Taranto Geared Up For Dynamo Moscow

11 March 2009
Cras Basket Taranto are looking to leave their Coppa Italia disappointment in the past and spring an upset against Dynamo Moscow on Thursday.

The two sides will meet in Italy for the first leg of their EuroCup Women Semi-Final and Taranto are in good form with 10 wins in their last 12 games, although they did fall to Lavezzini Parma 66-63 at the weekend to narrowly miss out on a place in the Coppa final.

"We paid for a mental weakness with respect to our rivals," said French point guard Audrey Sauret-Gillespie.

"But we have to forget this slip and regain the tactical union that has allowed us so far to have a starring role in Italy and in European competition.

"If we play as Cras, we can keep our heads up high against a strong opponent like Dynamo Moscow."

Sauret-Gillespie, a former France international, is still looking to find her form after struggling with a knee problem for the last three months.

Taranto coach Roberto Ricchini will expect his team to battle Dynamo.

In Thursday's other EuroCup Women Semi-Final, Dynamo Kursk take on Galatasaray.

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