On Friday evening, UJAP Quimper fell to the floor of Antibes (92-80) during the 8th day of Pro B. In National 1, URB easily dominated Les Sables-d’Olonne (86-55). Back to the results for the Breton Pro B and NM1 clubs.
Quimper falls at the end of the game
After a decrease in the number of injuries, Béliers de Quimper traveled to Antibes on the eighth day of Pro B. They got a very good start to the match, especially in attack. And at halftime, the two teams were neck and neck. Then Laurent Fuerst’s men accelerated in the third quarter. Evan Francis also had a stellar performance as he has since the start of the season (25 points and 8 rebounds).
And while the Brits took the lead at the start of the last quarter (64-59, 30), they collapsed in the last five minutes of the match. The Maralpins showed great accuracy against the basket, allowing them to take off on the scoreboard. So UJAP Quimper finally lost (92-80) and dropped back to 9th in Pro B.
URB in demonstration
Leader of Nationale 1 for several weeks, URB held their ground perfectly during their trip to Sables-d’Olonne. Rennes dominated from the opening minutes, quickly taking advantage before widening the gap. They particularly capitalized on the Vendeans’ staggering number of ball losses to return to the locker room with a comfortable rank (41-30).
Ibrahima Sidibe’s partners continued their efforts to finally bend the game. Sebastien Cape was again elected MVP after a complete game (21 points, 7 assists and 3 steals). The final score is 86-55 for Pascal Thibaud’s players, who achieved their third success in a row and clearly maintained their first place in the tournament. And they will host Sepp Lorient (7th) this Tuesday in the fantastic Breton derby.
Lorient was defeated in overtime
And Morbihannais lost for their part after extra time in Challans (87-86). A painful defeat since it looked like Laurentiis could get a better result against podium favorites. Abdullah Sy, on a very big night, was unstoppable (20 points, 11 rebounds and 7 assists).
In the first half, Ahmed Doumbia’s teammates were leading (41-38) even if nothing had been decided yet. While neither team managed to escape, the pressure in the room mounted. The extension was ultimately fatal for CEP Lorient, who lost by a small point. The Breton club remains at the bottom of the rankings before challenging the leader of Rennes.
The end of the Vitré series
Finally, unfortunately, the Greens that stayed behind fell on three straight wins to Royle (78-75). The second quarter error in particular was completely absent as the Vitréans hunted down both sides of the field. At the break, Louis Brulhak and his partners were significantly behind (33-47).
Pride though they were at the end of the match, Breitlin’s side conceded a setback against a team that nonetheless looked playable on paper. Thus, Aurore Vitré was a little behind in the race for the podium before facing Toulouse, a team that is currently facing a crisis of confidence.