BRADFORD Dragons' unbeaten record in National League Division One came to a sorry end as they were beaten by two other undefeated teams.

Dragons were torn apart at Derby Trailblazers (116-93) and then comprehensively beaten by a clinical Worthing Thunder (78-98), in the following day's National Cup clash.

The Dragons travelled to Derby with a 100 per cent record in all competitions so far this season. However, the Trailblazers were also unbeaten in the league.

Ricky Fetske won the jump ball, leading to three-point basket by Andreas Lycoudis. Smith responded almost immediately with a lay-up but a combination of scores from Rihard Šulcs and Ricky Fetske put the Dragons six points clear.

The scores remained close through the opening period and, with one-and-a-half minutes remaining to the first break, the scores were 28 apiece. However, a couple of missed shots by the Dragons, coupled with some successful conversions from the free throw line by the hosts, gave the Trailblazers a five-point lead at the buzzer.

The lead was quickly extended to eight points at the start of the second and, although Bradford managed to keep themselves in contention, they couldn’t do anything to prevent Derby increasing their advantage further, going into half time 15 points clear at 65-50.

There was no respite for the Dragons after the break, with Derby further increasing the gap as far as 27 points, although an Allie Fullah layup, in the dying seconds of the third period made it 87-62.

Four minutes into the final quarter and the game was out of reach for the Dragons, with the scores at 101-69, yet still the Trailblazers continued to press and, with only two minutes of the game remaining, they were 35 points clear.

It was only then that the Dragons managed to pull a final flurry together, however it was too little too late as they went down 116-93.

Once again, Šulcs led the Bradford scorers with 24 points, also adding 12 rebounds to record a double-double. Drexler Clark contributed 16 points to the Dragons’ total, while Fullah also hit double figures with 10 points.

The following day, the Dragons were back in front of their home support against Worthing Thunder in the fourth round of the National Cup.

The South Coast visitors opened the scoring with a quick two-pointer from the start. The Dragons kept things tight in the opening quarter, losing 19-17 at the first buzzer.

However, Worthing soon exposed any frailties in the Dragons' defence, as the visitors led 48-38 at half time.

Worthing's slick flowing movement was a joy to watch, as they ended the third quarter 75-58.

There was no let up in the final period as Worthing made sure of their place in the quarter-finals with a 20-point victory, 78-98.

Clark hit 22 points to finish the game as Dragons’ top scorer, however Šulcs picked up the University of Bradford Player of the Game award, with 15 points, eight rebounds and seven assists. Fetske and Lycoudis both contributed 12 points to the home side's total.