Decreased during his trip to Greece on Wednesday on the ground of Olympiakos – Miyem, Duchet and Eldebrink were absent -, Bourges went to win a very good victory (60-73). After a neck-to-neck first quarter with the Greeks (19-19), the Tangos were able to make the difference in the second quarter (6-19). Olivier Lafargue’s players then managed to hold on despite an opposing return in the dying minutes. Laëtitia Guapo scored 20 points, Pauline Astier, 13, and Iliana Rupert and Isabelle Yacoubou, 10, responding to Stamolamprou’s 25 units. Bourges takes the lead before hosting Olympiakos on Wednesday (8 p.m.) at the Prado for the return match.
Asvel can thank Alexia Chartereau (17 points, 8 rebounds). 4 seconds from the end, the French international tried her luck behind the arc and managed to give her team a draw (66-66). The Lyonnaises raced behind against the Poles of Lublin, carried by Mack (17 points, 16 rebounds) and Smalls (17 points, 5 rebounds, 7 assists), for almost the entire meeting. Led at the end of the first quarter (19-14), Asvel then gave everything (14-15; 13-16; 20-21) until the end of the game and returned from their trip to Poland with the advantage of receiving in the second leg. It will be Wednesday (8 p.m.), at the Mado-Bonnet gymnasium.