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No case for the defence, says Bradford Dragons coach
4:10pm Monday 4th March 2013 in Sport
Bradford Dragons tasted double defeat over the weekend.
Against a strong Leicester Warriors side on Saturday, Dragons were 21 points down by half-time.
Although Bradford put in an impressive final quarter, notching up 26 points, it wasn’t enough to take the win, as Leicester prevailed 72-59. Dragons’ scoring was led by Ricky Fetske with 31 points.
Less than 24 hours later Dragons were back on court in Kent against the Medway Park Crusaders. Once again Bradford got off to a slow start as Medway opened up a 17-point first-quarter lead.
They were 34 down heading into the final period before going on to lose the VCARS.CO.UK Division One game 91-59. Fetske top-scored again with with 15 points.
Head coach Chris Mellor said: “We’ve got to start defending better as a team because offensively we just aren’t putting enough points on the board to win games right now.”
Dragons travel to Hemel Hempstead Storm this Saturday.
Bradford Dragons women avenged their 59-46 defeat at the hands of Sefton Starlights the previous week by winning the VCARS.co.uk Women’s Division Two North rematch 65-46.
Bradford’s top point-scorers were Vilma Jurgaityte (26) and Isalie Bloemen (18).
The women are home to Mansfield Giants on Sunday, 1pm tip-off at Bradford College.
Dragons II weren’t able to close out the win against Tees Valley Mohawks II, going down 70-66. The under-18s secured a season-high 111-27 win over local rivals Huddersfield New College, while the under-16s lost 92-49 against Preston Pride.
The under-14s continued their winning ways with a 74-51 win at Barnsley Leaders.