Tarbes No Match For Spartak


Spartak Moscow Region cruised to a third straight win in the EuroLeague Women at the expense of French league leaders Tarbes G.B.

The Russian outfit, winners of the EuroLeague for the past three seasons, held Tarbes to just 12 points for the first 16 minutes of the game and rolled to an 81-56 Group D victory in Vidnoje.

Sylvia Fowles finished with 17 points to lead Spartak.

The Russian outfit, which is now coached by Pokey Chatman, opened up a 27-6 lead by the end of the first quarter and extended that to 54-19 late in the first half.

The rest of the game was an exercise in damage limitation for Tarbes, who got 16 points and seven rebounds from Charde Houston.

Tarbes' Pauline Jannault shook off an ankle injury suffered in practice and played more than 23 minutes, finishing with two points, two assists and four rebounds.


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