By Philippe Guinchard
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What does it mean to win 11 games in a row to get home advantage in the play-offs and thus lose?
That is the question that will haunt Evreux’s supporters over the next few days, after seeing their favorites lose in the quarter-finals in two short matches.
By accepting their fourth consecutive defeat in Antibes (Alpes-Maritimes), the players of Evreux have, alas, confirmed that they had little to offer. And certainly not wanting to fight to increase ALM in Betclic ELITE, the Ebroïcien club leaders probably haven’t even given the necessary pledges to generate this motivation…
the executive is on leave
More motivated by the idea of going on vacation than suffering on the court, some of the team officials, certainly tired, in any case, were still disappointed in Antibes this Monday, May 23, 2022.
starting with a Paul Marinelli Yet who started their duel well, as in Match 1 (7 points in the first quarter of an hour), before disappearing from the radar as Antibes tightened their defence.
same fight for jordje milošević 3 small points, more solitary than united during this quarter-final comeback.
ALM were, of course, deluded during the first period, leading the debate well into the 14th minute (18–25), before suffering, as in the first leg, a flashback. Dirksen And Pansa (27-25, 17th).
For a few moments after the break (33-31, 20th) the rest was still uncertain, thanks to the captain’s self-sacrifice Fabian Pascal (40-39, 23rd), before the Ebrosian fleet starts leaking everywhere.
a sad ending
Clumsy at long range (3/17 on 3-pointers) and at the penalty line (14/27 on free throws, a very poor 52% success rate), nino aceric The complete let go, eventually posting fearsome stat lines with 22 fewer shots and 18 stray balls than the Sharks.
the return of Bengali Fofana not compensated for absence through injury Shekinah MunangaEvereux is crunching on rebounds (42 to 28 for Antibes, including 15 offensive takes) and on the scoreboard.
The 39-20 in the second act spoke for itself. ALM Évreux was already on holiday on the French Riviera …
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