The domination of AS Monaco on Cholet Basket, yesterday at the end of the afternoon, in Gaston Médecin, can be appreciated by consulting the collective figures, starting with the final score, 102-59. And also by the individual bankruptcy of the leaders of the team.
1/16 at three points, 2 assists over the last 3 quarters, 33 to 46 rebounds… And more?
Dominic Artis, Darrin Govens and DJ Hogg are the three usual scorers of the Maine-et-Loire team. Or, against the Roca Team -which more than ever deserved its nickname-, they accumulated 14 points knowing that Artis scored 11 on his own. We must add to this trio Peter Jok, who did not put a point. Overall, the four players achieved a pitiful 5/30. It was Yoan Makoundou, who did the best in the match with 12 points. Compare with Yakouba Ouattara’s 23 points in 25 minutes and Brock Motum’s 22 points in 24 minutes.
The coach Laurent Vila had come to make a “blow” in the principality. He was obliged to note that “we played very poor basketball in attack”, “yes, the team abdicated”, and even “it is shameful”. The Cholet coach has engaged directly on the rest of the events. “We have to remember it to use it. But we must not marinate. We replay in 48 hours in Pau, in the Coupe de France. Then on Saturday, we welcome Nanterre. You need to go forward. “The only thing is that if we play with that spirit, we will take one”, he concluded at a press conference, a statement echoed by The West Mail.
Photo: Darrin Govens (CB)