In an empty Marcel-Cerdan sports hall, Boulogne-Levallois dominated Nanterre in the Hauts-de-Seine derby (73-67), this Sunday. This is the 4th victory in a row for the Mets against their neighbor (3 in the league and one in the cup).
What you must remember :
It is in an unusually cozy atmosphere that Nanterre came to his neighbor on Sunday. Exit the electric and tense atmosphere specific to this derby, place in camera. In these particular circumstances, the men of Pascal Donnadieu, recovered from the Covid-19 and back on the bench, were the first to make their offensive weapons speak.
But after a dominated first quarter (25-17), the Nanterriens gradually gave in to the locals (22-17 then 20-15 in the next 2 quarters). The difference was made in the last 10 minutes. Carried in particular by an excellent Assem Marei (17 points, 11 rebounds in 24 minutes), top scorer in the match, and by a defense recovered throughout the match, the Metropolitans 92 finally won.
Beaten only by the leader Bourg-en-Bresse this season, the locals signed a 6th victory in 7 Jeep Elite games. Nanterre suffered its second setback in 5 games played.
The player: Wembanyama, it promises
On September 23, Victor Wembanyama took his first steps in a Jeep Elite, at 16 years, 8 months and 20 days. The French was then satisfied with 4 minutes (for a rebound taken) against Bourg-en-Bresse (82-95). This Sunday, the very, very great hope of the JSF (he measures 2m19), who had confided for the first time, in our columns, two months ago, entered in the middle of the 2nd quarter.
Result: 6 points, 6 rebounds and 2 blocks in 16 minutes. And above all an astonishing impression of lightness in his movements and his dribbling, for such a size. It promises.
La stat : 25 points
In the first quarter, the Mets struggled to contain the opposing offensives, like a Tyler Stone author of 9 points in less than 7 minutes. After the first ten minutes, the premises had conceded 25 points. An anomaly for one of the best defenses of Jeep Elite (only 69.8 points conceded on average per game so far).