Despite ending their three game losing streak at Leicester BiG Storage Cheshire Jets slipped again at the Northgate Arena as London Capitals beat them on Sunday.
TJ Walker’s men had started the double-header looking as if they had put their troubles behind them.
They enjoyed a 93-80 victory over Leicester Riders at the John Sanford Centre on Saturday.
Shawn Myers continued to do his stuff, top scoring with 25 points and he was supported by Jayson Obazuaye’s 21-point haul.
The Jets never slipped, leading every period comfortably. Going into the second quarter 28-20 up they accelerated, taking a 51-30 lead into half-time.
Riders never looked like getting back into the game. They did close the gap, going into the final session 70-59 down but the Jets were solid.
Against London Capitals their defence was not nearly as effective as the Jets lost 82-69 despite Obazuaye’s 23 points, Myers’ 22 and Mathew Otten’s 17.
Capital avenged two previous defeats by the Jets as they started out with a 27-16 lead by the end of the first period.
The Jets came storming back in the second quarter to cut the deficit to 26-31 and took the lead briefly with Myers notching 12 points to make it 38-37 to the hosts but the visitors regained the lead at 43-46 before half time.
After a scrappy third quarter Capital had pulled away again to lead 60-53.
In the final period the Jets scored the first basket but could get no closer as London kept them at arm’s length. A 13-6 run made the lead insurmountable at 76-61 and from there Capital cruised home.