Life without Amaya Valdemoro and Rosi Sanchez is not looking rosy for Ros Casares, who were given a rude introduction to this year's EuroLeague Women on Wednesday at home against
With their two veterans having departed for new clubs - Valdemoro left for champions Volgaburmash in the summer while Sanchez signed for Coconuda Maddaloni - the Spaniards entered the EuroLeague campaign with a lot of questions, and they had no answers in their opener against Pecs of Hungary, who outclassed them 77-64.
Lietuvos Telekomas finished their first ever EuroLeague Women Final Four in third position, after defeating MiZo Pecs on Sunday in Samara.
Lietuvos were not at their best in Friday’s semi-final against Samara, and after a disappointing first quarter against Pecs, the signs for the Lithuanian side looked ominous.
Taj McWilliams and Gambrinus Brno held their nerve against MiZo Pecs on Friday and won 71-61 to reach the final of the FIBA EuroLeague Women in Samara.
McWilliams made sure there was only going to be one winner, striking two important early blows.
Hungary international Dalma Ivanyi is bidding to earn her first EuroLeague Women title, in what will be her third Final four with MiZo Pecs.
Ivanyi and Pecs reached this stage of the competition in 2001 and 2004, falling short in the semi-finals on both occasions.
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