BRADFORD Dragons faced a tough home fixture in the Dragons’ Den on Saturday evening as undefeated National Basketball League Division One leaders Hemel Storm came to town.

Despite scoring an impressive 93 points, a tally which would be more than sufficient to win most games, Bradford witnessed an incredible display of shooting accuracy, which saw Hemel amass an extraordinary total of 131 points to further extend their unbeaten record.

The Dragons got off to a fast start in the game, with baskets from Jordan Whelan and Dave Walsh putting them 7-3 up.

Four minutes in, the home side's lead was up to 19-13, but that was as good as things would get for them, as Hemel started to dominate.

But Bradford kept in touch in the opening period at least, and were just just two points behind, at 30-28 down, when the buzzer sounded at the end of the quarter.

Whelan tied the game from the restart, but then Hemel's near-flawless three-point game kicked into gear.

With baskets flying in from all angles for the visitors, the two teams returned to their locker rooms for their half-time refreshments with Hemel having built up an astonishing 33-point lead, as they sat 74-41 in front.

The game restarted with a basket for each side, but Hemel were in no mood to take their foot of the gas and just two minutes into the third quarter the gap was up to 41 points.

To add insult to injury, Hemel reached the hundred point mark even before the end of the penultimate quarter, and they were 107-66 up by the buzzer.

Hemel briefly increased the gap to 44 points at the start of the final quarter, but then the Dragons hit a rich vein of form, racking up an unanswered 12-point run with scores from Jermayne Laing, Jacques Misambu, Jabari Edwards and Ethan Rose.

Storm responded with another barrage of three-pointers and although Bradford clocked up their highest tally of the season so far, they were comprehensively beaten, in a Hemel display for which there are few superlatives that could possibly do it justice.

Bradford’s top scorer was Whelan once again. He hit 23 points, and that total could have been more had he not been ejected for a second technical foul in the third quarter.

Edwards contributed a further 13 points to the Dragons’ total, while Rose and Ricky Fetske added 10 points each.

But those individual scores were nowhere enough to take Hemel down, who scored a staggering 29 three-pointers in the match.

Bradford are at home again this coming Saturday, when Team Newcastle University provide the opposition.

Tip-off is at 6:15pm and tickets can be purchased online via the Dragons’ website.