Winner of the preliminary phase, Olympic only needed three matches to validate his ticket for the semi-finals of the LNA men’s play-offs. The Fribourgeois however suffered on Saturday on the ground of Monthey-Chablais, only winning 79-75.
Coach Petar Aleksic’s men were indeed up to 12 points behind in Act III of this quarter-final (52-40 in the 25th minute). Still trailing 9’05” from the end of the match (61-59), Slobodan Miljanic (19 points) and Co. forced the decision by achieving a 16-3 split in the space of 6’30”.
Olympic already knows her next opponent. The Fribourgeois will find their “best enemies”, the Lions of Geneva, who also passed the shoulder in three matches against Swiss Central. The Genevans went to win 74-66 on Saturday in Lucerne, where their interior Dragan Zekovic shone (14 points, 11 rebounds).
union takes over
Neuchâtel has also regained the advantage of the floor that it had ceded to Nyon in the first match of this series. The Unionists beat Nyon 60-56 at Le Rocher, thanks in particular to 20 points from Bryan Colon. The leader signed a crucial 3-point basket 1’17” from the buzzer, allowing his team to take a 7-point lead (56-49).