BC Moscow Set Up Showdown With Chevakata

07 February 2008

BC Moscow thrashed Panionios BC for the second week in a row to set up an all-Russian showdown with Chevakata in the EuroCup Women quarter-finals.

The Moscow team had won the first encounter in Greece 81-58, reducing the home leg to a mere formality.

They beat Panionios again on Thursday, 87-51, with Plenette Pierson scoring a game-high 20 points.

Alexander Vasin's team led 18-12 early in the second quarter when they blew the game wide open with a 17-7 run.

By half-time, the BC Moscow advantage was 37-21 and any hopes of a miracle comeback for Panionios were killed off when Elena Danilochkina buried a three-pointer to start the third quarter.

BC Moscow will now take on Chevakata, who stunned Umana Reyer Venezia on Wednesday to advance in the competition.

Jia Perkins (Electra Ramat-Hasharon)
Jia Perkins led Electra Ramat-Hasharon to the quarter finals

Electra Ramat-Hasharon showed why a team should never give up.

After losing by six points in their first-leg encounter with Extrugasa, the Israeli club fell behind 24-10 on Thursday to trail by 20 points overall.

However, they went on a 16-0 run to get back into the game with Rada Vidovic scoring eight points in that surge.

And they eventually claimed a 64-54 triumph to beat the Spanish by four points on aggregate and reach the quarter-finals.

Vidovic finished with 16 points while Jia Perkins poured in a game-high 18.

Center Daliborka Vilipic had nine rebounds to go with her 14 points for Electra.

Beretta-Famila lost 69-63 at Nadezhda but clinched their tie 149-134 on aggregate.

Betty Lennox had 20 points in the win for the home club, while Belarus international Anastasiya Veremeenko weighed in with 14 points and eight rebounds.

Elisabetta Moro scored 13 points and pulled down 10 rebounds for the Italian club, who now face Gospic.

MBK also lost their home game to Elitzur Ramla, 70-62, who advanced with a big win on aggregate.

Shay Doron poured in 22 points for the Israeli team, Sherill Baker 17 and Jaclyn Johnson 15 while also pulling down 12 rebounds.

Regina Palusna scored 19 points and had nine rebounds for MBK.

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