Bradford Dragons again suffered back-to-back defeats this weekend, losing 83-79 at Westminster Warriors on Saturday night, followed by a 63-61 loss at Essex Leopards on Sunday, leaving the Dragons rock bottom of the National Basketball League Division 1.
Prior to Saturday’s game, Westminster sat at the foot of the league table, however Bradford were on the back foot from the off, finding themselves nine points down at the first break in play.
Dragons have so far experienced a turbulent start to their league campaign, having won only one of their opening three matches, against Team Northumbria last Saturday, and will be hoping that Davies's arrival will provide a much needed boost to the squad.
The Dragons also entertain Worthing Thunder, in a National Cup quarter final game, on Sunday afternoon (4:15pm). This is the first time in the Dragons history that they have reached the quarter final stage of the cup.
Dragons also hope to announce another new signing next week, once negotiations are completed to bring a former player back to the squad for this years campaign.
Bradford Dragons failed to get their National League Division One season off to a winning start, going down 58-72 against last season’s triple champions Reading Rockets.
The Dragons were missing Jermayne Laing, due to a long standing personal commitment, whilst head coach, Chris Mellor is also still awaiting the arrival of his two American imports, Chris McGrew and Jeremee ‘JP’ Davies. However, Reading were also missing the services of their influential captain, Dan Carter due to injury and had so far experienced a mixed start to their 2014/15 schedule.
Reading ‘Rocketed’ into an early six point, unanswered lead at the start of the first period and although Mellor’s men had plenty of opportunities to level things up, they just couldn’t get the baskets to drop. With both teams making mistakes aplenty, the first quarter remained fairly low scoring, with Bradford trailing at the interval by four, with the score at 9-13.