LESS than 24 hours after Jets had triumphed in overtime in Sheffield by a single point, they succumbed to Newcastle Eagles by the same margin at the Northgate Arena on Sunday.
Fabulous Flournoy's side, who dumped Jets out of the BBL Cup earlier in the campaign, secured their second success of the season over Chester on their own court.
Coach Paul Smith said: 'I feel for my players. We had a tough weekend and tried really hard, almost pulling it out but in the end we weren't quite good enough. It was one of those games that could have gone either way.
'We weren't too worried about going into overtime again because we still had the energy and weren't in foul trouble.'
Jets looked sluggish against an under-strength Eagles, who triumphed without injured former Chester player Shawn Myers.
TJ Walker, one of the BBL's most outstanding point guards, ran the show and had netted 10 points by the end of the first quarter, though Jets edged ahead 21-19 through a couple of Ryan Huntley free throws after being fouled by Jeremy Hyatt on the buzzer.
Though the scoreline suggested Jets were matching the visitors, they were fortunate to be holding their own and their only real plus point was Calvin Davis's impressive jump shooting.
He hit the mark from the edge of the key with clockwork regularity and this display capped a return to form that saw the Texan voted BBL player of the month.
But some of his team-mates were not as clinical in their execution and, as frustration mounted, Smith was pulled up for a technical foul by the officials for complaining extensively about claims his players were being fouled on their way to the hoop.
The sides went in level at 40-40 at the break and Jets were able to show the sign of a good side, winning without playing well, by leading 68-65 going into the final period.
But this slight advantage, forged by a bomb from downtown by Mike Nurse, just papered over the cracks.
A second less than 28 minutes of basketball had amassed before the home side committed their first foul. While this might suggest a disciplined display, it's more likely a sign of failing to match up physically to the task.
Walker continued to steal possession from Jets, who resorted to increasingly unorthodox tactics to try to stop him - including a lunge by Huntley that resembled a rugby tackle and resulted in an 'unsportsmanlike foul'.
With Eagles leading by two points with 39.4 seconds on the clock, Mc-Cord had the chance to level from the line, but missed both his shots.
Just 1.6 seconds remained when Billy Singleton stepped up for a pair and though he bagged his second, the miss from his initial effort ensured there was no way back.
Jets scorers: Davis (21), Huntley (15), Hamilton (13), Nurse (12), Singleton (10), McCord (9). Holders Chester booked their place in the BBL Trophy semi-finals with a 98-97 success against Sheffield Sharks on Saturday.
Jets edged 89-87 ahead with 10 seconds left. Nate Reinking forced overtime with a couple of foul shot threes from the end. An Iain McKinney three-pointer levelled the game in the dying seconds of overtime, before a Calvin Davis free throw secured the win.