Bradford Dragons on fire in the Smoke

Dan Foley was Dragons’ leading scorer with 23 points

Dan Foley was Dragons’ leading scorer with 23 points

First published in Sport

Bradford Dragons returned to form in impressive style with a 72-65 win against the Westminster Warriors in London.

Bradford are now back on track for a top-of-the-table push. They sit in fourth spot with a 12-7 record, while boasting the second best attack in the league, having amassed 1,461 points.

Following a nervy start to the game, the Dragons trailed 18-16 at the end of the first quarter.

When they got into their natural rhythm, combined with brilliant full court pressure on defence, they opened up a 34-28 lead. The quarter was topped off by a spectacular put-back dunk from Dan Foley.

The third quarter was more of the same from the Dragons as they pushed their lead out to 51-41 with aggressive defence and great ball movement.

The fourth quarter was an entertaining, high-scoring affair as both teams left everything on the court. Westminster managed to outscore the visitors 24-21 in the final quarter but Dragons took home a 72-65 victory.

Foley topped the scoring charts with 23 points and ten rebounds, Rihard Sulcs contributing 12 points and Alejandro Navarro six.

Elsewhere, Bradford College Dragons under-16s beat Rotherham Hawks 125-83 to stay top of the EBL North East Conference, the under-14s travelled to Barrow Thorns and came away with a 96-50 victory to stay second in the EBL North Division and Dragons under-13s beat Hull Wasps 88-37 away to stay perfect for the season with 13 wins out of 13.

Dragons under-15s did not play but remain second in the EBL North East Division.

Dragons’ EBL Division One home game against Tees Valley Mohawks on Saturday tips-off in the sports hall of Bradford College, Trinity Road, Bradford at 6.15pm.

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