Olaf Lange’s team did not experience any kind of trouble competing on the road. After taking a short ride on the basketball roller coaster UMMC floored the accelerator and drove forward - 13:7. By the half time, the scoreboard confirmed the Ural team’s leadership - 34:25.
After the break, both teams focused on defense, thus bringing down the shooting percentage in offense. The last period did not bring any surprises. The Foxes controlled the game and increased the score difference maximum up to 12 points. UMMC celebrated the seventh consecutive win and with 100 percent result tops the Premier-League standings.
Emma Meesseman racked up 17 points and 6 rebounds thus demonstrating top result. Nika Baric and Evgenia Belyakova each scored 12 points.
Anna Leshkovtseva was leading MBA and ended up with 11 points, Ekaterina Sytnyak scored 10 points, while Olga Gorbacheva was one-point behind to harvest double-double of 9 points and 10 rebounds.
The teams are having Game 2 on February 25 in Ekaterinburg.
For the next two weeks, there will be a break in the games’ schedule for the national team performance.
Meanwhile Foxes are having the next EuroLeague group round game on November 22 in Orenburg against local Nadezhda. On November 25, UMMC is having the next home game of the Russian national Championship competing against Dynamo Moscow. The match will take place at DIVS Sport Hall main arena at 17:00.