Toliver Takes Dynamo Moscow To Final


20. Kristi Toliver (Dynamo Moscow)
Kristi Toliver scored a personal season-best to lead Moscow to the EuroCup Women Final

A sensational last five minutes and a 28-point performance by Kristi Toliver propelled Dynamo Moscow to a 68-62 win at Chevakata and into the 2013 EuroCup Women Final.

Already leading by nine points courtesy of their 82-73 semi-final first-leg win, Dynamo had extended their lead in the tie to 15 points as they moved 12-6 ahead, although they were then placed under intense pressure by the home side for long periods.

With the game tied at 24-24, Chevakata began to turn the defensive screw and seriously tested the resilience of their opponents as they fired seven unanswered points which helped them into a 35-29 lead heading to the locker rooms at the interval.

Dynamo needed to find a way to get the well-shackled Crystal Langhorne into the game when they returned to the floor since their in-form forward was frustratingly scoreless due to some great defensive work by the hosts.

During the third quarter, the three-point shooting of Dynamo Moscow also continued to fail and, as they missed their seventh perimeter attempt in a row, Chevakata finally wiped out the arrears in style as Svetlana Makhlina drilled a three-ball to make it 46-37.

As the third quarter drew to a close, Langhorne finally made a couple of quick-fire baskets to compliment her hard work on the boards - although the visitors trailed 50-43, meaning the outcome still hung tantalisingly in the balance.

It set up a dramatic conclusion and with nothing to separate the clubs in the context of the tie with six minutes remaining at 56-47 to Chevakata, the visiting team suddenly exploded to post a devastating 21-6 run and power their into the Final.

Glory Johnson had her customary double-double with 24 points and 15 rebounds for the losing team.


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