Posted on December 1, 2021 at 11:53 p.m.
The six French clubs involved in the women’s basketball Eurocup (Bourges, Charleville-Mézières, Lyon-ASVEL, Villeneuve d’Ascq, Roche Vendée and Tarbes) have managed to qualify for the 32nd finals, which will take place on December 15 and 22 .
France has already won the women’s basketball Eurocup three times (Aix-en-Provence in 2003, Villeneuve d’Acsq in 2015 and Bourges in 2016), and an LFB club could well put its name on the list again in 2022. In any case, they will be no less than six represented in the 32nd finals on December 15th and 22nd! Honor first of all to Charleville-Mézières, who went to win their qualification by winning 56-58 among the Spaniards of Bizkaia, after an extremely close meeting (28-28, mt). While the Basques were leading 56-52 to 2’01 from the end, Magali Mendy drew three points and then returned two free throws (56-57). Nia Coffey (Ardennes top scorer with 16 points) added another 1’25 from the buzzer (56-58) and no points were scored afterwards. In the same group, Roche Vendée finished first, despite its 63-67 defeat against Virtus Bologna, after being led from start to finish and being 18 points behind just after half-time. The 21 points and 8 rebounds of Assitan Koné were not enough for the Vendéennes.
Lyon-ASVEL leaves only 7 points to Liège in the second half
In group L, Villeneuve d’Ascq and Tarbes were sure to qualify before their clash, and it was the Northerners who largely won 86-51 in a one-sided match, where the gap climbed to to +35. Janelle Salaun finished with 14 points and 8 rebounds for ESBVA and Julie Wojta and Clémentine Samson with 12 for TGB. In group J, Lyon-ASVEL secured first place by inflicting a real correction on Liège: 89-31! The Lyonnaises signed their biggest gap (+58!) At the final buzzer, and only let the Belgians register 7 points in the second half! Eleven Lyon-ASVEL players finish with at least 3 points, the palm going to Sara Chevaugeon, author of 18 points. And what about Bourges, certain to finish first in group G, and who crushed Sassari with a score of 118-67, with a lead that went up to +57 in a match where it was “open doors” on the side of the Italian defense. Iliana Rupert gave it to their hearts content, with 23 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists.