Le'Coe Leads Elitzur Into Quarters

20.01.2011

EuroCup Women

15. Tatiana Popova (Dynamo)
Tatiana Popova's 12 points were not enough to avoid the home loss of Dynamo against Elitzur Ramla

Elitzur Ramla sealed their passage to the EuroCup Women Quarter-Finals by travelling to Russia and beating Dynamo Moscow on Thursday.

Carrying a nine-point cushion from the first leg, Elitzur won the second clash 60-57 for a 126-114 aggregate triumph.

Le'Coe Willingham, who made many a headline at Halcon Avenida the past couple of seasons, had 17 points and 16 rebounds for the Israeli club.

Elitzur stormed into a 32-22 lead at half-time, giving them a 19-point advantage on aggregate, and were never in danger of losing their grip on the tie.

Dynamo didn't quit, though, and managed to whittle the deficit in Thursday's game to three with 17 seconds to go but got no closer.

Kursk Hopes Die Early

Mann Filter Zaragoza sent last year's Final Four participants Dynamo Kursk crashing out of the EuroCup Women on Thursday.

6. Cristina Ouvina (Mann Filter)
Cristina Ouvina and Mann Filter stormed into the Quarter-Finals of EuroCup Women

Leading 77-59 after the first leg, the Spanish team travelled to Russia and won 69-59.

Hopes of a big comeback faded early for Kursk, who trailed in the second leg 39-21 at half-time for a huge aggregate deficit.

Allison Feaster-Strong, Jaklin Zlatanova and Kiesha Brown each had 11 points for Mann Filter.

Svetlana Maksimenko finished with a game-high 16 points in defeat for Dynamo Kursk.

Dynamo-GUVD Complete The Job

Dynamo-GUVD visited Belarus on the back of a 17-point first-leg win and lost to BC Horizont, 64-56.

The margin of victory wasn't enough for Anatoli Buyalski's side, which lost by nine on aggregate.

Young Russian center Natalya Myasoedova had herself quite a game, scoring 16 points and corralling 12 rebounds for Dynamo-GUVD.

Another young Russian, Tatiana Petrushina, poured in 15 points for Dynamo-GUVD.

Horizont, meanwhile, got a terrific performance from their 21-year-old Ukrainian center, Aleksandra Khomenchuk.

She had 17 points and 14 rebounds.

Brave Venezia Fall At Chevakata

10. Elena Danilochkina (Chevakata)
Elena Danilochkina had a solid performance with 10 points, 4 assists and 3 rebounds for Chevakata who look like one of the competition's favourites

Chevakata marched into the EuroCup Women Quarter-Finals after wrapping up a two-legged triumph over Reyer Venezia in Russia.

Having grinded out a 67-62 win last week in Italy, Chevakata returned home and prevailed in the second game, 73-64.

Jessica Davenport finished with 24 points and eight rebounds for Chevakata, who looked to have landed a first-quarter knockout punch when they outscored the Italian side 21-6 for a 20-point lead over the two legs.

Venezia are resilient, and they mounted a terrific comeback that saw them pull level with 6:03 to go when Ilisaine David nailed a jump shot.

Down by just five over the two legs at that point, Venezia had an opportunity to pull even closer but Nicole Ohlde was off target with a jumper and Chevakata made her pay.

The 26-year-old Hungarian Anna Petrakova went immediately to the other end and buried a shot from the arc to put the hosts back in front by three.

Chevakata would end up keeping their noses in front the rest of the way before prevailing by 14 points on aggregate.

Also for the winners, Loree Moore added 12 points, eight boards and three steals while both Elena Danilochkina and Petrakova finished with 10 points each.

Olena Ogorodnikova led Venezia with 17 points and 10 rebounds.


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