After two defeats in a row, at home against Limoges and Dijon, Monaco returned to success on Tuesday evening at Le Mans in the last match of the 10th day of Betclic Elite. The Monegasques, who had not won in the league since October 30, in Strasbourg, won 90-81 against Manceaux beaten for the third consecutive time in Betclic Elite.
The Roca Team is relaunching. In the wake of its painful victory against Bayern Munich in the Euroleague last Friday, Monaco is also smiling again in Betclic Elite. Traveling to Le Mans during the last meeting on the program of the 10th day, the Monegasques won 90-81 on the floor of Antarès, full to bursting for the arrival of one of our two representatives in Euroleague, immense favorite for the title of champion of France with ASVEL and moreover outgoing vice-champion of France.
The support of the faithful and boiling Le Mans public did not allow the MSB to create the feat and it was on a third defeat in a row in the league that the Sarthois, who had yet found their colors in the Coupe de France last week, left the field. In the locker room of the mythical enclosure of Le Mans, Monaco, on the other hand, was able to celebrate the victory. This had not happened to the Roca Boys since October 30 and the success of Sasa Obradovic and his men in Strasbourg. Since then, Monaco had been at a standstill, with two defeats in a row, both at home, against Dijon and Limoges. The Principality players didn’t want to hear about a third straight loss.
Okobo still decisive
From the start, they therefore set out to manhandle the sixth in the standings despite the efforts of the American Matt Morgan (20 points) and the Canadian Kaza Kajami-Keane (16), authors of 36 points between them on Tuesday and solidly supported by another United States representative Tres Trinkle. As in the team’s last victorious outings in the Euroleague, Elie Okobo (15 points), Monaco’s top scorer in this game, was greatly reduced in this 8th victory for ASM basketball, particularly inspired at long distance on Tuesday (10 out of 19 three dots).
Jaron Blossomgame (12 points) and Donatas Motiejunas (11) also had their say and allowed the visitors, who had nevertheless had a fifteen-point lead, to resist until the end the return of an MSB who did not win only one of the four quarters (the last) but a strong end to the match, even returning to five lengths with four minutes remaining. Without managing to overthrow the third in the standings as much. The dolphin of ASVEL last season found a smile before receiving in quick succession the promoted Blois and the champion ASVEL. In the meantime, Monaco will receive… the Villeurbannais in the Euroleague. With such an agenda, a victory at Le Mans is essential. Objective fulfilled for the Monegasques.