Two years after the last relegation, BAXI Ferrol returns to LF Endesa after completing a historic season as it is the only team that has not lost a single defeat throughout the 20/21 season. A total of 29 victories that are framed in the A Malata showcase. A feat that would not have been possible to achieve without a cohesive squad that perfectly understood Lino López’s idea of ??the game.
The BAXI Ferrol squad combines national and foreign talent, physical power abroad and internal toughness, as well as the patience of seniority and the impudence of youth. Different pieces that have fitted together perfectly thanks to the work of a coaching staff headed by Lino López and the daily effort of the 12 players that make up the group. Due to the high level of the team, in each position there is a quality rotation that has allowed the performance to be the same throughout the championship. All this added to the idea that all must contribute in defense, have forged the foundations of a historic campaign in which Ferrol has remained the only undefeated team in the LF2.
2. Brooke Salas
Final phase: 13.6 points, 6 rebounds and 17.6 pp efficiency
Regular league: 11.3 points, 7.8 rebounds and 16.4 pp efficiency
The American player has finished her second season in Spain. After a campaign at Embutidos Pajariel Bembibre and a brief stay in Zamora, he arrived at Ferrol in January with the task of leading the team in attack. And it is just what he has done in this final phase of Leganés. Due to his physique, Salas can play both four and three and this has allowed the coaching staff a quality rotation in both positions and has been a headache for rivals when choosing their marking.
4. Laura Fernández
Final phase: 4.3 points, 1.6 assists and 5 pp valuation
Regular league: 3.3 points, 2.8 assists and 4.8 pp valuation
The Canarian base got its second consecutive promotion on Sunday. He played the last tournament in Tenerife (2019) and went up with his hometown team, Clarinos. On this occasion the player has combined with Patri Benet, offering a different type of direction of the game than her partner. A calmer rhythm, but efficient and with few losses that on many occasions earned Ferrol to regain concentration after receiving negative partials. His best match was the first, against Advisoria Maresme, with 10 points, 3 assists and a PIR of 13.
6. Irene Garí
Final phase: 5.6 points, 2.3 rebounds and 6.3 pp efficiency
Regular league: 11.4 points, 4.6 rebounds, 13.6 pp efficiency
The fibrillar micro-rupture that Irene Garí suffered in the weeks prior to the promotion phase prevented the Europa pavilion from enjoying the optimal version of one of the best players in the regular section of the entire LF2. However, his presence on the court was key in many moments and his leadership was notable in the decisive match, in the semifinal. This great season, added to all her experience in Valencia Basket (2018/2020) forces us to closely follow the promising career of a Garí who is in a very interesting moment of maturity.
8. Patri Cabrera
Final Phase: 6.6 points, 1 rebound, 3.6 pp efficiency
Regular league: 10.6 points, 1.7 rebounds, 8.5 pp efficiency
In threes. This is the slogan of the life of Patri Cabrera. The captain of BAXI Ferrol has been the player in the category that has scored the most triples with a 90 out of 211 that places her by about 45% correct. A figure that reaches for the fifth time in her career and that confirms that the Gran Canaria is a specialist since 6.75. Due to his career, Cabrera is not only a threat when he has the ball in his hands. His presence on the court forces the rival defense to adjust so that it does not receive from outside. In addition, he has had the full confidence of his team and the coaching staff and that is something that is perceived in his shooting selection.
11. Juliet Mungo
Final phase: 0 points, 1 rebound and a PIR of -1.5
Regular league: 5.5 points, 3.4 rebounds and a PIR of 6.5
In her second year in Spain, Julieta Mungo already has a promotion. She was the last in the rotation of BAXI Ferrol in this phase of promotion but the Argentine power forward has taken advantage of this season to grow. Due to her youth (23 years) and height (1.83), a promising future awaits her in the national competitions that she has already taken a liking to, like so many other Argentines who choose Spain, and specifically the LF2, to advance as players. .
13. Geraldynn Leaupepe
Final phase: 8.3 points, 1.3 rebounds and 7.3 pp efficiency
Regular league: 11.2 points, 4 rebounds and 12.8 pp efficiency
With Dynn Leaupepe on the track, the Ferrol increases its aggressiveness. The Samoan player stands out for her intensity on both sides of the floor and for her medium-distance shot. In his second season in the Galician team he has increased his playing time and also his contribution to the team. In this phase of Leganés, his best game was precisely when he was defended by his twin sister, Lynn Leaupepe, who plays for UCAM Primafrio Jairis. His 10 points and 9 PIR were essential for the team to reach the semifinals.
14. Patri Benet
Final phase: 9.3 points, 5 rebounds, 16. 6 rating pp
Regular league: 5.2 points, 4.5 assists, 11.2 pp efficiency
Like what happens with Leaupepe, Patri Benet also increases the physical level of the matches when he goes out on court. That is why Lino López used it from the bench with the intention of revolutionizing the games, and that is how it happened, at least in the two decisive games against Jairis and Ardoi. His stop and shot in transition was lethal and despite the number of times he performed the action, it did not lose effectiveness. With a PIR of 26, she was the best of the group against Jairis and in the semifinal she was not far behind and added another 15 PIR.
20. Natalia Rodríguez
Final phase: 9.3 points, 2.6 rebounds and a valuation of 19.6 pp
Regular league: 5.5 points, 3 rebounds and 7.3 pp efficiency
If passion and dedication added up in the statistics, it is possible that Natalia Rodríguez would have won the MVP of the final phase. His departure from the bench always served Ferrol to improve both in the game and in the mood of the group. Without his 4 of 5 triples, it would have been difficult for the Galician team to overcome the 15 points that Ardoi got from him in the second period of the semifinal. The Gran Canaria forward continues to take giant steps in her career. His extensive track record in training categories is joined by his first promotion.
21. Maria Aijanen
Final phase: 6 points, 3.3 rebounds and a rating of 6.6 pp
Regular league: 8.9 points, 4.2 rebounds and 11.4 pp efficiency
The success of BAXI Ferrol is not understood without the contribution of its inner game. Although, due to the physical power of the outside squad, the pivots are not decisive in tasks such as rebounding, they are decisive in intimidation and in the direct and indirect blocks so used in the team’s offensive systems. In the game proposed by Lino López, the mission of the interiors is to generate space for the exteriors and Aijanen did the job perfectly.
24. Andrea Boquete
Final phase: 6.6 points, 3.6 assists and 5.6 pp valuation
Regular league: 9.4 points, 5 rebounds and an efficiency rating of 11.2 pp
His third period in Spain, after having passed through Bembibre (2009-2011) and La Seu d’Urgell (17/18) has been more than satisfactory. His last season at Aros de León caught the attention of Ferrol, who needed to add an outside offensive reference as the Argentine guard. His best performance was in the first game of the phase, a clash in which the Advisoria Maresme defense could not stop a Boquete that went to 16 points and a PIR of 18.
33. Jena Allen
Regular league: 11.1 points, 4.9 rebounds, 14.6 PIR
Jena Allen fit in with Lino López’s plans as the main interior reference but a serious injury at the end of December took him off the slopes. He has only played 9 games this season, but he accompanied the team for the rest of the season and of course, during the final phase in Leganés.
41. Sune Swart
Final phase: 8.6 points, 4.6 rebounds and 10.6 pp efficiency
Regular league: 9.7 points, 4.8 rebounds and 12 pp efficiency
The South African center did a great job in the semifinal with 11 points and 6 rebounds, however, like Aijanen, the most important job Swart does is “invisible.” In her fourth season in Spain, the player can already boast of having two promotions since she also achieved promotion in Tenerife while being in the ranks of Campus Promete.