Euroleague (F): Bourges easily wins in Turkey

Nicolas Kohlhuber, published on Tuesday January 28, 2020 at 6:25 pm

Already qualified for the quarterfinals of the Euroleague, Bourges did not tremble on the floor of Cukurova (50-88). The Berruyères have largely beaten a Turkish team which points to the last place of group A.

A week after validating his qualification for the quarterfinals of the Euroleague, Bourges has not lost his concentration. The LFB club went to win on the Cukurova floor, the last in Pool A (50-88). Despite the long trip to Turkey, the daughters of Olivier Lafargue were applied. They led 39 of the 40 minutes into the game. Thanks to a more fluid game and simply stronger players, the Berruyères achieved a hit on the eve of the international break. After a fairly balanced first quarter after which the partners of Alexia Chartereau were only six points ahead, they tightened the defense to make the difference. The Turks failed to score more than fifteen points in a quarter. The difference was even made before the break. An 11-0 in the first half of the second quarter definitely launched Tango to success. The dominance inside was complete with 43 rebounds and 60 points scored in the paint. This balance of power in the face of a very awkward formation particularly benefited Iliana Rupert. The 18-year-old ended the game with 23 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists. The gap only increased during the entire match to stabilize at almost 40 units. The final score is almost anecdotal as there was no match. But this victory does a lot of good in the standings since the Berruyères are now alone in third place after Nadezhda's loss against Prague. The content also allows French women to send a message to the competition. They will have to be counted on during the final phase.