The Portuguese base Mary
Bettencourt (30 years, 1.73 meters) has reached an agreement with Casademont
Saragossa to defend next season the red shirt of the Aragonese team in which it will be his eighth
season in Spanish teams.
Behind the arrival of Vega Gimeno, Antonia Delaere and Merritt Hempe, the Lusitana becomes the seventh player on the squad together with Zoe Hernández, Anna Cruz and Aminata Sangaré, all three with a current contract, reports the Zaragoza club.
Bettencourt was trained in the lower categories of the CAB Madeira, Portuguese club with which he competed until 2014 in the first division, a team in which he became the reference and in his last season he signed 17.6 points, 4.4 rebounds and 3.7 assists.
In her first stage in Spain, the new red player made her debut in Women’s League 2 in the 2014-15 season with CREF Hola, in which she concluded with an average valuation point of 11.4 points, records that increased in the final phase (21) and became a vital part of the rise of the Madrid women who returned to Women’s League 35 years later.
After two seasons in the Madrid team he joined the Valencia Basket with which he repeated the story with which he achieved a new promotion in the Women’s League 2.
From Valencia he went to City of Laguna Tenerife where he has played the last two campaigns in which he helped the Tenerife women to qualify for the Queen’s Cup and the qualifying rounds for the title, with an average of 5.4 points, 2.6 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 1 steal in 20 minutes on the court during the recently concluded 2020-2021 season.
Carlos Cantero, new coach of the Zaragoza club for next season, explains that the Portuguese is a “proven player, with several years of experience in the Spanish League and respected by rivals and teammates “.
He also highlights that “he knows the League, he has a good vision of the game, it’s a smart baseShe has a good three-point shot and one of the best perimeter defenders in the league. “
“I’m sure she will contribute a lot both on the court and in the dressing room because she is one of those players who makes the group strong and that is very important during the season. I have no doubt that it will bring many positive things“, he concludes.