Thursday, February 9, 2012

ADVANCING IN THE PLAYOFFS!

Hello all!

I am here to share with you the great accomplishments that we have just experienced with one another. As you all know, we were in the Quarter finals of Euro-Cup and we were undefeated. I am happy to share with you that we are still undefeated, but we have a hard battle against a very good Slovakian team. Ruzomberok was very talented and they fought very hard. They were a team that deserved to be where they were. If you look below you will see that I have shared different articles from different website about our 2 games against each other. You will read how both truly came down to the wire. I know that those are the games that you all love to see.

I also want to share how great of an accomplishment this is for our Club. I think there were only two other teams that may have advanced to the semi-finals making this the third time in history that this has happened. I am happy to be apart of that.

We move on now to play against Vologda. LOL -- yes again, but this time it is for Euro-cup not Russian league. They have done their work in knocking off Arras one of the top French teams, so we face off with them again.

Before that we have St. Petersburg in the Russain League as well as Ekateringburg coming up so we have to focus on them first. Ok, talk to you all soon.

Meek

This is the article off of Eurobasket.com from the first match.

Dynamo Kursk did a good job against MBK Ruzomberok in Game One of the EuroCup Quarterfinals. The Russian squad grabbed 80-81 road victory and the next game will be played in Kursk. It will be a nice chance for Dynamo to book a spot for the Semis. Temeka Johnson (160-PG-82, agency: Josep and Nicolas, college: LSU) paced Dynamo to victory on Wednesday scoring 22 points. Anna Petrakova (189-PF-84) followed her with 19 and Michelle Snow (196-C-80, agency: LBM Management, college: Tennessee) shined with double-double of 16 points and 11 rebounds. At the other side, Ruza got 22 points and 7 boards from Katarina Tetemondova (188-F/C-88). Carmen Guzman (172-SG-85, agency: Merit Sports, college: UAB) also scored 22 pts and Kadidja Andersson (185-F-80, college: Minnesota) stopped to 10. Dynamo celebrated in this meeting thanks to great played last ten minutes of the game. Quarters: 20-20, 22-20, 26-17, 12-24. Two teams will meet again next week in decisive Game Two.

MBK Ruzomberok: Katarina Tetemondova 22+7 boards, Carmen Guzman 22, Kadidja Andersson 10
Dynamo Kursk: Temeka Johnson 22, Anna Petrakova 19, Michelle Snow 16+11 boards 


Article from FibaEurope.com on  Dynamo Kursk.

Dynamo Kursk became the first side to clinch a spot in the EuroCup Women Semi-Finals by winning a nail-biter at home against MBK Ruzomberok.

Ahead by a point after last week's first leg triumph, the Russian team trailed by as many as four points in the game but prevailed, 64-59.

Michelle Snow finished with 23 points, eight rebounds, four assists, three blocks and two steals for Kursk.

Lithuania international Ausra Bimbaite also came up big with 17 points, seven rebounds, five assists and a game-high six steals.

Ruzomberok were in it until the end, due in large part to their three-point shooting.

Veteran point guard Slavka Bucakova hit five of six three-pointers and Ruzomberok were nine of 18 as a team.

Twice Ruzomberok went in front by two in the fourth quarter on Wednesday, including 57-55 with 6:48 to play after Katarina Tetemondov√°'s jump shot.

That gave them a one-point lead on aggregate.

Snow hit a pair of free-throws to trigger a decisive run.

Bimbaite followed with a jump shot before Anna Petrakova buried a three-ball for a 61-57 advantage.

Dynamo extended the advantage to six after a two more free-throws, and the closest Ruzomberok got in the end was two.

They walked off the floor with a six-point defeat on aggregate.

Swedish forward Kadidja Andersson had 17 points in defeat.