Basketball – Women’s League (J16): Bourges maintains lead over ASVEL

Published on March 5, 2022 at 10:28 PM

Mathieu WARNIER

While ASVEL won on the Angers floor, Bourges won the shock of Basket Landes and remains the Women’s League leader. The Landaises see Charleville-Mézières approaching as Charnay continues his way of the cross.

Bourges remains a very solid leader in the Women’s League. Celebrating the 16th day bill on the Basket Landes floor, the Tango recorded a twelfth straight win in the league. Despite a very good start, the Berruyères Basket Landes saw the first quarter end in front of the scoreboard. An advantage that Regan Margarity’s teammates (19 points, 8 rebounds) held until halftime, they achieved with a four-point difference between the two teams. It was 12-0 at the end of the third quarter which gave Bourges the lead. Keisha Hampton’s teammates (15 points, 5 rebounds) controlled the end of the game for a four-unit success (68-72). The Landaises have been defeated for the second time in a row and are losing ground on the leader but also on ASVEL. The Lyonnaises took advantage of their trip to Angers to take a fifth straight win in the league. If the two teams didn’t decide in the first quarter, the second allowed the Rhodaniennes to gain a short advantage that swelled on the return to the floor. Overtaken in speed, the Angevines tried to bounce back in the final ten minutes, but the damage was done. ASVEL won by 17 lengths (60-77) and was two points behind Bourges.

Charleville-Mézières approaches Basket Landes

The defeats of Basket Landes and Angers are the cause of Charleville-Mézières. The Flames took advantage of Tarbes’ reception to win a second game in a row and take fourth in the standings at Angevines, one point behind Landaises. When Tima Pouye’s teammates (13 points, 5 assists) took the lead from the first moments of the game, it was in the second quarter that the gap between the two teams became a chasm. Despite Clémentine Samson (12 points, 8 rebounds) the Tarbaises did not have the weapons to react in the second half of the game. Charleville-Mézières, everything under control, won with 19 points (66-47). Villeneuve d’Ascq also joins Angers to take advantage of the success against Saint-Amand-les-Eaux. As the Hainaut players, captained by Janee Thompson (15 points, 5 rebounds), led the entire first half of the game, the situation began to change when they returned to the floor. Led by seven points ten minutes before the end of the game, Johanne Gomis’ teammates (19 points) corrected their opponents in the last quarter to take an eight-point win (60-52).

Lattes-Montpellier recovers, Charnay sinks

La Roche-sur-Yon for its part lost contact. The Vendéennes saw their run of four consecutive wins come to an end when they got Lattes-Montpellier. A meeting of which indecision was the watchword. While the Gazelles got off to a strong start, they failed to hold onto the lead, but the gap between the two teams never exceeded ten points. If Katherine Plouffe’s teammates (13 points) held out,the final quarter ended in favor of BLMA, led by Haley Peters (20 points, 6 rebounds), who won by three units (75-78) and is coming off a string of five defeats in a row in the competition. The Vendéennes are falling back into their rhythm after four victories in a row. This victory also allows the Héraultais to distance themselves a bit more from the red lantern Charnay. On the way to Landerneau, teammates Taya Reimer (19 points, 9 rebounds) recorded a tenth consecutive loss. An encounter that ended in the second and third quarters with Ashley Bruner leading by 20 points (11 points) with ten minutes remaining. A final quarter that didn’t end in disaster, Charnay eventually failed on three runs (60-57).

BASKETBALL – LEAGUE WOMEN / DAY 16
Saturday 5 March 2022
Villeneuve d’Ascq – Saint-Amand-les-Eaux: 60-52
fury – ASVEL : 60-77
Basketball Landes – Bourges : 68-72
Charleville-Mezieres – Tarbes: 66-47
Landerneau – Charnay: 60-57
The rock on you – Lattes Montpellier : 75-78