First qualified for the quarter-finals, Chartres erases its 2023 loss

First qualified for the quarter-finals, Chartres erases its 2023 loss
First qualified for the quarter-finals, Chartres erases its 2023 loss

In a position of strength after its victory at Challans in the first leg (91-71), Chartres won in steamroller mode (91-63) against the still weakened Vendéens, deprived of Radshad Davis and Jerrel Wright. The CCBM thus validates its ticket for the NM1 quarter-finals.

In front of 3,800 spectators at their new venue, the Coliseum, the locals nevertheless experienced a laborious first half, simply ahead by four points at the break (38-34). It was in the second period that the CCBM made the hole, stifling the Vendéens. The locals were more incisive on both sides of the floor. In defense, the barbed wire was out. Aside from Berchel’s two dunks, Challans did not score a single basket. It was at this moment that Chartres woke up at a long distance. Pellin, Doumbia and Kouguere inflicted a devastating blow (18-4) on Sébastien Lambert’s team. The lock was now locked (62-42). Author of a diligent end to the match, Chartres unfolded, like the furious dunks of Chimezie Offorum (21 points, 9 rebounds 3 assists, 6 interceptions). Painful for Challans, like Paul Turpin, who was injured at the arcade.

Seeded No. 1, Chartres assumed its rank. Not an easy task when we remember that the Eurelian club approached the playoffs in the exact same situation last year only to be eliminated by the 17th, Toulouse! Two years ago, the CCBM lost in the first round against Cergy-Pontoise, ranked 12th. It is therefore a bad habit erased by the Chartrains who will face the winner of the Saint-Vallier – Loon-Plage series in the quarter-final. Very likely the SVBD since the Drômois won 101-65 in the North in the first leg.

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