ball – Pro B. The NBH will try to do the best against La Rochelle

ball – Pro B. The NBH will try to do the best against La Rochelle
ball – Pro B. The NBH will try to do the best against La Rochelle

Officially maintained since Sunday, the Hermine however no longer risked anything, even tied at several points, despite another heavy defeat conceded a week ago against Denain (84-101). Weakened by internal dissensions, which undermined its state of mind during a catastrophic return phase (3 victories in 15 days), Laurent Pluvy’s team is in great pain.

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At the dawn of the last two days without challenges, the NBH is already preparing for the next exercise in view of the major project that awaits it. He is thus in advanced contact with the promising French leader, Elian Benitez (Rueil).

“Stay pro until the end”

Before finishing in a week in Vichy (2e), the Nantes team visits this evening the leader of the division, undefeated in sixteen matches in their lair of Gaston-Neveur. Without Ndoye, Thomas uncertain (knee), she would rather find a semblance of solidarity. “We must do the best possible and remain as dignified as possiblecautiously advances Laurent Pluvy. We didn’t live up to what we would have liked and we ended up playing the two best teams. You will have to make a big effort not to take a “down jacket”. »

As Nantes full-back Matteo Legat admitted: “You have to stay professional until the end of the season. » This is the minimum for an NBH which had already taken on water on the way to La Trocardière (60-97).

On the side of La Rochelle, best defense (70.3 pts per match) and five defeats on the clock in 32 days, including the one conceded on Sunday in Fos (69-57), the objective is not to miss the opportunity to finish undefeated at home. A rare performance in Pro B, after Pau-Orthez in 2012-2013 and Brest in 2004-2005.

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