Inventa, Kursk defeated Belarusian champions Tsmoki-Minsk 65-54 (21-12, 18-12, 12-11, 14-19) on Sunday in Druskininkai (LTU) to defend the title. Russian team won the Baltic Women’s Basketball League Championship for the second time in its 24-year history.
Inventa (head coach Elen Shakirova, assistant coach Andrey Potapov) led 33-19 in the 16th minute of the final, 39-24 at halftime and increased their lead to 17 points (47-30) in the 27th minute. But Tsmoki-Minsk cut their deficit to 5 points (50-55) with 4 minutes to play. Evgeniia Frolkina scored seven points in a row in the last minutes to led Inventa to victory.