US Valenciennes are through to the Final Four, but they were taken all the way to the wire in their second game with MKB Euroleasing Sopron before eventually winning 74-69.
Having breezed to a 92-55 win in the opening match, this looked like being a formality for the 2002 and 2004 winners, but MKB had other ideas and were desperately close to forcing overtime.
US Valenciennes powered their way past MKB Euroleasing Sopron and are just one victory away from a return to the EuroLeague Women Final Four.
USVO won the competition in 2002 and 2004 and on Tuesday, they destroyed their opponents from Hungary 92-55.
MKB Euroleasing Sopron guard Nikki Teasley earns EuroLeague Women Player of the Week honours as the eighth-final play-offs draw to a close.
Teasley's side took on 2003 EuroLeague champions UMMC Ekaterinburg in a match-up that favoured the Russian side, who not only had the homecourt advantage, but had beaten Sopron twice in preliminary round action.
MKB Euroleasing Sopron completed a two-game sweep of UMMC Ekaterinburg on Friday night as American Nikki Teasley torched the visitors from Russia with 27 points in an 89-79 triumph.
Teasley played all 40 minutes and was eight of 16 from the field, including six of 13 from the arc.
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