|Seimone Augustus fired Dynamo Kursk to a good position for the return leg in Kursk|
Dynamo Kursk and Nantes Reze both have one foot in the quarter-finals of EuroCup Women after racking up convincing wins in the first-leg of their eighth-final ties.
Dynamo Kursk have had some recent EuroCup Women history with MBK Ruzomberok after being run close during the quarter-finals of the competition a couple of seasons ago.
And, in the first-half of their clash this time around, the Russian giants looked like they might have another stiff test on their hands.
However, after trailing by three at the interval, they subsequently blew Ruzomberok away to complete a convincing 82-60 success.
After getting themselves in front by the end of the third period, Kursk produced a stunning 28-12 final quarter, helped by Seimone Augustus excelling with 21 points and the team making six of seven triple attempts.
|Sarah Michel led Nantes Reze to a big win in the French derby|
Stefanie Murphy had 17 points for the Slovakian side and Eva Kmetova pulled down 12 rebounds.
Nantes Reze also stormed to victory to put themselves in a great position to advance with a similarly comprehensive 72-54 win against domestic rivals Tarbes Gespe Bigorre.
Sarah Michel led the way with an outstanding 15 points, 12 assists and five steals.
The home side raced into a 23-12 first quarter lead and proceeded to keep their foot on the gas for the remainder of the game.
Aurelie Bonnan also weighed in with 16 points and 12 rebounds, whilst Katelan Redmon led Tarbes with a game-high 22 points.