Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Russia Superleague A 13/2009 - Dynamo Kursk 80, Dynamo Moscow 69

It took me a long time to find this result, but it couldn't stay hidden. On Monday, the Eurocup semifinalists traveled to Dyanmo Moscow and came back big in the second half to win 80-69 in front of a crowd of 500 in Moscow.

The box score is here.

According to an interesting writeup, Dynamo Moscow used to be a Superleague headliner before the financial troubles facing all Russian clubs set in. Dynamo Kursk took off to a 21-17 lead in the first quarter, but Tatiana Popova and Katerina Keyru managed to help Dynamo Moscow pull ahead by one point, 40-39 at halftime.

However, the second half was all Dynamo Kursk, thanks to Barbara Psareva and Michelle Snow. Dynamo Kursk won the remaining quarters to advance to 6-7 in a tough Russian League. Dynamo Moscow falls to 4-9.

"Marina Cousin" led Dyanmo Moscow with 24 points and nine rebounds rebounds, with Tatiana Popova contributing 14 points and five assists.

As for Dynamo Krusk, Barabara Psareva had 16 points and eight rebounds, and Svetlana Maksimenko contributed 15 points by going 5-for-7 from 3-point range.

Michelle Snow had an impressive shooting day.

15 points
6-for-12 hooting
13 rebounds
38 minutes played

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