Dynamo Moscow's campaign of frustration at the hands of BC Volgaburmash continued as the EuroLeague Women champions progressed through to the title game of the Cup of Russia's Final Four with an 87-85 overtime victory on Wednesday night.
Dynamo finally had the Samara side, who are gunning for an amazing quadruple this season, on the ropes as they entered the fourth quarter with an 18-point cushion.
EuroLeague Women sides UMMC Ekaterinburg and Dynamo Moscow both claimed narrow wins in Russian top flight action on Saturday.
Visitors Ekaterinburg outscored Shelen Krasnoyarsk 18-11 over the final 10 minutes en route to a 63-58 triumph.
BC Volgaburmash again had to come from behind to see off Dynamo Moscow and make it to the Final Four.
Just like in the opening game, the defending champions trailed in the early stages, and were down by as many as 34-24 in the second period.
BC Volgaburmash trailed for much of the game but once they got their noses in front of Dynamo Moscow, there was no stopping the defending champions in the opening leg of their Euroleague Women quarter-final showdown.
Maria Stepanova scored 25 points and pulled down 12 rebounds as Volgaburmash claimed a 74-66 triumph over their Russian rivals.
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