|Natalia Vodopyanova and her Dynamo Kursk teammates made a nice welcome gift to new coach Overton with a big win over Minsk|
The 2012 winners had far too much quality and strength in depth and as the game unfolded, the gap grew wider with each passing minute.
Tsmoki Minsk could get nothing going inside, so jacked up an eye-popping 32 attempts from long-range. Chantell Alford led the way for the losing team with 14 points.
The decisive swing in favour of the victorious team came with five minutes left on the game clock. Trailing 58-57, Botas outscored their domestic rivals 16-8 leading up to the final buzzer, with five players reaching double-digits.
With the game tied at 48-48, the Swedish side were denied a landmark moment when the Russians subsequently scored eight of the last ten points in the game.
Anastasia Logunova played the pivotal role for Chevakata with an efficient 14 points and Swedish national team wing Elisabeth Egnell fired 13 points for the Dolphins, but it wasn't their greatest shooting night as they dried up in fatal fashion down the stretch.
|19 points and 8 rebounds did the trick for Devereaux Peters, savely guiding Dynamo Novosibirsk to victory|
The center finished with 15 points and the same number of rebounds, whilst Swiss national team forward Caroline Turin top scored for Dunav with 17 points.
The frontcourt star had 19 points and eight rebounds as the Siberian club shut down the visitors defensively and dominated on the glass - aside from Ukraine national team center Aleksandra Khomenchuk who claimed 11 boards in defeat.
Istanbul Universitesi have started their TKBL season in impressive fashion and they successfully transferred their domestic form into EuroCup Women by chalking up a commanding 73-51 road win at Spartak Noginsk in Group D.
Rampant in the second half, Nilay Kartaltepe dished up a superb 10 assists, whilst fellow Turkish veteran Tugba Palazoglu contributed five assists and five steals in a typically energetic display at both ends of the court.
Anna Ostroukhova replied with 19 points for Spartak in a losing effort.