Spartak Moscow have looked like the best team in the EuroLeague Women thus far in the season and a convincing 77-46 win provided further proof of that.
The Russian-based side improved to 6-0 with all of the wins coming by double-digit margins.
|Sandra Valuzyte scored 18 points for TEO.|
With the game tied at 14, Spartak went on a 10-2 run to close the first quarter with a 24-16 lead.
Taj McWilliams' basket inside of a minute to play in the second quarter allowed Spartak to go into intermission with a 37-23 advantage.
Spartak delivered the knockout blow with a 18-4 run to start the second half.
Agnieszka Bibrzycka started the second half with a three-pointer.
Svetlana Abrosimova and Tina Thompson combined for 11 points during the stretch.
Spartak continued to pour it on in the second half and a three-pointer from Abrosimova with 3:36 to go in the fourth pushed the lead to 75-45.
Thompson finished with a game-high 19 points, while Abrosimova added 15.
Another key to Spartak’s victory was their defense on Katie Douglas, the 2005-2006 EuroLeague top scorer.
The high-scoring guard with limited to 12 points on 5-of-20 shooting from the field.
Sandra Valuzyte had 18 points for TEO, which dropped to 3-3 on the season.