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“Wemba” still has a strong



Thanks in particular to 36 points and 11 rebounds from Victor Wembanyama, Boulogne-Levallois took revenge on the G-League Ignite during the second match of the North American tour of the Metropolitans 92 (106-112).

Victor Wembanyama once again put on the show in Henderson, Nevada. Two days after a defeat against the G-League Ignite, a team made up of promising players at the gates of the NBA, Boulogne-Levallois took his revenge before returning to France to return to the ordinary of the Betclic Elite championship. A match that the “Mets” started well under the leadership of Aaron Henry (24 points, 10 rebounds). However, Victor Wembanyama quickly stood out on both sides of the floor and unlocked his counter after just under six minutes of play in the first quarter, which the Ile-de-France team finished with a four-point lead. A start to the match which especially saw Scoot Henderson, Victor Wembanyama’s announced rival for the number 1 spot in the next Draft, being injured very quickly after a knee-to-knee shock with the Frenchman. Without its leader, however, the Ignite was able to react during the second quarter, pushed by Leonard Miller (16 points, 8 rebounds), and race in the lead until the break reached with a one-length lead for the American team.

Wembanyama in the oven and in the mill

Back on the floor of the Dollar Loan Center, the match turned into a showdown between the two teams. The Ignite, however, was able to put a boost in the last three minutes of the third quarter with Aubrey Dawkins (19 points) and Marcus Graves (15 points, rebounds, 7 assists) in the maneuver. Led by twelve points twelve minutes from the end of the game, the team led by Vincent Collet had a complicated start to the last quarter with the gap rising again to reach sixteen lengths. It was then that Victor Wembanyama, who played 37 minutes, came out of his box to revive the Metropolitans. With a line of statistics that impressed more than one observer (36 points, 11 rebounds) despite a lack of long-range efficiency (2 of 7 at three points), “Wemby” was able to reverse the trend. Scoring the last two points of the match on free throws, he offered a prestigious victory to Boulogne-Levallois (106-112) but above all scored points for the next Draft, of which he could be the first Frenchman to take the first position.

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