Home is sweet home for the Chanelle Molina and the Norrköping Dolphins.
Molina continued her scoring tear in the Swedish Basketball League with 28 points as Norrköping overwhelmed Lulea Basket 90-72 on Saturday. The Dolphins evened their record at 1-1.
The 5-foot-9 guard also hauled in 13 rebounds and had three assists. Molina shot 10-for-15 from the field, including 6-for-9 from the arc in more than 37 minutes of action.
“We knew they were a tough matchup coming into the game. Every one of their players can shoot, can drive. They won five of the last six years, something like that so we knew had to play hard from the beginning, from the get-go, and that’s what we did,” Molina said on the Dolphins’ post-game show. “As soon as the tip went off, we started strong, rebounding. We kept pushing offensively. Defensively, we did it all.”
The Dolphins surged to a 33-13 lead after one quarter.
“We just kept pushing it. They couldn’t stop us in transition so we used that to our advantage and kept attacking,” Molina said.
The former Konawaena and Washington State standout had 24 points in the season opener last week. She is averaging 26 points per game.
“I shot pretty good this game. Props to my teammates, though, knowing I had the hot hand and (they) kept looking for me on the 3-point line. Respect to them,” Molina said.
Her 13 boards led the Dolphins.
“My teammates boxed out. They did their jobs individually. When I boxed my guy out the ball just fell in my hands,” the three-time Star-Advertiser All-State player of the year said.