PABLO ROMERO / COMMUNICATION AREA FEB
With a new competition system with which to resolve the tie through the greatest difference in points after the dispute of two games, the Spar Girona He understood perfectly that the important thing on the opening night was not being able to win the game but the way to do it.
Therefore, the players of Alfred Julbe they reached the Santiago Martin of La Laguna willing to demonstrate their ambition in these Playoffs for the title, with a solid match in which they completely tied up a City of La Laguna Tenerife and in which they obtained the highest income of the quarter round. A total of 34 point difference that suppose the greatest possible tranquility when facing the return match in Fontajau this Saturday.
A duel in which the interior Adaora Elonu (Spar Girona) played his usual role of the big nights to sign nothing more and nothing less than 32 points of valuation keys to the outcome of the meeting. All this through 22 points (2/2 TL and 10/14 TC), 13 rebounds, 2 recoveries and 2 fouls received with which to compensate for the absence of the recently injured María Araujo to resolve in favor of her team ().
With these solid foundations, the Girona team will have everything to face to be able to look for the semifinals during the weekend in which they will face the winner of the series between Durán Maquinaria Ensino and Valencia Basket.
He led the conquest of the Spar Girona Super Cup last year with a more than deserved award as MVP of the final. He had done the same a year before, in the same tournament, but wearing the Perfumerías Avenida shirt and, if we go back one more season, we will run into two awards both in the Final of the Queen’s Cup and in the entire Regular League. Because talking about Adaora Elonu means making her the most outstanding player in the competition in her hottest moments. An inertia that the Nigerian interior has recovered with the premiere of the Playoffs for the title to lead the first triumph of a Spar Girona that will now seek the pass to the semifinals throughout the weekend.
The ideal quintet of the day:
Their names give off a certain aroma of success with their mere presence on the roster of any team, but the five members of the ideal quintet of the competition insisted on demonstrating during the premiere of the Playoffs for the title, the reasons that have made them key pieces in the schematics of your technicians.
Starting with one Cristina Ouviña (Valencia Basket) that, after proclaiming herself the national MVP of the season, she once again shone from the base position to be able to unblock the complicated match played by her team at the Pazo. And it is that, on the other side of the field, was the best version of a Helena Oma (Durán Maquinaria Ensino) who fought against the current to be able to obtain the best possible result from the position of three. Both thus shaped a perimeter that was completed with the presence of the always infallible Pao Ferrari (Spar Girona) who was able to open the Girona can from the positions furthest from the rings.
In this way, the Paraguayan player became the best possible squire for a Adaora Elonu (Spar Girona) that cemented his MVP in his great work between the lines and in his solidity under hoops in which Nikolina Milic (Perfumerías Avenida) she seemed to feel really comfortable pushing the Regular League leader forward.
Base: Cristina Ouviña (Valencia Basket) 16 val: 8 points (4/8 TC), 6 rebounds, 7 assists, 2 recoveries and 1 foul received.
Shooting guard: Paola Ferrari (Spar Girona) 19 val: 16 points (1/2 TL and 5/8 TC), 6 rebounds, 3 recoveries and 1 foul received.
Eaves: Helena Oma (Durán Maquinaria Ensino) 24 val: 13 points (2/2 TL and 5/7 TC), 9 rebounds, 3 recoveries and 4 received fouls.
Power-Wing: Adaora Elonu (Spar Girona) 32 val: 22 points (2/2 TL and 10/14 TC), 13 rebounds, 2 recoveries and 2 fouls received.
Pivot: Nikolina Milic (Perfumerías Avenida) 30 val: 19 points (2/2 TL and 8/11 TC), 7 rebounds, 6 assists, 2 recoveries, 1 block and 3 received fouls.
Season statistics – Adaora Elonu:
Played games: 34
Minutes: 21.52 pp
Points: 10.2 pp
Rebounds: 4 pp
Assists: 0.8 pp
Recoveries: 0.9 pp
Caps: 0.2 pp
Fouls received: 1.6 pp
Rating: 10.9 pp
Sports career – Adaora Elonu:
Training: Alief Elsik High School (USA)
2008/12: Texas A&M (NCAA – USA)
2012/13: Galil Eliol (Israel)
2013/14: Beroil City of Burgos (LF Endesa)
2014/16: CB Conquero (LF Endesa)
2016/19: Perfumerías Avenida (LF Endesa)
2019/21: Spar CityLift Girona (LF Endesa)