Per Philippe Guinchard
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What’s the point of winning 11 games in a row to gain home advantage in the playoffs and losing like this?
That’s the question that will plague Evreux (Eure) fans for the next few days, after seeing their favorites debacle in the quarter-finals lost in two narrow games.
Receiving their fourth defeat in a row in Antibes (Alpes-Maritimes), the players of Évreux unfortunately confirmed that they have nothing more to offer. And certainly not the desire to fight to raise ALM in Betclic ELITE, because the leaders of the Ebroïcien club may not have given the necessary guarantees to create this motivation…
Managers on leave
Visibly more motivated by the idea of going on vacation than suffering on the pitches, some team leaders, certainly tired, were in any case disappointed in Antibes, this Monday, May 23, 2022.
Starting with Paul Marinelli who nevertheless started his duel well, as in match 1 (7 points in the first quarter of an hour), only to disappear from the radar as soon as the Antibois strengthened their defense.
The same fight for Đorđe Milošević 3 small points, more lonely than united during this quarter-final comeback.
ALM, of course, were in the wrong during the first period, leading the discussions until the 14th minute (18-25) before, as in the first part, they suffered a flashback from Derksen and pansa (27-25, 17.).
The rest was uncertain for a few moments after the break (33-31, 20.), thanks to the sacrifice of the captain. Fabien Pascal (40-39, 23.), before the Ebroic raft began to leak everywhere.
Clumsy both from long range (3/17 on 3-pointers) and at the penalty line (14/27 on free throws, i.e. a very poor 52% success rate), the players Neno Asćerić he completely let himself go, posting terrifying stats, with 22 fewer shots than the Sharks at the end and 18 turnovers.
Return from Bangaly Fofana did not make up for absence due to injury Shekinah MunangaÉvreux was lost on the rebound (42 to 28 for Antibes, including 15 offensive attacks) and on the scoreboard.
39-20 in the second act spoke for itself. ALM Évreux has already been on holiday on the French Riviera…
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