Monaco, solid leader, scored an eleventh victory in 12 matches of the Elite basketball championship, outclassing Blois (99-81), Sunday during the 12th day marked by the second success in a row for Asvel in Cholet (73- 69). In its Gaston-Médecin room, which has become an impregnable citadel in Elite (six successes in as many matches), the Roca Team set a high tempo which unsettled its opponent, who was quickly reduced to a simple role of foil.
Its success bears the seal of a well-oiled collective with a well-distributed score (four players with more than 10 points) in the wake of the nugget Matthew Strazel, top scorer of the match (17 points, 5/7 on shots, 5 passes). Above all, the Monegasques, severely corrected by Real Madrid (91-73) Thursday in the Euroleague, this time showed themselves to be more precise (66% shooting success), with a rewarding altruism (29 passes against 19).
Asvel, for its part, negotiated its trip to Cholet very well, with a victory which keeps it at the foot of the podium. Edwin Jackson and Mike Scott, 18 points each, were the main architects of the success of Pozzecco's men at the expense of Choletais who conceded their fourth loss in a row. In great difficulty in the Euroleague, where it is in penultimate place in the standings, Tony Parker's team seems to be regaining color since the appointment of the Italian coach on October 25, since it has just recorded its third victory in four matches.
Finally, in the last match of the day, Limoges, led by international pivot Alexandre Chassang, author of 20 points, won at the last minute at Le Mans (79-78).