The Sunbury Jets’ senior teams both lost thrillers in Big V division 1 basketball on Sunday.
The women were first on court at Boardman Reserve, matched against Craigieburn, and were missing import Kelsey Sigl. But that didn’t seem to matter as they jumped to an 18-7 lead at quarter-time.
The Eagles turned the tables to lead by five points at the main break.
In the second half, the teams went goal for goal and at the final siren the Eagles were in front 67-65.
Both sides missed numerous shots, their shooting percentage shared at a meagre 33 per cent for the game.
Kayla Theodore stepped up in Sigl’s absence, shooting 19 points, while Leanne Urbon chipped in with 17.
In the men’s game against Camberwell, the Jets were on the back foot early and trailed by 12 points at half-time. Whatever was said at half-time worked as the Jets reduced the margin to three points by the last break.
As in the women’s game, both sides went goal-for-goal in the last, with Camberwell hanging on to win 88-85.
Javari Williams continued his good form with 28 points and nine rebounds.
In youth league 1, the Jets’ men beat Camberwell 83-70. Billy Feben shot a massive 35 points.
The Jets’ youth women won 69-53 in division 2 against Chelsea despite putting up nine less field goal attempts.
Rebecca Marshall top scored with 19
points, her first time in double figures for the season.