Candace Parker did a little bit of everything on Sunday to fire UMMC Ekaterinburg to an 84-50 triumph over Wisla Can-Pack Krakow in the battle for third place in the EuroLeague Women.
Parker scored 21 points, pulled down seven rebounds and came up with a game-high six steals as the Russian outfit ended its Final Four in Valencia with a resounding victory.
Spartak Moscow Region stayed on course for a fourth consecutive EuroLeague Women title after another incredible performance by Diana Taurasi.
The USA superstar, and the MVP of last year's Final Four win in Salamanca, buried eight three-balls and finished with a game-high 37 points as Spartak won 87-79.
UMMC Ekaterinburg ace Cappie Pondexter has spoken of her special relationship with WNBA Championship winning team-mate Diana Taurasi ahead of their mouth-watering EuroLeague Women Semi-Final clash tomorrow night.
The former Phoenix Mercury team-mates will lock horns in one of the most eagerly anticipated duels of the weekend as Pondexter and her Ekat team-mates try to muster the defence to lock down the Spartak Moscow kingpin.
The moment of truth is about to arrive for Ros Casares.
The dominant side in Spain for several years, the Valencia club now has its best chance to capture a first crown on the continent as hosts of the EuroLeague Women Final Four.
|DIVS Sport Hall|
Eremin str. 10, 620000 Ekaterinburg, RUS
Tel: +7 (343) 359 37 70
Fax: +7 (343) 359 37 90
Ordzhonikidze Str. 15, 624091 Verkhnyaya Pishma, RUS
Tel: +7 (34368) 988 10
Fax: +7 (34368) 988 11
Lenin str. 1, 624091 Verkhnyaya Pyshma, RUS
+7 (34368) 988 12
+7 (34368) 988 13
President: Andrey A. Kozitsyn
General Manager: Maxim Ryabkov