CSKA Hammer Halcon Avenida To Force Decider


CSKA Moscow hit back with a vengeance on Friday to level their EuroLeague Women play-off showdown with Halcon Avenida.

Igor Grudin's team opened up a 15-point lead by half-time and pulled away when play resumed for a 95-64 triumph.

The deciding game three of the Eighth-Finals clash will be played on Wednesday.

Avenida, without the loud support of their home fans back in Salamanca, caved in against a CSKA side that had five players reach double figures.

Ann Wauters finished with 18 points and 10 rebounds. The Belgian center had scored 11 by half-time.

French point guard Edwige Lawson-Wade poured in 15 points and Janel McCarville 13 with eight of hers coming before the break.

Avenida did have their moments early on with a Gunta Basko three-ball putting them on top at 11-7 with 5:44 to go in the opening quarter.

Wauters answered with a three-point play and then added a jump shot to put the hosts in front for good.

Ilona Korstin followed with a jumper before Elena Danilochkina scored five straight points, including a three-ball, for a 19-11 lead.

Becky Hammon finished the run with a lay-up and two free throws to make it 23-11 and CSKA stayed in front the rest of the way.


Spartak Top Avenida To Make It Three Titles In A Row 05.04.2009
Dream Season Takes Halcon Avenida To Title Game 03.04.2009
Halcon Avenida Edge Pécs To Advance To First Ever Final Four20.02.2009
Avenida Pound Pecs In Salamanca Masterclass17.02.2009
CSKA Fall To Resilient Avenida After Thriller04.02.2009
Home Support Gives Avenida Edge In Win Over CSKA28.01.2009
Avenida Win Over Wisla Not Enough For Top Spot17.12.2008

Follow Us On Twitter

Like Us On Facebook