BA London Lions' season came to an end this weekend and not in the fashion they had hoped, picking up two hard-fought losses across back-to-back games.
On Saturday, BA London Lions fell 76-55 at the hands of Cardiff Met Archers at the Copper Box Arena.
Charlotte Ellmore had 13, Tereza Brantlova 12 and Christina Gaskin 11 for the Lions.
Down 20 early in the second half, Brantlova and BA caught fire from beyond the arc, reeling off a 14-0 run to get the game back to 8 points, but it was as close as they would get the rest of the way.
Archers dominated on the inside at both ends of the floor, as BA were held to just 25% interior shooting and 14 points in the paint.
Merissa Quick led the Archers with 24 points and eight rebounds, including scoring 16 first half points and dominating the key run as Cardiff built their lead.
On Sunday, BA rounded out their season with a 57-53 loss to Nottingham Wildcats on the road.
The game was tied heading into the final 30 seconds when Alyesha Lovett converted the bucket that got Wildcats over the line. A no-call on a potential unsportsmanlike proved crucial as BA were unable to finish the season on a high.
Tereza Brantlova finished the season strong with 17 points, Urysla Cotton had 10, whilst Loren Christie and Christina Gaskin added 7 each.
"The weekend was tough," BA Head Coach Mark Clark said.
"I'm disappointed about the Cardiff game because once we started to pick it up defensively and went on our 14-0 run to get it back to 8, we just couldn't execute at all in the last 5 minutes of the game.
"To be fair to Cardiff, they played really well down the stretch but our inability to be able to score on the inside was exposed. We showed, through people like Loren Christie, Macy Spinks, Charlotte Ellmore, when we kept the tempo high we had a real shot at it, but it summed up how we've played the majority of the season; in the game but not actually able to win.
"For the Nottingham game, I thought we bounced back really well. We got a great performance out of Tereza Brantlova who shot the ball really well, Urysla finished better on the inside and we were in a position to win.
"There was an unsportsmanlike call at the end of the game that would have put us up with the made free throws and the ball, and in the end it proved crucial.
"Nottingham with their experience, closed out better and in spite of a very committed performance we just couldn't execute down the stretch and lost another close one. It really sums up the season."
Looking back on the season for the programme, Clark added:
"We have done a great job at various points of the season but haven't been able to close out games and that's been the issue.
"With the kids going to college it's again proved to be another successful season for us in terms of development, and with the players we have returning next year, plus with our relationship with the Lions, it will allow us to flourish on the WBBL front."