> The essential
The Toulouse, who led at the break and had only three points behind at the start of the last period (72-69), duped by Williams who made a dantesque match, cracked in the last quarter of a meeting where offensive aggressiveness took precedence over the defensive. Tomorrow (kick off at 8 p.m.), they will host Les Sables-d’Olonne.
> The encounter
At home, the Toulousains got used to starting their games badly (0-7 against Rueil, 0-4 against Poitiers, 0-7 against Vitré). In Angers it is they, with Anderson Jr, well served by Kouyaté and Sahraoui and decisive passer for Thimon, who start with a bang (1-7, 2nd). Williams and Gauthier stand out (15-9, 5th). In six minutes, straddling the first two periods, Kouyaté, Aygalenq and Yangue, replacing the TBC in the lead (24-27, 13th). The Toulousains spend six minutes in the lead (38-46, 18th) and lead to the break (47-49).
Thimon starts the 2nd half with a 3 points (47-52, 21st). Gauthier scores six consecutive points (53-52, 22nd). Williams supports the Bergeracois (61-55, 24th). Yao-Delon, Sahraoui, Kouyaté and Anderson Jr resist (68-67, 29th).
It is from 75-71 (32nd) that the TBC stops its engine. He can only register one point in six minutes. Angers escapes (83-72, 36th; 90-72, 38th) to remove a more difficult victory than indicated by the final score (100-79).
> A Williams Formula 1
Tuesday, the engine of the American leader, who arrived in the offseason of Garonne Avenir Basket (Meilhan-sur-Garonne, NM2), was himself that of a Formula 1. His line of statistics speaks for itself: 35 points, 5 of 6 to 3 points, 6 of 6 on free throws, 6 rebounds, 8 assists, 2 steals, 4 fouls caused for an evaluation of 43. A rare performance!
Angers (ten wins, one loss) and Rueil (two losses) distance themselves from a trio of pursuers (Poitiers, TBC and Lorient) who have lost four times. Vitré and Tarbes-Lourdes (six wins, five losses) are the other teams to have a provisionally positive sporting record.