UMMC center Brittney Griner was on fire that night and scored 25 points and 7 rebounds. Few players also scored double digits: Alba Torrens gathered 13 points and 7 rebounds while Raisa Musina added 10 points and 6 rebounds.
The opponent answered the challenge with 19 points from Olga Vorobyeva, 16 points from Albina Razheva and 15 points from Lindsay Allen..
Dynamo Head Coach Andrey Dolopchi:
- In the very beginning we were slightly tense. Therefore, I took time-out and tried to calm down the players. It helped. We calmed down, started playing our basketball and scored points. We also found our game in defense. I have no questions about my team dedication and devotion. Tonight we had one of our best games in the ongoing season. Razheva and Allen worked great in offense and the whole team played a good basketball.
UMMC Head Coach Olaf Lange:
- Tonight we had both good and bad moments. There were great episodes in offense when we moved the ball and showed good level of interaction. These moments were followed by not so well episodes. I did not like the way we acted in defense. We will have to clean it and improve it because we are having an important EuroLeague matches and one of these games will take place on Wednesday. I am glad that Brittney Griner is back and she is in great shape. She scored 25 points tonight. I am glad to have her back with us.
- When Olga Arteshina, Diana Taurasi and Deanna Nolan is going to join the team?
- We are tracking physical conditions of our players every single day. I assume that Arteshina and Taurasi will be able to join the team on Wednesday. Meanwhile there are still questions about Deanna Nolan’s coming back right now.
So far, UMMC still confidently tops the Russian regular Championship standings with one hundred percent flawless result: eight wins after eight consecutive matches. UMMC is having the next Premier-League game on December 2 in DIVS Arena against Nadezhda from Orenburg.
Meanwhile Foxes are going to have the next EuroLeague group round match against Italian Famila Schio. The match will be held in DIVS Arena at 19:00. Live broadcasts will be available on Match! Our Sport, Match! Planet and OTV TV channels. Live streaming will also be available on the official Youtube channel.