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Thread: OT - Big Finish for Vandersloot in Russia

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    Default OT - Big Finish for Vandersloot in Russia

    Courtney Vandersloot's Russian team, UMMC Ekaterinburg, won the Eurogroup "A" division with a record of 12-2. They qualified for the Eurogroup championship and easily won their first two round games 78-45 & 77-55 qualifying for the Euroleague semi-finals. In the semi-finals CV had to play the home town team Sopron Basket (Hungarian) who was hosting the tournament. UMMC beat Sopron 81-59 to qualify for the Euroleague finals where they would have to play the Eurogroup "B" division winner, Dynamo Kursk (also a Russian team who finished the Euroleague schedule with a 13-1 record) for the Euroleague championship. In a game with both teams loaded with WNBA players, on April 14, 2019, UMMK Ekaterinburg defeated Dynamo Kursk 91-67 to be crowned Euroleague Champions.

    The only remaining thing left was to decide the Russian League (PBL) Championship.

    Both UMMC Ekaterinburg and Dynamo Kursk finished the regular season (in the Russian League) with 17-1 records and thus these two teams qualified for the 3 game Russian League championship. The series took on a very somber note when early in the 3rd quarter of Game 1, Dynamo Kursk's (and Seattle Storm) all-star Breanna Stewart tore her Achilles tendon. UMMC went on to win game one 78-66. UMMC went on to sweep Dynamo Kursk in all three games (game 2, 64-51 & game 3, 68-64).

    Congrats to Courtney and her UMMC teammates for a job well done.

    We will next see CV back in uniform for the Chicago Sky in the next 2-3 weeks.

    ZagDad

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    Not good for Breanna.... but maybe an opening for Zee.

    Slot has become a worldly star... people are seeing what we were fortunate to see. As with Stockton, there is more to a player than height.

    Go Zags!!

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