Halcon Avenida emerged from a tense finish to book their first ever place in a EuroLeague Women Final Four with an 81-76 win over MiZo Pecs 2010 on Friday night in Hungary.
Having routed Pecs 85-63 at home in Salamanca on Tuesday night, Avenida were favourites to progress, but it proved to be hard work against the determined Hungarians, who pushed them until the final seconds.
Halcon Avenida are one win away from a place in the EuroLeague Women Final Four after thumping Hungarians MiZo Pecs on Tuesday in front of their electric crowd in Salamanca, Spain.
Avenida, who shocked CSKA Moscow in double overtime in the deciding third game of their Eighth-Finals showdown, won 85-63 and will now attempt to sweep the Hungarian giants in Pecs on Friday.
Umana Reyer were among the best sides during the Regular Season of the EuroLeague Women but MiZo Pécs 2010 sent them packing in the play-offs.
After upsetting the Italians 61-60 in the first leg earlier in the week, Hungarian giants MiZo returned home and with the help of the rabid support of 4000 fans, they completed a 2-0 sweep with a 65-57 triumph.
Brooke Queenan made two free throws with just two seconds remaining to lift MiZo Pécs 2010 to a 61-60 upset of Group B winners Umana Reyer Venezia in Italy.
In the opening game of EuroLeague Women Eighth-Finals tie between the sides, Queenan was fouled by recent Umana Reyer signing Essence Carson and made the most of the opportunity.
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