Sevens rally for win as Delle Donne returns to Newark
By Sean Greene

Updated Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - 12:10am

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VIDEO: Elena on her return to Newark and highlights of the Sevens' win

Wearing green uniforms to support Elena Delle Donne's fight against Lyme Disease, the Delaware 87ers rallied for a 100-98 win over the Maine Red Claws Monday night.

Delle Donne was kicking off fundraising for "LymeAid 4 Kids", a part of the Lyme Disease Assocation, to help raise awareness for, and treatment of, an illness she first started fighting in 2008.

The game on the court was a fight for the Sevens, as they fell behind Maine by 18 points in the 2nd quarter before forcing a 55-55 tie midway through the 3rd.

They finally worked their way into the lead at 94-93 with 3 minutes remaining in the game on a Damian Saunders 3-pointer.

The teams traded the lead down the stretch, with the final tie coming at 98-all. After Maine missed two shots, Delaware picked up a rebound, and Gallon was able to put back a missed shot with 1.6 seconds remaining for the win.

Gallon finished with a game-high 32 points along with 16 rebounds as Delaware improved to 9-25 on the season. Maine dropped to 13-17.

Delaware hosts Erie Tuesday night at 7pm.



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