The Deakin Melbourne Boomers almost successfully mastered the doomsday double over the weekend, backing up a 13pt win in Adelaide on Friday night with a nail-biting 81-87 overtime loss in Perth against the finals-bound Lynx.
It was the Boomers second overtime loss in the last month and their sixth loss by 6pts or less across a tough season.
Giving away plenty of size, the Boomers fought gallantly and had a chance to win the game in regulation time, however a missed shot in the dying seconds forced an extra period.
Kalisha Keane (16pts, 9rbs, 9ast) turned in her best game since joining the Boomers midway through the season, Bec Cole added 14pts, while Tegan Cunningham (13pts), Alice Kunek (12pts) and Maddie Garrick (12pts) also got amongst the points.
The Boomers will head home to close out the season with a home game against Bendigo next Saturday night, February 18 @ 7:30pm.
With Bendigo also out of the finals race, the game will see both teams battling for pride.
Tickets are now on sale and available HERE.
WHAT: Past Players Night
WHO: Deakin Melbourne Boomers vs Bendigo Spirit
WHEN: Saturday February 18
WHERE: State Basketball Centre
TICKETS: At the door or online HERE. Save 20% online.