Athinaikos threw a major scare into Dynamo Kursk in the EuroCup Women Quarter-Finals on Thursday night but came up just short of overturning a 25-point first-leg deficit.
Athinaikos won 89-69, but Kursk will now meet Galatasaray in the last four.
Dynamo Kursk put one foot in the EuroCup Women Semi-Finals on Thursday night by thrashing Athinaikos BC 77-52 in Kursk, Russia.
Varvara Psareva poured in 22 points to lead the way for the home side, who will now travel to Greece for the February 26 return led with a huge cushion.
Athinaikos BC had no trouble finishing off their EuroCup Women Eighth-Finals opponents Elitzur Ramla on Wednesday night in Israel.
After cruising to an 88-73 home win in Greece, Georgios Dikaioulakos and Co travelled to Ramla and prevailed 91-72.
Vasileia Gkouzini poured in 15 points and Polymnia Sarekgou 14 as Athinaikos BC won 68-57 at SK Cesis in the EuroCup Women on Wednesday night.
Latoya Davis had a solid night for the Greek team as well with nine points and nine rebounds.
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