In the beginning, the chances were even. However, in the end of the first period UMMC made the first run after two downtown shots in a row from Evgenia Belyakova – 23:16.
In the second period, the opponents once again were riding up and down the basketball roller coaster. Sparta made up its mind to catch up with the Foxes and in the end of the quarter was one-step away when Raisa Musina came up with a buzzer-beater and UMMC left the court with 4 extra points – 43:39. It was the key to success.
In the third quarter UMMC build up its advantage. Foxes made many good shots, kept the board under control and eventually outrebound the opponent 42 against 26. UMMC players Maria Vadeeva, Raisa Musina and Natalia Vieru excelled in this game component. No wonder Maria and Raisa ended the game with double-doubles.
In the last period, UMMC widened the score gap to 21 points – 81:60 and let out the junior team on court to get the work done in order to celebrate another win – 83:68.
That night Maria Vadeeva stood out as she posted a brilliant 25 points and 11 rebounds. Few players scored double digits: Evgenia Belyakova ended up with 18 points, 4 assists, followed by Raisa Musina who collected 11 points and 11 rebounds.
Adelina Abaiburova paced her side and came up with 18 points.
On December 23 in Kursk UMMC is going to face local Dynamo in the Russian Cup Final match. Match! Our Sport channel will broadcast the game live.