|Matthew Lojeski was the hero of the night for BC Oostende when he drained a game winning jumper|
Entente Orleanaise suffered another close defeat in EuroChallenge Group H on Tuesday night and slipped out of contention for a spot in the Last 16.
Saddled with a three-game losing streak after opening the season with a victory over Dexia, Orleans fell at home 72-70 to BC Oostende (3-2).
To cap a frustrating season for the French outfit, and continue a magnificent spell for Oostende, the visitors got a game-winning jumper from Matthew Lojeski at the death.
Lojeski scored his club's last two baskets in the waning moments and finished with 14 points as Oostende stayed in the hunt for a spot in the next round.
Oostende, Dexia and SLUC Nancy all of 3-2 records.
Oostende will host Dexia next week and Nancy are up against Orleans.
At the end of a very tight game, Zacherie Moss split two free-throws with 12 seconds to go for a 70-68 Orleans advantage.
Lojeski quickly scored at the other end to knot the contest at 70.
JR Reynolds then turned the ball over for Orleans and Lojeski struck the game-winner.
Caleb Green finished with game-high 18 points for Oostende and Ludovic Vaty poured in a team-best 16 for Entente Orleanaise.
"We are frustrated, we know we can succeed but we lost every game with a little gap. This is not a crisis, I already experienced the same situation and it is not this."
Orléans Head Coach Philippe Herve:
"The hierarchy is very difficult to find because all players are up and down between each game and it is a problem We have a good team which can play against all teams because it is always the same scenario: a close game."
Oostende Player Matt Lojeski:
"This is a really important win for us, we made a big defense to come back. We played very well during the last minute."
Oostende Head Coach Jean Marc Jaumin:
"We knew that the game will be hard because Orleans dominated us ay home in the first half - time, We had to do our performance of the second half time. The players showed great character, I am very happy with my players."