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Dynamo Kursk take Third Place after edging out Yakin Dogu

SOPRON (EuroLeague Women) – The reign of 2017 winners Dynamo Kursk may have ended, but the former champions at least signed off on a winning note in Sopron as they beat Yakin Dogu Universitesi 87-82 for the last podium step.

Turning point: It looked like Dynamo Kursk had left the back door open for Yakin Dogu to complete a comeback at 78-76, but five points without reply settled the nerves ahead of crunch time.

Stats don't lie: Without the most prolific guard in the competition in Courtney Vandersloot who was ruled out with a fractured finger, Yakin Dogu struggled in transition and didn't get enough fast-break points. Meanwhile Dynamo Kursk let it rain from downtown after making 11-of-18 from behind the arc.

Game heroes: Sonja Petrovic was on fire and finished with 24 points, while Russian guard Natalia Zhedik posted a season-high tally of 18 points. Maria Vadeeva also impressed with 16 points and 7 rebounds prior to fouling out.

They said: "We are really happy to finish the EuroLeague Women season with a win and our only loss was the Semi-Final. We needed this win. It was a tough game as Yakin Dogu play physical and have a great post-up line. We had to dig in deep. We can be happy with the tournament. We had bigger aspirations at the start of the season, but  the last few months have been tough and we can be proud." Dynamo Kursk standout, Sonja Petrovic.