Winner from Toulouse on Friday (66-57), Bourges sets the bar high at the start of the season with its four victories in four days, but other teams are determined to follow in its wake. This is the case of Asvel who equaled their faultless by disposing of Angers at home on Saturday (87-76) on day 4.
The Lyon club relied on Marine Johannès (23 points), Héléna Ciak (19 points, 7 rebounds), Laura Quevedo (17 points, 8 rebounds) and Blake Dietrick (8 points, 9 assists). The other lesson of the day is to be found on the side of Villeneuve-d’Ascq, who hit hard this Saturday by winning at Lattes-Montpellier (69-82), until then second in the standings.
Cruel for Basket Landes
The Northerners did not get off to the best start and were even two points behind at the end of the first quarter. But they raised their level of play in the wake of Janelle Salaun and Kamiah Smalls, authors of 14 points each. Villeneuve-d’Ascq finds itself 3rd in the Women’s League, one point behind the two undefeated teams and tied on points with Lattes-Montpellier.
Basket Landes may have regrets after narrowly missing his first victory of the season against La Roche-sur-Yon (75-76). Tarbes won (89-93) at Saint-Amand Hainaut with a huge performance from the young 21-year-old Frenchwoman Yohana Ewodo (34 points, 7 rebounds). And Landerneau won (74-67) against the Flames Carolo.