BACK-to-back defeats for the second successive weekend left Bradford Dragons bottom of Division One in the National Basketball League.

The Dragons lost 83-79 at basement boys Westminster Warriors on Saturday and followed up with a 63-61 setback at Essex Leopards the next day.

Bradford were on the back foot from the off against the Warriors, finding themselves nine points down going into the first break.

Westminster's victory lifted them four places and left the Dragons without a win in their last four outings.

Top scorer for Bradford was Miguel Lorenzo with 16 points, closely followed by John Bantock (15).

Following an overnight stay in the capital, the Dragons trailed by five points at the end of the first quarter against the Leopards but took the next two periods to lead by four points going into the final phase.

However, as has so often been the case so far this season, they failed to capitalise on their advantage.

Rihards Sulcs led the scoring for the Dragons with 16 points, with Lorenzo adding a further 14 to the total.

Dragons head coach Chris Mellor, who was presumably bitterly disappointed, declined to comment after the games, his team now having won only one game out of six this season.

Bradford face a tough task to get their season back on track as they face table-toppers Derby Trailblazers at the Dragons' Den (Bradford College Sports Hall, Trinity Road) on Sunday, starting at 4.15pm.