Valencia Basket defends Super Cup title against Spar Girona

And the rival is, once again, Spar Girona, one of the greats of Spanish basketball that they already beat Valencia Basket in the first game of the Endesa Women’s League last Wednesday and that in the semifinals they beat the hosts of Araski.

The match will start at 8:00 p.m. and can be followed live on Teledeporte.

Same players available as in the semi-final

Rubén Burgos will have for this match the same players that were available in the semifinal against Perfumerías Avenida. They will not be Bec Allenwho has yet to return after winning bronze at the World Cup with Australia, as well as Alba Torrens Y Elena Buenavida for inconvenience The youth squad Awa Fam completes the inside game of the taronja team.


The last precedent between Valencia Basket and Spar Girona cannot be more recent, with J1 of the LF Endesa last Wednesday. A duel in which the ‘taronja’ team began to prevail, but would end up taking the Catalan team in Fontajau (68-62). Despite everything, Rubén Burgos’s team is competing more and better against this rival, having already won two consecutive LF Endesa semifinals, although Spar Girona has won in all the matches they have played in the last four Copas de la Reina . The global balance is 10-6 in favor of the Catalans.

To revalidate the LF Endesa Super Cup

Last year Valencia BC lifted the LF Endesa Super Cup in the edition held in Tenerife, beating the hosts in the semifinals and in the final against Perfumerías Avenida. The first national title won by Rubén Burgos’ team and, to date, the only one. Now, he is 40 minutes away from revalidating it and raising it again in a final against Spar Girona. The only final played against this rival was in the Copa de la Reina 20-21 held at La Fonteta. Title that ended up lifting the Catalans.

7th team final

The Taronja team faces its seventh final, the second in a row in the LF Endesa Super Cup and is looking for its fourth title. With the Euro Cup Women 20-21the LF Endesa Super Cup 21-22 and the Super Cup Women 21-22, Valencia Basket seeks to lift its fourth trophy, the second in national territory. The three lost finals are those of the two Spanish titles that they have not yet managed to lift: one in the Copa de la Reina and two in LF Endesa.

The rival: Spar Girona

Spar Girona has made some changes in its squad, keeping a block of six players: Drammeh, Mendy (will not be for the entire season due to maternity leave), Araujo, Flores, Gardner, and Labuckiene. They do not follow Eldebrink, López, Burke, Reisingerová and Laia Palau, which announced her retirement at the end of last season, as well as her new position at Spar Girona as sports director. Nor does Alfred Julbe continue at the helm of the team and in his place Bernat Canut has arrived from Cadí La Seu.

Regarding the incorporations, they have signed from the national market the base Laura Cornelius of IDK and power forward Irati Etxarri. The Basque made last year in Cadí La Seu 13.9 points, 8.2 rebounds and a PIR of 16.1 per game in the league and was chosen national MVP and best power forward of the LF Endesa 21-22. Faustine Parra, who already had minutes last year, becomes part of the first team, after spending last season in the LF2 subsidiary. Another incorporation is that of Nora Galve, who arrives from Lima Horta of LF Challenge, but she is not available to play due to injury. The Australian Marianna Tolo arrives to reinforce the team’s internal game. complete the template Shay Murphy that, after offering to reinforce the team in the preseason, the Girona club has finally decided to incorporate her for the season as well, and Crystal Bradfordwhich records temporarily, pending its performance and adaptation.

In the semifinal against Kutxabank Araski with a 69-76 win, the most outstanding players were Gardner (16 points), Labuciene (12 points) and Tolo (12 points).

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Valencia Basket defends Super Cup title against Spar Girona