Fallen from Limoges, Le Mans is placed fourth in the Betclic Elite ranking, just ahead of Strasbourg, winner of Pau-Lacq-Orthez. Gravelines-Dunkerque confirmed the difficulties of Bourg-en-Bresse when Nanterre got the better of Châlons-Reims.
Le Mans gets closer to the Betclic Elite podium. In the aftermath of the success of Boulogne-Levallois and before the ASVEL and Monaco matches this Sunday, the MSB took advantage of the reception of Limoges to become the only pursuer of the leading trio with a fourth victory in six days. If the teammates of TaShawn Thomas (15 points, 6 rebounds) and Deishuan Booker (15 points) have mastered the debates during the first two quarters, the CSP rebelled on the return to the floor to tackle the lead with two points ten minutes from the end of the meeting. But, thanks to a more convincing end of the match, the Sarthois won by five lengths (77-72). A success which allows Le Mans to keep Strasbourg behind. SIG, for its part, won the shock of the evening against Pau-Lacq-Orthez. If the start of the match was balanced, the Alsatians built up a small mattress of ten points at the break, well helped by John Roberson (26 points). Elan Béarnais tried to respond in the third quarter but the teammates of former Strasbourg Brandon Jefferson (19 points) were unable to overturn the table and bow six lengths (82-76).
Gravelines-Dunkirk sinks Bourg-en-Bresse
Gravelines-Dunkerque, for its part, hit hard with the only away win since the start of the weekend in Betclic Elite. The BCM inflicted on Bourg-en-Bresse a third consecutive defeat. A meeting that the Northerners started very well with nine lengths ahead after ten minutes of play. Tyler Stone’s teammates (16 points) kept the gap until the break before seeing JL Bourg react. Led by Pierre Pelos (15 points, 5 rebounds), the Burgiens were able to take the lead before taking a new shine but, this time, without the possibility of returning. Gravelines-Dunkerque wins by fifteen lengths (66-81) and puts an end to its series of two defeats. Nanterre balanced its record thanks to a victory over Châlons-Reims. While the Champenois resisted during the first half, the teammates of a Chris Horton (17 points) back made the difference on the return to the floor of Maurice-Thorez to widen the gap and then hold on late in the match for a victory of five lengths (83-78).
BASKET – BETCLIC ELITE / 6EME JOURNEE
Friday, October 29, 2021
FOS on sea – Le Portel: 78-76
Roanne – Cholet : 105-81
Boulogne-Levallois – Dijon : 87-74
Saturday, October 30, 2021
Le Mans – Limoges : 77-72
Nanterre – Châlons-Reims: 83-78
Strasbourg – Pau-Lacq-Orthez: 82-76
Bourg-en-Bresse – Gravelines-Dunkirk : 66-81
Sunday, October 31, 2021
17h00 : Monaco – Paris
19h00 : ASVEL – Orleans