Ventspils Book Place In Last 16

27 November 2012


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.


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