This Thursday evening, as part of the semi-finals of a qualifying tournament for the Champions League in men’s basketball, Le Mans lost against the Russians of Parma Perm (69-82). Therefore, the French club will not compete in the competition this season.
We won’t see Le Mans this season in the men’s basketball Champions League regular season, or in any other European Cup for that matter. Indeed, this Thursday evening, the French club lost against the Russians of Parma Perm (69-82), as part of the semi-finals of the qualifying tournament 4 for the prestigious competition. A tournament which takes place on the side of Sofia in Bulgaria while this particular meeting took place at the Armeets Arena. However, the Manceaux were notably led by Scott Bamforth, who finished top scorer of his team but also top scorer of this meeting., with personal statistics of 22 points, 6 rebounds and also 8 assists, well supplemented in particular by TaShawn Thomas, who finished with 16 points, 6 rebounds and 1 assist. Opposite, the Russians were obviously not left out, including Jeremiah Hill and his 17 points, 3 rebounds and 6 assists.
𝗙𝗶𝗻 𝗱𝗲 𝗺𝗮𝘁𝗰𝗵 ⏱️
It’s over, the Russians prevail. We came across a very good team. Qualification in @BasketballCL escapes us 😟 #Always together #BasketballCL pic.twitter.com/AAtNcYt6Dp
– MSB_Officiel 🦁 (@MSB_Officiel) September 16, 2021
Le Mans had started this meeting well
Le Mans had started this meeting better, even taking the controls, at the scoreboard, to lead 11-8. From that moment, their opponents for one night took matters into their own hands and then never let go. With a gap that reached +11 in the second quarter (28-17, 38-27) and in the third quarter (57-46), then the +14 in the fourth and last quarter (78-64). Exempted from the first lap, Le Mans therefore leaves directly home. For its part, Parma Perm has a second victory in a row, after that of the first round recorded against the Israelis of Hapoel Eilat (79-76), this Tuesday. There is now only one step left. A final which will take place this Saturday at 5.30 p.m., against the Ukrainians of Prometey. The winner of this meeting will be the lucky one who will then advance to the regular season and directly integrate group A.