Opposed to Nancy on the floor of the Palais des Sports Marcel-Cerdan, Friday evening during the 23rd day of Betclic Elite, Boulogne-Levallois won 93-87 and thus aligns a third victory which allows the Metropolitans to stay in contact with the leading Monaco. Victor Wembanyama scored 14 points and grabbed 6 rebounds.
Boulogne-Levallois has put his foot back on the accelerator. Stopped in their tracks after their two defeats in quick succession, at the end of January and the beginning of February at home against Roanne then in Blois a week later, the Metropolitans left. Three days after coming out in pain (victory 78-76) of a very perilous trip to Béarn where Pau-Lacq-Orthez had jostled the Ile-de-France residents until the very last moments in a Palais des Sports full to bursting for the arrival of the phenomenon Victor Wembanyama and his band, the runner-up to Monaco in the standings chained a new success (his 17th since the start of the season), Friday at home at the expense of Nancy (93-87) as part of the 23rd day of Betclic Elite.
A third victory in a row which allows Vincent Collet’s players to continue to put pressure on the Monegasques, traveling at the same time on the Baskonia floor in the Euroleague. However, if on Tuesday, the Palois had posed a problem from the start to the end of the match for the Parisians, on Friday, if Nancy can boast of having made her evening host suffer until the end, he owes it only to the fact that Boulogne- Levallois lost his footing badly in the last quarter.
Waters on a cloud, Wembanyama a little less
Before seeing Stéphane Gombault, SLUC’s top scorer in this game with 25 points, bring the Nancy back on the heels of the Mets, the latter, notably at the cost of a beautiful second quarter (30-18), counted nearly twenty points in advance. They finally retained the benefit of their overall domination thanks to a Tremont Waters of the great evenings (25 points, 6 of 12 at three points, 25 of evaluation). Less visible, Victor Wembanyama was content with 14 points (6 of 12 on shots, including 1 of 2 on three points), to which the Mets star associated 6 rebounds, 3 assists and one against, for 16 rating. “Wemby”, decisive in Béarn three days earlier, nevertheless put his stamp on this new victory for his team.