The Giants fell to a frustrating defeat against the Sharks despite pushing the Sheffield outfit all the way.
The Sharks took the first period 25-20 and were up 47-39 at half-time.
But the Giants hit back in the third to give a good account of themselves.
And they closed the deficit to just two points early in the fourth and battled hard to take it further – but the Sharks pulled away again to seal the win.
Ingus Bankevics hit 19 in a gritty display and Flo Larkai battled the Sharks’ big men for 14 points.