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Karlie Samuelson wins playoffs Championship in Spain with Avenida

Karlie Samuelson has won another title in Spain after Perfumerias Avenida clinched the playoffs Championship with victory in the Game 3 decider of the Finals.

The GB Senior guard had averages of 7.1 points, 3.1 rebounds and 1.5 assists on the season with Avenida securing the title with a 76-61 victory over Valenica.

Avenida’s only defeat came in the regular season was a one-point loss against Valencia – who also finished with a 29-1 record – with their two-point victory earlier in the season securing the decisive head-to-head going into the playoffs.

The number-one seeds recorded 2-0 wins in their opening two series before coming back from 0-1 down to overcome the EuroCup Women champions.

Samuelson previously won the Spanish Cup – alongside Temi Fagbenle – 12 months ago, but the season was curtailed shortly after due to the coronavirus pandemic at a time when Avenida led the league standings with a 19-3 record.

The 25-year-old returned for a second season in Salamanca having been joined by younger sister, Katie Lou Samuelson.

Avenida also finished as runners-up to UMMC Ekaterinburg in EuroLeague Women, last month.

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