Liga Endesa

J.7: Sika Koné’s blue heart starts beating on a dream night

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After having been the great individual dominator of the LF Endesa from the ranks of SPAR Gran Canaria, the center Sika Koné has premiered this Thursday her blue and white palmares in the most important game of this early season. Because the inside player acted as the hammer of a Perfumerías Avenida that remained as undefeated leader by beating Valencia Basket with solidity.

She returned home as the leader of the category, without having lost a single one of the seven matches played, increasing the differences with respect to the third place and, as if that were not enough, with her first MVP as a Azulona under her arm. For this reason, Thursday night will be difficult to forget for Sika Koné, who already knows what it’s like to enjoy the great nights in Würzburg.

Because with the watchful eye of the Teledeporte cameras on her, the Malian interior was able to sign her best game with the shirt of Perfumerías Avenida in a day in which she reached 35 points of valuation. Some numbers that completely disarmed the Valencia Basket who could not stop the momentum of a player who added 23 points, 8 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal, 1 block and 5 fouls received.

Thus, Koné went on to celebrate his first great success in a category in which he has not yet tasted defeat since he first set foot in the city of Salamanca, which will be his home for the next few seasons.

Anecdotal section:
She broke all possible records last season with a total of six MVP awards and she did it before putting an end to her stellar stage in SPAR Gran Canaria. Some numbers with which she gave shape to her best season as a professional player and that seemed complicated that Sika Koné could repeat now in her new stage with Perfumerías Avenida. Because, with some less minutes of play given the high competition, Sika has been able to reach her first MVP with the blue and blues jersey in just seven rounds of competition.

The ideal quintet of the day:
In the middle of operation return after the dispute of the FIBA Window, four of the five members of the ideal quintet of the day could celebrate their presence with the coveted victory for their teams. All except one Esther Castedo (Durán Maquinaria Ensino) who served as the resistance of the Lugo team from a point guard position in which she was flanked by the shooting guard Julià Soler (Cadi La Seu) and forward Natalie Van den Adel (Kutxabank Araski). Because both were able to play a decisive role for their teams in two evenly matched finals.

A double success shared by the components of an inside game in which Crystal Bradford (Lointek Gernika) burst with force in the berciana paint and in which Sika Koné (Perfumerías Avenida) celebrated her first great success as a blue and white player in the great game of Würzburg.

Point guard: Esther Castedo (Durán Maquinaria Ensino) 21 val: 11 points (3/4 TL and 3/3 TC), 5 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal and 4 recieved fouls.
Shooting guard: Julià Soler (Cadí La Seu) 25 val: 20 points (4/4 TL and 6/9 TC), 5 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal, 2 blocks and 2 recieved fouls.
Forward: Natalie Van den Adel (Kutxabank Araski) 22 val: 11 points (4/6 TL), 7 rebounds, 5 assists, 3 blocks and 7 recieved fouls.
Wing forward: Crystal Bradford (Lointek Gernika) 27 val: 20 points (2/3 TL and 8/16 TC), 17 rebounds, 2 steals and 4 recieved fouls.
Pivot: Sika Koné (Perfumerías Avenida) 35 val: 23 points (7/7 TL and 8/9 TC), 8 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal, 1 block and 5 recieved fouls.

Season stats – Sika Koné:
Games played: 8
Minutes: 18.05
Points: 11.3
Rebounds: 6.8
Assists: 0.5
Returns: 0.9
Tabs: 0.4
Fouls conceded: 3.8
Rating: 17.4

Sporting career – Sika Koné:
Cat. Training: Canterbury Academy
2016/18: Canterbury Academy (Cadet)
2018/19: CD Adareva (Junior)
2019/20: SPAR Gran Canaria (LF2)
2020/23: SPAR Gran Canaria (LF Endesa)
2023/24: Perfumerías Avenida (LF Endesa).


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