It's the feeling of the evening! Unbeaten for 12 games in the Jeep Elite, the Monaco coleader fell from his rock this Saturday evening on the Boulogne-Levallois floor (80-71) during the 20th day. With this success the club of Boris Diaw sends a message to all his opponents, he will have to be counted on this season.
What you must remember
After a very closed and defensive start to the match (30-32, 20th), the attacks unbridled upon returning from the locker room. and in this little game, the Metropolitans 92 are doing the best. They inflict a 15-6 in 7 minutes to their opponent to offer themselves a first break (45-40, 28th). An advance that will only increase over the minutes (66-54, 35th). Despite a reaction at the end of the match, Monaco will not return and wipes its first setback in 2020. It was even necessary to go back to November 2, and a trip to Le Mans, to find the trace of the last failure of the Monegasques (73-66) in championship. With this success, Vitalis Chikoko's partners (20 points and 7 rebounds) take their revenge after the correction received on the Rocher on the outward journey (98-67) and consolidate their 4 th place in the ranking - behind the duo of leaders Lyon -Villeurbanne and Monaco, and Dijon (3).
Exploit @ Metropolitans92 who end the series of 12 consecutive victories of the @ ASMonaco_Basket which could lose its place of leader tomorrow if success of @LDLCASVEL! @ Vitah23 MVP of the match with 20 PTS / 7 RBS / 26 EVAL # LetsPlay #JeepELITE pic.twitter.com/oN2Hb7ZTzS- LNB (@LNBofficiel) January 25, 2020
The player: Ivan February
Day after day, he confirms his progress. Responsible this season by his coach Fred Fauthoux, Ivan February was one of the architects of the victory over Monaco by planting some important banners to allow his team to make the break. The young interior of 20 years, and 2.04 m, ends the game with 15 points (with a nice 3 out of 4 with 3 points). His record in Jeep Elite. This season could well be that of emancipation for the former Talent of the Parisian In 2017.
5. By imposing itself with authority against Monaco, the Boulogne-Levallois club signs a 5th success in a row in the Jeep Elite. After having accumulated defeats (4 in a row) at the end of 2019, the troupe of Fred Fauthoux has perfectly started the new year. Their assessment is now 15 successes in 20 days. After this demonstration, the Mets are more than ever a credible candidate for a title this season.
THEY DID IT !!!!! The Metropolitans 92 ended the series of @ASMonaco_Basket this evening at Marcel-Cerdan by winning 80-71, and thus clinched their 3rd consecutive victory! 💪💥😃 # victory #Boulogne #Levallois # GoMets92 # J20 #JeepElite # METSASM pic.twitter.com/LD8btF404f
BOULOGNE-LEVALLOIS - MONACO: 80-71
Quarter-times: 11-13, 19-19; 24-15, 26-24
Boulogne-Levallois: Michineau (6 pts), Weber (12), Smith, Chikoko (20), Artis, then February (15), Gray (14), Pinault (2), Roos (5), Sako (6). Entr. : Fauthoux.