Lig Endesa, J.18: Sika Koné achieves his 3rd MVP

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After having chained her first MVPs of the season during Days 5 and 6, Sika Koné becomes the first player of the season with three awards. His outstanding performances under the hoops brought SPAR Gran Canaria close to victory against one of the most in-form teams, Casademont Zaragoza.

La Paterna hosted one of the most attractive duels of the 18th day on Sunday morning, the first that has been able to be played in full so far in 2022. The impact of Covid-19 is gradually fading. Good news for an LF Endesa who saw how Sika Koné got a new MVP title.

The African midfielder added another double-double (15 points and 15 rebounds) that gave SPAR Gran Canaria options throughout the game against a Casademont Zaragoza side that have picked up speed in recent weeks . Maño’s side held on during their time in Gran Canaria to claim their fifth straight win. Despite the defeat, the players of José Carlos Ramos offered a good image and came out of it with stronger morale. With Koné at this level, the team has room for improvement.

Anecdotal part

After being MVP on Days 5 and 6, Sika Koné reiterates once again to become the first player with three MVP titles this season. The pivot of Mali thus breaks the link which had so far maintained him with Leia Dongue and Rebekah Gardner. With this hat-trick, Koné, the most popular player so far this season, brings her MVP in the LF Endesa to seven. And all with only 43 regular season games played on his record.

The ideal quintet of the day:

MVP Sika Koné leads a match quintet in which she has already participated six times this season. Accompanying the pivot is his partner at SPAR Gran Canaria Maya Caldwell, who had already been part of the quintet on matchday 11, although this time she takes the position of leader. As a shooter, Arica Carter does it again after being part of the best quintet of Day 14.

Rebekah Gardner, a two-time MVP this year, adds her fourth appearance as the most notable winger of the day. The only player who starts this campaign in the ideal quintet is the only national: Laura Gil. The Murcian international shone with the Valencia Basket jersey in Würzburg, a special ground for Gil.

Base: Maya Caldwell (SPAR Gran Canaria), 21 PIR: 27 points, 4 rebounds and 3 fouls received
Shooting guard: Arica Carter (Movistar Estudiantes), 22 PIR: 16 points, 3 assists, 2 recoveries and 9 fouls received
Forward: Rebekah Gardner (Spar Girona), 24th in efficiency: 15 points, 8 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 fouls received
Forward: Laura Gil (Valencia Basket), 26 PIR: 19 points, 9 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 recoveries and 4 fouls received
Pivot: Sika Koné (SPAR Gran Canaria), 32 PIR: 15 points, 15 rebounds, 4 assists and 7 fouls received

Statistics of the season – Sika Koné:

Games played: 13
Minutes: 35:31
Points: 14.2
Rebounds: 12.4
Passes: 1.2
Recoveries: 0.8
Caps: 0.1
Fouls Received: 5.3
Score: 22.2

Sports career – Sika Koné:

Cat.Training: Canterbury
2016/18: Canterbury (Cadet)
2018/19: CD Adareva (Junior)
2019/20: SPAR Gran Canaria (LF2)
2020/22: SPAR Gran Canaria (LF Endesa)

Source: Liga Endesa

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