It`s hard to write a better script than the one which was written on Monday, February 26 by Udominate Basket players and coaches.
The team from Umea lost the first quarterfinal game at Lulea Basket by four points (74:78) and 23,6 seconds before the end of regulation trailed by five points (89:90, series 163:168).
Udominate possession. Brianna Kiesel penetrates and finds Mante Kvederaviciute. The Lithuanian scores two points with 17,6 seconds left – 91:90.
Nystrom loses the ball. Tiffany Brown steals it and gets fouled. She doesn`t blink – 93:90 with 15,9 seconds left.
Adrienne Motley attacks and gets fouled by Udominate. Young guard misses both free throws and the ball returns to the hosts.
Brianna Kiesel makes assist to Tiffany Brown and she scores the game winning basket with 3,1 seconds left – 95:90!
Lulea still has a chance to win but misses its last opportunity too and Umea is in the Final Four, winning the series by a single point – 173:172!
Players of the game
Tiffany Brown set the single game scoring record, finishing the showdown with 40 points on 70% accuracy from the field (2p 11/15, 3p 3/5, free throws 9/10). She added five assists, five steals and three rebounds.
Three more Udominate players scored in double figures. Brianna Kiesel had 17 points, Gintare Mazionyte 11 and Danielle Elvbo 10.
Jessica Thomas replied with 27 points. Adrienne Motley scored 19 and Chioma Nnamaka 12.
Game two, February 26, Umeå Energi Arena Vatten
Udominate Basket – Lulea Basket 95:90 (24:14, 16:28, 28:21, 27:27)
Udominate: Tiffany Brown 40, Brianna Kiesel 17, Gintare Mazionyte 11, Danielle Elvbo 10, Sandra Hansson 7, Lisa Koop 4, Ana-Marija Begic 4, Mante Kvederaviciute 3.
Lulea: Jessica Thomas 27, Adrienne Motley 19, Chioma Nnamaka 12, Jennifer Hamson 9, Anna Barthold 8, Silvia Favento 6, Sofia Hägg 6, Allis Nyström 3.
One thing is clear – Swedish basketball delivers!