Marianna Tolo: four consecutive games with more than 10 points and 15 points (plus 20 points and 24 points on Saturday evening); and especially Regan Magarity, the best evaluator of the Women’s League last season and who gives her full potential. Sweden’s interior has been Basket Landes’ top scorer in the last four games, with at least 16 points and 6 rounds. 39, thanks to 12 rebounds and especially 32 points, his new high performance.
“We’re not impressed but they make us happy,” smiled winger Kendra Chery. It’s good what they do, it gives strength to the whole team and it pushes us to go higher. “It’s a good offensive game but what also fascinates me is the defensive line, the anger of the coach, Julie Barennes. It’s good to get points but you also have to be able to stop the opponent from scoring.”
“We started to doubt”
Because what would have happened to the finale of the conference if the Angevines had been more successful in the long distance (0/15), when they had managed to bounce back from -16 to three points behind (31).and)? Question that guest coach, David Gautier asked himself after the meeting. Yes, indeed, if …
“We don’t put the energy we need, we are not in the face, it hurts.”
But what was clear on Saturday evening was that Basket Landes, who was penalized for a foul in the third quarter, suffered defensively with multiple free shots awarded to Ufab: 11 within five minutes, against 9 in the first half. “They put a lot of effort into it and we started to have a little bit of a doubt,” explains Kendra Chery. “
“We don’t put the energy we need, we are not in the face, we make four mistakes in two minutes and they go for free balls 25 times, it hurts, regrets Julie Barennes for her part. You have to work hard, it’s in your head too. You have to be smarter than that, I hope it’s because we missed a little rhythm (after a weekend without a match, editor’s note). he must do better. »
Expected harshness of defense
Basket Landes, who managed to count on the return of Céline Dumerc (adductors) and Valériane Vukosavljevic (parents), lost considerably in the third quarter (15-26), raising her opponent. And the Landaises, after three major defensive performances (less than 67 points conceded), remain on two wins with 74 points left for their opponents. “To be ambitious, you have to give yourself the ability to be that and that requires a lot of stricter protection,” declares Julie Barennes.
What the technician has already explained before the double European conflict against Bourges, in mid-March. And thanks to that, by maintaining the Tangos by 63 points, the French champion managed to oust the leader (65-63), who by then had lost just one of the last 24 games. It will not be necessary to do little to hope to win the first Coupe de France final in club history, on Saturday April 23 at Bercy (2:30 pm), against Berruyères, who have 17 wins left in a row. that league. “We know what we still have to work on, but linking victory gives us confidence,” recalls Kendra Chery. “We will be determined to get this name.”