JETS kept their hopes of lifting a fifth consecutive BBL Trophy alive on Friday as they produced their best defensive performance of the season to over-come the Sharks.
Just nine days earlier, Sheffield had won the corresponding fixture at Ponds Forge by a single point (92-91) in overtime but this win puts Jets back in pole position of their group.
Coach Paul Smith said: 'We knew that Sharks had the best trio of three-point shoot-ers in the league and we concentrated on keeping them out and I told the play-ers to take it personally. For the first 20 minutes we were really all over their offence. They came back in the last quarter but were bound to make a run at some point and as a coach I'm looking for perfection.'
The way in which Jets kept out a side as talented as Sharks for so long was spectacular although there was little to choose between the sides in the opening quarter as Jets led 18-15.
It was in the second 10-minute period that the home side's defensive dominance really showed with none of Sharks' players managing more than a single basket from open play and the visitors registering just one field goal in the last six minutes.
By the interval, Jets led by 13 and the visitors went into the break with a measly 25 points to their name (38-25).
With Shawn Myers prolific from long and short range and DJ Harrison scoring regularly while dominating the boards at both ends, Jets remained in the driving seat.
By this time, Sharks' guards Rob Yanders and Nate Reinking were starting to penetrate through the home rear-guard but Jets still led 64-47 going into the final quarter.
A late highlight was Delme Herriman showing he has the feet to go with the quick hands as he drove down the length of the court to score with a fantastic coast-to-coast basket.
Sharks threatened a comeback, getting to within seven points on a couple of occasions but with Richard Windle fouling out with 1:39 on the clock, there weren't too many worries as Jets wrapped things up with several efforts from the free throw line.
Jets' scorers: Myers (22); Harrison (21); Moore (16); Herriman (11); Martin (7); Singleton (4).
Jets returned to league action on Saturday with an 83-72 victory away at Birmingham Bullets.