SIG new look wins, Pau breathes, big shots for Dijon and Bourg

Photo credit: Philippe Gigon

Evening full of lessons in Betclic ELITE! Luca Banchi made a perfect start to his Strasbourg adventure, despite a big money scare, as Élan Béarnais won a decisive match. JL Bourg went on to win at Le Mans, while Dijon toppled ASVEL in a heavy duel.

JDA Dijon resumed the championship as it had stopped it: beating a EuroLeague team. However, the Burgundians were leading by 12 points (64-76) with 6 minutes to go. On offensive fire (37 points in the fourth quarter), the locals rallied quickly. Excellent in the principality, Markis McDuffie confirmed (25 points on 9/12 shooting, 3 rebounds, 2 assists, 3 steals and 4 fouls for 27 evaluations in 29 minutes) and brought his team into contact with the reigning French champions at the start of the money (85- 86). Therefore David Holston (18 points at 6/14, 9 assists and 3 steals for 19 ratings in 27 minutes) gave the advantage in stride (88-86) with 1 minute and 11 seconds left. What if Retin Obasohan (25 points at 5/9, 6 rebounds, 2 assists and 10 fouls for 23 ratings in 25 minutes) tied on dunk, Gregor Crovat (13 points at 3/9, 4 rebounds, 4 assists and 6 fouls for 15 ratings in 27 minutes) finished the job at the free throw line. In the standings, Dijon has stabilized in the top 4 with 7 wins in 9 games. For its part, ASVEL (5 wins and 4 defeats) – which did without Amine Noua as well as Nando De Colo – signs the second defeat of the week.

Élan Béarnais also finished very well (20-6 in the last 5 minutes) against Gravelines-Dunkerque, signing his third win of the season. The EBPLO has been able to count on the impact of its various players, especially very well Markeith Cummings (23 points on 5/8, 6 rebounds, 3 assists and 7 fouls caused for 28 ratings in 29 minutes) and Giovan Oniangue (19 points at 8/14 and 11 rebounds for 25 ratings in 39 minutes). The BCM still conceded too many points (91) and thus signed their sixth defeat, which places them at the level of their executioners of the evening.

Fos also signed a positive conclusion to the match against a logically feverish SIG Strasbourg, recovering from 74-61 in the 38th minute to -2 (78-76). But his former colt Bodian Massa (10 points and 6 rebounds for 14 ratings) managed his two free throws to allow the Alsatians to sign Luca Banchi’s second hit of the season for the first time.

Finally, JL Bourg was the only evening team to win away from home. Overall, Frédéric Fauhoux’s side were ahead after a strong start. However, how Williams Narace (27 points to 9/11 in 23 minutes), the MSB struggled to come back and even pass. But after James Palmer Jr. (24 points at 7/8, 4 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 fouls for 31 ratings in 27 minutes) shut down local 3-pointers (84-89), strong fielder missed two out of three free throws when he had the opportunity to break even and so far was 6/6 in this exercise. Matthew Morgan (14 points at 3/12 and 6 assists for 12 ratings in 34 minutes) still had the last ball but lost it, due to an error according to his coach Elric Delord. This is the second consecutive defeat for the Sarthois who remain at the top of the table (6 wins and 3 losses) and ahead of JL Bourg (5 wins and 4 losses).

Evening results on Betclic ELITE:

  • Le Mans – JL Bourg : 87-90
  • Pau-Lacq-Orthez – Gravelines-Dunkirk: 91-80
  • Dijon ASVEL: 95-90
  • Strasbourg – Fos-Provence: 80-76
With 25 points, Markis McDuffie delighted the Dijon crowd (Photo: FOXAEP)

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November 19, 2022 at 10:22 am

JDA Dijon resumed the championship as it had stopped it: beating a EuroLeague team. However, the Burgundians were leading by 12 points (64-76) with 6 minutes to go. On offensive fire (37 points in the fourth quarter), the locals rallied quickly. Excellent in the principality, Markis McDuffie confirmed (25 points…

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