Of course, all these defeats had objective reasons, in addition to the absence of the leader. With the star UMMC, for example, it is impossible to play at all, if you have at least ten wisest coaches. But in any case, the return of Olga Alexandrovna was an important factor in the match against Sparta and K: the thinnest settings of the team’s game are available only to her.
And the opponent was not easy. Read-only the name of the team along with the city it represents: “Sparta and Co., Visible.” It sounds threatening at the present time. Okay, that’s just fun. And it all started for Enisey really not great. From the middle of the first quarter Sparta confidently began to break away, points to the Moscow team were delivered with surprising ease. And Sevara Nuritdinova completed the quarter with a 10-point lead, setting up an 11-point lead for Enisey at 7:30 p.m.
But in the second quarter, Sparta stopped scoring a third of what it created, and Enisey steadily reduced the gap. Daria Kurilchuk was in the incredible fire, and it was her five points at the end of the quarter that almost nullified Sparta’s advantage of 42:43. And after the first half, Dasha had 19 points and 3 accurate three-pointers.
The beginning of the third quarter was absolutely enchanting for Enisey: four three-pointers in three minutes – Bratchikova, Abaiburova, again Bratchikova, Kurilchuk. A couple of hours earlier the match of the men’s team “Yenisei” ended, so there the guys scored four threes for the whole game… True, Sparta scored in almost every attack, but the advantage of Enisey still grew. Closer to the end, the Redskins made a new spurt – 9 points in a row. The last word, however, was left for Sparta forward Daria Repnikova. But even after her long-range hit – 71:61, a good start before the final quarter.
The end is not bad, but Sparta quickly scored 5 points in a row, and from the free advantage of the Siberians there is little left. For such cases, the team captain “is required”: Katya Kiryanova single-handedly played these five points. In the middle of the quarter, Kurilchuk erupted again. Only rose from the bench – three, and then two free-kicks – 85:71. In the next attack, Repnikova committed a foul in the attack, and it all became very similar to the victory.
But… Then it is time for a sacramental exclamation: “It’s women’s basketball!” And Sparta managed to reduce the score to 5 points. But Daria Kurilchuk finished it all at 97:89.
Enisey has players who can “solve.” Yes, some problems with the composition are obvious: to put it mildly, not everything is great with the first and fifth numbers. But these problems are mitigated by the presence of leaders capable of taking responsibility at key moments. And thanks to them happen such bright victories.