In the starting period, UMMC has accumulated a comfortable advantage - 27:14 and by the time of the interval doubled it - 56:33, leaving behind any doubts about the game outcome.
The home side showed true dedication and desire to win, however it was not enough to resist the reigning Champion. Olaf Lange’s team once again prevailed in all game components. In the end of the match, UMMC successfully passed the 100 points mark while the final buzzer fixed a decisive 102:67 success on the scoreboard.
26 points from UMMC Captain Diana Taurasi made her the most effective UMMC player, while few Foxes also made double-digit contributions: Brittney Griner – 19 points, Evgenia Belyakova – 10 points. Sancho Lyttle missed a couple of points to have another double-double: 8 points and 10 rebounds. Laura Macchi scored 21 points for the hosts.
UMMC won 2 Games in the best of three games series to wrap up a 2-0 series win and for the 10th consecutive time qualified to the EuroLeague Women Final Four. On April 14, Foxes are going to compete against in the Semi-Final round against the winner of the Fenerbahche (Turkey) against Avenida (Spain) pair.
We remind that the EuroLeague Women Final Four will be held on April 14-16. The venue will be specified later according to the game results of the Euroleague Quarter-Final series.
Meanwhile Foxes are having the next games in the Championship of Russia Quarter-Final round. In the Quarter-Final series the reigning Champion is going to give a battle to Dynamo Novosibirsk. Both teams are having Game 1 of the best of three games series on March 22 in Novosibirsk. Game 2 will be held on March 27 in Ekaterinburg. In case it is necessary, Game 3 will also take place in Ekaterinburg on March 28. All games start at 19.00.