The second day of the Cup tournament in Samara brought victory to UMMC

On the second game day of the President’s Cup of the Samara region Basketball Federation the reigning national champion UMMC confidently beat the team from Orenburg.


Photo: BC Samara

"Nadezhda" Orenburg region – UMMC Yekaterinburg 52:79
Quarters’ results: 16-15, 12-17, 17-24, 7-23

This time the smooth start of the encounter after halftime gave way to total dominance of UMMC on the court in all aspects of the game. During the third quarter the reigning champions of Russia managed to achieve a double-digit advantage in the score – 56:45. In the final ten-minute period the players of Dmitrii Donskov didn’t leave Nadezhda even a single chance to return to the game. Having begun it with a breakthrough 9:0, they eventually won the quarter with a triple advantage (23:7!). Meanwhile four players of the UMMC youth team had their playing time, and three of them were able to score points.

The highest-scoring players of the encounter were Anastasiia Shilova (17 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists) and Anastasia Olairi Kosu (15 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists). Kseniia Levchenko and Zhosselina Maiga each added 9 points to the team’s score.

In the opposing team Ashley Beverly Kelley collected 10 points.

Tomorrow the “Foxes” will play the last game where they will meet with the hosts of the tournament; it starts at 19:00 (local time in Yekaterinburg).