ASVEL secures third straight win, Salaun scores 20 points for Cholet

2024-01-27T22:45:57+00:00 2024-01-27T23:23:12+00:00.

Giannis Askounis

27/Jan/24 22:45

Catching JL Bourg in second place of the Betclic Elite standings behind leading AS Monaco is the prize for LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne

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A third win in a row across all competitions for LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne after prevailing, 100-87, against Le Mans on Saturday.

Extending recent solid showings to Round 21 of France’s Betclic Elite Regular Season, Youssoupha Fall posted a 21-point, 13-rebound double-double. Virginia product Mike Scott threw in 14 points. David Lighty and Paris Lee had 13 points each, and Mbaye Ndiaye added ten more points. On the opposite end, Trevor Hudgins set a new individual best for the 2023-24 campaign with 25 points.

Besides Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot and Nando De Colo (calf) remaining unavailable for head coach Pierric Poupet, Joffrey Lauvergne sat out as well. However, a confident display in Antares improved the domestic record to 15-5, catching JL Bourg in second place. At 18-1, AS Monaco enjoys a lead by a margin of 3.5 games. MSB fell to 9-12.

Tied with ALBA Berlin at 5-18 at the bottom of the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague table, ASVEL enters the next double-game week of the continental campaign. From welcoming Fenerbahce Beko in LDLC Arena on Tuesday to visiting Real Madrid in WiZink Center on Thursday set up the next challenges.

Tidjane Salaun shines for Cholet

Earlier, an exciting showing for NBA draft prospect Tidjane Salaun pushed Cholet to the 112-83 victory against Metropolitans 92 in La Meilleraie. The 18-year-old forward produced a team-high 20 points behind 8/14 field goals, including four triples. Resuming the Basketball Champions League campaign brings up another home game and the challenge of Unicaja on Wednesday. The team coached by Laurent Vila is looking for a 2-0 start in Group I of the Round of 16.

Rebounding from the loss to Cholet in Gameday 1 of the BCL Round of 16, SIG Strasbourg knocked down Paris, 89-86, in Rhenus Sport. Hugo Invernizzi tucked in six three-pointers in a season-high effort of 23 points. Back to the BCL, meeting Tofas in Bursa is up next on Wednesday.

Fellow Champions League participant, JDA Dijon was overpowered by BCM Gravelines-Dunkerque, 71-55, in Stade des Flandres.

Betclic Elite Round 21

Cholet – Metropolitans 92 112-83
ESSM Le Portel – Nanterre 92 72-84
SIG Strasbourg – Paris 89-86
Le Mans – LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne 87-100
BCM Gravelines-Dunkerque – JDA Dijon 71-55
AS Monaco – Elan Chalon (28/1)
ADA Blois – Limoges CSP (28/1)
SLUC Nancy – Saint-Quentin (28/1)
Roanne – JL Bourg (20/3)

STANDINGS: AS Monaco 18-1, LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne 15-5, JL Bourg 15-5, Paris 12-7, Nanterre 92 13-8…

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