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.
Coconuda Maddaloni star Anna Zimerle insists her team's qualification to the last 16 in the Women's EuroCup is not simply down to beginner's luck.
The Italian international contributed 17 points to her team's 69-67 triumph over Spanish outfit Halcon Avenida on Wednesday.
An injury depleted Dorsten suffered their third defeat of the EuroCup Women on Wednesday night, going down to Italian visitors Coconuda Maddaloni.
Anna-Christine Görg, Nicole Johnson, Kaisa Höök and Niina Laaksonen all played with niggling injuries while Lubica Schultze was unable to suit up.
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