This Tuesday, UJAP Quimper moved to the Orleans floor during the 13th day of Pro B. Without a solution, Laurent Foirest’s men lost again (83-71) and came dangerously close to the red zone.
The Black Series of the Finisterians continues. After a satisfactory start to the season where we thought Quimper could play at the top of the table, Théo Léon and company have just conceded a fourth consecutive loss. However, they started the game at the right end by being solid defensively to leave very little space for Orleans. But then they went back to their ways.
Orleans breaks in the second quarter
While the Rams led (21-17) after the first ten minutes of the game, their defense collapsed allowing the locals to quickly come back to score. With finesse in shooting, they took the lead and opened a first gap (29-35, 16). For their part, the Bretons seemed amorphous, without resistance. At the break, Orleans has a seven-point lead (40-47) and so Quimper can still hope for a comeback.
Quimper is back in the game…
And UJAP believes that since the third quarter, the Rams made up part of their delay. Led well again by Yvan Francis (17 points and 8 rebounds), they gradually grabbed the points while success seemed to change sides. But very inconsistent, as is often the case this season, the Venetians finally gave up at the end of the game.
… before collapsing in the final minutes
Ten minutes from the end of the game, the two teams were still neck and neck (59-62). So Les Béliers de Quimper could regret this match, because without a bad final quarter, they could have won against a direct competitor in Pro B. But everything turned out differently and Orléanais made a final push to ensure deserved success (83-71). Thus Digué Diawara’s teammates dropped to 13th in the championship and won by only one victory over Aix-Maurienne, the Red Lanterns.