Spartak And Pays D’Aix Advance To EuroCup Women Finals


Spartak Moscow, behind another strong performance from American star Lisa Leslie, played to a 61-all tie in game 2 of their quarter-final series with Halcon Avenida, which was enough to allow the Russian club to advance to the finals by winning the two-game series by a combined 132-116.

In the other semi-final, Pays D’Aix, despite losing 73-71 in game 2, also advanced by winning the two games by a combined score of 150-138. They won the first game 79-65.

In Spartak’s tie, Leslie led her team in scoring (17), rebounds (10) and blocks (three), while her team-mates Ticha Penicheiro and Gordana Grubin each added 11 points.

Spartak won the first game 71-55.
Emmeline Ndongue scored a game-high 20 points and pulled down 13 rebounds in Pays D’Aix’s loss.

The EuroCup Women finals will begin on March 14 in Aix-en-Provence, France.

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