Basketball: Three victories in Betclic Elite games solidify Roca Team’s top place in league standings

In an impressive feat of victory, AS Monaco’s Roca Team have clinched three victories in Betclic Elite games against Dijon, Roanne, and Le Portel, just in time for the Euroleague’s playoffs. 

It was an intense Betclic Elite match on 13th April in Dijon, as the Roca Team secured a victory with a score of 72-80. Roca Team’s key players Mike James and Jordan Loyd were out of action, but this didn’t stop the team from bringing home a win. The star of the game was Elie Okobo, who contributed 21 points, five rebounds, and eight assists. 

“We won, that’s the most important thing… We had to win tonight to get closer to confirming first place in the standings,” said Okobo.

 “It’s a great win, we manoeuvred well… This allows us to secure the top spot a little more,” added Roca Team’s coach, Sasa Obradovic.

Monaco vs Roanne

On 17th April, the 31st match day of the Betclic Elite league took place in Roanne. In this game, too, AS Monaco brought home a win with a final score of 92-99, solidifying their position at the top of the league standings. Star player Mike James led the Roca team with 20 points, followed by Elie Okobo’s 18 points. The crucial point of the game came in the fourth quarter, where the Roca Team outscored Roanne 29 to 31. 

After the victory, coach Sasa Obradovic said, “We managed to execute our game plan effectively, especially in the critical moments which helped us secure this important win.” 

Home game against Le Portel

Back on home turf on 21st April, the Roca Team faced off against Le Portel. This game showed the Roca Team’s preparedness against Fenerbahçe in a Euroleague clash on 24th April, with the game against Le Portel ending with an impressive 101-67 victory. 

Jaron Blossomgame, Roca Team’s forward, said after the game, “We wanted to use this game to build motivation and confidence, and we did. We found our rhythm and shared the ball well in this match.”

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