Basket Landes won its first match of the season in the Euroleague, with the Belgians of Mechelen. In the Eurocup, Lattes-Montpellier won on the ASVEL floor, but the two teams will see the play-offs well.
Better late than never ! Basket Landes won its first victory of the season in the Euroleague, this Thursday during the 5th day by going to win against the Belgians of Mechelen, who become the new red lantern of group B. The Landaises won 71-76 in the end of a closely contested match. Neither of the two teams had a lead of more than nine points during this meeting. It was the Belgians who started best, leading 22-13 after nine minutes, but Basket Landes managed to equalize after the quarter hour (30-30), then go ahead (32-37). However, Mechelen had already fallen behind at half-time: 37-37. Three minutes from the end of the third quarter, the score was still 48-48, then the Landaises created a small gap (48-56), but Mechelen again came back up (62-62, 34th). The Belgians led 69-68 3’12 from the final buzzer, but the French club did not give up in the money-time. A 3-point shot from Céline Dumerc (69-71) then shots from Regan Magarity (71-73) and Marine Fauthoux (71-75) sealed the Landes victory. And she does good! Magarity finished top scorers with 15 points, but it was Céline Dumerc, 39, who finished with the best rating, thanks to her 13 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists and 2 steals. To be confirmed next week against Sopron!
Peters wears the BLMA
The 5th day of the Eurocoupe offered a 100% French poster, between ASVEL and Lattes-Montpellier, the first two of group K. And it was the Héraultaises who created the surprise by going to win at the leader of LFB. BLMA signed their fifth victory in five European matches, with a score of 53-62, leading from start to finish. The girls of Valéry Demory (who are fourth in the French championship) started very strong by winning the first quarter 10-19, and they managed to hold on until the end (23-29 at halftime; 45-50 in the 30th), ASVEL never managing to return below the five-point mark. Haley Peters finished with 13 points on the Hérault side, as did Alexia Chartereau on the Lyon side. Even before the last day, Lattes-Montpellier is guaranteed to finish first in the group and ASVEL second, and the two French clubs will therefore see the play-offs.