The Jacks rallied late to pull out an 81-78 win over the Lincoln Oaklanders, who are coached by NBA legend Gary Payton.
Jaden Edwards scored the winning basket off a pass from Will Johnson with just 5.5 seconds remaining as the Jacks overcame a seven-point deficit in the final three minutes.
Edwards finished with a team-high 20 points in the win.
Former Arcata and College of the Redwoods standout Thomas Nelson played 11 minutes in the win and nailed a key 3-pointer in the first half that gave the home team an 18-6 lead just seven minutes in.
But the visitors would rally and they led 40-38 at halftime, before the Jacks’ late comeback.
Next up, the Jacks (3-0) host Western Oregon on Tuesday night, with tip-off set for 7 p.m.