24 hours after her success in the first leg against Lublin, Villeneuve d’Ascq did not present the same face and fell heavily (59-85) and saw her career in the Women’s Eurocup come to an end.
While waiting for ASVEL and Charleville-Mézières, Villeneuve d’Ascq failed to reach Bourges in the round of 16 of the Women’s Eurocup. However, after a first leg won on Tuesday against Lublin, the ESBVA was in a strong position. But, 24 hours after this first round, Rachid Meziane’s players missed their subject as they played again in front of their audience.
Blocked at seven points during the first quarter, the Northerners let the Poles dictate their game. If the teammates of Jolene Anderson (15 points, 9 rebounds) had a timid burst of pride in the second quarter to come back at six lengths, Lublin immediately reacted to rebuild their thirteen-length lead and, thanks to a last three-point shot from Ivana Jakubcova (9 points, 5 rebounds), find her locker room with the same gap.
Villeneuve d’Ascq did not have the weapons
A start was expected on the return to the floor from the players of Villeneuve d’Ascq. But he never came. Worse still, Lublin took advantage of his strike force with five players above ten points including Martina Fassina (21 points, 6 rebounds) to continue his undermining work. On the scoreboard, this translated into a maximum lead of 23 points before the end of the third quarter.
With a delay of 19 units ten minutes from the end of the meeting, the players of Villeneuve d’Ascq tried to reverse the trend but it was out of reach for them. The last quarter was one-sided in favor of a team from Lublin who perfectly erased their ten-point deficit from the first leg. Indeed, the Poles won by 26 points (59-85) and validated their ticket for the round of 16 in the aggregate of the two sets (142-158).