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Six in a row for high flying Dragons

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Bradford Dragons hot run of form continued last weekend as they edged past Northumbria, 76-63, to extend their winning streak to six games.

The Dragons climb to second spot in the EBL Division One with the victory, which comes off the back of an equally impressive 81-56 thumping of Leicester Warriors in their previous outing.

The away fixture always looked a tricky match to tackle yet a big performance in the third quarter gave the visitors a deserved win.
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Playing without big man Chris McGrew, injured in the game the night before, Dragons trailed by eight points at the half, but dug deep in defence and a 27-8 third quarter surge turned the game

Dan Foley top-scored for the leagues in-form side, on 21, whilst Carl Pearson (16) and veteran Vance Silcott (13) also reached double digits.

The Dragons next game is at home this weekend on Saturday 7th December against the highly rated Newham Neptune (NASSA) who currently sit fifth in the table. Just two points separate the sides going into the encounter, with both teams eyeing up surprise leaders Hemel Storm.

Last weekend also saw victory for the Dragons U15 side who picked up a 74 – 69 home win against Newcastle Eagles to go top of the EBL U15 North East division.



Dragons flying high

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The Bradford Dragons enjoyed their third consecutive league victory this weekend as they dismantled an athletic Westminster Warriors team at home, to seal a 70-53 win.

The game got off to a fast start with both teams playing a high level of basketball, and it was the visitors that enjoyed an early lead as they lead at the end of the first quarter, 20 – 15.

The second saw much of the same quality; fast breaking competition and intricate passages of play, as the Dragons fought their way back with some impressive defence and an offensive attack led by their American centre Chris McGrew. The Dragons ended the quarter just a couple points adrift of the visitors and clearly had the momentum and the crowd on their side.

The second half saw the Dragons increase their defensive pressure as they looked to take a strangle hold on the game with great defensive pressure and full court above the rim basketball.

The Dragons ended the third quarter with a two point lead and in full control of the game, rattling the visiting Warriors who came out in the fourth quarter and managed to score just two points as they faced a solid Dragons defence that would not allow them any chances to get back in to the game.

Elsewhere, an improving Dragons Two side lost at home 32 – 55 to Horsforth Hustlers in their Leeds & District league game, whilst the Dragons U15 outfit went top of the EBL North East Conference after beating Rotherham Hawks 101 - 39 at home.