Artland Dragons claimed a 69-66 home floor win over ETHA Encomi but it wasn't enough to progress as the team from Cyprus sneaked their way into the EuroChallenge regular season courtesy of the eight point cushion they had from their victory in the first game.
It was a close run thing but that will be of no comfort for the disappointed German supporters who will have been hoping before the tip that their side could overhaul the deficit.
By the time those same fans were partaking in half-time refreshments, it looked decidedly gloomy and not quite an impossible task, but not far from it.
They watched aghast at the first half display of their side who put in a shocking second quarter and that meant they were a massive 25 points down on aggregate as they took to the floor for the second half.
The supporters were after a response and to their credit, the Dragons got fired up and came storming back not only into the game but also back into the tie to put the outcome back in doubt.
They put in a devastating 29-12 third quarter spell which had the visitors with only their pre-game advantage left to protect heading into the last period and with the hosts on the rampage.
When Fenn opened up with a triple in the fourth and it was followed up by a score from Jones, the crowd were pinching themselves in disbelief at the dramatic turnaround - their side having made it a one shot game on aggregate with just over eight minutes remaining.
Then, when Ibekwe took the home team out to a 66-58 lead, the fans rose to their feet as the forward tied up the scores across both games.
It set up a truly nail-biting last two minutes of action but just when it looked like the Cypriot side were sunk, they regained their composure to see out their narrow win from the free-throw line.
Anthony King was the hero for the visitors with a double-double of 18 points and 10 rebounds while Ruben Boumtje-Boumtje also finished with a double-double of 14 points and 10 rebounds for the Dragons.