Five matches of the 26th day of Betclic Elite were on the program this Tuesday, and they notably saw Boulogne-Levallois return to victory, and Nanterre and Nancy win matches with a crazy scenario.
After two defeats in a row, Boulogne-Levallois has recovered! The Metropolitans, second, received Le Mans, 7th, during the 26th day of Betclic Elite, and they won 89-83, which allows them to return to two victories of the leader Monaco. After a balanced first half (40-41), it was in the third quarter that the Ile-de-France residents made the difference, winning it 21-14. They then counted up to thirteen points ahead in the last quarter, before releasing the pressure. Victor Wembanyama held his rank, finishing with 26 points and 10 rebounds (24pts for Matt Morgan on the Manceau side).
👑👽 What a Victor Wembanyama game tonight!
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Dijon, 4th, logically beat Limoges, 9th, with a score of 75-69, breaking the CSP at the end. The score was indeed 62-62 in the last quarter, but the JDA stepped on the accelerator to win, even if no Dijonnais exceeded 12 points (12 for McDuffie and Rousselle). Roanne, for its part, did a good job with a view to qualifying for the play-offs by beating Gravelines-Dunkerque 96-101 in a match between 8th and 10th. The BCM however started strong by signing a 33-19 in the first quarter, but the Chorale fought back with a 20-27 in the second and an 18-29 in the third, before winning without trembling. Ronald March, who bears his name well, was a hit, with 32 points and 7 assists.
Nanterre and Nancy give each other some air
In this evening, two matches concerned the fight for maintenance, and it was Nanterre and Nancy who made the right operation after two somewhat crazy matches. Winners of the SLUC, penultimate, Saturday in Maurice-Thorez, the Nanterriens challenged this time the red lantern Pau-Lacq-Orthez, and they won again, with the score of 85-64. However, no one could have imagined such a score after half an hour of play. Elan was leading 52-55 in the 30th minute, after a very close match (39-39, mt). And suddenly, the black hole! The Bearnais completely collapsed and Nanterre won the last quarter 33-9. Pascal Donnadieu’s men signed an improbable 17-0 to take the upper hand and win, in the wake of a Miralem Halilovic with 16 points and 8 rebounds (14pts for CJ Williams on the Pau side). Nanterre now has two victories in the red zone.
A red zone that Nancy no longer occupies, who won 75-78 at Blois in the promoted match, after an equally stunning scenario. The Lorrainers indeed won the first quarter 9-29, but the Blésois came back little by little (30-42 at half-time, 52-56 at the 30th) and passed in front at the start of the last quarter. However, the French Pro B champions, led by a 19-point Mike Scott and a double-double Stéphane Gombauld (15pts, 12rbds) managed the money-time better. Fos-sur-Mer (which has one game less) and Pau are therefore eligible for relegation.