Derby Trailblazers beat Bristol Academy in EBL final

Rishi Kakad

Derby Trailblazers thrashed Bristol Academy Flyers 87-60 on Sunday to win the English Basketball League Trophy for the first time in their history.

Derby dominated from the opening tip with a display full of defensive intensity and flowing offence that saw all 11 players on the scoresheet.

Blazers were nine points up by the end of the first quarter, 19 ahead at half-time and cruised to a 27-point win.

Rishi Kakad was named Most Valuable Player for his 23-point haul.

Troy Whittington also impressed with 10 points, 12 rebounds and six blocks.