Dolphins Rally To Grab Victory

13 November 2012

EUROCHALLENGE

11. Oladapo  Ayuba (Norrköping Dolphins)
Oladapo Ayuba led the way for the Norrköping Dolphins with 11 points and 9 rebounds

Norrkoping Dolphins came storming back at the finish to snatch a 64-62 over Swedish neighbours Sodertalje Kings in Group C of the EuroChallenge.

The Dolphins trailed 58-51 with 3:08 left in the game, having been down by as many as 13 in the third quarter.

But Edgars Jeromanovs' three-pointer highlighted a 9-0 run that put them 60-58 up with 57 seconds left.

Dino Pita replied with a pair of free throws for the Kings, but Pavel Ermolinskij's lay-up restored the slim advantage with 25 seconds left.

Jeromanovs split a pair of free throws to edge them further clear, but Adnan Chuk hit both from the line to make it 63-62 with 11 seconds left.

Martin Ringstrom went to the line for the Dolphins but could only split his throws to give the Kings one last chance, which went begging when Pita was off-target with a late three-point attempt.

The Kings had led most of the game and several times built leads of 13 points, the last of which came when Tobias Borg's three-pointer made it 47-34 with 2:23 to go in the third quarter.

The Dolphins got themselves back into the game early in the third, with a 10-2 run closing the gap to 52-49 on Fred Drains' jump-shot.

Oladapo Ayuba led the Dolphins with 11 points and nine rebounds while Jeromanovs scored 10 and Anton Saks nine.

Borg had 19 points for the Kings, with Toni Bizaca adding 14.


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