BRADFORD Dragons moved into the top eight after securing a 84-77 win over fellow playoff-chasing Leicester Warriors.

The Dragons knocked down a string of shots that gave them an 11-8 lead.

Jermayne Laing, Ricky Fetske, and Albert Margai all got on the scoreboard as the hosts were starting to find a groove on the offensive end.

Martyn Gale then knocked down back-to-back three-pointers once again switching the balance of power in favour of the visitors by a point.

Laing skied in from the wing to corral an offensive rebound and float a shot off the glass to end the first period.

Bradford opened the second quarter with Andreas Lycoudis and Dave Walsh both knocked down threes.

Keeping the Warriors in touch, TJ Henderson scored 11 straight points going into the interval.

Out of half time, the away side went on a 9-2 run that trimmed the deficit to four points.

Dragons nullified the onslaught with two much-needed threes from Fetske and Walsh that increased the hosts’ lead.

Warriors response was to go on a 7-2 run putting the game in the balance.

However, the hosts scored a sensational nine straight points, ballooning the lead to 12 points.

Akiel Dublin notched his solitary bucket of the game for Leicester with a buzzer-beating layup off an offensive rebound.

As Gayle knocked down his fourth three of the game in the final quarter, Bradford's lead had once again been cut to single digits (69-62).

Scoring eight of the Dragons next ten points in a 10-2 run, Kenny Ogunneye personified the hosts’ grit and determination.

With just under three minutes to play, Walsh sealed the deal for the Dragons.

A fifth win in seven league games for the Dragons pleased Coach Mellor: "I was happy with how we played at both ends, we pretty much was always in the lead, but it was never totally comfortable until the buzzer.”