Roundup: More Last 16 Tickets Taken

05 December 2013

9. Tina Charles (Dynamo Moscow)
Tina Charles came up big with 22 points, 15 rebounds and 6 assists

Defending champions Dynamo Moscow and Turkish side Adana Botas have punched their ticket for the EuroCup Women Eighth-Finals on Thursday night.

Dynamo needed overtime and brilliant displays by Ana Dabovic and Tina Charles to see off the Turkish side 92-86 and avenge an earlier loss in Group D.

Serbian guard Dabovic had a team-high 26 points and Charles claimed 22 points and 15 rebounds, as well as dishing up 6 assists.

Shenise Johnson accumulated 29 points for the visiting team, but they were outscored 9-3 in the extra period and couldn't complete what would have been a memorable double.

Spartak Noginsk had little difficulty in easing past the still winless Olimpia Grodno, to move to 2-3 in Group D with a 76-61 home floor success, but the win for Dynamo ended their qualification hopes.

Some sharp perimeter shooting by Maria Merzlyakova and Anna Ostroukhova proved to be the difference, with the duo converting seven triples from just eight attempts.

The pair combined for 38 points and with Yulia Kiseleva adding 17 points and Taisiia Bovykina foraging 13 rebounds, Olimpia never looked like grabbing their first victory of the season.

Mersin Buyuksehir took a big step towards the last 16 of the competition with a fabulous 73-65 road win at Chevakata Vologda in Group B.

Croatian warrior Ana Lelas was the hero after mustering an MVP 28-point effort off the back of a sensational 73% from the floor.

Courtney Paris weighed in with 14 rebounds as the visitors finished with a 9-2 run during crunch time run to clinch victory.

Victoria Baugh amassed 21 points for Chevakata.

Adana Botas secured their spot in the Eighth-Finals despite falling to Dynamo Kurk in Group A.

Kursk had already advanced to the next stage and 20 points from Candice Dupree helped maintain their unbeaten record.

They collected a comfortable 78-65 win on home soil over Adana Botas, with Seimone Augustus producing 15 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists.

The hosts did the damage by shifting through the gears either side of the break and once ahead, always looked capable of holding the Turkish team at arm's length.

Bahar Ozturk had 22 points in defeat, with Esra Erden registering a flawless shooting performance with 14 points.


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