Basketball: Danum Eagles win third successive DABA Cup Final
BBL star Rob Marsden helped guide Danum Eagles to victory in the Doncaster Area Basketball Association Cup Final for a third successive year.
The Leeds Force ace led the Eagles to a 104-59 victory over the Scunthorpe Steelers on finals night at Doncaster Communication Specialist College.
A young Danum Academy team also beat an experienced Seahawks side to win the Plate Final.
The highlight of the night, however, was arguably the presence of Marsden whose experience was telling in a comfortable 104-59 victory over Scunthorpe.
Despite impressive performances from Matty Lindley, Nick Hutchinson and Adam Shaw, the amount of National League talent at the Eagles’ disposal was more than enough to secure a third successive cup final victory for Danum who got big performances from Paul Walsh and Mathew Martin.
They were ably supported by the guard play of Alex Laurence and Ryan Fisher, while the MVP was Walsh who put on a terrific offensive display to lead the scoring.
Earlier in the evening Danum’s youngsters prevailed 107-86 in a fast-paced encounter against the Seahawks.
Stand out performances came from Brandon Smith, Sunny Singh and Daniel Eddy for the Danum Academy team, which comprised a good selection of Danum Eagles’ under 18 players under the stewardship of Eagles U18 coach Simon Roberts. Liam Knapp won the MVP award.