There were suspicions that this series would not be close with Nadezhda not likely to be at full strength. UMMC took the early lead on Saturday in Ekaterinburg with an easy 87-67 win.
April 30, 2016
UMMC vs. Nadezhda 87-67 UMMC Torrens 18/6a Taurasi 16 Griner 13/7r Belyakova 12 Lyttle 4/10r Nolan 4 NAD Psareva 15 Shilova 13 Beglova 12 Cruz 4 Robinson 2/6r
The consolation series started on Friday and Dynamo Kursk eased to an 82-60 win despite having a shorter turnaround than Spartak Moscow. Nneka Ogwumike continued a string of impressive performances.
April 29, 2016
Dynamo Kursk vs. Spartak Moscow 82-60 DYK Ogwumike 21/8r Logunova 14/7r Augustus 13 Sapova 12 Eldebrink 6 Harding 3 Osipova 0 SPM Vadeeva 17/11r Finogentova 10 Alexander 6/11r
The series started on Thursday in Novosibirsk with the hosts winning 81-70. Ekaterina Sytnyak led the way for MBA, but it was not enough as they must now win two games on back to back days at home in Moscow to win the series.
April 28, 2016
Dynamo-GUVD vs. MBA 81-70 DYG Langlois 16/6s Dorovskikh 16 Bakulina 11/10r Komarova 10/7r Chaikovskaia 10 MBA Sytnyak 23/8r Leshovceva 18
The series started on Thursday in Krasnoyarsk as Enisey managed to squeak out a 73-71 win. The combination of Maria Popova and Olga Vorobyeva were too much for Britney Jones to handle on her own. Chevakata must win both games at home in Vologda to win the series and avoid a disappointing postseason.
April 28, 2016
Enisey vs. Chevakata 73-71 ENI Popova 21/8r Vorobyeva 21 Kiryankova 12/6a Hamson 7/6r CHE Jones 27 Medvedeva 17/9r Petrushina 12 Paris 0