This weekend, the Landerneau ladies again suffered defeat against Montpellier (75-59) in the LFB and are now in an uncomfortable position. For its part, URB bounced back with a victory over Loon Plage (87-77) to reclaim the lead in NM1 alone. A look at the key results for our Breton clubs.
Nothing is going well in Landrno
As has often been the case since the start of the season, the Briese girls showed great offense against Montpellier. Fighting until the beginning of the last quarter (46-52, 30), Landerneau’s players lost their footing at the end of the match. Then the visitors took off thanks to their better aiming skills, especially at long distances. And despite a big double by Reina Davis (14 points and 15 rebounds), Landerno logically lost to Heraultis (75-59).
A defeat with catastrophic consequences since the Finistère club now took the place of the Red Lanterns in the LFB with only a small win seven days later. A situation reminiscent of the difficult year Wani Muganguzi’s players have already faced in 2021-2022. So the maintenance race promises to be tough for Landerneau, who will travel to Saint-Amand on January 7. A very important meeting because the Northerners only have one point ahead of Marie Mane and her teammates.
Quimper tamed by Chalon
Among the men, the Rams, who posted a record-breaking victory after three stretches against Grace Souvel (119-115) on Friday, fell to Chalons-sur-Saone (75-63). Particularly wrong in the completely botched start to the game from the end of the first quarter, the Finisterians were already thirteen points behind (14-27, 10). Then the gap widened before the end of the first half, while the Cimberoa failed to locate the target in the attack (28-48, 20).
And despite the pride of Laurent Foerst’s men in the second half of the match, the difference was too great to hope for a comeback. Thus, UJAP Quimper was ranked 10th in Pro B, but would have a chance to recover quickly. Yvan Vrannes and co travel to La Rochelle (17) this Tuesday with the ambition of pocketing points against an opponent who is supposed to be inferior on paper.
The only flagship URB in the NM1
In NM1, URB who remained in an upset defeat against Tarbes (87-77) faced Loon Plage, Rennais’ direct competitor in NM1. The Bretilliens dominated most of the game, and logically managed to win (87-79). The victory was achieved thanks to the match of the stratospheric Leo Bernd. The power winger showed surgical accuracy at three points by scoring a massive eight baskets behind the line (66% success rate).
Thanks to this success, URB alone took the lead in the tournament with an impressive record of thirteen wins and only three defeats. Obviously, there is still a long way to go, but the Breitlian team has been showing some qualities for several months now. In their next match, Rennes will face Aurore Vitré, whom they dominated in the first leg (90-80).
Vitre fell at the end of the match
For her part, the green team just bowed to Shallans. However, the match started perfectly for the Vitreans who outclassed their opponents. At the start of the final quarter, they led by five lengths (58-53).
But the end of the match turned completely in favor of the Vendeans who managed to take advantage of the indiscipline of the Aurore players. Finally down the Bretilliens (80-77) can therefore have many regrets given their encouraging performance at the start of the game. They still maintain fifth place in the championship even if Poitiers and Lorient follow closely behind.
Ran’s second successg lorian
Finally, the Morbihannais are continuing their recovery after a disappointing start to the season. Against Tarbes, the decision took some time to crystallize ten minutes before the siren, and the two teams were still neck and neck (57-57). But the people of Lorient made a final quarter for the picks by conceding just four small points thanks to a stubborn defence.
Abdullah Si (18 points, 7 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals) and his teammates achieved success with a wide score (80-61), and may not reveal the features of the match. CEP currently ranks 7th in NM1.