Vincent Collet’s players had the Sig this Saturday, in Cerdan, during the shock of the 17th day of Betclic Elite. AS Monaco also won.
After two consecutive losses against Roanne and Paris in the league, the basketball players of Boulogne-Levallois, leaders in the standings, recovered on Saturday evening by dominating Strasbourg 85 to 80 in their sports hall Marcel-Cerdan, on behalf of the 17th day of Elite. For Vincent Collet’s reunion with Strasbourg (he spent nearly nine seasons on the SIG bench), the Mets 92 offered a great victory to the coach of the France team, conquered hard in the last ten minutes .
Strasbourg, which was in front of the score at the start of the last quarter, quickly found itself at fault (5 faults in three minutes), offering Boulogne-Levallois free throwers at each fault. And in this little game, the Ile-de-France residents did not have to be asked (19 out of 24), like Vincent Hunter who scored the last two throws to seal the fate of the meeting. Hunter finished with 32 points, two more than team-mate Will Cummings, between them nearly three-quarters of the Metropolitans’ 92 points.
Thanks to this 13th success in 16 games, the Ile-de-France residents keep their two victories ahead of Monaco (11), back to their best level since mid-December and the dismissal of Zvezdan Mitrovic, replaced by Sasa Obradovic. The Roca Team, relaunched in the race for the top 8 in the Euroleague thanks in particular to two successes in Villeurbanne (100-75) and Saint Petersburg (86-77), won in Orléans 75 to 61 and corrected the situation after his defeat last week at Nanterre (87-83).
No Classic, Asvel on the track
The French basket classic between Limoges (8th, 9 wins) and Pau-Orthez (4th, 10 wins), initially scheduled for Saturday evening, has been postponed due to cases of Covid-19 within the Pau workforce. On Sunday, the reigning double French champions from Villeurbanne will have to win at the Astroballe against Roanne to confirm their recovery in Elite and no longer give up land in Boulogne-Levallois and Monaco.