Alex Dorr: Captain's speech inspired Derby to EBL play-off title

(L to R) Simon Allaway with the play-off Trophy; Alex Dorr with MVP Award and Sam O’Shea with league Trophy

Forward Alex Dorr says captain Sam O'Shea's pre-match speech provided the inspiration for Derby Trailblazers to win the England Basketball League Division Two play-off final.

Dorr was named most valuable player, with 19 points, 20 rebounds and three assists in Derby's 73-57 win against Ipswich in Manchester.

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Dorr delight at Derby's double

"Sam gave a great motivational talk before the game," said Dorr.

"It was crazy how much energy we had going into the game - it was perfect."

O'Shea also imposed himself on court with a 17 point, 10 rebound double-double, while Dan Watts contributed 10 points, six rebounds, while JoJo Owusu-Ansah finished with 12 points and two steals.

Leigh Greenan led the way for Ipswich with 12 points and 17 rebounds against the league-winning Trailblazers.

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