A hot derby in basketball, brilliant Meaux in the gym or the Grand Paris Sud semi… It was your sports weekend in Ile-de-France

A new sports weekend, excluding football. “Le Parisien” invites you to analyze and decipher the results of the main clubs in Île-de-France.

The derby of the weekend: When the Metropolitans style on the wire Nanterre

BASKETBALL. The Hauts-de-Seine derby has kept all its promises. Still leaders in the championship, the Metropolitans beat Nanterre after a breathtaking encounter. However, Boulogne-Levallois felt they had done the hardest by winning the first three quarters. But it was without counting on the mental strength of Pascal Donnadieu’s players who seized extra time by catching up with their ten points deficit in the last quarter. During extra time, the Metropolitans made the difference to win on the wire (104-102). A success that makes them forget their elimination in the quarter-finals of the Eurocup in Valencia (98-85) on Wednesday.

The popular success of the weekend: Meaux imposes itself in a warm atmosphere

GYMNASTICS. After two years of abstinence, lovers of gymnastics in general and the Top 12 in particular were back in Meaux this Saturday. In their Frank-Leboeuf gymnasium, Patrick Andréani’s daughters easily beat Colomiers (32-16) on the third day. Led by Marine Boyer, who qualified for the Rio 2016 Games and then Tokyo in 2021 and Astra Nelo, the very young 12-year-old gymnast, the Seine-et-Marnaises made short work of their opponent of the day. Thanks to this victory, Meaux wins group 3 and qualifies for the semi-finals of the Top 12 together with Haguenau, Avoine and Schiltigheim.

The hiccups of the weekend: Pontault erupts in Cherbourg

HANDBALL. It was the shock of the day in Proligue. Tied for second place, Cherbourg and Pontault came together to secure the place of Ivry’s dolphin, who was already sure of going back to the Starligue. Second place is essential as it ensures a place in the semi-finals of the play-offs and makes it possible to escape an always tricky play-off match. After a good start to the game, the Cherif Hamani players had come halfway through by taking the lead at halftime (11-13). Things still went well in the 46th minute (22-23), but a terrible last quarter ruined Seine-et-Marnais’ hopes and was eventually crushed (32-26).

The successful return of the weekend: Grand Paris Sud is full

ROAD RACING. With more than a thousand participants, the 21st edition of Grand Paris Sud has succeeded in its return and its transformation. Stopped by the health crisis, the now ex-Marathon de Sénart has been successfully transformed. As it has become the Grand Paris Sud half marathon this year, the event has been reviewed and corrected by the organizers. Leave the departure in Tigery and the finish in Combs-la-Ville, from now on everything happens in Carré-Sénart with departure and arrival in Lieusaint. With more than a thousand participants, the organizers made a success of their return under a radiant sun. For the half marathon, the victory went to Ethiopian Tura Kumbi Bechere (US Metro) in 1h10′46′’. Carole Tardivaud (US Berry) wins in the ladies category in 1h16′50′’. There was also a 10 km with victories by Alexandre Mani (Savigny Sénart) in 31′52′’ and Anaïs Quemener (La Meute) in 33′54′’

THE RESULTS

BASKETBALL. Division 1. MONTIGNY-LE-BRETONNEUX (1st) – Metz (4th): 8-0 and 8-3.

BASKETBALL. BetClic Elite (31st day). BOULOGNE-LEVALLOIS (1st) – NANTERRE (9th): 104-102; PARIS (14th) – Orleans (16th): 93-94.

GYMNASTICS. WAG Top 12 (3rd day). MEAUX – Colomiers: 32-16, Saint Etienne – COMBS: 32-16. Top 12 GAMs (3rd day). NOISY-LE-GRAND – VELIZY: 29-19.

HANDBALL. Liqui Moly Star League (24th day). CRETEIL (11th) – Saint-Raphaël (8th): 32-33; Dunkirk (12th) – PSG (1st): 24-37. proleague (27th day). TREMBLAY (6th) – IVRY (1st): 35-33, MASSY (8th) – Caen (10th): 29-40, Cherbourg (2nd) – PONTAULT (3rd): 32-26. Butagaz Energy League (23rd day). Chambray (6th) – PARIS 92 (3rd): 25-27.

RUGBY. Top 14 (24th day). Pau (10th) – RACING 92 (4th): 21-42, Clermont (8th) – STADE FRANCAIS (11th): 29-26.

VOLLEY-BALL. League A, playdowns (6th day). Cannes (6th) – LE PLESSIS-ROBINSON (2nd): 3-1.