THE Kennedy's Tours Shoalhaven Tigers division one men's side are one win away from potentially booking their spot in the Waratah League postseason, despite going down the Sutherland Sharks 86-75 on Saturday.
At the Sutherland Basketball Stadium, the competition front-runners jumped out to a four point lead on their home court by quarter-time - a lead which blew out to 20 by the main break.
The Tigers never recovered from losing the second quarter 25-9, as they trialled 68-54 after three periods before losing by nine points at the final siren.
In the loss, Bruce Ozolins led the way with 24 points, as Alex Brown scored 12.
Despite the loss, which drops Ian Ozolins' side to 10-7 on the season, the Tigers still sit in fourth spot on per centage, ahead of Lithgow and Bankstown, who are on the same record.
The black and golds will book their spot in the finals if they defeat the Orange Eagles at the Den this Saturday, and Sutherland defeat Bansktown and Queanbeyan edge Lithgow.
Tip-off at the Den is at 4pm.