WHILE the city’s football club fights for survival and our rugby players chase promotion, Chester’s basketball stars are limbering up for an equally momentous weekend.
BIG Storage Cheshire Jets complete the regular BBL season knowing they need to win just one of their remaining two matches to guarantee an appearance in the play-offs.
Jets take on second-placed Everton Tigers at the Greenbank Sports Academy tomorrow (7.30pm) before ending the regular season with lowly Worthing Thunder’s visit to the Northgate Arena on Sunday (5.30pm).
Jets coach Paul Smith said: “We are confident but not complacent. We have had our own destiny in our hands for some time now and we go in to the final weekend in that position. We will focus on what we need to do and not worry about other games.”
Jets are seventh and need to finish in the top eight to seal a play-off berth. If results go their way, they could finish sixth.
In the play-off quarter-finals, the table-toppers play the eighth-placed team, second play seventh, third play sixth, and so on. The four winners come together for BBL Finals weekend in Birmingham – the grand showpiece of the season.
More Jets news – page 65.