The final blow for the Launceston Lightning women's side was struck last Thursday at the Elphin Sports Centre.
The team faced an absolute must-win game against fellow finals pursuant in the Devonport Warriors, however they fell 46-55.
The Lightning held a reasonable leads at points in the second and third, however during the latter the Warriors took over and never looked back.
A comfy 13-point lead entering the fourth was all Devonport needed to keep the Lightning at arms length as they quelled the women's finals hopes.
While Lightning heavyweights Aishah Anis and Micah Simpson tallied and admirable 18 and 11 points respectively, little else proved to work in the team's favour.
In other news:
Anis continues to be a silver lining for the Lightning, averaging 13.57 points per game so far.
This was against a comprehensive game from the Warriors, who saw all but one player score for the side.
Devonport's Jade Brazendale would lead the team with 12 points, followed by teammate Taya Webb with 10.
The men's team received a reprieve from after the round two trip North-West; they've only notched one win this season after dealing with injuries and continually alternating rosters.
Both teams will head to Penguin on Tuesday to face the Blues in what will be their final games for the season.
Both Penguin teams will not give the Lightning an easy end to the season.
The men's side is undefeated this season, with the women's only dropping one game to the high performance team.