It was then that the Béarnaises…
It is then that the Bearnaises will break free, to level the score with their opponents in the remaining 37 minutes.
After a 3-point basket and a clear penetration from Foisse, Lebas and Vignal get in tune behind the arc. If the locals are in rhythm offensively, a little generosity is left to the guests defensively (24-24, 12th).
Gardères does not hesitate to open his bench, Lonné and Pruvost show themselves to their advantage. But the Angloyees, well led by the former Orthézienne Lagardère, do not let go. Upon returning to the changing rooms, the score is equal (40-40, 20th).
A tight finish
Back on the platform, Anglet accelerates and seems to be definitively detached, especially as the Orthéziennes lose some direction (47-55, 25th).
Foisse, Vidal and Pruvost scored precious points, but Anglet seemed to have good offensive rhythm (63-70, 34′).
With nothing left to lose, the USO takes risks that pay off. The locals grab some baskets, but above all they make mistakes (75-78, 39th). They believe in their chances, especially after a 3-point basket from Limousin over 8 metres. However, it is Anglet who will have the final say in this uncertain part until the siren.