While ASVEL fell on its floor against Landerneau, Basket Landes and Villeneuve d’Ascq went for an away victory, just like the promoted Angers in Saint-Amand-les-Eaux.
It was good to play away this Saturday in the Women’s Basketball League. In the aftermath of La Roche-sur-Yon’s success in Bourges, all the matches ended with a victory for the away team. Reigning French Champion, Basket Landes has launched its season perfectly on the occasion of a trip to Tarbes. The teammates of Marie-Eve Paget (19 points, 6 rebounds) and Kendra Chery (11 points, 15 rebounds) were however hung after a thunderous start. It was only in the last ten minutes that Tarbes, who relied on Serena Kessler (15 points, 5 rebounds) ended up giving in for a setback of eleven points (55-66). Villeneuve d’Ascq, for his part, did not detail on the floor of Charnay. With fourteen points ahead at the end of the first quarter, the teammates of Janelle Salaun (17 points) and Kariata Diaby (13 points, 14 rebounds) eased off until halftime. The second half of the match saw Charnay score only nine points per quarter, allowing ESBVA to win by 42 points (48-90). But the underperformance of this evening will remain ASVEL’s home defeat against Landerneau.
ASVEL misses out, Angers makes a success of its debut
Orphans of Stéphane Leite, replaced by Wani Muganguzi, the Bretons erased a missed start to the match to take the lead at the end of the first quarter. The teammates of Ezinne Kalu (14 points) and Margaux Galliou-Loko (14 points) took off in the ten minutes leading to half-time, reached with a margin of twelve points. A gap that even reached 20 points at the start of the second act before a reaction from Julie Allemand (14 points) and Villeurbannaises. Playing their card to the end, the Rhone girls fail at seven lengths (64-71). Promoted this season in the Women’s League, Angers did not miss the start of the season. On the floor of Saint-Amand-les-Eaux, after a very defensive first quarter, it was the players from Hainaut who took the lead. Janee Thompson (16 points), Myriam Djekoundade (16 points) and their teammates returned to their locker room with two points ahead. It was at the end of the third quarter that Angers raised the tone. UFAB, led by Jasmine Bailey (14 points) won in the end by fifteen lengths (58-73).
BASKET – WOMEN’S LEAGUE / DAY 1
Friday October 1, 2021
Bourges – La Roche-sur-Yon : 80-82
Saturday, October 2, 2021
Charnay – Villeneuve d’Ascq : 48-90
Saint-Amand-les-Eaux – Angers : 58-73
ASVEL – Landerneau : 64-71
Tarbes – Basket Landes : 55-66
Sunday October 3, 2021
14h00 : Lattes-Montpellier – Charleville-Mézières