No less than six French teams were playing in the European Cups on Wednesday, and the record is three wins for three losses.
Two teams in the Euroleague and four in the Eurocup. Six French women’s basketball clubs were on deck this Wednesday, and the record is 50% victories. In Euroleague, the major competition, Bourges can still believe in qualifying for the quarter-finals, while Basket Landes no longer has any hope. The Berruyères dominated Valence, which precedes them in the standings, with a score of 70-68 at the end of an extremely tight match where neither team had a lead of more than six points. While the score was 68-68 with 25 seconds remaining, a free throw from Kayla Alexander and another from Elodie Godin offered the victory to Bourges, which amounts to a victory of fourth qualifying place. Yvonne Anderson finished with 19 points, 6 rebounds and 9 assists. Basket Landes, in very big trouble this season both in Europe and in the French championship, lost 85-71 to Schio in a match that became one-sided in favor of the Italians from the 5th minute, despite Regan Magarity’s 21 points and 6 rebounds.
ASVEL and Angers can believe it
In Eurocoupe (competition won by Bourges last season), this Wednesday was devoted to the round of 16, with therefore four French clubs. It was ASVEL who took the biggest step towards the quarters, winning 91-76 against the Romanians of Sepsi thanks in particular to a first quarter of fire (33-18) and 22 points and 9 assists from Marine Johannes. For Angers, it’s also a favorable waiver, thanks to the 61-62 victory at the Belgians of Braine, after having nevertheless been led by fourteen points in the third quarter (18pts for Kekelly Elenga and Alexis Peterson). On the other hand, it looks complicated for Lattes-Montpellier, beaten 88-75 at Galatasaray, and almost impossible for Charleville-Mézières, beaten 72-54 at the Spanish side of Cadi La Seu. The return matches will take place next week.