Nine wins in 11 games: ASM’s record in the league is close to perfection. Thursday night, the Roca Team knew exactly what to do against Châlons (100-89) with a brilliant Norris Cole (22 pts, 8 assists, 2 steals, 0 turnovers). Brimming with confidence, Monaco’s perspectives this season are vast.

“This is an important victory because we are headed in the right direction,” said Sasa Obradovic in his own way. The Serbian coach had a very intense evening on the floor of the CCRB. Châlons-Reims played a good match but the Roca Team was better in the important segments of the match, as soon as the whistle blew for tip-off.  Led by Will Yeguete, the ASM went up 22-14 after the first quarter. Then came the Norris Cole show…

Six wins in a row

MVP of the match, the American hurt the opposition a lot last night. Leading from point, he found his teammates early and often with 8 assists and fantastic efficiency when shooting the ball. More than ever, his arrival coincides with a revival in the game and Monegasque results. The proof: the team is still unbeaten since he joined the squad! Offensively, La Roca exploded and, with 100 points scored yesterday, a first this season playing away from home, the team was able to execute their gameplan in splendid fashion.

Six wins in a row and Monaco alone in third place behind Lyon-Villeurbanne (Jeep Elite’s only undefeated team) and Boulogne-Levallois. The team has earned their 9-day mini-break!

*Article originally published in the French edition of the Monaco Tribune.