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.
Top scorer for the Dragons was Miguel Lorenzo with 16 points, closely followed by John Bantock, who put 15 points on the board.
Following an overnight stay in the capital, Dragons moved on to Essex for Sunday’s game against the Leopards. Despite trailing by five at the end of the first quarter, Bradford took the next two periods of play and led by four points going into the final phase of the game. However, as has been so often the case so far this season, the Dragons failed to capitalise on their lead and Essex finished the game as victors.
Rihards Sulcs led the scoring for the Dragons with 16 points, whilst Lorenzo added a further 14 points to his weekend’s total.
Head coach, Chris Mellor declined to comment after the games and it can only be assumed that he was not happy with the weekend’s performances, which now leave the Dragons at the bottom of the table with only one win from six.
Bradford face a tough task, if they are to quickly get their season back on track, as they face table toppers Derby Trailblazers, at the Dragons Den (Bradford College Sports Hall, Trinity Road, BD5 0JE) next Sunday, with a 4:15pm tip-off.