However, the Landaisen once again got off to a bad start. So Bourges, who could count on the return of Endy Miyem (out since the end of January due to an ankle injury), but was robbed of Keisha Hampton (muscle problems), quickly managed a first break thanks to Mann (3:10, 3rd minute). . But Basket Landes reacted differently than last Tuesday. Buoyed in particular by five points from Marine Fauthoux, Julie Barennes’ players took the lead for the first time (12-10, 7′). The Lando-Béarnaise rocked an already warm Mitterrand room into a sizzling atmosphere.
The duel between Rupert and Fauthoux
Magarity even allowed Basket Landes to create their biggest gap (19-14, 9th), but Bourges didn’t finish first in the regular stage for nothing. Landais Olivier Lafargue’s players showed more intensity and regained the lead thanks to Astier’s speed, Eldebrink’s precision and Yacoubou’s power (24-28, 25′). Then it was the turn of the best Berruyère of this playoff, Iliana Rupert, to get her paw up with her 12 points at the break (31-37, 18′).
Fortunately for the champions of France, his childhood friends Marine Fauthoux (13 points) and Lidija Turcinovic (9 points) multiplied despite the Landaises’ lack of success (34% vs. 43%) to give Basket Landes hope of the break ( 33-37, 20.). The only difference was that the Landaisen once again had problems getting out of the dressing room and, after a 10-0 loss by Tangos, gained a new lead thanks to five points from Eldebrink (33:47, 25th minute).
performed in 27 minutes
The Landaises needed more than five minutes to shake the nets again before six straight points from Regan Magarity gave the whole room hope (39-47, 27th) and forced Olivier Lafargue to take his time to appreciate the wishes of the country to stop . The Tangos loosened up again with free throws (39:54, 28th) and created the biggest gap of the game. But Basket Landes, carried by Magarity, didn’t want to die and thanks to a 11:0 (50:54, 30th minute) the tension was revived.
Céline Dumerc’s teammates went into battle with all her might, coming back several times thanks to Turcinovic and Vukosavljevic, then finally regaining the lead with 15 seconds to go, 27 minutes later after two free throws from the unstoppable Marine Fauthoux (26 points) . Sarah Michel, alone under the circle, missed her last shot, equating to a beautiful Monday night in Bourges. And Mitterrand re-entered the merger
In the other semi-final, Asvel Lyon qualified for the final by dominating Villeneuve-d’Ascq a second time (83-76) after winning the first leg in the north (78-80).