Currie Hots Up, Leads Nadezhda Into EuroCup Women Semi-Finals


Nadezhda saw off the determined challenge of K.V. Imperial AEL on Thursday to book a spot the EuroCup Women Semi-Finals.

After a seven-point win in the first leg played last week in Cyprus, the Russian club returned home and prevailed 66-61 for a 12-point aggregate triumph.

25. Sheana Mosch (Nadezhda)
Sheana Mosch was one of only two Nadezhda players in double figures

Vladimir Koloskov's side didn't have it easy against AEL, who led 51-40 late in the third quarter.

Monique Currie, who had a game-high 30 points, came to the rescue for Nadezhda.

She split a pair of free-throws and followed with a three-ball to close the gap to 51-44 by the end of the period, which left the aggregate score tied.

When the fourth quarter got underway, Currie drilled a jumper to take her points haul to 24.

Sheana Mosch, a EuroLeague Women All-Star last season at Lattes Montepellier, followed with two free-throws.

Elena Baranova scored and Mosch added two more free-throws with 6:41 remaining to give Nadezhda a 52-51 advantage.

Nadezhda took the lead for good when Baranova hit a jump shot with 3:41 remaining for a 56-54 lead.

That sparked a 10-0 run and ended the hopes of K.V. Imperial AEL.

Mosch scored 10 points and Baranova poured in six with 11 rebounds.

Cindy Lima, who has moved to Cyprus from TTT Riga, led the visitors with 17 points and a game-high 13 rebounds.

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