Valeriy TIKHONENKO, Russia Head Coach
"After two days off, we were not in our top condition. Belarus is a good team, good on the perimeter, outside shooting. Belarus tried 13 three-pointers and scored only two of them, thanks to our defense. After the second quarter we lost the battle of rebounds, later we improved our performance. It's a long championship and we will need more concentration ahead."
Anatoliy BUJALSKIY, Belarus Head Coach
"Congratulations to Russia. Our guards didn't played well today, without Tatyana Troina our perimeter was significantly weaker. We missed her presence and missed a lot of shots."