Following Marine Johannès’ breakout campaign in her second season with the New York Liberty that saw her average career bests in points (10.0), assists (3.4), field goal percentage (46.4), and three-point percentage (43.7), the electrifying combo guard returned to LDLC ASVEL Féminin for her fourth season with the club based in Lyon, France.
Marine powered Lyon to a successful 4-1 finish throughout the month of November between their five-game LFB and EuroCup slate, averaging 18.0 points, 4.2 assists, and 3.4 rebounds while shooting 43.2% (32-74) from the field, 34.6% (17-49) from distance, and a perfect 100% (9-9) from the free throw line.
Johannès opened November with an 18-point three-point shooting showcase where all her points rained in from distance at 46.2% (6-13), complimented by four dimes, in the month’s only loss. From there, she guided Lyon to four consecutive victories: improving their record to 4-0 domestically and 2-1 internationally.
In a bounce back 72-57 win over Flammes, MJ added a near double-double of nine points and eight assists across 29 minutes of action.
The following week, Marine was a difference-maker when she dropped 17 points along with five assists and three boards in her club’s 66-62 victory over Roche.
On November 16, Johannès produced another game-changing performance after posting a near double-double with season-highs of 23 points and nine boards in a thrilling 71-70 EuroCup overtime win against IDK Euskotren.
Three days later, MJ closed her slate with Lyon by repeating her 23-point outing in LFB play, shooting an efficient split of 61.5% (8-13) from the field and 50.0% (4-8) from three in the 87-76 victory.
The impactful stretch of performances earned Marine the Libs Abroad Presented by Withings November Player of the Month; her first monthly honor.
Additionally, this month, Johannès represented Team France in the FIBA Women’s EuroBasket 2023 Qualifiers where she finished with a 3-1 record and averaged 15.5 points per game. Adding to her already impressive resume, she eclipsed the 1,000-point career mark as a member of the national team and became the 23rd player all-time to do so.
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