Geneva Lions Roar Back with 78-61 Victory in Playoffs Opener

Often in difficulty in recent weeks, the Geneva Lions won 78-61 against Monthey Chablais in the first match of the quarter-finals of the play-offs on Wednesday evening at the Salle du Pommier.

The Lions of Geneva regained their bite against Monthey Chablais. A rather clear victory, seventeen points difference (78-61) and five players with more than ten points on the clock. And all this, despite a poor start to the match: ten points behind after four minutes of play.

The defeat suffered against BBC Nyon (75-77) the previous Friday at Bout-du-Monde undoubtedly served as an electric shock, because the Grand-Saconnex basketball players demonstrated increased defensive rigor to gain the upper hand against to the Sangliers bas-valaisans of Clayton Le Sann, who arrived this winter from Geneva.

For its part, Olympic had a delicate start in these SBL play-offs. The Fribourgeoises nevertheless dominated Nyon 87-68 in Act I of this quarter-final.

Big favorite in its own right, Olympic suffered much more than expected against a team which snatched its ticket for the final series on the final day of the preliminary phase. Nyon led 5-0, then 7-1 after less than three minutes of play.

The players from La Côte Vaudoise certainly suffered a 10-0 loss in the second quarter, but they didn’t give up to reach the break with a point behind (37-36). They were even able to take control in the 24th (42-44). But Olympic then tightened its guard to avoid any unpleasant surprises, scoring 12 points in a row to give itself a margin of 18 lengths in the 33rd (70-52).

Furthermore, Massagno dominated Pully Lausanne 96-77, Tuesday Union Neuchâtel won in Vevey (83-80).

This article was automatically published. Source: ats

2024-04-13 23:26:38
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