knew the Lointek Gernika that their visit to the Palau d’Esports was not going to be far from easy since their rival was playing exactly the same as them, a victory that was going to mean qualifying for the queen’s cup with court factor in his favor. Quite a prize for a great first round and that was going to allow its owner to avoid the great ocean liners of the competition during the first round of competition.
It was for this reason that both teams put their best on the track and that, in the case of Cadi La Seuhappens by inevitably resorting to the figure of the infallible Irati Etxarri. A player who, as usual, knew how to answer the call with a total of 36 PIR that were decisive so that his team could take the initiative of the match being able to opt for victory.
Because the Navarre interior surprised its rival with a total of 26 points (3/4 TL and 11/17 TC), 10 rebounds, 1 assist, 4 recoveries and 5 fouls received that, on this occasion, were worth much more than the victory for a team that continues to make history in the competition.
In short, the dream closure for a first lap to remember in La Seu d’Urgell.
She proclaimed herself as the MVP of the first day in the league premiere, she walked through the different tracks of the competition as the absolute MVP of the LF Endesa and made her debut as an international player for the Spanish National Team, but Irati Etxarri (Cadí La Seu) had not yet said his last word during this course. Because the Navarrese player surfaced again last Saturday afternoon with a single goal in her mind, that of her good performance contributing to the team’s passage to the Copa de la Reina as top seed. Without thinking about numbers or personal records, she just for the good of the team.
The ideal quintet of the day:
Round weekend for the interests of a Catalan team that closed in a big way their pass to the Copa de la Reina as head of the series. A success based on the couple formed by the base Laura Peña (Cadi La Seu) and the power forward Irati Etxarri (Cadi La Seu) on a night in which both were decisive in being able to achieve both victory and their place in the ideal quintet of the day.
In this way, both put their dose of talent to a five in which Vionise Pierre Louise (Innova-tsn Leganés) acted as an inside partner for the player from Pamplona and in which the perimeter finished taking shape with the presence of the escort Amber Melgoza (Sausages Pajariel Bembibre) and the eaves Rebeka Gardner (Spar Girona)both fundamental pillars of their respective teams.
Base: Laura Peña (Cadi La Seu) 15 val: 17 points (1/3 TL and 6/11 TC), 2 rebounds, 2 assists, 3 recoveries and 3 fouls received.
Shooting guard: Amber Melgoza (Ambassador Pajariel Bembibre) val 22: 20 points (5/6 TL and 6/13 TC), 6 rebounds, 1 assist and 3 fouls received.
Eaves: Rebeka Gardner (Spar Girona) val 29: 13 points (6/7 TC), 9 rebounds, 5 assists, 4 recoveries and 2 fouls received.
Power forward: Irati Etxarri (Cadi La Seu) 36 val: 26 points (3/4 TL and 11/17 TC), 10 rebounds, 1 assist, 4 recoveries and 5 fouls received.
Pivot: Vionise Pierre Louise (Innova-tsn Leganés) 34 val: 27 points (7/8 TL and 10/14 TC), 8 rebounds, 1 recovery, 3 blocks and 5 fouls received.
Statistics of the season – Irati Etxarri:
Games played: 18
Fouls received: 1.9
Sporting career – Irati Etxarri:
Cat. Formation: CB Outwitted
2014/16: CBD Cantolagua (Junior)
2016/18: Lacturale Art Araski (LF Endesa)
2018/22: Cadí La Seu (LF Endesa)