Leonor Rodríguez continues her good form
with Spanish First Division League leader, Perfumerías Avenida, averaging 8.8
points and +8.6 efficiency in just 21 minutes per game, with impressive shooting
percentages 57% from the field, 34% from the three point line and 89.5% from
the free throw line.
Perfumerías Avenida has excellent momentum
because they are on an incredible streak of 16 consecutive wins in Liga
Femenina and in the semi finals of the Queen's Cup they will face the current
Spanish Supercup Champions, Uni Girona.
The Canarian guard knows what it means to win
this competition having won the last two Cups with Perfumerías Avenida.
We speak with her a few days before the
will face Uni Girona in the Queen's Cup semi final. Your opponents have won 5
out of their last 6 games and have recently added new players, Chrissy Givens,
Italee Lucas, and Artemis Spanou has recovered from her injury. What is your
impression of Uni Girona and what do you think will be the keys for winning the
I think that Uni Girona is enjoying good
momentum because they won important games including in the Euroleague and they
have also added two Americans and Artemis is back. These new signings make the
team more dangerous and harder to beat because now they play faster.
for winning the game will be to maintain focus for the forty minutes and not to
give them room to breathe because Girona is a fast team that can create
difficulties running the fastbreak.
The game will be evenly matched and it is going
to be an entertaining spectacle for all women's basketball fans.
Avenida is amazingly strong in the Spanish First Division League after achieving
16 consecutive wins and you already have beaten Perfumerías Avenida's all-time
record of consecutive wins. Nowadays, how is Salamanca's team?
My team is good, the best thing is that we are
competitive in all the games and the new signings are bringing us more
experience on the court.
Now we have an entire week without travelling,
so we will be able to practice and to prepare for the Queen's Cup, and at the
same time, a little bit of resting at home is always good!
The Canarian guard is
having a great season averaging 8.8 points in just 21 minutes per game and moreover, being the most loved by
Salamanca's supporters. Leonor, a few days before the start of the Queen's Cup,
how are you feeling on the court and what are your expectations for this
The truth is that I am feeling so well and I am
happy with my season, both in Liga Femenina and in Euroleague. The best thing
is that I am feeling confident and comfortable when I am on the court.
I face this competition with a lot of excitement.
I have already won it twice but I would love to win it a third time in a row.
But for that, it is clear that we must be focused at all times, we can't relax at
all during the entire eighty minutes!
In your career you
have already won two Queen's Cups, what would it mean for you to win a third in
a row and for Perfumerías Avenida?
For a professional basketball player, winning a
title is always a dream come true and brings a lot of joy, so if I win a third
consecutive Queen's Cup, I will be so happy.
For the Perfumerías Avenida it is always
important to win titles, but I think even more important for the 500 fans who
will come to cheer us on. If we win, the title is for them!