Kursk get the title with a surprise comeback - Mar 22, 2012
Honestly speaking, Kayseri was close to the Eurocup Women title after beating her Russian rival Dinamo Kursk at home but a final is a final. Going to Kursk with a 14 points winning margin, started with a storming style and finished the first quarter 24-13. Although offensive woes did not diminsh, Kayseri continued with a better defence and the half time score was 38-25 for Kursk. Michelle Snow, already started with 8 points in the opening quarter, made the show go on with successive jumpers and the home side did never look back. The only resistant player for Kayseri in offence was Sanders, but her 27 points 10 rebs effort was not enough. The crucial point was may be when nearly 2 mins left in the third quarter, Kayseri made the difference go below 12 points, but that was it. The score 75-52 means a victory for Kursk and 4 years later, Eurocup Women title went to Russia. The last team to achieve that success from Russia was Dinamo Moscow, who had stars like Augustus, Zogota and Brunson.
EuroCup Finals: Kayseri takes 14-point lead in Game One - Mar 16, 2012
Kayseri - Dynamo Kursk 69-55 Kayseri did a good job in the first game of the EuroCup Finals. The Turkish squad managed to beat Dynamo Kursk 69-55 transferring 14-point lead for the second meeting. LaToya Sanders (191-PF-86, college: N.Carolina) stepped up for the winners last night with double-double of 19 points and 13 rebounds. She reached valuation 36 and was the MVP of this game. Nakia Sanford (194-C-76, agency: LBM Management, college: Kansas) had 15 points and 8 rebounds, while Anna De Forge (178-SG-76, agency: Josep and Nicolas, college: Nebraska) helped with 13 pts. In the loosing squad, Temeka Johnson (160-PG-82, agency: Josep and Nicolas, college: LSU) collected 20 points and 5 boards. Their second scorer was Ausra Bimbaite (178-SG-82) with 12 points (7 rebs). Quarters: 14-9, 14-13, 19-18, 22-15. Two teams will meet again next Thursday. Dynamo will be the host this time. After that game we will find out who will be the EuroCup champion for 2011/12 season.
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