Manchester Magic maintained their spell over London Lituanica for a second weekend in succession to defend their National Trophy crown for the third year in a row with an authoritative 81-53 victory at Hertfordshire Sports Village on Sunday.
Having defeated their opponents 74-61 in NBL Division One League action a week ago, it was simply a case of different day, same story as the Magic achieved a swift double in League and Trophy over the club from the Capital.
A game-high 19 points, 5 rebounds, 6 steals and 2 blocks were more than enough for standout star Duane Morgan to emerge from this one-sided outing as the MVP.
Stefan Gill had 16 points and 8 assists, captain Jack Minister added 14 points and 6 rebounds and Simon Anumba 11 points and 8 rebounds.
“This was my first opportunity to play in a championship game and it’s a really good feeling to have won it.” Morgan said.
“We knew that we had to shut them down on defence, so that was a big emphasis for us, along with our high-tempo game.
“We now want to win the league and finish up as the number one side in Division One.
“There’s a great group of guys here at the Manchester Magic. They’ve been very welcoming and made me feel right at home. I feel like I’ve been playing with them for a long time. You want to play for your brothers and I feel like they are mine.”