> The essential
Despite the absences of Lorraine Lokoka and Hélène Jakovlvic, injured, Toulouse Métropole Basket, well by an excellent Kalis Lo (26 points at 77% success, 5 rebounds and 4 fouls provoked) largely won against a strongly renewed team who could only resist him for a quarter of an hour. Toulouse thus confirms to be one of the favorites for membership in LFB.
> The encounter
Adonis quickly opens the sheet music. On the counterattack, Mulumba equalizes. Tense, tense the Toulousaines let Mayo register the first basket at 3 points of the evening (2-5, 3rd). Aulnoye gains confidence (6-9, 6th). The TMB lost too many balls (5 in 7 minutes) and the visitors led at the end of the first quarter (14-15).
The locals quickly reversed the trend (19-15, 12th), thanks to Loyd and Belleka. But they are not yet in defense mode. Daramy in profit (19-21, 13th).
Loyd confirms his status as Swedish international by scoring 6 consecutive points (25-21, 15th) just before the twirling Adonis blessed her ankle. It’s a turning point in the game.
On a 6-point attack (Loyd’s award-winning basket plus foul, missed shot, Gillespie rebound and 3 points from Strunc), the locals escaped (36-27, 18th) to lead widely to the break (40-27) . They will now have the race largely in the lead by achieving an almost perfect third quarter (61-33, 10th).
The last period will be long for the Northerners who bow widely (74-48).
> The declaration of Noémie Brochant: “It’s a pleasure to find the public. But it’s weird. We had lost the habit of noise in the rooms. We have to get used to communicating again. Otherwise, tonight, as soon as we focused on our defense we were able to collect balls, run and put our game in attack “.