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EuroCup Women: London Lions become first British team to reach a European final



London Lions made history as they became the first British basketball team to reach a European final by beating Umana Reyer Venice at the Copper Box Arena.

After edging the first leg in Venice by a point, the Women’s British Basketball League (WBBL) side won 71-59 to sail into a first EuroCup Women final.

They will face either Spar Girona or Besiktas in the two-legged showpiece.

Turkey’s Besiktas take a 21-point lead into Thursday’s second leg in Italy.

Lions found themselves 33-31 down at half-time thanks to 14 points from Reyer’s Jessica Shepard, who finished with a game-high double-double of 21 points and 13 rebounds.

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