BENDIGO Spirit has ended the 2018-19 season in seventh place following a 7-14 record.
The Spirit finished two wins shy of Dandenong Rangers and Townsville Fire, which both missed the finals, but five wins ahead of the bottom-placed Sydney Uni Flames.
Adelaide Lightning came from 21 points down against Perth Lynx to score a win on Saturday and snare third place, after both teams finished with 13-8 records.
That result earned the Lightning a best-of-three game semi-final series against Melbourne Boomers, but relegated the Lynx to a series against the top-placed Canberra Capitals.
Final ladder: University of Canberra Capitals 16-5; Melbourne Boomers 15-6; Adelaide Lightning 13-8; Perth Lynx 13-8; Dandenong Rangers 9-12; Townsville Fire 9-12; Bendigo Spirit 7-14; Sydney Uni Flames 2-19.
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