Coming victorious from his first four games in a Jeep Elite, Boulogne-Levallois made the physical speak to snatch the victory on his floor against Pau-Lacq-Orthez (84-77).
Boulogne-Levallois was probably right to agree to play despite the closed session. The Metropolitans, who answered the call of the LNB just like ASVEL and Monaco, did not miss their shot when it received Pau-Lacq-Orthez in a very advanced game of the 17th day of the regular season. However, despite a small drop in tension, the first ten minutes of the match were dominated by Elan Béarnais and even ended with an 11-0 to reach the second quarter with an advantage of six lengths.
Led by an excellent Petr Cornelie (21 points, 7 rebounds), the Béarnais maintained their grip on this meeting. If the Metropolitans have returned to three lengths for a while, Laurent Vila’s players did not relax in order to have a ten-point lead just under four minutes from half-time, the gap unchanged between the two teams when they returned to the locker room.
To wear …
An advantage that began to crumble at the start of the third quarter. After coming back to four lengths, it took five minutes after the break to see the Metropolitans come back to tie. However, thanks to Shannon Evans (13 points, 12 assists), the Béarnais were able to sign an 8-0 to regain a little width and approach the last ten minutes with a margin of six lengths. A last quarter which was very complicated for Elan Béarnais, who suffered the revolt of a team from Boulogne-Levallois who held up better physically to snatch victory.
From the start, the gap melted and it was a 17-2 in the space of a little over five minutes that allowed a Maxime Roos (21 points, 7 rebounds) diabolical three points (5 / 7) and his teammates to measure Pau-Lacq-Orthez. With ten points ahead at the end of this series, the “Mets” concluded the meeting with a margin of seven lengths (84-77). A fifth success in five games which allows them to return to Dijon when Elan Béarnais, who will not play again before December, sees his streak of two victories come to an end.
All basketball news