Spartak Moscow took a significant step to advancing to the EuroCup Women finals by defeating Halcon Avenida 71-55 in game one of their best-of-two semi-finals series behind the play of American star Lisa Leslie.
Pays D'Aix also posted a convincing victory in the other semi-finals match-up by defeating Coconuda 79-65.
Spartak, Coconuda, Pays D´Aix and Halcon Avenida all marched on to the semi-finals after EuroCup Women action last night.
Gordana Grubin scored a game-high 20 points to lead Spartak to a 73-69 victory over Anda Ramat Hasharon and won the two-game series 147-136.
Spanish side Halcon Avenida opened their EuroCup Women campaign with a road win against Dorsten on Wednesday night.
It was a 2-woman show for Avenida, led by 40 year old forward Elena Tornikidou and US import Kelly Schumacher who combined for 52 of their side's 68 points.
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