NATIONAL 2 WOMEN. An incredible finish and Gimont offers a superb victory
However badly embarked, the Gimontoises managed to reverse the situation and imposed themselves at the end of the suspense.
The many Gimont supporters who came to support their team, to the great pleasure of the Stars, will not soon forget the superb match experienced in Orthez: intensity, suspense, commitment at all times between two very close teams. each other.
In short, all the ingredients of a magnificent evening were present.
Perhaps moved by the surprise reserved by the Gimont supporters who came to support them, the Gimontoises had started the game badly, with a horrible 3/16 on shots in the first quarter. This allowed the Ortheziennes, well in place, to take the lead.
Rhythm and intensity were present, and would only increase in the second quarter, where the Gersoises increased their defensive level, offering themselves counter-attacking balls. This made it possible to conclude the second quarter on a parity score, 31-31.
A completely crazy end to the match
Back from the locker room, the match started again on the same basis, with a big commitment from both sides, but in an excellent state of mind – shared by the friendly Béarnais supporters. The girls from US Orthez took the lead, offering themselves up to 9 points ahead.
But Gimont came back at the end of the period, thanks in particular to a Sarah Albinet author of a huge match: 18 points (4/6 at two-pointers, 0/4 at three-pointers, 10/11 at free throws, 9 rebounds, 2 assists, 4 interceptions, 1 block, 10 fouls, no lost ball, all for a sumptuous 27 rating).
On the Bearn side, the micro-leaders Marylie Limousin and Ève Lonne, still made the Gersoises dizzy, but the daughters of Cyrille Dufaure and Julie Bergada still raised their voices in defense. With less than a minute remaining, Orthez was ahead, 67-64. Jessy Boudenne, author of an excellent match, then returned his third three-point shot (out of three). Equality!
Orthez lost the ball and Léa Delaplace would score an easy basket, 67-69. With a few seconds remaining, the Bearnaises tried everything for everything, in the form of a miraculous three-point entering just at the bell. But the Orthézienne player had put one foot in touch – and Gimont won, having led only 58 seconds in all and for all in the match!
QT: 17-12; 14-19; 20-17; 16-21.
21/30 on free throws, 22/66 on shots including 4/18 from three-pointers.
For Gimont: Bessières 2, Portal 3, Chanoz 3, Athuyt 7, Delaplace 7, Abdeljebbar 7, Tramont 6, Albinet 19, Boudenne 10, Conduche 5.
For Orthez: Peyregne 11, Limousin 5, Lonne 13, Goicoechea Enrique 3, Pruvost 14, Vidal 11, Foisse 6, Hurst 4, Lebas 0.