CARETAKER boss Paul Smith tasted a heavy defeat in his first match at the helm on Sunday.
Facing Worcester Wolves at the Northgate, he was without his two most experienced generals – injured player-coach TJ Walker and captain James Hamilton, who is still suffering with his troublesome groin problem.
Jets faced a Wolves side looking for only their second away victory and the visitors took their chance, posting an emphatic 115-84 win.
The Wolves were on top form throughout their roster, but James Life shone the brightest with a phenomenal 47-point haul, with 20 of them coming in the fourth quarter alone.
After leading 9-8, the Jets were never in front again as an 11-0 Wolves burst in the first quarter set the tone for the match.
Ahead 54-37 at half time, Wolves didn’t even flinch from a 28-point third quarter by the Jets.
With a 65-82 advantage heading into the fourth quarter, Life put on an exhibition of shooting to make the Wolves a serious play-off contender.
Jayson Obazuaye registered 30 for the Jets, which would usually have guaranteed him top scorer honours in any other game.