Monaco lifts the French Cup trophy

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Antonis Stroggylakis

21/Feb/16 20:21

A superb offensive show by Monaco in the second half, granted them access to the French Cup

By Eurohoops team/

Incredible! The newcomer in Pro A, Monaco didn’t only defeat Elan/Chaone in the French “Leaders Cup” Final, but provided a superb offensive show in the second half to make a comeback and win the match 99 – 74! “Oh la la”, as they say in France.

Behind a sublime performance of Jamal Shuler (31 points with 6-12 3point shots, plus 6 rebounds) the Monegasques reached their goal in an absolutely triumphant way. And that is why Elan Chalone finished the first quarter being ahead 21 – 19, also retaining a lead at halftime, which was finished 48 – 52.

But everything was going to be turned upside down in the third quarter. With a 23-9 partial score, Monaco went ahead with a double digit point differential, 71 – 61, thanks to a jumper by Amara Sy. Everything was in favor of coach Vucevic’s players who continued to play spectacular offensive basketball, scoring in any possible way.

Chalon was taken completely aback by that storm, being unable to react.  Monaco completed a magnificent performance, with the French Cup as their award.