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Group:  C | 27.11.2012, 19:00h
Group:  C | 27.11.2012, 19:00h
51-69
15 - 1211 - 1617 - 208 - 21
15 - 1211 - 1617 - 208 - 21
Venue: Norrköping (SWE) |
Spectators: 1073 |
Referees: Boris Schmidt (GER), Martynas Gudas (LTU), Torkild Rodsand (NOR)

GAME REPORT


Ventspils Book Place In Last 16

12. Donald Sims (BK Ventspils)
Donald Sims and BK Ventspils are safely through to the Last 16

BK Ventspils booked their place in the last 16 of the EuroChallenge as a big fourth quarter powered them to a 69-51 win over the Norrkoping Dolphins.

The Latvians began to edge ahead in the third quarter but ultimately romped to victory as they outscored the hosts 21-8 down the stretch.

The third quarter ended with Keith Gabriel hitting a three-pointer for the Dolphins to cut the Ventspils lead to 48-43 but there was no containing the visitors in the final 10 minutes.

Sandis Valters and Folarin Campbell did the damage, with eight and five points respecitively in a 13-2 run that sent them 61-45 clear with 4:09 to go.

The Dolphins had looked dangerous in the early going, taking a 20-12 lead on Martin Ringstrom's three-pointer early in the second quarter, but Ventspils answered with an 11-0 run that turned the game on its head.

Valters finished with 15 points while Donald Sims had 13 for Ventspils.

Oladapo Ayuba's 10 points led the Dolphins.

COACH QUOTES


Quotes Norröping Dolphins vs. BK Ventspils

Dolphins head coach Coach Paul Burke
"I do not want to take anything away from Ventspils, it is a great team. If you hold a team down to 69 points it is good. We played good defense but we are having trouble scoring. We are not sharing the ball very well; we need to figure out what is wrong with that. We need someone that carries the team through the whole game. We need to find a solution to that. Our defense is good but we need to score better."
 
Dolphins player Anton Saks
"
We started off the game pretty good in the first quarter, and after that we stopped playing hard. They played good defense and we did not shoot the ball very well. We need to score more than 51 points."

Ventspils head coach Robert Stelmahers
"I am really happy with the victory. I knew this would be a hard game for us. The Dolphins do not play a typical defense. In the start of the game we were in trouble, they scored three open threes. But defense wins the games and we stepped up in the end."

Ventspils player Donald Sims
"For us it was all about defense. We wanted to stop their transition points and I think we succeeded. We tried to not to give them a good home crowd and to get them going. It was definitively our defense that won this game for us."

Accumulated statistics

27.6%

16/58
FG
M/A

47.3%

26/55

29.7%

11/37
FG2P
M/A

51.4%

19/37

23.8%

5/21
FG3P
M/A

38.9%

7/18

87.5%

14/16
FT
M/A

100.0%

10/10

34

8/26
RT
RO/RD

36

3/33

11

AS

14

15

TO

11

5

ST

6

1

BS

2

18

PF

13

51

Pts

69

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