The off-season was first marked with a new logo that mentions the host city (Villenave-d’Ornon): “Which, specifies Eric Sarrazin, the president, will not prevent Bordeaux Métropole from accompanying us if we convince them of our project because , leaders in their sport, the girls will retain an audience that will be the sixth element in coming to Poinçonnet and Le Havre. »
In the meantime, this first trip will take place with the Nantes women from Rézé, who brought reinforcements after two runs and drew on their hopes. This introduction will make it possible to gauge a squad composed of four players under contract (Soares, Kostova, Mauler, Sanogo) and a non-transfer student (Lacaule), while five players from last year (Hillairet, Aucagos, Adzogo, Condoris, Berete) and former co-captains Dubrasquet and Deslous they were restored to adventure.
A not very obvious amalgam at the beginning, if only to comply with the four weekly training sessions, which are doubled for professional players. If in the friendly visit of these women from Nantes (58-61 on August 28) everything seemed to be swimming, then in Anglet (victory 51-52) insufficient rotation (Hillairet and Condoris on the bench) and Sanogo (tendon) played. last Friday in a performance at Urcuit (73-49 defeat).
Despite everything, we highlight the performance of Brazilian center Leticia Soares, who scored 19 points and 10 rebounds, which is not bad for a late defector from Portugal’s D1.