Valencia signs up for the grand final and will fight for its first national title

9/18/2021 – 9:25 PM

10-22 | 15-15 | 15-16 | 18-15See the full statistic Rooms
Tenerife 58 68 Valencia Basket Outcome
Gaby ocete fifteen fifteen Cristina Ouviña Max. Annotators
Ivana tikvic 6 7 Laura Gil Max. Rebounders

Valencia Basket has managed to qualify for the final of the LF Endesa Super Cup by beating Tenerife in the second match of the day that was held this Saturday at the Santiago Martín Pavilion. Thus, the taronja team will face Perfumerías Avenida and fight to obtain its first national title.

The exit to the track of the Valencia Basket it was flawless. During the first four the team took an advantage close to twenty (6-22) with a score and a very distributed participation and a great Marie Gülich on both sides of the track. The reaction of Tenerife began to be carved in the last moments of the first quarter (10-22).

With Ivana Tikvic and Gaby Ocete At the head, the Lagunero team continued to approach (14-22) but Valencia Basket remained solid with the points of Raquel Carrera, Ángela Salvadores and Cristia Ouviña (16-31). María Pina rescued hers with four consecutive goals (21-31) but the taronja team held the advantage with the points of their top scorers so far, Gülich and Ouviña (25-37).

The passage through the changing rooms helped Valencia Basket to return with more strength. The actions of Salvadores and Carrera put a new favorable maximum for taronja (25-44).
The tough defense of the Valencian team prevented Tenerife from attacking comfortably. After a 2-15 run, the team recovered from the defense in the zone and with a good run that culminated with a 2 + 1 from Gaby Ocete (36-49) and that put the island team back in the game.

A triple by Leticia Romero cut the euphoria of the hosts and closed the last period with Valencia Basket maintaining the advantage at +13 (40-53). At the beginning of the last period, the taronja team completed a final sprint with several consecutive robberies by Carrera that ended in a basket (44-59) but Tenerife reacted once again with the points of Pina and Ocete to add tension at the end of the crash ( 56-63).

However, Valencia Basket did not give in and with the points of Romero and Trahan-Davis they closed their victory (58-68) and therefore their participation in the final this Sunday. Thus, the LF Endesa Super Cup trophy already knows its two applicants: Perfumerías Avenida and Valencia Basket. The two combined will meet at the Santiago Martín de Tenerife Pavilion at 18:00 island time in a match that can be followed live through Teledeporte.

Match MVP

Rachel Carrera
17 Val.
The young center finished a spectacular performance with 14 points, 4 rebounds, 2 steals and a PIR of 17.

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