by Tom Lamming (Student Press Officer)
Bradford Dragons clinched an important 97-83 road win over the Westminster Warriors on Saturday, before falling disappointingly to fellow playoff rivals Reading Rockets 86-63 at the Dragons Den on Sunday.
The Leicester Warriors also went 1-1 over the weekend. Meaning the Dragons maintain their spot as the 8th seed, holding a four-point buffer over the Warriors with just three games to play. The Dragons do hold the head-to-head over the Warriors, so should the teams tie on points, Dragons would ultimately advance to the playoffs.
Bradford Dragons swiftly returned to winning ways with a 97-83 victory over the Westminster Warriors.
Desperate to bounce back from last weekend’s tough defeat to Hemel, the Dragons responded by claiming a vital win in the race for playoff seeding.
Dragons ensured the lowly Warriors search for a victory goes on. Now 16 games without a win, Westminster battled hard, but Coach Mellor’s team deservedly prevailed in the end.
Despite the comfortable winning margin, the visitors didn’t have it all their own way. After opening up a 9-5 lead in the opening three minutes of play, the Dragons suddenly found themselves down 23-13.
Over the next five minutes of play, the hosts proceeded to go on an 18-4 run to blow the game wide open. Dragons had no answer for the Warriors assault on the painted area as they continued to cash in with layups.