The South West Slammers' women's side experienced yet another narrow defeat, at the hands of Perth Redbacks on Saturday night.
The Round Eight clash saw Suzi-rose Deegan (24 points), Lauren Mansfield (13), and Morgan Pullins (10) put the Redbacks in front early on.
The crowd at Claremont Oasis erupted after Perth shot 13 unanswered points midway through the first quarter.
Slammers' stars Makailah Dyer (27), Brittni Montgomery (collecting a double-double with 18 points and 14 rebounds), and captain Courtney Bayliss (15 points, 10 rebounds) were unstoppable throughout the term and the game.
A late surge saw the visitors close the gap just before quarter time.
After leading by two points at the first change, Perth celebrated when Nes'eya Williams landed nine in the second term.
Williams and her teammates worked overtime to put the Redbacks in front by eight at the main break.
Catching everyone by surprise, the Slammers levelled the scores at 54-all with less than five minutes to go in the third term.
Slammer Adele East shined with four free-throws and one two-pointer for the quarter.
Ahead by nine at three quarter time, Perth's Jessica Jakens (13) then hit the accelerator.
Fighting off a late surge from Dyer and Montgomery, the Redbacks secured a 92 to 86 win and their third of the season.
Sitting seventh on the ladder with four wins and five losses, the Slammers are still in with a chance to make the play-offs.
The Slammers' men's team was left to pick up the pieces over the weekend, after suffering its 10th consecutive loss.
Perth's Jourdan DeMuynck (24), Marshall Nelson (20), Isaac Gattorna (14) led an all-out assault against the visitors in the opening term.
In front 37 to 10 at quarter time, the Redbacks showed no signs of slowing down.
The home side cruised to a 33-point lead at half time, before shooting an impressive 38 points to 20 in the third quarter.
With six of their 12 registered players reaching double figures, Perth was simply too good for the Slammers.
The Redbacks were over the moon after claiming a 124 to 68 win.
Both Slammers' sides will take on Stirling Senators at the Eaton Recreation Centre in Round Nine.