TCS Chester Jets leapt above Thames Valley Tigers into second in the BBL Championship table on Sunday evening with a 108-94 success at home to the Tigers.
Jets led the game from tip to buzzer, starting the first and second quarters strongly with runs of 10-0 and 11-2 respectively.
Tigers battled back with an 18-8 finish to the first half, reducing the arrears to four points at half-time at 47-43.
A 12-2 Jets' run, including three long range baskets from Ryan Huntley,saw the home side 59-45 ahead early in the third quarter and although they lost James Hamilton to an ankle injury they still closed out the period 80-63 to the good.
Tigers rallied in the fourth, spear-headed by Josiah James, but the closest they could get was 99-87. James led Tigers' scoring with 27 points, topped only by Chester's John McCord with 28.
It was Jets' second victory of the weekend. On Saturday they took control of their BBL Trophy pool with a hard fought 93-81 success over the Leicester Riders at Loughborough University.
After the Riders had led for much of the first quarter the Jets forced the first real daylight between the two sides with a 8-0 burst in the second quarter followed by a 10-1 start to the second half which moved them 54-38 clear.
The Riders trimmed the lead to just six inside the final quarter, but had no answer to Calvin Davis who scored an incredible 38 points and bagged 17 rebounds.
* See this Friday's Chester Chronicle for more Jets news.