JETS are teetering on the brink of the BBL Championship play-offs once more.
A 93-76 loss to Newcastle Eagles on Tyneside on Friday was followed on Sunday by a 92-83 home success over MK Lions, making it a mixed weekend for Paul Smith’s men.
The Jets took a 24-16 lead at the end of the first quarter against the Lions and maintained a four-point advantage at 42-38 going in at the half. In the second half, the hosts opened up an 11-point lead at 51-40 off the back of a 9-2 tear, but the Lions responded with a 17-5 tear to tie the game at 56-57 going into the final stanza.
Jets broke the game open with a 13-1 burst and sealed the points. Shawn Myers led the Jets scoring with 20.
Victories against two of the best youth teams in the country in front of 100 spectators created an electric atmosphere for the Junior Jets on Sunday.
First up in the double-header at Cheshire Oaks High School, Ellesmere Port, was the Jets’ under 18s who put in a massive performance to beat former national champions Sheffield Sharks 85-52 in the first round of the play-offs.
Top scorer was Frenchman Max Casenove with 29. They now face a trip to Doncaster on Saturday for a place in the semi-finals.
The Jets’ U14s still have a league programme to complete before their play-offs begin. They too beat Sheffield Sharks, 105-77.