Vincent Collet’s Mets suffered the Gravelines-Dunkirk law for the launch of the Betclic Elite regular season this Friday night (85-73). The promoted Blois debuted successfully in the first division with success on the ground of Roanne (94-90).
It was the night of surprises for the launch of the Betclic Elite 2022/2023 this Friday. Gravelines-Dunkirk beat (85-73) the third in the last championship, Boulogne-Levallois. Aggressive and efficient in transition, BCM started strong, led by their American duo Justin Robinson – DJ Seeley (18 and 15 points in total). A start rewarded with a +13 advantage at the break (42-29).
A hole that Vincent Collet’s Mets have never been able to fill, despite a great Victor Wembanyama. Last season’s biggest hope, an Asvel dropout, has already impressed, finishing the game with 23 points (best scorer of the game) and 10 rebounds.
With two minutes remaining, a three-point basket from Wembanyama allowed the residents of Ile-de-France to return to nine points. But the awakening was too late for the Metropolitans, who will have to react to Pau-Lacq-Orthez on Tuesday (8:30pm).
Blois surprises, Dijon controls
The other surprise of the night came from Blois. The promoted player, who was playing the first game in his history in the first division, created the feat on the ground in Roanne (90-94). However, the Coral started the match well, dominating the entire first half (52-44, +8 at halftime). But ADA Blois, led by Jaime Smith (15 points) and Tyren Johnson (12 points), took over little by little (27-17 in the third quarter). The decision was made with nineteen seconds remaining, Johnson made the game-winning basket.
For its part, Dijon, semi-finalists last year, reaped a serene victory at home against Portel (87-76). Deprived of their coach Eric Girard and their teacher to play with Benoît Mangin, the northerners had a difficult start to the match (25-18 at the end of the first quarter) and never knew how to come back. Despite a slightly inside David Holston (7 points), the Dijonnais never let go of their heads and achieved an inaugural success.