HULL Wasps missed the chance to go top of National League Division Four North after losing 79-73 to bogey side Bury Blue Devils on Saturday.
The Wasps bounced back to see off a young Cheshire Jets side 106-82 the following day.
But with the top two, Warrington Wolves and Huddersfield Heat, both suffering surprise losses to mid-table Stockport, Wasps missed out on a place at the summit.
“It was a missed opportunity for us,” said Wasps captain Jamie Goodwin.
“We expected to beat both teams, although Bury are our bogey team and we have now not beaten them in five attempts in our three seasons in the National League.
“We did not play as a team against Bury, we did not share the ball well and we turned the ball over a lot. We only trailed 75-73 with a minute left but again we were not able to see a game out.”
John Brignell led the way with 23 points, while Matt Fawcett had 17.
The Wasps then stayed overnight in Warrington and the extra time spent bonding as a team helped them bounce back a day later at the Jets.
Goodwin bagged 21 points, as did Ade Blatherwick – all coming from an impressive seven three-pointers.
Goodwin said: “It was good that we had the chance to bounce back immediately. We went back to basics and did the things we have been doing well this season.”
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