Bryce Jones and Limoges add to ASVEL’s struggles

2022-12-03T21:59:02+00:00 2022-12-03T22:39:37+00:00.

Giannis Askounis

03/Dec/22 21:59

A 13-0 finishing run for Limoges CSP turns the tables against LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne

By Eurohoops Team/

The seventh loss in the last eight outings across all competitions and attached to yet another late collapse for LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne.

Trailing 71-69 with 3:34 on the clock, Limoges CSP scored the last 13 points and prevailed, 82-71, in the Betclic Elite LNB Pro A Round 11 affair hosted at Beaublanc Saturday evening.

Brooklyn-born point guard Bryce Jones poured a career-high 28 points, connecting 8/15 from the field, including 3/6 from beyond the arc. He scored five points in the winning run. Sharpshooter Nicolas Lang added 20 points against his former team. The team coached by Massimo Cancellieri went up to 7-4.

The visitors initially mishandled an 18-point advantage and from there a nine-point lead built early in the fourth quarter. Nando de Colo presented a team-high 15 points in the fall to 6-5 in the French league.

Anthony Polite sat out. On the injury list since suffering a torn ACL in his right knee, Joffrey Lauvergne was the other missing player for the team coached by T.J. Parker. Up next is a rematch against AS Monaco in a domestic affair Tuesday, following the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Regular Season Round 11 loss to La Roca Team Thursday.

Elsewhere in LNB Pro A action Saturday, Gavin Ware packed 27 points and Markis McDuffie with 25 points lifted JDA Dijon to the away win, 95-85, against Paris. La Jeanne went up to 8-3, while JL Bourg improved to 7-4 by knocking down SLUC Nancy, 89-83.

Four games, including the latest jaw-dropping performance of Victor Wembanyama, opened the Round 11 schedule yesterday, Friday. Two more matchups, Monaco playing host to Ada Blois and Elan Bearnais Pau-Lacq-Orthez against Nanterre 92 follow tomorrow, Sunday.

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