After a second place, the Metz Canonniers qualified for the quarter-finals of the play-offs for access to the N1. History for the club. Stéphane Frentzel’s players meet this Saturday against Hyères-Toulon at the Complexe Saint-Symphorien.
The regular season is over! The Metz Canonniers will face a big chunk this Saturday. Basket Hyeres Toulon Var is the legendary club par excellence of the division. In fact, the Varois evolved into Pro A in the early 2010s. The army is trained by Laurent Sciarra, former French international and Olympic vice-champion in Sydney in 2000. With a more than excellent record, the HTV players have lost 4 times this season.
As for the workforce, there are many experienced players who have been won over in NM1. To start, Oumarou Baradji passed since‘Aubena USAthe strong forward knows this well Alexandre Karolak since they played a season together. Another intern with a long resume should tackle Gary Florimont. is Benklua, small marker but vocal leader. The interior went through INSEP, Charleville, Mulhouse, Avignon and Sorgues, will be one of the strong points of the visitors. Learning et Ori will have a lot to do in his head, since the American Colimondo he has passed too NM1 could give work to the defense of Messina.
The iconic Douada Condéthrough Mulhouse last year, it is one of the famous interiors in N2. He also averaged over 10 points per game for 5 years. To remain Moukenga, Stankovic et Wilson, protagonists of the rotation. The latter is one of the best 3X3 players in France. Metz knows him well because he has played at Cergy between 2015 and 2019.
Wounded on both sides
The Metz Canonniers will have to do without it Flourishing Peter in Henok Affa (Captain Messin was our guest this Thursday in 100% Grenats, on France Bleu Lorraine). Both men are too short for Game 1, but could be back for the rest of the series. Stephan Frentzel should call again Guerandel and Kouacouto complete the rotations.
Hyères-Toulon has also been reduced in recent weeks. The strong forward Yes missed the last game of the regular season. The boss Franchini and the combined guard Sadistic also experienced problems. HTV position 1 could therefore be handicapped this Saturday. A godsend for the Gunners.
The Sports Palace promises to be hot for this historic poster in Metz. See you this Saturday, at 20:00 at the Complexe Saint Symphorien, to attend the first round of Metz – Hyères-Toulon, in the N2 playoffs.
copyright of the photo : Matthieu Henkinet (LGM / Archives)