Decisive win for the Dragons 89-71 vs Tees Valley Mowhawks
With injured players returning, Dragons had a near full team to dominate visitors Tees Valley Mohawks and secure a comfortable home win by 89 – 71. The Dragons team defence swarmed all over the high scoring Mohawk guards and contained them to lead 29 – 13 at the first break with a buzzer beating triple from Nathan Ashley.
The second quarter was much the same as Dragons threatened to run away with the game as Mohawks could not get easy looks and Dragons led 52 – 26 at half time. Mindful of the Leicester game the following day and players returning from injury, Dragons eased off in the third stanza as Coach Chris Mellor rotated players to lead 70 – 51 at the final break. In the final quarter, with the dangerous Alex Greven finding his range for Mohawks, the visitors closed the gap but Dragons ran out comfortable winners 89 – 71.
Coach Chris Mellor said after the game, ‘I thought we played really well first half at both ends. After the break they played much better and hurt us in transition a few too many times but overall it was a good performance’.
For Dragons, Dan Foley led all scorers with 29, Rihard Sulcs hit 20 and Chris McGrew returned with 16 points
Dragons travelled to Leicester the following day to win comfortably 90 – 59 against the EBL division 1 basement side. Dragons won all quarters a Chris McGrew with 15, Nathan Ashley with 13 and Dan Foley with 12 top scored for Dragons
Dragons now stand in fourth place in EBL division 1
Dragons next EBL division 1 home game is against Team Northumbria on Saturday 8th March, tip off 6.15pm in the Dragons Den in the sports hall, Bradford College, Trinity Road, Bradford BD5 0JE
Admission is £5 for adults, £2.50 for under 18s, students, concessions etc and £10 for a family ticket [2 adults + 2 children].
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