The Bradford Dragons went toe to toe with the NBL Division One’s top two teams and came up just short on both occasions. Losing 94-88 in Overtime against Hemel Storm on Saturday before falling 87-77 to the unbeaten Solent Kestrels on Sunday afternoon.
The Dragons fell to an agonising 94-88 overtime defeat in a gripping clash against Hemel Storm.
The Dragons led for large spells but found themselves on the wrong end of a nail-biting affair at the Dragons Den on Saturday evening.
It’s the first defeat in four games for a resurgent Dragons outfit who now sit at 3-6 in the NBL Division One.
Both teams got off to a slow start, missing their first five shots before Ricky Fetske dunked home the first two points of the game.
Fetske led from the front in the opening minutes, scoring the Dragons first nine points. Knocking down four successive field goals in the process.
The 6-2 Storm struggled with the Dragons defensive cohesion in the opening quarter as the hosts were locked in from the tip.
Albert Margai and Jermayne Laing combined for 11 of the Dragons next 13 points to end the quarter. Crushing the Hemel paint defence as the Dragons continually found success in the driving lanes.