Minsk-2006 put up a brave fight but lost 77-64 to Partizan Galenika in the first leg of the team's EuroCup Women Sixteenth-Finals tie on Thursday night.
Olga Chatzinikolaou and Dimitra Kalentzou won the 2009-10 EuroCup Women title earlier this year. They look to be in the reckoning once again this season if Thursday is anything to go by.
Dynamo Moscow broke open a close game in the third quarter and won 71-67 at Minsk 2006 on Thursday night to stay unbeaten in EuroCup Women Group G.
The game was knotted at 37-37 at the break but the Russian outfit outscored the hosts 18-9 over the next 10 minutes and then did enough in the fourth quarter to hold on for victory.
Spartak Noginsk held off a late rally to win 69-64 on the road at SCM-CSS Craiova for their first win in EuroCup Women Group B.
Craiova got within three, 67-64, but Ramona Tarta missed a lay-up with 17 seconds left, and a pair of turnovers from the otherwise excellent Lydia Whitehead gave the visitors the chance to seal it with late free throws.
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