Elitzur Ramla were given a lesson on Thursday night by Levoni Taranto but avoided a meltdown and prevailed in the tie over two legs to reach the EuroCup Women semi-finals.
After thrashing the Italian side 78-51 in front of their own fans in Israel last week, Elitzur went down 84-62 at Taranto - good enough to secure a five-point win on aggregate.
Elitzur Ramla hammered Levoni Taranto 78-51 to all but clinch a place in the semi-finals of the EuroCup Women.
In a most unexpected capitulation by the Italian outfit, the Israeli club extended a 19-18 lead by the end of the first quarter to 41-28 by half-time and any hope Taranto had of getting back into the game disappeared quickly after the third period got underway.
Levoni Taranto defeated KSSSE AZS-PWSZ Gorzow 81-70 to make the quarter-finals of the EuroCup Women.
After the first game in Poland finished 72-72, there was all to play for in Italy on Thursday night.
Svitlana Kozachenko had 38 points for Kozachka-Zalk but that wasn't enough to lead her Ukrainian team to victory on Thursday in the EuroCup Women against Cras Basket Taranto.
On the second night of sixteenth-finals action, the Italian team got an eye-popping 29 points and 21 rebounds from Brunson and won in Zaporozhye, 72-69.
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