Saturday, October 24, 2009

Russia Superleague A 3/2009 - Dynamo Kursk 81, Spartak St. Petersburg 77

After suffering a tough 102-65 loss at the hands of Spartak Moscow, Dynamo Kursk (2-1) took on a lesser Spartak - Spartak St. Peterburgh (0-3) - and got back on the winning tract, winning 81-77 at home in Kursk.

The box score - provided by - is here. The Russian Superleague boxscore which provides the quarter-by-quarter breakdown is here.

Dynamo Kursk put a lot of pressure on Spartak St. Petersburg, winning the first quarter 26-14. It took the second quarter for Spartak St. Petersburg to come back, and close the gap to 44-39 at halftime. After an indecisive third quarter, Spartak St. Petersburg made another run and closed the gap to 74-73 with three minutes remaining. However, Dynamo Kursk pulled out the win - without Michelle Snow, who by that time was sitting on the bench with five fouls.

No pictures yet. Maybe we'll find some.

A look at the Four Factors:

Field goal percentage: Dynamo Kursk 56 percent, Spartak St. Petersburg 42 percent. However, Spartak St. Petersburg took a lot of shots - 66 to Dynamo Kursk's 50.
Turnovers: 15 for both sides.
Offensive rebound percentage: Spartak St. Petersburgh 31 percent, Dynamo Kursk 15 percent. Dynamo Kursk only had four offensive rebounds, and Michelle Snow had two of those.
Free throws: Dynamo Kursk 20-for-30, Spartak St. Petersburgh 14-for-21.

Some performances from the game:

Dynamo Kursk

Michelle Snow: 21 points, 9 rebounds. Snow was pretty much the player of the game, but fouled out near the end. Dynamo Kursk managed to pull out the win.
Varvara Psareva: 18 points, 7 rebounds.
Jillian Robbins: 12 points, 3 rebounds from the Tulsa graduate.

Spartak St. Petersburg

Olga Firsova: 14 points, 4 assists.
Eugeniya Belyakova: 13 points, 5 rebounds.
Dalila Eshe: 10 points and 6 rebounds from the Florida graduate.

1 comment:

Rebecca said...

Olga! BRB, squeeing forever. She was a big ol' teddy bear. Second-worst first-round pick in Liberty history (though, okay, the 2000 draft sucked hard). But a sweet personality.