The Hills District Hornets have split their road trip against the Illawarra Hawks, in round 13 of the Waratah Championship League competition.
Illawarra won the women's game 53-50, while the Hornets men would prevail 113-110 in double overtime.
The third-placed Hornets women were already on a two-game losing streak and needed a victory over the second-placed Hawks to avoid falling further down the competition ladder.
That task proved almost impossible after the Hawks established a 34-23 lead at half time but the Hornets made it a contest, staging a strong fightback in the third term and eventually falling by just 3 points.
Kate Oliver led the Hornets with 13 points, ahead of Jamie Samuels (11) and Anita Roditis (10).
The men's game was expected to be a no-contest in favour of the higher ranked Hornets (4th) but the 12th-placed Hawks were in this game from the outset.
The home team led 21-20 in the first term and 44-31 at half time, before the Hornets rallied to trail 62-59 at the end of the third term, then tie up the game 88-88 at full time.
The first period of extra time was still not enough to split the two teams, with the scores locked at 101-101.
Hills ultimately had the best of the final period, winning a thriller by a mere 3 points.
Josh Chapman (30), Paul Brotherson (27) and David Hayman (17) were the leading scorers.
Both Hills District teams are on the road again this weekend against the Newcastle Hunters.