09/28/2023 UMMC wins two friendly games

UMMC wins two friendly games

As part of the pre-season preparation, BC UMMC played two friendly games against Dynamo Novosibirsk. Both encounters took place in Ekaterinburg on the main court of DIVS Arena on September 26 and 28. The hosts celebrated a confident victory in both games.

September 26,
UMMC Yekaterinburg – Dynamo Novosibirsk 73:50
Quarters’ results: 15-11, 20-10, 17-20, 21-9

There was no intrigue in the first friendly game; UMMC, the reigning champion, winner of the Russian Cup and Super Cup, easily won its opponent with an impressive difference of 23 points.

Center Tina Krajisnik, who recently joined the team, distinguished herself in the squad of UMMC. She scored 15 points and collected 8 rebounds. In the squad of Dynamo, Anastasia Novitskaya and Arina Mosko earned 12 points each. 

September 28,
UMMC Yekaterinburg – Dynamo Novosibirsk 60:37
Quarters’ results: 9-11, 10-13, 23-5, 18-8

UMMC also won the second sparring, although in the first half of the encounter the “Foxes” were in the role of catching up. But, being 5 points behind the “white-blues” according to the results of the first two quarters, the team of Dmitrii Donskov got concentrated and played with energy the final ten-minute periods, allowing the opponent to earn only 13 points in total.

This time Albina Razheva became the top-scorer in the squad of our team, she collected 13 points and 6 rebounds. In the squad of Dynamo Sparkle Taylor scored 11 points and accumulated 7 rebounds.

Anastasia Olairi Kosu played well in both games, adding 9 points and 9 rebounds to the UMMC team’s score in each game.

UMMC Head Coach Dmitrii Donskov:

- We would like to thank Dynamo Novosibirsk for these games. On October 8, we start competing in the Russian championship, having played five matches in pre-season preparation. I think this should be enough for us, and during the season, we’ll get in the optimal condition in terms of our teamwork in defense and offense.

On September 30, Victoria Macaulay will start training, and on October 1, we are expecting Alex Bentley. Again, two players are about to join our team and it will take us some time to integrate them into the squad. All training sessions will be devoted to this and, hopefully, our team chemistry will work faster through the games.