COMMUNICATION AREA FEB
Perfumeries Avenida vs IDK Euskotren
Thursday March 24 | 6:30 p.m. | Telesport
The Copa de la Reina opens with this confrontation between the Salamanca team and the Basque team. Perfumerías Avenida, the most successful club in the history of the tournament, enters the event with a great streak of 13 consecutive wins in the league and after qualifying for the Euroleague final four. Meanwhile, IDK Euskotren faces the match from a privileged fifth position, a reward for the regularity shown by the group throughout the campaign.
The inside game will be a key point in the match. The power of Maimouna Diarra and Lauren Cox in the area will be the main point to be counteracted by Perfumerías Avenida, who will need players like Emese Hof to use their defense one hundred percent. The great asset of the azulón team will be in its high pace of play and its powerful defense.
Cadi La Seu vs Lointek Gernika Bizkaia
Thursday March 24 | 21:30 | Telesport
It is expected to be the closest match of this tournament and without going any further, these two teams faced each other in a direct duel for the seeded title. In that match, Cadí La Seu managed to win with a tremendous performance by Irati Etxarri, who will undoubtedly be the player on the side of Urge to whom Lointek Gernika should pay the most attention.
The Navarrese will face who was one of her references years ago, the former Cadí La Seu player, Tinara Moore, underpins the inside game of the Granota team and after a season of ups and downs she presents herself to this Cup having achieved the MVP of matchday 24 tying the league’s all-time PIR cap (42).
Likewise, the match will allow the fans to enjoy a lot of national talent with players like Ariadna Pujol, Laura Peña or Laia Raventós on the one hand, or Rosó Buch, Belén Arrojo and Paula Ginzo on the other.
Spar Girona vs Movistar Students
Friday 25 | 6:30 p.m. | RTVEplay and Twitch
Movistar Estudiantes has the task of neutralizing the offensive talent of a SPAR Girona team that, under the direction of a Cup legend such as Laia Palau, will look for Rebeka Gardner and Kennedy Burke to add to the scoreboard. But it is true that there will be a gamer duel. The Catalan team has no choice but to stop Arica Carter, who will surely take charge of the collegiate offensive. Another difficult task for the Gironí team will be to stop Mariona Ortiz, who is reunited with a Copa de la Reina six seasons later and does so by being one of the reference players of this Movistar Estudiantes, who despite not having Laura Quevedo in her last games, they have managed to stay among the top eight in the competition, standing up to teams like Perfumerías Avenida in their last commitments.
Valencia Basket vs Casademont Zaragoza
Friday 25 | 9:00 p.m. | Telesport
Both teams have very recently the last time they met and although Valencia dominated on the scoreboard despite a great start from the red team, a game with a lot of tension was lived in which figures like Vega Gimeno or Cristina Ouviña ensured the show.
For this match, Valencia Basket regrets the loss of Ángela Salvadores, which will surely mean that players like Leticia Romero or Rebecca Allen take more control, if possible, in attack. Inside, Marie Gülich and Celeste Trahan Davis have the difficult task of stopping Merrit Hempe, who is showing a great level for yet another season. Without a doubt, in this match we will see another of the most emotional moments of the Copa de la Reina and that is that Anna Cruz will play the ko tournament again after having done so for the last time in the 12/13 campaign at the hands of Rivas.