The first quarter-final of LFB on the program this Tuesday saw the large victory of Lyon-ASVEL on the floor of Charleville-Mézières.
Sacred champion of France in 2019, Lyon-ASVEL hopes to achieve the double (the 2020 title had not been awarded due to the coronavirus pandemic), and the club chaired by Tony Partker has fully started its play-offs, with a large victory 121-93 on the floor of Charleville-Mézières. A gap of 28 points which will be crucial for the future, because the scores of the home and away matches will be added up. Suffice to say that the Lyonnaises already have a foot in the semifinals, facing Flames at the end of the race, who have had to face an insane schedule in recent weeks (defeat in the final of the Eurocoup and the Coupe de France) and who could only field seven players. The Ardennes won the first two quarters (28-27 then 28-22), but they completely exploded in the third, conceding a 14-40! Lyon-ASVEL drove home the point in the last quarter, winning 32-23, to widen an almost crippling gap for the second leg. If Jaime Nicole Nared held the house on the Charleville-Mézières side, with 30 points on the clock, the Lyonnaises largely dominated the meeting and were able to count on the 21 points of Helena Ciak and the big double-double of Marine Johannes: 19 points and 14 rebounds. If ASVEL qualifies, it will face Basket Landes or Roche Vendée in the semi-finals.
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LFB / QUARTER-FINALS
First matches on Tuesday May 4, 2021, return matches on Saturday May 8, 2021
Villeneuve d’Ascq (5) – Lattes Montpellier (4)
Charleville-Mézières (7) – Lyon-ASVEL (2): 93-121
Roche Vendée (6) – Basket Landes (3)
Tarbes (8) – Bourges (1) : 0-20 (Tarbes package due to coronavirus)
>>> A draw is allowed on these matches. The team which scores the most points over the whole of the two matches qualifies for Final 4. In the event of a tie on point average, as many 5-minute extra times as necessary to decide between the teams will be played.