The fourteenth day of NM1 took place on a Wednesday evening. URB, which hosted CEP Lorient, continued its march forward (90-89) while Aurore Vitré had a great success in Toulouse (83-76).
URB tamed Lorient at the last minute
URB and CEP Lorient clashed in a brilliant Breton derby that delivered on all its promises. In the first leg, it was Morbihannais who won the victory, but this time the Bretilliens took revenge in the suspense finale. However, the start of the match turned in favor of Philippe McCurrant, who showed great efficiency in facing the basket (21-24, 10). But Rennes took over firmly by hitting 13-3 in front of the guests. However, CEP has always been on the hit since back in the toilets, leading Lorientais 45-43.
Then Sebastien Cape and his teammates moved forward by taking the lead ten minutes from the end (70-68). And nothing was played yet when the mermaid approached with great strides. Thirty seconds left, Lorient was one point ahead of URB, but with only four-tenths of a second left in the game, Cheick Sekou-Condé converted two free throws into the room of an angry Colette Besson. Thus, Pascal Thibaud’s men achieved a new success (90-89), the fourth in a row. Therefore, Rin consolidates his position as the leader of NM1 while Lorient remains in the middle of the rating.
Vittret turns Toulouse with enthusiasm
For its part, the Green Squad made a nice move by seeking victory on the floor of Toulouse (83-76), which after an excellent start to the season is seeing a bad correction. Neck and neck at the end of the first quarter, the Occitans managed to overtake the Bretonians before breaking (32-42). However, Veterins pulled off an impressive third quarter with a solid defense and completely free offense.
Tristan Bouthion (20 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists) especially allowed his team to take the lead (65-53, 30). And despite the return of Toulouse at the end of the match, Aurore Vitré finally succeeded in starting again in the league. Louis Brulac’s teammates have risen to fifth in the NM1 and will host Tours (12) on Saturday with the aim of starting a new string of positive results.