A colossal challenge to Laval
THREE-RIVERS — The euphoria of qualifying for the knockout stages will have to quickly leave the place to the serious things. On Tuesday, the Diablos of Trois-Rivières will compete in a match without the next day in the face of the Nomads of the College Montmorency, in Laval, in the first division of the college network of women’s basketball.
Not later than last Wednesday, the Trifluviennes have received a correction by these same Nomads by a score of 72-39. Earlier in the season, the Diablos also had lowered the flag 68-44. There is no doubt that the challenge is huge for the training of the trainer Faisal Docter.
“Since the beginning of the year, I want to progress in the function of February. It is there, and we played well overall in February up to now. It has reached the series, and I’m proud of it. Now, I believe that we can win this game,” he says, pointing to the outbreak of Amélie Collin and Julia Guillemette.
The successes have been rather scarce in the face of powerful Nomadic in recent years. The Diablos have lost their last five clashes and have only one victory in their last 13 matches against Montmorency, dated as of December 2, 2016.
“For us, it happens between the two ears against Montmorency. The girls have confidence that they can beat Sainte-Foy, which won the season. But then, we come against the Nomads and we have a deadlock. It is true that it is a good team, but the girls need to believe they can win,” stressed the coach who will be deprived of three key elements to the game in the Jasmine Martel, Mérédith Bélanger and Mia Blue Dedicated.