SHEFFIELD Sharks threw away a match-winning position as they capitulated in the fourth quarter on the road at London Lions on Tuesday night.
Leading by 19 points late in the third quarter the Sharks, who had American forward Demetrius Jamison making his debut, contrived to allow the Lions to score the final five points of the period and then to overrun them in the final period.
Sharks lead peaked at 60-41 but Lions were incessant with their pressure on the Sharks and levelled the match at 66-66.
Andrew Bridge briefly put Sharks back in front with a three point play but London with a 12-1 run to stun the beleaguered Sheffield players.
Last Friday Sharks had come back from 18 down to beat Mersey Tigers away. They have no game this weekend.
Sheffield Hatters were comfortable 98-44 winners at Nottingham Wildcats last weekend.
Coach Vanessa Ellis said: “We improved a lot throughout the course of the game, but we still have a lot to work on.”
Never satisfied with results the Hatters will continue to work hard to elevate their level of play at All Saints School against Leeds Carnegie on Saturday (4pm).