VITAL ground in the race for the play-offs was surrendered by Jets at the weekend as they fell to back-to-back defeats.
Billy Singleton's men now lie in 10th place - two points adrift of that all-important eighth spot - after they followed up Friday's defeat at Newcastle Eagles with a surprisingly emphatic loss at home to close rivals Milton Keynes Lions.
Lions dominated at Northgate Arena on Sunday, scoring 10 unanswered points in the first period to establish a 21-15 lead.
The second stanza was a relatively even contest before the Lions extended their commanding lead to eight points at the end of the third period.
In the final act of the match the away side posted a 12-4 burst, with Kevin Griffin scoring 11 points, to make the game safe.
Phil Gilbert top-scored for Jets with 19, with Shawn Myers claiming 15 and John Simpson 12.
The defeat capped a wretched weekend for Jets who were comfortably beaten by an in-form Newcastle 48 hours earlier.
January's BBL player of the month Myers top-scored for Jets with 19, with Gilbert and Singleton taking 17 apiece.