La Paterna hosted on Sunday morning one of the most attractive duels of Matchday 18, the first that has been able to be played in full so far in 2022. The incidence of Covid-19 is, little by little, remitting . Good news for a LF Endesa that sees how Sika Koné gets a new MVP.
The African midfielder added a new double-double (15 points and 15 rebounds) that gave SPAR Gran Canaria options throughout the match against a Casademont Zaragoza team that has picked up cruising speed in recent weeks. The Maño team knew how to resist during their visit to Gran Canaria to achieve their fifth consecutive victory. Despite the defeat, José Carlos Ramos’ men offered a great image and come out with reinforced morale. With Koné at this level, the team has room for improvement.
After being MVP on Days 5 and 6, Sika Koné repeats the award to become the first player with three MVP’s this season. Mali’s center thus breaks the tie that she had up to now with Leia Dongue and Rebekah Gardner. With this triplet, Koné, the most valued player so far this season, increases her MVP’s in the LF Endesa to seven. And all with just 43 regular season games played on her record.
The ideal quintet of the day:
MVP Sika Koné leads a matchday quintet that she has already been a part of six times this season. Accompanying the center is her partner at SPAR Gran Canaria Maya Caldwell, who had already been part of the quintet on Matchday 11, although this time she does so occupying the point guard position. As a shooting guard, Arica Carter repeats after being part of the best quintet of Day 14.
Rebekah Gardner, double MVP this year, adds her fourth appearance as the most outstanding forward of the day. The only player who debuts this campaign in the ideal quintet is the only national: Laura Gil. The Murcian international shone with the Valencia Basket shirt in Würzburg, a special court for Gil.
Base: Mayan Caldwell (SPAR Gran Canaria), 21 review: 27 points, 4 rebounds and 3 fouls received
Shooting guard: Arica Carter (Movistar Students), 22 rating: 16 points, 3 assists, 2 recoveries and 9 fouls received
Eaves: Rebecca Gardner (Spar Girona), 24 rating: 15 points, 8 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 fouls received
Power forward: Laura Gil (Valencia Basketball), 26 rating: 19 points, 9 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 recoveries and 4 fouls received
Pivot: Sika Kone (SPAR Gran Canaria), 32 rating: 15 points, 15 rebounds, 4 assists and 7 fouls received
Season statistics – Sika Koné:
Games played: 13
Fouls received: 5.3
Sports career – Sika Koné:
Cat. Formation: Canterbury
2016/18: Canterbury (Cadet)
2018/19: CD Adareva (Junior)
2019/20: SPAR Gran Canaria (LF2)
2020/22: SPAR Gran Canaria (LF Endesa)