With ten wins out of fifteen games played, and four wins out of seven games played away, Monaco is a very big chunk of the Betclic Elite championship. And it is this big piece that Nanterre received for the 16th day of the championship, on January 15th. However, the Hauts-de-Seine club came out of a very good victory the previous weekend over Elan Béarnais. Was he going to repeat the feat?
The first quarter starts with a bang! But in the end, it was the visitors who finished ahead, with a score of 18-23 in their favour. Chris Horton and Jeremy Senglin shine in this first part of the meeting, but a lot of clumsiness from Nanterriens. From the second quarter, they put things in order a little more by going back to the score with a 38-39 at halftime, even if the awkwardness persists. Things will improve when we get back from the locker room. With Lucas Dussoulier and his eight points in four minutes for example, or even with a defense that progresses and allows players to recover balls and score.
The last quarter ended up confirming Nanterre’s progressive domination, which won with a score of 87 to 83. went to settle near Monaco. This victory is a sacred feat for Nanterre who is in the Top 8 and will now have to do everything to stay there since it allows access to the play-offs. Nanterre will have to assume this status of potential outsider which can scare even the big players in the championship. This requires imposing a winning dynamic, but over time.
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