April 13, 2018
All series continued on Friday. UMMC had the unusual setup of hosting the first two games and approached this one with the utmost seriousness, bringing back their strongest lineup to prevent Enisey from forcing the series to a deciding game in Krasnoyarsk in a 90-47 win. Dynamo Kursk may have been paying a little too much attention to the draft, but they did wake up in the second half in Orenburg to beat Alex Bentley and Nadezhda. Angel McCoughtry and company now have a massive set of games ahead of them this weekend before the league’s two powerhouses will also battle for domestic superiority.
UMMC Ekaterinburg vs. Enisey Krasnoyarsk 90-47 UMMC Moore 18 Griner 17/7r Meesseman 17/6r Faulkner 12 Torrens 9 Belyakova 6 Musina 2 ENI Goldyreva 10/7r Monroe 6 McCallum 5
UMMC Ekaterinburg wins series 2-0
Nadezhda Orenburg vs. Dynamo Kursk 83-88 NAD Bentley 26 Jones 17/10r Medvedeva 11 Cannon 9/6r DYK McCoughtry 22 Ogwumike 16 Zhedik 11 Vadeeva 8/7r Cruz 6/6a Prince 6
Dynamo Kursk wins series 2-0
Spartak Moscow showed Inventa Kursk that they were not going to simply jump above the clubs with bigger history as a 58-51 road win earned them the sweep. Evgenia Finogentova and Kazanochka beat Lyudmila Sapova and MBA to at least send one series to a third game.
Inventa Kursk vs. Spartak Moscow 51-58 INK O. Frolkina 15/7r E. Frolkina 11 SPM Dojkic 18 Simmons 14 Ogun 10/6r Osipova 4/9r
Spartak Moscow wins series 2-0
MBA Moscow vs. Kazanochka Kazan 75-85 MBA Sapova 21 Leshkovtseva 18 Nizamova 15/6r KAZ Finogentova 22 Burdick 17/10r Hempe 14
Series tied 1-1