Taranto, Galatasaray Win Before EuroCup Women Title Tilt


Cras Basket Taranto warmed up for their EuroCup Women showdown with Galatasaray by thrashing Liomatic Umbertide 76-57 over the weekend.

Winning coach Roberto Ricchini is hoping his players carry the form into the two-legged showdown with Gala, which tips off on Thursday night in Italy.

"This is the answer I expected because my team has played as though it was already playing in the final of the Europe Cup against Galatasaray," he said.

"Aggressiveness on defense and counter-attacking forward - this is the right formula to get closer to the (Euro) Cup."

Megan Mahoney had 19 points for Taranto against Liomatic Umbertide.

Galatasaray are also in fine fettle going into the EuroCup Women Final.

They have a 2-0 lead in their Turkish play-off quarter-final after a 73-63 victory over Besiktas.

Sophia Young finished with 18 points in that win.


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