UMMC Ekaterinburg held on to beat CSKA Moscow 94-90 on Friday to reach the EuroLeague Final Four and complete one of the biggest shocks in the competition in recent times.
Ekaterinburg, champions in 2003, ended a three-year streak of semi-final appearances by CSKA who before this week had not lost a game this season in Russia or Europe.
UMMC Ekaterinburg handed CSKA Moscow their first defeat of the season in any competition on Tuesday to take a 1-0 lead in their EuroLeague Women quarter-final.
Penny Taylor, the most valuable player of Australia's gold-medal winning side at the 2006 FIBA World Championship, scored 18 points to lead Ekaterinburg to an 81-74 triumph.
With the Eighth-Finals in the books after Wednesday night's action the Quarter-Final match-ups are set for EuroLeague Women with undefeated CSKA Moscow leading the way.
The powerhouse side, led by superstars like Ann Wauters and Maria Stepanova, will face UMMC Ekaterinburg for a chance to go to the EuroLeague Women Final Four.
We have heard about the twin towers of EuroLeague Women powerhouse CSKA Moscow, Ann Wauters and Maria Stepanova.
The team also has the flamboyant, gritty play of EuroBasket Women 2007 MVP Amaya Valdemoro, and it consistently gets solid contributions from Russian internationals Ilona Korstin and Olga Arteshina, and France playmaker Edwige Lawson-Wade.
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