Dynamo Moscow is one step closer to the Final Four after a 75-59 home win over Al Riyadi Beirut on Thursday, February 8.
The second game of the series will be played on Sunday, February 11 at Manar club in Beirut, Lebanon. Al Riyadi needs to win by 17 points to qualify, while Dynamo can afford a 15 point loss.
Players of the game
Albina Razheva shined again for the Muscovites. She had 17 points on 8/16 shooting and grabbed nine rebounds.
Kelsey Lang had even bigger impact with her double-double. American center scored 10 points on 5/7 shooting and got a game high 12 rebounds. Lang also dished four assists for a efficiency rating of 20.
Ekaterina Riabova and Olga Vorobeva combined for a seven three pointers. Vorobeva sparked a second quarter run with two long balls and had 16 points, while Riabova scored 16 points.
Finally, Lindsay Allen had nine assists, eight points and five rebounds.
Three Al Riyadi players scored in double figures. Kayli Sartori led all scorers with 20 points. Roneeka Hodges and Shanece Mckinny scored 14 and 13 points respectively.
Dynamo Moscow went on a 31-7 run during the second quarter. The Blue-Whites connected 13-of-19 field goal attempts, including four three pointers by Vorobeva, Riabova and Allen.
Al Riyadi made just 2-of-19 field goal attempts during those 10 minutes. They trailed by just eight points with less than four minutes left in the first half (35-27) but allowed 13 more unanswered points before the break.
Dynamo bench outscored their opponents 22-3. Riabova scored from the three point line and Ekaterina Kuzmenkova was huge closer to the basket.
Andrei Dolopchi`s team also scored more points off turnovers (21-11) and in the paint (24-12).
COMING UP NEXT
(A1) Good Angels – Pieštanske Čajky (B4)
February 22, Pieštany, 18:00
February 28, Košice, 18:00
(A2) Al Riyadi – Dynamo Moscow (B3)
Dynamo wins game one 75:59
Live stats http://www.fibalivestats.com/u/EYBL/817142/bs.html
Game two: February 11, Beirut, 15:00 (Moscow 16:00)
(A3) Lulea Basket – Udominate (B2)
February 20, Lulea, 19:00
February 26, Umea, 19:00
(A4) Liepājas Papīrs – TTT Rīga (B1)
February 24, Liepāja, 14:00
February 28, Rīga, 17:30
Kibirkštis Vilnius – Tsmoki Minsk (for the 9th place)
February 8, Vilnius, 18:00
February 9, Vilnius, 12:00
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