Killamarsh Arrows suffered further frustration in the league with a narrow 87-83 defeat at home to Eastside Eagles.
Chris Dixon scored 31, Joseph Baugh 28 and Denis Scott 10 for the Arrows who have been edged out in their last three games.
Arrows struggled defensively in the first quarter, which has become something of a habit recently, and trailed 26-19. The hosts introduced Rory Wheatcroft and Andreas Lycoudis to try and compete better defensively and they were more competitive.
Once again Baugh and Dixon carried the offensive threat with some support from Scott, but Arrows lost the quarter to trail 47-38.
Arrows started the third brightlybut lost their way with a series of bad choices and similar execution left them a mountain to climb.
They did put everything into the final quarter with Cameran McCallum securing a string of rebounds as Arrows scored 32 points collectively.
The home side were close but it wasn’t close enough as good foul shooting from Eagles was enough to secure the win and leave Arrows thinking what might have been.