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Basketball - 02. May 2011.

KAZ – Basketball Championship win caps Irtysh resurgence

ASTANA (KNL Leagues) - Irtysh completed their resurgence by clinching the Kazakhstan National League Championship for Women with their third successive win in the Finals series against defending champions Astana Tigers.

Down 2-0 in the best-of-five series, Irtysh battled back, winning Games 3 and 4 62-42 and 76-64 respectively to tie things up at 2-2.

And they completed the improbable comeback with a 71-64 win in Game 5 on the road.

Astana had won the opening two games 69-64 and 65-63.

Angelina Yuskova was undoubtedly the driving force in Irtysh’s triumphant resurgence.

The 21-year-old guard who had 23 and 38 points in Games 3 and 4 respectively, once again trumped her rivals with 35 points and 6 rebounds in the series finale.

Elena Doc was Astana’s highest scorer with 18 points.

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