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Basketball: Monaco sweeps Fos-sur-mer and consolidates its first place before the break


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Monaco secured its first place at the end of the 15th day of the elite basketball championship, the last before the break, by going to win largely at Fos while Cholet returned to match Boulogne-Levallois.

Boulogne-Levallois was hooked on Monday by Strasbourg during the opening match of this day, losing 84-81, and therefore let Monaco escape, which was largely won Tuesday at Fos-sur-mer 97 to 53 , taking their winning percentage to 80% (12 wins and 3 losses) as Fos moves on to a new bottom.

Cholet had the toughest game against Limoges but eventually won 81-74 after trailing by 12 points at the end of the first quarter and 5 points at halftime and then taking the lead at the end. end of the 3rd quarter 66 to 60 and never let go. Cholet notably benefited from a better performance (38%) on his three-point throws than Limoges (29%) with 30 rebounds for 29 to his opponent.

With now 73% of victories, Cholet is at the height of Boulogne-Levallois, just behind Monaco.

The Portel goes up

Dijon lost 76 to 64 in Pau-Lacq-Orthez but retains its 4th place, ahead of Asvel which won 88 to 73 against Nanterre and Bourg-en-Bresse which lost 102 to 100 in Roanne in the end of the extensions. The 8th and last qualifying place for the play-offs is occupied by Le Mans who won 96 to 82 in Nancy.

At the bottom of the table, Le Portel goes back to 16th place thanks to its 88 to 74 victory against Blois, now 17th and in a relegation position.

The 16th day will begin on January 6 with the opening match from Paris to Fos-sur-Mer and will end on January 9 with a promising Boulogne-Levallois against Asvel.



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