Thursday, October 15, 2009

Russia Superleague A 1/2009 - Dynamo Kursk 77, Dynamo Moscow 61

You can't say that Michelle Snow has been taking it easy in the off-season. After a pre-season tournament in the Cup of Russia, Snow takes no rest for the regular season...and scores 18 points in a 77-61 victory in front of 800 spectators in Kursk.

There doesn't seem to be a thorough write-up of the game. Dynamo Moscow (0-1) would take a 20-17 lead after the first quarter, but Dynamo Moscow only had 10 minutes of basketball in them. Michelle Snow turned it on in the second quarter, and Dynamo Kursk (1-0) led 39-32 at the half and never looked back.

The box score is here. Unfortunately, the box score seems to be...incomplete. I wondered why only 66 of the 77 points were accounted for, but if you look at the final column - time - only 171 of the 200 total team minutes are accounted fore. 29 minutes are missing, but 29 minutes belong to Michelle Snow. And none of the other box scores in the Russian Superleague are broken.

We do know that Snow's stat line is correct. She had 18 points and 6 rebounds with 7-for-13 shooting. Barbara Psareva led both teams with 21 points and 9 rebounds.

For Dynamo Moscow, Marina Cousin had 25 points and 6 rebounds. Catherine Sytnyak had 12 points for Dynamo Moscow, a team that does not have any American players on the team.

Maybe Gillian Robbins out of Tulsa is missing from the box score. Russia: a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma.

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