Bradford Dragons came away from their double-header weekend with two wins under their belt, beating Team Newcastle University Knights (64-69) in the North East on Saturday, before returning to their home court to take complete their brace of victories, against Hemel Storm (72-64).
Saturday’s game was the Dragons’ third meeting of the season against the Knights, with Newcastle having come out on top in both tightly fought games in the Dragons’ Den.
Bradford were caught sleeping at the start of the game, finding themselves twelve points down within the first two minutes (12-0). Ricky Fetske (sponsored by ALW Guitars) restored some parity, sinking the Dragons’ first three baskets, however at the halfway point of the opening period Newcastle were still nine points to the good (16-7).
The hosts increased their lead to eleven points, before Bradford then went on an unanswered eleven point run of their own to level the game at eighteen a-piece. Despite such a poor start to the game, the Dragons were ahead at the first buzzer (22-23).