Just a little update on the women’s final four. Spartak Mosocw beat UMMC Ekaterinburg in the first Semi-final 78-68. Just to remember, Moscow is that WNBA ALL STAR team with players like Tina Thompson, Sue Bird, Kelly Miller, Diana Taurasi and Lauren Jackson. So you might figure that this team would win.
But it was actually a surprise looking at the boxscore. Not only were Lauren Jackson’s 35 points and 12 rebounds in 38 minutes surprising but also that players like Bird, Taurasi and Miller only had 9 points combined. On the other hand, Tina Thompson and Lauren Jackson scored 59 points! together.
In the other Semi-final, Brno managed to beat Bourges in overtime 90-81 after trailing 17 points at one time in the first half. Even with 30 seconds to go, they were down by 5. Same thing here: Not the big stars scored – Tamika Whitmore only had 4 points (also only played 21 minutes), while Zuzana Zirkova scored 28. After the game, Hamchetou Maiga was interviewed – so if you were wondering who is woman is that we interviewed yesterday – here you go.
Tomorrow at 3pm UMMC Ekaterinburg will play against Bourges for 3rd place, while the final will be held at 6pm between home town team Brno and Moscow.