Third-Quarter Surge Propels Dolphins To Win



Norrköping Dolphins pummeled Bemaco SPU Nitra on Tuesday night to claim their first win of the EuroChallenge.

In the Group A battle, the Swedish side had six players hit double-digits in points in an 82-64 victory.

On top 47-46 three minutes into the second half, the Dolphins shifted into a higher gear.

Edgars Jeromanovs hit a three-pointer and Oladapo Ayuba followed with a jump shot.

Petras Balocka and Ayuba continued the run with baskets to make it 56-46.

At the end of the frame, a Balocka lay-up and two free-throws by Andrew Mitchell gave Paul Burke's team a 65-50 lead.

Norrköping blew the game wide open in the fourth and ended up winning by 18.

Mitchell finished with 13 points while Balocka and Jeromanovs had 11 apiece.

The Swedish team, beaten by Fuenlabrada in Spain last week, out-rebounded Nitra 39-29.

The hosts also buried 16 of their 18 free-throws.

The Slovakian outfit was led by Denis Clemente, who had 16 points.



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