Okapi Cruise To Big Win

13 November 2012

EUROCHALLENGE

5. Derek Raivio (Okapi Aalstar)
Derek Raivio was one of five players to finsh in double figures for Okapi Aalstar

Okapi Aalstar moved to 2-0 in Group E of the EuroChallenge with a 99-68 win over BCMU Pitesti in Belgium.

Ioana Tofi scored 16 points to lead five Aalstar players scoring in double figures as they dominated the game from start to finish.

Pankracije Barac scored the opening points of the game for Pitesti, but it would be their only lead as Okapi responded with 11 straight points, seven of them scored by Tofi.

Sir Jason Clark's dunk to end the first period stretched the lead into double figures at 25-14.

Pitesti did their best to come back at them to start the second, cutting the gap to 26-20 on Drasko Albijanic's lay-up, but it was only a temporary blip from Okapi, who were up 50-32 on an alley-oop dunk from Larry Anderson just before half-time.

They only continued to pull away in the second half, with a three-pointer from Ryan Thompson making it 70-46 with 3:47 left in the third.

Thompson would finish with 15 points for Okapi, with Derek Raivio adding 14, Clark 13 and Noah Hartsock 10.

Barac had 23 points for Pitesti, with Albijanic adding 16, Damien Kinloch 14 and Marcel Jones 10.


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