The coronavirus pandemic forced Keely Froling to put her foot on the accelerator in a mad dash to make it to the Queensland border before midnight on Wednesday.
The off-contract Canberra Capitals big has opted to return home to Townsville after the NBL1 season was cancelled due to COVID-19.
But she was forced to race home after Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the state's border would only remain open to freight and essential travel.
She needn't have worried too much because Froling made it to the border with six hours to spare - but that didn't stop the little voice in the back of her head causing a mild bit of panic.
Froling was slated to join the Launceston Tornadoes during the WNBL off-season before governments began shutting indoor venues and closing borders.
The decision follows the indefinite closure of indoor sports centres designed to slow the virus. All three conferences had already been postponed until May.
"Obviously this is unfortunate but it is the most appropriate decision under the current circumstances. The health and safety of players, staff and officials as well as the wider community comes first," NBL chief operating officer Andy Crook said.
""We also want to allow the clubs to focus on re-establishing grassroots basketball as a matter of priority when the time is right.
"I want to acknowledge the efforts of everyone involved in NBL1, in particular Basketball Victoria, Basketball Queensland, Basketball South Australia and all of our clubs and players.
"We will work with them as we continue to monitor the situation and work towards resuming basketball at a community level at the appropriate time."
Meanwhile, the pandemic has also forced WNBL officials to delay the start of the free agency period - which was to begin on Wednesday - until May.