SUNBURY Lady Jets suffered two weekend thrashings but still cling to a finals place heading into the last round of Big V basketball women's division 1.
The Jets never got going in a 60-37 loss to Keilor Thunder on Saturday night and were left behind after half-time in a 83-50 loss to Hawthorn Magic on Sunday.
But the Jets remain alive heading into this weekend's final round as their seven-win, 11-loss record is good enough for fourth in Terril pool.
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Sunbury is a win ahead of Mildura (7-12) which has finished its season, while Keilor (6-12) is sixth but has to play Warrnambool (15-3) this weekend while the Lady Jets are away at last-placed Geelong (5-13).
Tip-off on Saturday night was delayed by almost an hour after a patron fell near the court at Keilor Basketball Stadium and had to be stabilised by an ambulance crew before being taken to hospital.
Sunbury started the match with just six first-quarter points as Keilor got an 11-point jump, largely thanks to good shooting from outside the three-point arc. Things never improved for the Lady Jets with the team shooting just 23 per cent from the field for the game. None of the Sunbury players made it to double-figure points.
Sunbury stuck with Hawthorn for the first half of Sunday's match at Boroondara Sports Complex but was left behind in the third quarter. Up by seven at half-time, Hawthorn shot 11 of 22 from the field in the third term to open a 19-point gap.
Sunbury's final home-and-away game against Geelong is at 1pm on Sunday at The Annex.
Sunbury's men could avoid the worst record in their division 1 after a 71-64 win against Melbourne University on Saturday night.
The six-win, 15-loss Jets climbed into sixth in Terril pool with the win, ahead of Melbourne University and Altona (both 6-15) on head-to-head.
Sunbury trailed by three points at three-quarter-time but ran over Melbourne University in the final quarter. The Jets held their nerve from the free-throw line, converting 10 of 14 free shots in the 20-point final term.
Mike Spears led the team with 19 points and 10 rebounds while Mabor Maniel scored 13 as did Tom Moon.
The Jets end their season away at Geelong (12-9) from 3pm on Sunday.