Men’s National Championship 3 (Day 3): Rezé – Cep Lorient (B): 64-51
However, Lorientais is applied at the beginning of the encounter. The cepists circulate the ball well and create spaces that the leading Diaby makes great use of. A collective effort that allows them to offer open shots to Picard that after ten minutes give his team an advantage (19-16). But Rezé then rearranges his defense and disrupts the implementation of Breton’s systems which ends the game. Despite the distracting Faye in the racket, Cep Lorient was unable to keep the lead, and Rezé regained the lead just before the break (29-28).
Rezéens dominates in painting
Recovery is more difficult. Despite the interesting offensive animation, the Morbihannais did not find the target and it was necessary to wait four minutes after halftime for Picard, at three points, to unlock the Breton counter (36-32, 26.). In the difficulty of the set game, Cepistes rely on Diaby (20 points) who attacks the circle and comes to look for mistakes. But Lorient was overcome by the pace imposed by the hosts who also take over the Breton racket.
Thomas Le Roux’s teams, like Zerbib caught in extremis on his double step, failed to score (8 points in the 3rd quarter) and found themselves behind by 14 points at the beginning of the last section (50-36). It is too much for Lorient who are still in the collective race and the lack of automation in the attack including a stereotypical game that is too easy to defend. Le Cep lost 64-51 and registered its third defeat of the season. The Red Lantern must recover next week in Brisset against Nantes.
Judges: Mr. Riviere, Vincendeau.
A quarter: 16/19, 13/9, 21/8, 14/15)
CUT: Cardoville (8), Michaud (9), Denis (6), Hénaff (4), Simoneau (1); Guegan (8), Guillou (8), Giraudeau (6), Etienne (2), Kittar (12). Coach: F. Chamaillard.
CEP LORIENT (B): Diaby (20), Margerie (5), Picard (13), Josse, Faye (3); Merceur, Zerbib (3), Daku Mpete, Hassanali (7). Coach: T. Le Roux.