April 27, 2018
The league’s two powerhouse met for the second Friday in a row, this time to start sorting out domestic supremacy. Tighter foreigner restrictions meant that neither team had their full lineup as Ekaterinburg went with the group they got comfortable with down the stretch, while injuries forced the hand of Dynamo Kursk to go with backcourt instead of frontcourt help. The visitors started the game with revenge on their minds, but the hosts got the best from both Maya Moore and Alba Torrens to win 74-64 as they will look to build their lead on Sunday.
UMMC Ekaterinburg vs. Dynamo Kursk 74-64 UMMC Moore 24 Torrens 20 Griner 11/17r Faulkner 9 Meesseman 8 Belyakova 0 DYK Ogwumike 14/10r McCoughtry 10 Vadeeva 9/10r Petrovic 9 Cruz 0/10r
April 25, 2018
This series had a short turnaround between games in Orenburg with another game on Wednesday.. Nadezhda won again 78-65 with Emma Cannon leading the way, but it was much closer this time as Enisey will feel more confident about forcing additional games when they return to Krasnoyarsk.
Nadezhda Orenburg vs. Enisey Krasnoyarsk 78-65 NAD Cannon 20/7r Ygueravide 11 Shilova 11 Jones 10/13r Bentley 4/6a ENI Namok 17 Monroe 9/7r McCallum 2
Nadezhda leads series 2-0
April 27, 2018
The deciding game of this series was played on Friday. Kazanochka had a furious late rally at home, but Inventa Kursk left with the 81-76 win behind Yulia Kozik.
Kazanochka Kazan vs. Inventa Kursk 76-81 KAZ Stolyar 15 Burdick 14/7r Levchenko 14 Hempe 2 INK Kozik 20 Shabanova 16/6r Burovaya 10
Inventa Kursk wins series 2-1