September 22, 2019
The season started on Sunday in Girona. Besides the trophy on the line, both teams were looking to send an early message to each other as they figure to be the two title contenders again, even as their rosters at the end of the season figure to be stronger than they were for this game. The game more than lived up to the hype, going back and forth before the hosts fended off a late push from Avenida and won 82-80. Having switched sides in this rivalry this year, Adaora Elonu paced Girona while Avenida relied on Tiffany Hayes for their firepower. Maite Cazorla made her return home and Emese Hof had her professional debut for the visitors.
Girona vs. Avenida 82-80 GIR Elonu 23 Coulibaly 16/8r Mendy 12 Araujo 10 AVE Hayes 20 Vitola 12/8r Dominguez 11 Cazorla 11 Vilaro 7 Hof 4 Samuelson 3 Akhator 2