Limoges have wrapped up the LNB Pro A Series finals 3-0 with a three point win in game three against SIG overnight. SIG held a one point lead at half time but with two 19-17 final quarters, the home team won the match and the series, 73-70. Dave played 32 minutes, scoring second highest for SIG with 13 points and top rebounds for his team with 10 boards (2 offensive 8 defensive) for the game. Another double-double from Dave that has seen him finish off the season in top form. Jeremy Leloup top scored for SIG with 16 points.
Dave posted a double-double in game two of the final series against Limoges on Monday June 2 but his 17 points and 10 rebounds and two assists still couldn’t get the win for SIG. The first quarter saw Limoges lead 18-11. A 26-16 second quarter by SIG saw the home team head into the major break with a three point lead. Limoges outscored SIG in the second half, 40-31 to win the match, 74-68, and take a 2-0 final series lead. Game three will be played at Limoges home court on Thursday June 5 and is a must win for SIG to stay in the finals series.
SIG hosted Limoges in game one of the LNB Pro A finals series on Saturday May 31. Unfortunately, a 7-18 second quarter saw the home team with a 12 point deficit at half time which they could not get back. Limoges won the first game of the series, 77-65. Dave played 36 minutes and scored 14 points, grabbing team high rebounds of nine for the game (1 offensive 8 defensive) and two assists. Louis Campbell top scored for SIG with 15 points. Game two of the best of five finals series will be held in Strasbourg on Monday June 2.
SIG Basketball won the fifth and deciding semi-final against Nancy on Wednesday May 28, 70-58, securing themselves a spot in the LNB Pro A finals. Dave played 37 minutes in game five, shooting 15 points, grabbing four rebounds (1 offensive 3 defensive) and four assists. Bootsy Thornton top scored for SIG with 17 points while Louis Campbell had 10 assists for the game. SIG held a one point lead at half time and a 21-11 third quarter saw the home team with and 11 point lead at the end of the third. SIG will host game one of the LNB Pro A finals series on Saturday May 31 against Limoges.
SIG Strasbourg tied the semi-finals series against Nancy today with a stunning five point win over the home team. The series will now go to a fifth and final game on Wednesday May 28 at Strasbourg to see who goes through to the final. Dave played a big 34 minutes, making a double-double, with 12 points and 10 rebounds (one offensive and nine defensive) and three assists. Jeremy Leloup top scored for SIG with 19 points for his 34 minutes on the court. It was a tightly contested battle with SIG leading at the end of the first quarter by five points. Nancy came out in the second and scored 20-14 taking a one point lead into the major break. The third quarter saw Nancy extend the lead to six points but that didn’t stop SIG nailing a 20-9 final quarter and winning the game 57-62. With the home court advantage for the deciding game, SIG fans will be out in full force to cheer their team to a spot in the final.
With the French National League semi-final series well under way, SIG Basketball are looking for a finals berth. Veteran of the game and mid-season recruit, David Andersen, is looking forward to finishing the season strong.
After a longer than normal break between seasons, Andersen is in top form at the pointy end of the LNB play offs.
“It is hard being a professional basketballer training every day and travel mixing with the games.
“The break really helped refresh the body and get things ready,” Andersen said.
Finishing on top of the Pro A table meant that SIG was able to secure the home court advantage for the play offs, which is, according to Andersen a definite advantage in Strasbourg.
“We are pretty tough at home and hope to continue like this going through finals,” he said.
“We are hoping to get all fans out to the games like we did in game three (of the quarter-finals) and do well.”
With the semi-finals well under way and Nancy leading the series 2-1, SIG need to win the next two games in the best-of-five series to finish off their season with a berth in the finals.
Andersen isn’t fazed by whichever team they may play against in the finals, as long as SIG is there.
“It will be a battle either way, it’s the best of the best now so hard games are expected.
“But that is the way you want it and the reason you play and love the game,” Andersen said.
Nancy host SIG on Monday May 24 in game four of the LNB Pro A semi-finals.
Nancy hosted SIG Basketball on Saturday May 24 in game three of the LNB Pro A series play offs. In a tight game, Nancy held the lead at every change and walked away eventual 10 point winners, 67-57. SIG have to win the next game, game four, at Nancy on Monday May 26 to tie the series and host the final and deciding semi-final at home. Dave played 30 minutes in the game, scoring six points, grabbing one offensive and two defensive rebounds, four assists and one steal. Paul Lacombe top scored for SIG with 10 points while Jeremy Leloup grabbed the team high rebounds with four defensive boards.
SIG levelled the semi-final series on Thursday May 22 with a 13 point win over Nancy. SIG extended on their 10 point half time lead with a 26-23 second half to win the game, 64-51. Dave played 28 minutes and scored nine points, grabbed two defensive rebounds, three assists and two steals in game. Louis Campbell top scored for SIG with 13 points. SIG will now play Nancy at home in the best of five series on Saturday May 24.
SIG Basketball hosted Nancy in the first semi-final of the LNB Pro A series play offs on Tuesday May 20. SIG held the lead at half time, 45-41 but a strong effort in the second half saw Nancy win the game by two points, 87-89. Dave played 29 minutes, scoring 17 points, four assists and grabbing two offensive and three defensive rebounds for the game. Jeremy Leloup top scored for SIG with 26 points with Leloup and Dave grabbing equal top rebounds with five each. SIG host Nancy in game two of the semi-finals on Thursday May 22.
SIG TV catches up with Dave for a chat. Watch it here.