After being dominated by the BLMA in the first half, the Lyon girls were defeated in the third match of the finals. Leading 2-1 in the series, they will have another opportunity on Thursday in the Palais des Sports in Lattes.
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Starting off with a crushing 0-13, the Gazelles showed what they could do. Being led 2 – 0 in the French League Finals, they offered their supporters a very different show at the Palais des Sports. Thanks to the long distance skills of Sami WHITCOMB (19 points) and Taylor WURTZ (18 points), the BLMA really took off leaving the Lyon girls twenty points behind at the break (47 – 27).
While the team were more active and stronger in defense in the second half, the gap was too wide for the Lyon team to come back. They did get back to within 6 points after a great series from Michelle PLOUFFE (18 points) and three points from Marième BADIANE (60-54) with three minutes to go, confirming that the Lyon girls have a strong character. But they will have to do that throughout the next forty minutes if they want to grab the French championship title in Lattes in match 4.