UMMC Decisive Winners Against Gdynia

Anete Jekabsone (UMMC Ekaterinburg)
Anete Jekabsone had 10 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists as UMMC Ekaterinburg logged another home win

UMMC Ekaterinburg lowered the boom early and won convincingly against Lotos Gdynia in the EuroLeague Women on Wednesday.

Sandrine Gruda had 15 points to lead UMMC's balanced attack in a 79-56 win in Russia.

The Polish club led the Group A encounter only briefly in the opening minutes.

UMMC, down 6-4, tied the game with Cappie Pondexter's tip-in and then went in front after Yelena Leuchanka sank two free-throws.

Gdynia pulled level one last time as Aneika Henry's jumper made it 8-8.

Olga Arteshina, Anete Jekabsone and Gruda answered with jump shots in a 6-0 spurt that put the Russian team in front to stay.

Ekaterinburg had a vice-like grip on the contest at 35-18 after a 13-4 run that spanned the first six minutes of the second quarter.

Algirdas Paulauskas' side ended up outscoring the visitors 24-11 in the frame for a commanding 46-25 lead at half-time

Gydnia closed to within 13 in the third quarter but UMMC were never in danger of losing control of the game.

Ekaterinburg out-rebounded Gdynia 45-30 and the home side also shot 48.4% from the floor compared to 31.3% for their opponents.

UMMC improved to 6-2 with the victory and dropped Gdynia to 2-6.



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