Bourget – Basket Lands: 76-62 (Women’s League)
At the beginning of December, the Landis are not in their best shape when they go to Berry. It remains in effect for slaps against Roche Fendi (80-93) and then Sopron, in the Euroleague (76-54). However, despite being shorted by Clarissa dos Santos (knee), Sophie Cunningham (elbow) and Celine Domerk (back), Julie Barnes’ players are doing well with the championship leaders. Basketball…
Bourget – Basket Lands: 76-62 (Women’s League)
At the beginning of December, the Landis are not in their best shape when they go to Berry. It remains in effect for slaps against Roche Fendi (80-93) and then Sopron, in the Euroleague (76-54). However, despite being shorted by Clarissa dos Santos (knee), Sophie Cunningham (elbow) and Celine Domerk (back), Julie Barnes’ players are doing well with the championship leaders. Basket Lands lead in the first half (39-41), before coming out of the locker room (20-9), despite Magaretti (18 points, 8 rebounds), the match’s top scorer. Thus, Borg achieved his tenth victory in a row (76-62).
Julie Barnes then explained: “We’re in the fight, we’ve defended them for a long time, it’s the positive thing to keep, the state of mind to have. You have to turn your back, keep going. There is better. It’s not enough to win here, but There is better.” At the back, Basket Lands will win nine of their 12 games, including five league wins.
Landis Basket – Bourges: 68-72 (Women’s League)
In 2022, the French champion made a perfect start to the year, racking up eight wins in the most matches, including one in the Coupe de France quarter-finals and four in the Euroleague, giving him a ticket to enter the Eurocup. The defeat of Lyon (67-52) at the end of February puts an end to this series, just before the reception of Bourges, at the beginning of March. Selene Domirk’s teammates, who returned after a three-and-a-half month absence, made a big game and led by 11 points at the start of the second quarter (48-37, 24). But the resounding entry of Isabel Yacobu (14 points) in the racket will seriously hurt Landis’ team, which will end up losing again (68-72).
Thus, the captain records his twelfth consecutive victory in the championship. “We are frustrated because we could have really won this match, it was decided based on the details, sorry for captain Marie-Yves Paget. We had a breakdown in attack in the second half, when they took big shots, on our own. We still have to improve to avoid the air pockets. And win this kind of match.”
Basket Landis-Bourges: 65-63 (European Cup, first leg)
But this disappointing league defeat allowed Basket Lands to believe in his potential against the almost unbeaten Tangus of the season, who returned to Landes five days later, with 23 wins in their last 24 games. After tying with Borg during a run (30-30), Julie Barnes players saw the visitors turn away and turn towards new success (44-51, 29). Much to the delight of coach Olivier Lafarge, who has since been undefeated at Espace Mitterrand since his departure from Berry in 2017.
However, the unsportsmanlike foul and elimination of Marie-Yves Paget (33) would inflame the audience and revolt the Landes players, who raise their voices in defense, to reverse a complex situation. The feat is there, as Basket Lands ended more than five years of drought at home against Bourges, only to have a very small advantage ahead of the second leg (65-63).
“There is a lot of relief that we narrowly lost in the league and showed that we have real team spirit and real cohesion and that when we fight to the end we can win all the games and we will savor after the fact that Marine captain Fauthaux who carried her team through the first season (11 points) for forty Minute, we never gave up, we never doubted ourselves and knew we could come back at any time.”
Borg – Basket Lands: 74-55 (European Cup, second leg)
After a historic qualification to the Coupe de France final, after an easy success in Landerneau (44-72), the Landaises land in full confidence in Berry, Thursday 17 March. But the small advantage of two points will be too weak and will be shattered from the first quarter, as Landaises (25-8) will be beaten, with rebound failures (17 to 7) and a severe lack of success (18%, rating of 44 to 1!). A delay that will never be filled against the trio of Jacobo (13 points), Guabo (12) and Robert (12), despite 20 units of Navy Fauthaux, and Basketlands will leave the European scene with a heavy blow (74-55).
“It hurts to experience a match like this, sorry for Marine Fauthux. Their intensity on both sides of the field made the difference. They used to play games like this and we weren’t ready. Today, they screwed us up, it’s up to us to show another face next time. If we start to deal with It’s a negative, we won’t get there. We shouldn’t give up because we got 20 points here, because Borg is the best team in the tournament at the moment.”
Coach, Julie Barines, commented, “We can learn a lot of lessons, already in our state of mind, since we weren’t there. These are important matches and we shouldn’t take the wrong fight, which we did tonight. We didn’t give what we know how to do.”