On Friday evening, UJAP Quimper (75-94) lost on the Vichy-Clermont floor during the sixth day of Pro B. In NM1, Aurore Vitré and CEP Lorient both won against Pôle Espoir (87-53) and Toulouse (83-77 ) .
Quimper’s second straight loss in Pro B
Moving on Puy-de-Dôme, Vichy-Clermont took control of Béliers and went on the attack. However, the start of the game was balanced between the two formations and at the end of the first quarter, UJAP Quimper was trailing by 3 points (20-23). Then Quentin Royle’s teammates struggled in front of the basket, scoring only 12 points in ten minutes.
The Locals then took the opportunity to go wild and were logically leading the race when joining the locker room (32-44). In the third quarter, the Venetians still lacked a defensive presence and their hopes of success faded as the game progressed (53-69, 30). Laurent Foirest’s players never gave the impression that they could turn the tide and eventually lost (94-75). With this second straight loss, Quimper drops to 11th in Pro B and will face Polazack (9th) in the next game.
Aurore Vitré continues in NM1
For its part, the green squad faced the youth of Paul France Club on Friday. And against a rather weak opponent with just one victory this season, Breitlin’s side have done the job in style. They quickly took control of the game thanks to Kylian Incredolos (17 points, 3 rebounds and 5 assists in 17 minutes). In the first half, the outcome of the match was almost certain because Veterans was pretty much ahead (40-20).
And after a somewhat contested third quarter, Vincent Vandelet’s teammates put together one last push in the dying minutes. The final score 87-53 to Ouro Vetri who did not fall into the trap set by their opponents. Thanks to this victory, the Breton club finished sixth in NM1 and three points behind URB, the championship leaders.
CEP Lorient He was a great success
Finally, CEP Lorient continues to recover after a difficult start to the tournament. Traveling to Toulouse, one of the big players in the tournament, Morbihannais managed a very impressive success (83-77). From the very first minutes of the meeting, the two teams were engaged in a great confrontation and no favorite was able to break down (41-41, 20).
Lorient dominated the rebound, and took advantage in the third quarter, even if Toulouse remained dangerous (66-61, 30). And as the pressure mounted in the final moments of the game, Philippe McCourant’s players closed the defensive lock. With this fourth consecutive success, Kévin Mondésir’s partners moved up to seventh place.