In the absence of the arrival of Kahleah Copper (Avenida), there are several newcomers to LF Endesa who are leaving good feelings: Lydia Giomi and Maya Caldwell (Spar G. Canaria), Rebeka Gardner (Spar Girona), Kadri Lass ( Pajariel Bembibre), Katarina Zec (Kutxabank Araski), Tierra Ruffin (Innova TSN Leganés) … but nothing comparable to the irruption of the Croatian Ivana Tikvic (Tenerife).
It is not a ‘rookie’ to use, since it has arrived in Tenerife with 27 years and with experience in major leagues and European competitions. But after the Super Cup and three Regular League games, they are at the top of the valuation ranking with 23.3 points, ahead of Irati Etxarri and Emese Hof.
On matchday 2, in the first Regular League game at Santiago Martín, the Croatian went to 18 points and 10 rebounds, for a total of 30 PIR. A performance that has been the top of the day that closed this Tuesday with the matches of Gran Canaria and Logroño, and that ended with an important victory against Lointek Gernika
Tikvic was on the court for 35 minutes and finished with great shooting percentages (4 of 6 in field goals and 10 of 11 in free kicks), to which he added 2 assists, a recovery and 8 fouls received.
Claudio García’s team is a regular in the MVP’s section in the two seasons he has been at LF Endesa. Tanaya Atkinson, Lyndra Weaver and Asia Taylor have won several weekly awards and this season the Croatian has already won the first on the second day.