his side's efforts.
"These losses, I'm going to tell you that we are definitely better than our record, for sure," Washington said.
"Our girls are competing and they are getting better every game together.
"That's all I can ask for at the moment."
The only season worse was from the 2010 side, which sank to a 2-18 record.
This year's wins exceeded that mark five games back, but the Tornadoes have bled hard in recent defeats.
Launceston has suffered five losses by a whopping 30 or more points and a further two by at least 20 points.
Things did look promising early on for Washington.
The visitors tied up the scores 17-17 at quarter-time before the Supercats tore the game apart with a massive 29-11 second quarter.
"We came out strong and they executed from the first play," Washington said.
"Stella Beck got our momentum at three and we battled all the way through that first quarter really well.
"Even into that second quarter and then Geelong's height got to us a little bit."
The pain continued after the long break, conceding 23-16 and 20-13 quarters to blow the margin out further.
Washington was unmoved by the unflattering final scoreline, backing in his side to turn the losses around.
"Overall, we played well and we definitely made strides from our last game, even defensively," he said.
Stella Beck, who is the side's third captain this year, top-scored with 14 points as Brittany Hodges added 12.
The import had returned under an injury cloud to help teammates, but Hodge was well short of her best.
Washington said a call on her next appearance will be a "game-time decision" on Saturday at Ulverstone.
"She played the best she could. She's still injured, but we'll see how she holds up after tonight," he said.
"It's kinda day to day with her with that hamstring."