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Boucari hopes for the semis with his team - Apr 6, 2008

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Serabilo Boucari (188-G-85) and his Oresundskraft are struggling int he Quarterfinal of Swedish league. His team tied the series with Solna beating them 94:88 at home court. Herman Favors fired game-high 28 points to keep Orensdskraft alive in the series. The teams now move back to Solna to play the decider on Tuesday. The hosts overcame a 9-point first stanza deficit to pull away with a vital victory. Jens Stalhandske canned 23 points for the winning side. Bilal Salaam secured 26 points for the Vikings.
before that the Solna Vikings grabbed a 2-1 lead in the series against Oresundskraft. Solna edged their opponents 83:56 at home and now are one step away from the semifinal appearance. Rudy Mbemba tallied 16 points and Brandon McKnight added 12 to lead the Vikings to an impressive victory. Herman Favors nailed 14 points in a loss. Serabilo Boucari produced 5 points for Oresundskraft.
In Game 2 Solna made a decisive push in the final stanza to overwhelm Oresundsktaft 87:82 away from home and tied the quarterfinal series at 1-1. The Vikings overcame a sizzling performance from Herman Favors and an early deficit to pull away with a vital victory. The hosts held on a 23:22 lead in the starting stanza and was not about to give it up easily. The Vikings nevertheless managed to surge ahead in the second period and arrived to halftime leading by 4 points. Oresundskraft kept it close throughout the third stanza trimming the deficit by one point. It gradually came up to the final seconds in this one but Solna survived due to some big shots from Rudy Mbemba and Lesli Myrthil. Rudy Mbemba provided 23 points, while Brandon McKnight added 19 for the Vikings. Lesli Myrthil had 13 points for the winning side. The home team answered with game-high 29 points from Herman Favors. Jens Stalhandske and Anders Ronndahl netted 12 points apiece in a loss.
Serabilo Boucari poured in 2 points in the first game as the second-ranked Solna suddenly stumbled in the starting encounter of their quarterfinal matchup against Oresundskraft. In a nail-biting dramatic clash Oresundskraft pulled away with a narrow 80:79 victory to take the lead. The visitors looked better in the second and third frames of the game building a 15-point advantage heading into the fourth frame. But the Vikings denied it and had a chance to save the game. But Oresundsktaft withstood all the efforts from the hosts to break in front and succeeded in the end. Jens Stalhandske nailed 24 points to lead Oresundskraft. Johan Akesson added 15 points for the winners. Rudy Mbemba chipped in 26 points for Solna. Lesli Myrthil had 16 points in defeat.   

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