COMMUNICATION AREA FEB

The Final is a little closer at this point in the season for Perfumerías Avenida and Valencia Basket who were able to win away from home in two demanding matches against Cadí La Seu and Spar Girona. Two duels that provide peace of mind ahead of the second leg in which the pressure will pass into the hands of their rivals.

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Perfumerías Avenida had arrived at La Seu d’Urgell, knowing the difficulty that their first semifinal match was going to entail, and Roberto Íñiguez’s men were quick to prove it. Because upon arrival at the Catalan sports center, the Salamancans met a demanding rival who put up a tough battle. A team that made the visitors feel uncomfortable at the start in an assault in which the small gains in their favor could not find the first breaking point. It was, after passing through the locker room, when Íñiguez’s men tried to take a new step forward, especially thanks to a stellar Samuelson in the outside shot, but each action found a quick response from a Cadí La Seu who came to a single point. Avenida stretched again the differences and that allowed the team to arrive with a +10 in the last minute of the game. A moment in which the differences could go even further, but dynamited by an Irati Etxari who dealt a hard blow with a triple from 9 meters over the final buzzer. The victory thus went to Salamanca, but the locals kept their options intact for the second leg (66-73).

Another that did not fail in its visit to Catalan lands was a Valencia Basket that did not take long to take control of the match tempo in Fontajau. A handicap that allowed Rubén Burgos’s men to set the pace of the game, but without being able to put land in the middle of a rival who resisted to the point of leveling the match at halftime (23-23). Fortune had not been on their side facing the hoop and therefore, both teams returned to the court with a much more scoring mentality, especially a Valencia Basket in which their point guards hurt the rival and in which a streak of Angela Salvadores’ consecutive points was able to open the first gap. From that moment on, Allen’s points helped to increase the differences until that +12 with which to return home with some peace of mind (49-61).

LF ENDESA – FOURTH LEG:

– IDK Euskotren vs. Spar Girona (56-61) | MVP: M. Coulibaly – 21 val.
– Movistar Students vs. Valencia Basket (59-59) | MVP: M. Gretter – 38 val.
– Casademont Zaragoza vs. Cadí La Seu (57-75) | MVP: L. Raventos – 23 val.
– Lointek Gernika vs Perfumeries Avenue (70-85) | MVP: K. Copper – 29 val.

LF ENDESA – FOURTH ROUND:

– Spar Girona vs IDK Euskotren (67-54) | MVP: R. Gardner – 18 val.
– Cadí La Seu vs. Casademont Zaragoza (58-58) | MVP: A. Delaere – 21 val.
– Avenida Perfumeries vs. Lointek Gernika (73-43) | MVP: K. Samuelson – 23 val.
– Valencia Basket vs. Movistar Students (72-35) | MVP: A: Allen – 20 val.

LF ENDESA – SEMIFINALS FIRST LEG:

– Cadí La Seu vs Perfumerías Avenida (66-73) | MVP: K. Samuelson – 25 val.
– Spar Girona vs. Valencia Basket (49-61) | MVP: R. Allen – 18 val.

LF ENDESA – SEMIFINALS ROUND:

– Valencia Basket vs. Spar Girona (J5 – 7:00 p.m.) | Telesport
– Perfumerías Avenida vs Cadí La Seu (J5 – 8:30 p.m. | Twitch @BaloncestoESP

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