Northern Hawks joined Cavaliers in raising hope of an historic first Launceston grand final on the back of a dramatic clincher in the last seconds of Saturday's closing final to secure a Silverdome home court advantage.
Goal ace Ashlea Mawer broke the deadlock with the final shot to deliver the Hawks a 60-59 win over archrivals AYC-Friends Arrows.
The Hawks were up by a single goal entering the final minute before Arrows broke the centre pass but fouled on the return to turn the ball into the clutches of Mawer.
"We really hung in there," co-coach Ruth Tuohy said.
"They came back at us, so full credit to them because they really applied pressure. It was just down to those last 10 seconds and it could have been turned either way."
Arrows jumped to a four-goal lead by quarter-time that stretched out to as many as seven early in the third.
Tuohy said things had to change, but she kept faith.
The reigning premiers lifted its defensive pressure that swung the momentum back.
"I think both teams played knowing it was an opportunity have a home grand final.
"It was a good contest and they threw everything at us."