Limoges further from playoffs zone after rout by Le Portel

20/Mar/17 22:30 March 21, 2017

Antonis Stroggylakis

20/Mar/17 22:30

Eurohoops.net

Le Portel crushed Limoges at home increasing their postseason hopes and trimming their opponents’ chances.

By Eurohoops team/ info@eurohoops.net

Limoges was looking for a road victory against Le Portel that would grant them a serious boost in the French League playoffs battle, but things didn’t go as planned.

Far from it actually, since a well-balanced effort by the hosts powered by Darrin Dorsey’s 20 points plus 9 assists, gave them a 80 – 59 victory and the ninth spot in the standings with a 11 – 12 record.

Limoges has the same win/loss ratio but the crucial tie-breaking advantage is at the hands of Le Portel that had also won the first round game between the teams.

In the meantime, Hyeres-Toulon head coach Kyle Milling emerges as a favorite to succeed Dusko Vujosevic at the bench of the Limougeauds, as L’Equipe reports. Dule’s contract expires at the end of the season and the club shows no intention of extending.

Back to Week 23 news, no major changes occurred at the top of the standings. Monaco is still the leader (20-3) and Chalon/Saone (17-6) with Pau Orthez (17-6) are tied at the second place.

Pro A 2016/2017 – Week 23

Lyon-Villeurbanne – Orléans 82 – 78 (Darryl Watkins 19 p. 8 r.)
Paris-Levallois – Cholet 75 – 74 (Jason Rich 24 p.)
Antibes – Strasbourg 72 – 81 (Jeremy Leloup 16 p.)
Chalon/Saone – Nanterre 94 – 90 (Moustapha Fall)
Monaco – Chalons-Reims 81 – 72 (Billy Ouattara 27 p. 6 r.)
Gravelines-Dunkerque – Hyeres-Toulon 81 – 80 (Justin Cobbs 24 p.)
Nancy – Dijon 87 – 70 (Alex Urtasun 24 p.)
Pau-Lacq-Orthez  – Le Mans 85 – 71 (DJ Cooper 14 p. 12 a.)
Le Portel – Limoges 80 – 59 (Darrin Dorsey 20 p. 9 a.)