They had significant casualties in their ranks to receive one of the best squads on the old continent, but despite this, Kutxabank Araski fought until the end against Valencia Basket, who proved intractable, making the team concept their best weapon.

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Valencia Basket showed solidity on both sides of the court from the initial jump and, with it, Rubén Burgos’s players sent an important message to their rival. Because the mission was by no means going to be easy for a Kutxabank Araski who came into the game with 3 important casualties and only 7 first-team players available. In this way, the taronja team did not miss the opportunity to impose their pace of play, thus achieving gains that went up to 16 points at the end of the first quarter (11-27). It seemed that both the dream of the Cup and the simple fact of victory were beginning to fade, but if Madelén Urieta’s team is characterized by something, it is its ability to fight, which led the Vitorians to once again get into a match with the passing of the minutes. An intractable Tanaya Atkinson took care of this under the hoops, well supported by the direction of the always infallible María Asurmendi. Although it was precisely the passing of the minutes that was the best ally of a Valencia Basket for which the rotations did not cease to provide intensity. Thus, between Ángela Salvadores, Queralt Casas or Laura Gil they were in charge of finishing off the task to certify a new victory (65-86).

A result that confirmed the classification of Casademont Zaragoza for the Copa de la Reina 2022, occupying one last ticket that Kutxabank Araski had opted for until the last minute.


– Campus Promete vs. Casademont Zaragoza (53-62) | MVP: M. Hempe – 23 val
– Spar Girona vs Duran Machinery Ensino (76-56) | MVP: R. Gardner – 29 val.


– Tenerife vs IDK Euskotren (51-74) | MVP: M. Coulibaly – 29 val.
– Pajariel Bembibre vs. Baxi Ferrol (66-62) | MVP: A. Melgoza – 22 val.
– Innova TSN Leganés. Movistar Students (68-80) | MVP: N. Fingall – 32 val.
– SPAR Gran Canaria vs Perfumerías Avenida (49-67) | MVP: E. Hof – 24 val.
– Kutxabank Araski vs. Valencia Basket (65-86) | MVP: L. Gil – 19 val.
– Cadí La Seu vs. Lointek Gernika (February 12) |