Defending Champs Storm Into Semi-Finals

12 February 2014
9. Tina Charles (Dynamo Moscow)
Tina Charles was dominant in Dynamo Moscow's win, scoring 17 points to go with nine boards

Dynamo Moscow moved closer to retaining their prized EuroCup Women title after storming into the semi-finals with a convincing 79-53 win against Adana Botas.

Holding a handy eight-point advantage from the first-leg in Turkey, Dynamo effectively put one foot into the last four of the competition within 10 minutes of the tip-off.

Led by Tina Charles who was one of four players to reach double-digits, the home side assumed control from the first moments and never looked back.

It was Charles who handed Dynamo their quick-fire double-digit lead at 15-5, as they proceeded to post a powerful 27-15 opening quarter which left Botas reeling and unable to recover.

Charles eventually finished with a classy near double-double of 17 points and nine rebounds, although it wasn't only inside the paint where the champions excelled.

They also shot 70% from downtown and that helped them to stave off even the remotest hint of a comeback by their Turkish opponents.

Botas did cut the gap to 51-40 shortly after the midway point of the game, but Dynamo only grew stronger as the contest unfolded and they coasted over the finishing line.

Serbian swingman Ana Dabovic had 15 points in victory, with Botas enduring a rough shooting night all-round as Michelle Snow claimed a team high 15 points.


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