BRADFORD Dragons made it back to back wins in the NBL Division One for the first time this season, blowing out the Nottingham Hoods 99-82 in a dominant victory.

Leading from the front, Dragon's Ricky Fetske knocked down his first four shots as the away side opened up a 13-6 lead in the opening minutes of the game.

Albert Margai, Jermyane Laing and Rafi Saipe all scored as the ninth-placed side extended their advantage to 21-8.

The bench play of the visitors scored 10 of the teams 12 points, in the remaining two minutes of the first quarter to make the score 33-17 at the end of the first.

Andreas Lycoudis knocked down his second and third threes of the evening with the Bradford's resident long-range marksman Dave Walsh firing in the other, the Dragons lead had ballooned to 28.

The hosts went on a 15-2 run over the next three minutes, almost halving the deficit, as the lead stood at 15.

Kenny Ogunneye scored the Dragons final eight points of the quarter off the bench, to make the score 53-34 at the break.

Rihards Šulcs scored his team’s first 8 points of the quarter going 4-4 from the field.

On the other side of a Fetske bucket that increased the visitors lead to 22, Šulcs scored nine of the team’s next 12 points as he shot a flawless 8-8 in the third quarter.

Lycoudis and Walsh combined for the final seven points of the third as the Dragons lead was at 30 by the time the buzzer sounded for the end of the period.

Clayfell Harris scored on the first possession of the fourth, increasing the visitors lead to a game-high 32 points.

Although Nottingham cut the lead down to 17, Dragons never looked in danger of a monumental collapse in the final quarter.

Coach Mellor was pleased with his sides performance.

He said: “We jumped out to a fast start and overall it was a good performance at both ends.

"We defended well and shared the ball well offensively.”

Elsewhere, the Dragons U16s defeated the Sheffield Sharks 80-52.

The Under 14s were on the wrong end of an 86-71 scoreline, whilst the under 18s fixture at home to JLC Sunthorpe Wolves was postponed due to a mix up with the referees.

In the Leeds Men’s League, Dragons 3 went down 70-56 away to Spen Valley Vipers.