The game became a complete defeat for Kozachka. They had their only lead during the first quarter (12-9).
Zaporozhye started the game very aggressively and with 2 minutes to go in the 1st quarter, had already built up a 13 point lead (21:8). The key to this jump start was a very active performance of Oxana Pys'mennyk.
As soon as the French head coach took a time-out, his players' game changed to the best, and very soon they reduced the gap to only 6 points (21:15).
Both teams entered the field with a different motivation. While Kozachka-ZALK were sure to guarantee their first place in the group, Kazan fought to be the 2nd.
As a result, the teams were point-to-point until the middle of the 1st quarter. At the end of this first period, however, the Ukrainians took a 7 point lead (22-15).
Dynamo Kursk was pretty close to handle in Kozachka Zalk’s first loss in this year’s FIBA Europe Cup but at the end the Ukrainians got their fourth straight win (72-77).
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