Killamarsh Arrows were again edged out on the road in a close encounter in Birmingham, going down to a narrow 72-69 scoreline.
Arrows, for the second week running, couldn’t convert their attacking opportunities and it was the hosts who were able to make the vital shots.
Arrows trailed narrowly throughout the encounter, as they struggled to get to grips with the scrappy style of Birmingham.
Nathan Dacres was competing hard at both ends to give Arrows a rebounding presence but Chris Dixon struggled to convert opportunities.
Arrows battled on in to the second quarter when Denis Scott and Cameron McCallum seemed to find a scoring touch to reduce the arrears to 33-32.
But they continued to miss shots under pressure.Scott and Dacres combined well but Arrows trailed 57-54 going in to the final quarter.
Two Joseph Baugh free throws gave Arrows a temporary advantage but Birmingham were stronger towards the end and secured a 72-69 win.