Tasmania has kept alive its medal hopes at the under-18 national championships in Townsville.
The state boys were forced to turn around a five-point deficit at half-time before seizing control towards a 76-62 victory over New South Wales Metro on Tuesday.
The Tasmanians produced a matchwinning 25-10 third term and a settling 20-16 in the last to win.
It was North West pair Reyne Smith and Taran Armstrong who shielded their side to a third win in four outings this tournament.
Smith went on to shoot a game-high 33 points while Armstrong added a further 24 points, seven assists and seven rebounds.
Launceston gun Jackson Lowe also played his role, pulling down 11 rebounds that included eight from the defensive end.
The good fortune did not follow the state girls that have struggled to put a win on the board after four games.
Tasmania paid dearly for a sluggish start in its 67-47 loss to Queensland South.
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The Queenslanders flew out to a 20-12 lead at quarter-time that extended out to 14 points at the long interval.
Tassie threatened to narrow the margin in the second half, but just fell short.
Jess Johnston spent less time on court than any of her starting five teammates, but top-scored with 13 points.
Launceston Tornadoes teammate Aishah Anis came off the bench for 11 points.
Tasmania came close to its first victory on Monday evening, but fell to New South Wales Country 62-53.
A 20-9 Blues' third term left the Tasmanians down by eight points at the break.
Captain Micah Simpson shot a team-high 13 points.
Tasmania faces Queensland North in the boys' final preliminary clash ahead of finals as the girls take on Western Australia Country.