Historic night -one more- for a Valencia Basket that achieved a new victory on the La Fonteta floor to reach the Final Four of the Euroleague. Quite an achievement by a team that dominated the game from start to finish led by the magic of an imperial Laura Gil in the paint.
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EUROCUP WOMEN – QUARTERS FINAL:
Valencia Basket vs ESBVA – LM (81-67) / Statistics
Valencia Basket dyes a historic Final Four with taronja
The players of Rubén Burgos knew that their quarter-final match was not going to be far from easy and perhaps because of this, the Valencian team decided to break into the match ready to offer their best version. In this way, the local team knew how to take advantage of the inertia generated by its public to sign a first set with which to assume command of the game (15-9). The Valencian bases set the pace and the French team resisted as best they could from the hand of Sandra Ygueravide, slightly increasing the score, but without being able to contain the offensive torrent of a Valencia Basket that reached the locker room launched for the victory (41-24) . It seemed that the game could break after passing through the changing rooms, but it was at that moment that ESBVA LM managed to reach its best version, with a much more effective defense and an attacking game in which the circulation of the ball began to bear fruit. (57-52). The victory was complicated for the national team and even more so when, with the beginning of the last quarter, the French team managed to get to a point, but at that moment, an effective time-out by Rubén Burgos stopped their rival in their tracks, waking up a Valencia Basket that went for all. Thus, a stellar circulation of the ball served to find an inside game in which Laura Gil put the direct towards victory. Thus, the clock ticked giving peace of mind to the team until certifying their classification for a historic Final Four in which they will fight for the title between April 9 and 11 (81-67).
MVP: Laura Gil (Valencia Basket) – 25 rating