The basketball club UMMC, the reigning champion of Russia, has confirmed its status as the strongest team in the country, confidently beating the Orenburg "Nadezhda" Orenburg Cup in the RBF Super Cup match at the main arena of the Sports Palace.
UMMC Yekaterinburg - "Nadezhda »Orenburg Region 93: 68 Quarter scores: 23-17, 25-8, 20-27, 25-16
The meeting between the champion of Russia and the winner of the Russian Cup turned out to be a fighting one. The starting ten-minute segment was held in a bitter struggle. Only in the second quarter Miguel Mendes' charges added as usual, demonstrating their trademark team play. The guests tried their best to stop the onslaught of the "foxes", but could not straighten their defense and attack. Closer to the long break, UMMC managed to break away from the rival by an impressive 25 points.
“Nadezhda” made every effort to return to the game. In the course of the third quarter, Maros Kovacic's charges were able to win back seven points of the difference - 68:52, but they did not succeed in completely taking control of the game. In the final segment UMMC rushed forward again, and at the end of the match the players of the youth team of our team got their minutes on the floor. UMMC fell just a little short of the hundred 93:68, having won the first ever match of the RBF Super Cup and taking the first trophy of the 2020/2021 season.
The most productive player of the meeting was UMMC forward Emma Meesseman, on her account - 27 points and 7 rebounds. Forward Viktoria Medvedeva scored 15 points.
Miguel Mendes, head coach of the UMMC team:
- We are pleased with today's victory. This victory brought us a new title, and we love titles very much. The game itself was played in jumps. There were good moments and some crazy ones. In the third quarter, we had stupid losses and a failure in defense. Our main conclusion after this game is one - to try to play more stably and qualitatively. UMMC will play its next match on February 28 within the Russian Premier League against Sparta & K near Moscow. The match will take place at the main arena of DIVS, beginning at 17:00.