The host team began the game in an aggressive way and after just 3 minutes the score was already 11-2. Maria Stepanova scored 6 of her 17 points during that period.
Lavezzini coach Miodrag Veskovic immediately took a time-out and the Italian players improved their game. Then it was the turn for Samara coach Igor Grudin to take a time-out. He found the right words and by the end of the first quarter VBM-SSAU had a comfortable 12-point lead, 23-11.
In the second quarter the Russian team continued with their press and the guests were defending tenaciously. At halftime the score was 39-21.
In the third and forth quarter Samara continued to extend their lead, showing that they have a really balanced team with 5 players reaching double-digits.
Maria Stepanova led Samara with 17 points and 11 rebounds, while Ilona Korstine added 16.
For Lavezzini Basket Parma Donnette Snow had 13 points and a season-high 20 rebounds.
Igor Grudin, coach VBM-SGAU Samara:
"It's hard to comment the game. Parma arrived at 5 AM and lacked 2 players of the starting five. It was a good game but with a lot of mistakes."