Taurasi Fires Spartak To Win


Sylvia Fowles (Spartak Moscow Region)
Sylvia Fowles sparked her team with a double-double

Spartak Moscow Region laid down a marker with a 90-79 win in the first leg of their EuroLeague Women quarter-final play-off against Fenerbahce.

Sylvia Fowles and Diana Taurasi teamed up to dominate the visitors, with Taurasi collecting 28 points and Fowles adding 18 points and 12 rebounds.

It was a Fowles lay-up midway through the first quarter that sparked a 23-6 Spartak run, and they were able to comfortably hold Fener at arm's length the rest of the way.

Nicole Powell led Fener with 25 points while Nevriye Yilmaz added 22.