By Tom Lamming (Student Press Officer)
Bradford Dragons drop to 4-2 in NBL Division One after losing 101-86 to the Essex Rebels on Saturday afternoon.
Dragons never really got into any rhythm, as they found it tough to slow down a younger fast-paced Essex team, desperate to bounce-back from a string of defeats to open their campaign.
Looking to make it three successive league wins, Coach Mellor’s team travelled South to face a newly-promoted Essex Rebels team, who were looking for their first league win of the season.
Dragons were more than holding their own amidst the high-octane opening to the game. With both teams getting to the rim at will, it was very much back and forth in the first half of the opening period.
Ricky Fetske had his way with the Rebels bigs early on, scoring ten first quarter points to lead the Dragons in scoring.