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Plymouth 49-103 Everton


Tigers maul Raiders to win BBL Cup

The Everton Tigers took the first trophy of the season, and the first in their history, when they thrashed Plymouth 103-49 in the BBL Cup Final.

Andre Smith, named most vaulable player, and Marcus Bailey scored 26 points each and GB international Richard Midgley weighed in with 16.

Everton won the first half 50-22 in Birmingham and started the second with a 12-2 run to leave Plymouth reeling.

Only Gaylon Moore scored in double figures for the Raiders, with 19.

Midgley hit five three-pointers and James Jones added three more as Everton romped to the biggest win in any BBL final.

"Nobody figured it would be this much of a blow-out," Smith told BBC Sport afterwards.

"Plymouth are a tough team but we made it real tough for them today. Our player of the game was Marcus he should have been the MVP. He did a great defensive job stopping their best player, Drew Lasker."

Everton are still in with a chance of winning all four BBL trophies this season as they lie second in the league with games in hand and should make the semi-finals of the Trophy.

Smith is bullish about their prospects. He said: "We're going to do it, that's the plan. Bring out the brooms, baby."

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