On the Strasbourg floor, Monaco extended their winning streak in the duel of the Europeans. Boulogne-Levallois, difficult winner of Le Mans, and Bourg-en-Bresse signed important victories in the race for the play-offs. Cholet and Nanterre are reassured.
Monaco is definitely not slowing down. Traveling on the Strasbourg floor for a duel between the last two French clubs engaged on the European scene, the “Roca Team” signed its 16th success of the season. Led by Brandon Jefferson (17 points), the SIG started the game better, with a lead of up to seven points in the first ten minutes. An ascendant that Lassi Tuovi’s players confirmed during a second quarter that they dominated but without widening the gap. Zvezdan Mitrovic remobilized his troops and the situation changed when they returned from the locker room. Thanks in particular to Matthias Lessort (12 points), Rob Gray (12 points) and Ibrahima Fall Faye (11 points, 12 rebounds), the Principality’s players have taken back control to break away irreparably and win by twelve lengths (70-82).
An Alsatian setback which makes the business of ASVEL, which climbs on the podium without playing. In a duel between candidates for the play-offs, Boulogne-Levallois had to work hard to overcome Le Mans. A meeting during which neither of the two teams was able to take more than ten lengths ahead and which logically ended in overtime. Iit took ten more minutes to see Tomer Ginat’s teammates (20 points, 9 rebounds, 6 assists) make the difference (101-92 AD) and take sixth place at the Sarthois.
Right in front of the duo made up of Boulogne-Levallois and Le Mans, Bourg-en-Bresse did well during the reception of Chalon-sur-Saône. After taking control from the first quarter, the players of Savo Vucevic experienced an air gap at the start of the second quarter, conceding a 15-3 which revived Elan Chalon, led by Myles Hesson ( 22 points). But the Burgiens reacted to return to the front of the scoreboard, joining their locker room with two points ahead. Strongly ahead of the score at the start of the second act, Danilo Andjusic’s teammates (25 points) lost their footing in the last ten minutes, finding themselves behind by three points 47 seconds from the buzzer.
But Zachery Peacock (19 points, 7 rebounds) and Pierre Pelos (12 points, 6 rebounds) with three points offered the victory to Bourg-en-Bresse (88-85), which consolidates its place very close to the podium. and inflicts on Chalon-sur-Saône a fifth consecutive defeat. In another late match of the 11th day, Cholet ended his streak of four straight defeats by winning on the floor of the red lantern Boulazac (77-83) despite a missed third quarter which totally revived the Périgourdins. Nanterre, for its part, signed a second defeat in three games on the occasion of his trip to Orléans (89-98) and takes a little air from the red zone.
BASKETBALL – JEEP ELITE / MATCH AND RETARD
Friday 23 April 2021
Boulazac – Cholet : 77-83
Bourg-en-Bresse – Chalon-sur-Saône: 88-85
Boulogne-Levallois – Le Mans: 101-92 (ap)
Strasbourg – Monaco : 70-82
Orléans – Nanterre : 89-98