Suzy Batkovic and Megan Mahoney provided Cras Basket Taranto with an irresistible one-two punch on Thursday as the Italian club won 85-75 at Dynamo Moscow to storm into the EuroCup Women Final.
Seven days after a 76-71 victory over Dynamo back in Italy, Roberto Ricchini's side prevailed with Australia international center Batkovic pouring in 24 points and Mahoney contributing 19.
Cras Basket Taranto took care of business at home against Dynamo Moscow last week. Now the Italians will look to finish the job in Russia on Thursday in the second leg of the EuroCup Women Semi-Final.
Cras go into the game on the back of a 76-71 first-leg triumph and Taranto coach Roberto Ricchini, who won the EuroCup in 2005 with Phard Napoli, urged his players to go all out for victory against Dynamo.
Cras Basket Taranto prevailed over visiting Dynamo Moscow in a humdinger of a EuroCup Women clash on Thursday.
The Italians won the first leg of the Semi-Final 76-71, with Megan Mahoney, Suzy Batkovic, Elodie Godin and Michelle Greco excelling on the night.
Dynamo Moscow completed a comprehensive EuroCup Women Quarter-Final victory over ZKK Hemofarm Vrsac on Thursday to advance to the last four of the competition.
After rolling to a 90-63 first-leg triumph in Serbia, Natalia Hejkova's team claimed a 73-65 win in Russia with Oxana Zakalyuzhnaya scoring 18 points and Anete Jekabsone-Zogota contributing 16.
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