Breaking News

2 new cases of Covid-19 on 5 August brings total in Monaco to 125: 2 hospitalised, 9 home monitored, 105 cured, 1 resident death

Another win for Roca Team

Another win for Roca Team

By Cassandra Tanti - November 21, 2019

It was a nail-biter, but AS Monaco Basketball pulled off a big win on Wednesday night at Salle Gaston Médicin, ensuring their spot in the in the EuroCup Top 16. 

The playoffs are now in the bag for Roca Team, but not without seriously having to work for it against Israeli basketball titans Maccabi Rishon at home. It was a close game from the start and both teams were ferocious in their determination to win.

The first half was a back and forth shuffle between the two teams, but Monaco managed to take a decent 40-33 lead by halftime.

Maccabi came out strong in the second half though, and after two three-pointers in quick succession, they nearly evened up the game. From them on, it was anyone’s to win, and up until the very last seconds it could have gone either way. Only a superb ball recovery by Will Yeguete, preventing a final shot by Maccabi, gave Roca team the definitive win.

Despite the win, the game was clearly a bit too close for comfort for team coach Sasa Obradovic who said after the game, “I like aggressive play, racing, flying, fast … We did not see much of that during this match. We will focus on the next, on these last two games without pressure and on this top-16 which promises to be very contested and exciting.”

EuroCup Top 16 playoffs start 8th January after the holiday break.

 

 

shares
SHARE
Previous articleYouth training and racing weekend at the YCM
Next articlePeace and Sport Forum and Awards returns to Monaco

daily

August 6, 2020 | Local News

Italy inaugurates new Genoa bridge

Cassandra Tanti

Traffic has begun traversing across Genoa’s new highway bridge, just two years after the terrifying collapse of the original Morandi bridge which killed 43 people.

0
Stephanie Horsman

New figures have revealed that while the Provence Alpes Côte d’Azur region has seen a rise in coronavirus cases, the number of hospitalisations and deaths remain low.

0
August 6, 2020 | Local News

Monaco mourns with Lebanon

Stephanie Horsman

Both Prince Albert II and Minister of State Serge Telle have offered heartfelt condolences to the President of Lebanon after massive explosions rocked the country’s capital.

0
Stephanie Horsman

The Emerald Isle has dropped five countries off of its “Green List” for travel following a rise in Covid-19 cases over the past week, Monaco amongst them.

0