UMMC made a confident victory over Dynamo Moscow in the PARI Russian Championship – Premier League game, logging in the first hundred in the season.
Dynamo Moscow - UMMC Ekaterinburg –30:102
Quarters’ results: 12-26, 6-31, 7-22, 5-23
The game in Ekaterinburg was the second meeting of the teams in the season. The first match took place on November 2, 2022 in the UMMC Palace of Sports, with the win of UMMC - 89:52 (24-14, 16-21, 26-5, 23-12). This time on the court of DIVS arena UMMC further developed the success by overplaying the opponent with more than triple advantage and crossing the mark of one hundred scores.
Competitive struggle on the Ekaterinburg court lasted no longer than the first minutes of the match. By the end of the first quarter UMMC placed the emphasis to the game. The Foxes maintained control over struggle on the boards, demonstrated active sharing of the ball, and due to well-coordinated team actions achieved more than triple score advantage by the halftime – 57:18.
After shifting sides, the team of Dmitrii Donskov did not decrease neither pace of the game, nor the ambitions or efforts in defense and offense. As a result, difference in scores three times overlapped the efficiency of Dynamo, and UMMC crossed the mark of a hundred points gained in a match – 102:30.
Maria Vadeeva, UMMC center, became the highest-scoring player of the match with 15 points and 5 rebounds. Maryia Papova harvested 14 points and 4 rebounds. Tina Krajisnik (12 points, 8 rebounds) and Viktoriia Zavialova (10 points, 7 assists) were just few steps short of a double-double. Elena Beglova, Anastasia Olairi Kosu, Albina Razheva and Kseniia Levchenko added to the team’s account 9 points each.
In the cast of the rivals, Natalia Gorbacheva earned 14 points.
Evgeniia Beliakova, UMMC captain:
- I am satisfied with the game. It was good and interesting in terms of the score. It’s been a long time since we scored that much, and it is important as well. It is also important to get prepared to such games, being able to enter the court and keep doing what was planned, instead of playing a different game. We were well prepared, so that we played some moments really greatly, and demonstrated our classy level. Besides, we are happy with the team play.
Dmitrii Donskov, UMMC Head Coach:
- Before the game nobody had any doubts that we are a class above and that we should win. We draw the attention of our players to serious attitude towards the game to make it interesting for the audience. We set the task of trying to collect a hundred points during the match against Dynamo. The players understood the task and succeeded with it.
UMMC still stays flawless on the leading position in the Premier League standings after eighteen tours of regular championship.
Our team will play the next home game against Dynamo Novosibirsk on January 16. The game starts at 19:00.