BBL Trophy winners for the past four years, Jets became the first side to qualify for this season's semi-finals as they thrashed a hapless Leicester side on Sunday, writes CHRISTOPHER BEESLEY.
Riders were without coach Karl Brown who missed the game through illness and they were quickly ripped apart by a Jets team eager to impress after back-to-back losses at the hands of Thames Valley a week earlier and London (81-75) just a day before.
Coach Paul Smith said: 'We showed good attitude and it was nice to get all the players on court and have them all contributing. The challenge tonight was to stay focused. It was good to see people enjoying themselves and we played defence all the time, even to the last minute.'
Jets raced out of the blocks to bamboozle Riders in the first few minutes and Trey Moore helped himself to 15 first-quarter points, which included three of his six three-pointers for the evening.
The visitors in contrast were unable to buy a bucket and with 3:57 remaining in the first quarter, they had only registered four points in total as a team.
Although Riders outscored the hosts for the remainder of the period, they were still 28-17 down after 10 minutes and trailed 49-30 at the interval.
Plenty of Jets players had chance to shine and young John Simpson, who has been consistently intense in de-fence throughout the campaign, showed off his scoring ability.
Moore displayed hand trickery David Blaine would have been proud of and Anthony Martin breezed through the Riders' rearguard with burning pace to net a spectacular coast-to-coast basket.
Jets led 72-43 going into the final period and Smith started to introduce more of his regular bench-warmers.
Following a timeout with 5:51 left on the clock, Jets returned to the floor with just four players but this was more a case of a mix-up with substitutions than over-confidence.
Possibly the biggest cheer of the season came as teenager Philip Brandreth, a former Whitby High School pupil, netted to put Jets tonup for the first time this season.
Jets' scorers: Moore (38); Myers (16); Harrison & Herriman (both 15); Simpson (14); Murphy (6); Martin (4); Brandreth (2).