But who turned off the light? At Le Rocher, we asked ourselves the question for a long time, as Nyon seemed paralyzed by the stakes. Stefan Ivanovic’s men had however made an ideal start (7-2, 2’34”). But that was not enough to free them from entry. Faced with a Boncourt, decimated, deprived of his American Josh Brown (injured in the wrist), with only seven elements available, the formation of the Coast, which remained on four consecutive defeats, then stammered his basketball, lost balls, missed shots, to know, in a worrying way, a small black hole in five minutes (7-13, 7’30 ”). Enough to revive a visitor who did not ask for so much, with a successful Martins Igbanu. worrying before switching back to alternating current.
With a more extensive bench, an unleashed Maleye N’Doye at long distance (5/7 at three points) – at 42, he is still just as essential in the team -, a Joël Wolfisberg in a state of grace (13 points) but also a Devante Brooks leaping on rebounds and a very good Eric Fongué in defense (the former Boncourt player perfectly neutralized Florian Steinmann) and a Jérémy Jaunin who is still just as important in important moments (especially in the last quarter), the Les Vaudois knew how to find the switch and success when it was necessary to win such a precious and deserved success (75-63). This allows them to get back into the spotlight and get closer to the top 8. Boncourt, for his part, will have to fill the absence of Josh Brown quickly and hire a stranger if he intends to get on the right wagon.
Nyon Basket – Boncourt 75-63 (36-30)
Rock College. 189 spectators.
Referees: MM. Stojoev, Papaioannou and Gharib.
Basket of Nyon: Jaunin (11 points), Brooks (19), N’Doye (15), Ugurtas, Fongué (5) then Dougherty (8), Wolfisberg (13), Dufour (2), Bono, Van Rooij, Rothrock (2), Normal. Coach: Stefan Ivanovic.
Boncourt: Igbanu (16 points), Nesbitt (11), Steinmann (6), Kessler (11), Bengui Bondo (10) then Monteiro (7), Eyenga (2). Coach: Etienne Faye.
Remarks: Nyon without Vaney (absent); Boncourt without Brown (injured).
Geneva bounces back, Neuchâtel continues
In the other meetings of the evening in the Swiss Basketball League, Geneva took the measure of Swiss Central (95-85), four days after their short loss in Friborg (81-86). With 4 wins for 3 losses, the Lions occupy 4th place in the standings.
For its part, Union Neuchâtel confirms its recovery. After four losses during the initial four days, the players of Mitar Trivunovic chained a third success in a row, this time against Monthey (99-85), who suffered their fifth consecutive loss.
Finally, leader Massagno had no problem dismissing Starwings Basel (93-57).