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Basketball: Nyon gets back into the light

by archyde

But who turned off the light? At Le Rocher, we asked ourselves the question for a long time, as Nyon seemed paralyzed by the stakes. Stefan Ivanovic’s men had however made an ideal start (7-2, 2’34”). But that was not enough to free them from entry when the public was just as amorphous. Faced with a Boncourt, decimated, deprived of his American Josh Brown (injured in the wrist), with only seven elements available, there was a good shot to play for the formation of the Coast. But the Vaudois, who remained on four consecutive defeats, then stammered their basketball, lost balls, missed shots, to know, worryingly; a small black hole in five minutes (7-13, 7’30”). Enough to revive a visitor who did not ask for so much, with a successful Martins Igbanu.

With a more extensive bench, an unleashed Maleye N’Doye at long distance (5/7 at three points) – at 42, he is still just as essential in the team -, a Joël Wolfisberg in a state of grace (13 points) , the Rock guys reacted, especially as Devante Brooks started to jump in the racket. Very effective in defense (he neutralized Florian Steinmann), the ex-Boncourtois Eric Fongué was also a determining factor in the success of the Nyonnais with Jérémy Jaunin still as decisive in important moments (especially in the last quarter). They were able to find the switch and the success when it was necessary to seal two points so precious (75-63) and deserved. This allows them to come back into the light and get closer to the top 8.

Boncourt, for his part, will have to quickly fill the absence of Josh Brown and hire a stranger if he intends to get on the right car.

Nyon Basket – Boncourt 75-63 (36-30)

Rock College. 189 spectators.

Referees: MM. Stojoev, Papaioannou et Gharib.

Nyon Basket: Jaunin (11 points), Brooks (19), N’Doye (15), Ugurtas, Fongué (5) then Dougherty (8), Wolfisberg (13), Dufour (2), Bono, Van Rooij, Rothrock (2), Norbal. Coach: Stefan Ivanovic.

Boncourt: Igbanu (16 points), Nesbitt (11), Steinmann (6), Kessler (11), Bengui Bondo (10) then Monteiro (7), Eyenga (2). Coach: Etienne Faye.

Notes: Nyon without Vaney (absent); Boncourt without Brown (injured).

Geneva bounces back, Neuchâtel continues

In the other matches of the evening in the Swiss Basketball League, Geneva took the measure of Swiss Central (95-85), four days after their short loss in Friborg (81-86). With 4 wins for 3 losses, the Lions occupy 4th place in the standings.

For its part, Union Neuchâtel confirms its recovery. After four losses during the initial four days, the players of Mitar Trivunovic chained a third success in a row, this time against Monthey (99-85), who suffered their fifth consecutive loss.

Finally, leader Massagno had no problem dismissing Starwings Basel (93-57).

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