|Dewanna Bonner was simply unstoppable in Nadezhda's win at Wisla|
Nadezhda ensured all three Russian teams in the competition will be represented at the season finale next month in Ekaterinburg, after riding on the back of a sensational contribution by the forward.
The 26-year-old finished the contest with a majestic 29 points, 13 rebounds and eight assists as Nadezhda finished the game with a flourish to ease their way to what was a fourth successive win of the campaign against their Polish opponents.
Wisla had their own potential saviour in the shape of the irrepressible Jantel Lavender, but even her heroics of 29 points and 11 rebounds wasn't sufficient as Nadezhda made the shots they needed down the stretch.
In a game which had witnessed none of the big runs or periods of domination which characterised the first game of the play-off series, neither team could establish decent daylight and it inevitably boiled down to execution during crunch time.
Zane Tamane scored a free-throw for Wisla with six minutes remaining to lock the game up at 68-68, but Nadezhda then found the extra gear at both ends of the floor.
They held the home side to one score in the next four minutes and once Bonner put them 76-70 ahead, it was vitrtually all over.
And, just to be absolutely sure, Greek star Zoi Dimitrakou effectively delivered the killer blow with a long jump-shot inside the last minute to seal the deal.
George Dikeoulakos, Nadezhda coach:
"I am very proud. It is the great day for Orenburg that will play in the Final Eight for the first time. I am proud of my players. The game was great - both tteams showed big potential and both had a chance to be the winner. It was the details, like some good plays of Babkina and three very important 3-point shots of Bonner, that decided the outcome. I wish Wisla all the best and once again congratulate them for a very good game."
Dewanna Bonner, Nadezhda:
"It was a good game from both teams and very tough. Both coaches had prepared their teams very well. About my shooting, they - and the victory - would not have happened witouth the help of my team-mates. We are very happy to be in the Final Eight."
Stefan Svitek, Wisla Can-Pack coach:
"Congratulations to Orenburg. Yes, the game was very good and I want to say thank you to all my players for a great fight and all leaving their all on the floor. We are of course sorry to not go to Ekaterinburg but we will re-focus on the main season goal which is winning the Polish Championship. Last weekend we won the Polish Cup and now we get some more time to prepare for the remaining Polish League games. Like the Orenburg coach said the details decided the winner. Thanks for the great atmosphere during the game."
Jantel Lavender, Wisla Can-Pack:
"All has been said - it was a good game and congrats to Orenburg. We showed very good basketball this evening - someone had to lose."