Russia international Tatiana Shchegoleva led a balanced scoring attack with 19 points as Spartak Moscow Region tore apart Dynamo Moscow 98-58 to reach the EuroLeague Women Final Four.
Natalia Hejkova's team, who beat Ros Casares in last year's final, needed just two games to finish off Dynamo who had to play without FIBA Europe Women's Player of the Year Anete Jekabsone-Zogota.
When Spartak Moscow Region superstar Lauren Jackson scores 19 points in the first half alone, not many teams will have a chance against the EuroLeague Women's defending champions.
That was the case on Tuesday when Dynamo Moscow, without FIBA Europe Women's Player of the Year Anete Jekabsone-Zogota, out with a shoulder injury, were brushed aside 96-67.
Dynamo Moscow's bid to reach the EuroLeague Women Final Four has been dealt a terrible blow with superstar Anete Jekabsone-Zogota injured and unavailable for the quarter finals against Spartak Moscow Region.
Jekabsone-Zogota was recently named FIBA Europe Women's player of the year after a stunning performance for Latvia at the EuroBasket in Italy and with Dynamo.
There are two things Nuria Martinez wouldn't trade for anything in Russia, where she is in her second season with Dynamo Moscow after leaving the warmer climes of Salamanca.
The Spain international, who turns 24 on Friday, loves the view from her home in downtown Moscow, and she also enjoys being chauffeured around town.
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