Carried by a found Victor Wembanyama, Boulogne-Levallois won on his floor against Strasbourg (93-80). Dijon, for its part, dominated Cholet (102-82) and is isolated in third place in the standings.
Boulogne-Levallois finds colors. After conceding three defeats in the last four games, including one against Monaco last weekend, Vincent Collet’s players got back on the right track when they hosted Strasbourg. A meeting which saw Victor Wembanyama, in difficulty in recent weeks, regain his superbness and the statistics show it (29 points, 16 rebounds). If the first quarter saw the two teams neck and neck, the Mets began to make their mark in the ten minutes leading up to halftime. However, the Ile-de-France residents were unable to create a real gap on the scoreboard, leading by only eight units when they returned to the locker room.
It was at the start that Paul Lacombe’s teammates (17 points, 5 rebounds) were seriously in trouble. A 17-6 early in the third quarter allowed the Mets to soar on the scoreboard but the SIG had not said its last word, returning immediately to ten lengths and showing only eleven points behind at the start of the last ten minutes. But the only moment of concern for Boulogne-Levallois came late, when Strasbourg came closer to eight units as “money time” approached. The Alsatians then only scored three points and lost thirteen lengths (93-80). Boulogne-Levallois took the opportunity to consolidate their second place.
New victory for the Mets 92 who win in Cerdan 🔥💪
📊 state you match
Wemby : 29 pts, 16 reb, 33 d’éval
Konate : 18 sts, 5 reb, 4 sl st, 21 d’éval
Jones : 7 pts, 10 pd, 16 d’éval
Coulibaly: 14 pts, 15 rating#GoMets92 #BetclicELITE pic.twitter.com/8Sbdrc06wJ
– Boulogne-Levallois Metropolitans 92 (@Metropolitans92) April 8, 2023
Dijon makes a good deal
Behind Monaco and the Mets, Dijon put a small option on the third place abandoned by ASVEL, penalized by the National Basketball League. Indeed, the JDA imposed itself in a direct confrontation with its pursuer, Cholet. From the first quarter, the deal was clear. Led by Markis McDuffie (22 points, 8 rebounds), Dijon took off from the start to lead at first by eight lengths then by ten. It is finally with twelve units in advance that the players of Nenad Markovic concluded these ten minutes. An advantage which swelled slightly at the start of the second quarter before losing in thickness under the impetus of Bogdan Bliznuyk (23 points, 5 assists). Indeed, Cholet inflicted a 14-2 to return to only four lengths.
The Dijonnais then banged their fists on the table to get some air before returning to the locker room, leading by nine units at the break. If the CB made the JDA a little more doubtful on recovery, the Burgundians quickly got back in the direction of travel, getting dangerously close to the 20-point lead even before the conclusion of the third quarter. Led by twelve units ten minutes from the end of the meeting, the Choletais tried to react but without it working. Dijon won with a 20-point lead (102-82) and inflicted on their opponent a fourth loss in a row.