Élan Béarnais ensured its qualification for the Betclic ELITE playoffs by winning 88-76 against SIG Strasbourg in a late match of the 28th day. Éric Bartecheky’s players took the upper hand in the second quarter (27-18) then made the gap even further in the third (25-12). The trio Brandon Jefferson (18 points, 5 rebounds and 8 assists) – Jérémy Leloup (21 points and 3 rebounds) – Vitalis Chikoko (22 points at 8/14 on shots and 14 rebounds in 26 minutes) dominated the debates.
It is the 18th victory in 33 matches for the EBPLO which is guaranteed to finish ahead of ninth-placed Le Mans (16 wins in 33 matches). L’Élan béarnais even took over the point average on the SIG and can reach sixth place in the championship.
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