Sony Athinaikos stormed into the last four of the EuroCup Women with a 78-66 victory at Dynamo Moscow.
George Dikeoulakos' team rolled to an 84-60 win in the first leg and they were never in trouble on Thursday in wrapping up a 36-point aggregate triumph.
|Gintare Petronyte was huge for her team on both ends of the court|
Greece international point guard Dimitra Kalentzou tore about the Russian team with 27 points and seven assists while Lithuanian Gintare Petronyte scored 20 and corralled a game-high 13 rebounds.
Sony Athinaikos will now face another Russian team, Dynamo Kursk, in the Semi-Finals.
Kursk came back from a huge first-leg deficit to beat Municipal Targoviste on Wednesday.
Athinaikos out-rebounded Dynamo Moscow 43-32.
The Greek outfit did much of its damage at the free-throw line, making 19 of 23 attempts.
Progression was all but assured by the end of the opening quarter as Athinaikos had a 30-12 stranglehold on proceedings.
They cruised the rest of the way.
Candice Wiggins had to leave the first game back in Athens last week with an injury but she recovered and played almost 16 minutes in Moscow.
Dynamo Moscow's season in the competition came to a disappointing conclusion.
Marina Kuzina led the team with 28 points.
Gintare Petronyte, Athinaikos forward:
"It was a very hard game because we had to qualify for the next round. We had prepared a lot and we tried to do all what we could."
George Dikeoulakos, Athinaikos Head Coach:
" The most important thing was not to lose 24 points. Candice Wiggins was injured. The rest of the girls did their best. I also congratulate Dynamo. It's a very good team. I wish them good luck in Russian Championship."
Sergey Schepotkin, Dynamo Moscow Head Coach:
"I congratulate the Greek team with qualifying to Semi-final. Now this team is stronger than us, more organized team with good players. It was nice that in the second game we were more prepared and could struggle against such a good team. I think we played not so bad. I wish all the best to the Greek team."