Dolphins Win At Okapi Aalstar

05.10.2010

Sweden have a team in the EuroChallenge following Norrkping Dolphins' 86-79 triumph at Okapi Aalstar in Belgium on Tuesday night.

Having won the first leg by the slender margin of 85-84, the Swedes hit the road expecting a battle and that's what they got.

Midway through the third quarter, the hosts led 54-51 after a Stanley Burrell jump shot.

Burrell would end up leading the Belgian team with 18 points.

Fred Drains and George Gervin then got in on the act for the Dolphins.

Drains buried a shot for the visitors to cut the gap to one and Gervin followed with a three-ball.

With Oladapo Ayuba also tossing in a pair of three-pointers, Norrkping opened up a 66-56 advantage.

Kelly Grant's men stretched the advantage to 13 before settling for a seven-point victory.

The most explosive scorer of the night for Norrkping ended up being Joakim Kjellbom.

He finished with a game-high 25 points and also proved to be a beast on the boards with 14 rebounds.

The Dolphins out-rebounded Okapi, 46-33.


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