Vitoria, October 8 (EFE).- Ángela Salvadores, with 31 points, marked the way to the Super Cup final this Saturday for Valencia Basket, who beat Perfumerías Avenida 83-71 after an excellent second half during from which he left Salamanca 28 points.
The Asturian has established a new score cap in this tournament and another in the rating (38 credits). Thanks to her, Valencia kept pace on Avenida in the first half, but it was in the second that Taronja’s defense dismantled Perfumerías’ tactics.
The teams struggled to get into the rhythm of the game, but the duel quickly began to resemble what both teams are used to showing, with offers with great speed and intensity.
Ángela Salvadores and Lauren Cox were the only ones to score for the taronjas in the first ten minutes, but it was enough to enter the scoreboard with an advantage thanks to the success of the Asturian, unstoppable and author of 12 points .
Roberto Íñiguez looked to win in the two-on-two paint job, but the azulonas weren’t doing well.
Maite Cazorla’s return to the pitch provided more play and a variety of threats for Perfumerías, who managed to turn the score around early in the second round with a 5-12 lead, but Rubén Burgos couldn’t afford to sit down Ángela Salvadores, he was still plugged in.
The Salamancans insisted on looking for their big women and Reisingerova started to win with her back to the hoop and the Blues managed to enter the break 36-43.
The Valencians came out with one more point of energy in the second half and, again, guided by Ángela Salvadores, they sealed a 13-3 to regain control of the match.
Rubén Burgos’ side found solidity in the first quarter and Perfumerías sweated to score with every play.
The duel entered the last act with a 63-56, when coach taronja looked to change the pace of Avenida with an area that had its initial effect, but the Valencians could not take advantage of several successful defensive actions in attack.
The Salamancans reacted and came back into the match with a 0-7, but the speed was the best ally of Valencia, who got the ticket for the final with an 83-71.
– Technical sheet:
83 – Valencia Basket (17+19+27+20): Ouviña (4), Casas (11), Salvadores (31), Cox (5) and Carrera (9) -five starters-, Christinaki (-), Romero ( 13), Lamana (-), Gulich (9) and Fam (1).
71 – Avenida Perfumerías (12+31+13+15): Cazorla (9), Crvendakic (2), Jefferson (5), MCCall (9) and Reisingerova (17) -initial five-, Rodríguez (11), Domínguez ( 3), Vilaró (-), Gulbe (3), Nogic (3) and Fasoula (9).
Referees: Jacobor Rial, Francisco Javier Bravo and Rodrigo Palanca. They eliminated Valencia Basket player Gulich for personal foul (min. 37).
Incidents: First semi-final of the Women’s Basketball Super Cup played at the Mendizorroza pavilion in Vitoria in front of some 2,000 people. Seconds after kick-off, the match was stopped for 10 minutes due to technical issues on the scoreboard.