By Eurohoops Team/ firstname.lastname@example.org
Overcoming a sluggish start and leading comfortably through the fourth quarter, LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne prevailed, 83-67, over SIG Strasbourg in Rhenus Sport Sunday.
Following the eventful and productive double-game week in the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Regular Season, experienced guard Nando De Colo sat out the domestic affair alongside injured teammate Joffrey Lauvergne (right knee).
Amine Noua scoring a team-high 20 points and pulling down five rebounds was the top performer for the team coached by T.J. Parker in the Betclic Elite LNB Pro A Regular Season Round 13 contest. Veteran small forward Charles Kahudi threw in 12 more points. For the home side, Marcus Keene logged a game-high 23 points. Also, the 18-year-old British forward Michael Belle produced his first three points at the senior level.
A perfect week from a couple of EuroLeague wins in Astroballe, against Partizan Mozzart Bet and Olympiacos, to slightly improving a poor domestic tally to 8-6. Switching back to Europe’s premier club continental competition, the next challenge for ASVEL is against Real Madrid in WiZink Center Thursday.
Luca Banchi, in charge of Strasbourg, missing both Matt Mitchell and Ike Udanoh to the injury list, saw a perfect streak of six wins in the Basketball Champions League and the French League stopped by the team based in Villeurbanne, a suburb of Lyon. The first loss for the Italian tactician since taking over just over one month ago.
After clinching the top seed in Group A of the BCL Regular Season, the Alsace club is set to wrap up the double-legged round-robin schedule by facing Falco Vulcano Szombathely in Hungary Wednesday.
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