September 25, 2016
After some turmoil surrounding the competition, Spain’s season officially tipped off on Thursday with the Supercup. Avenida already knew that they had a spot in the game, but until recently, they had no idea which team that they would be playing. Conquero, which had earned the spot based on last season’s performances, ran afoul of the league and federation during the offseason and no longer has a team competing. As a result, everyone was left scrambling to find an opponent for the game before Gipuzkoa was chosen to visit Salamanca.
The hosts were favored again, but were wary of an upset after a shocking upset over the weekend in regional cup play. Jelena Milovanovic, a key offseason signing, made sure that there would be no upset as she led all scorers on the way to a 93-80 win. The league champions got a good start to their national season as they were able to regain the trophy while the Basque club got a high quality game in preparation for the main focus of their season.
League play will start next week as all teams will open on Wednesday.
September 22, 2016
Perfumerias Avenida vs. IDK Gipuzkoa 93-80 AVE Milovanovic 28 Elonu 17/11r Givens 14 Marginean 10 Dominguez 10/6a Krivacevic 7 Quevedo 5 Salvadores 0 Vitola 0 GIP Vega 18/8r Aduriz 14 Ferrari 13/8a Ocete 13