The challenge was great for the Palois, a few hours to close the curtain on the year 2021. The last match before the party favors was scheduled this Monday evening at the Palais des sports and it promised a warm atmosphere since more than 6000 people took place in the bays.
Opposite, the 10th in the championship, the Chorale de Roanne by Jean-Denys Choulet. For Elan BÃ © arnais, the challenge was simple: to achieve a 4th victory in 5 matches and to switch at best to 2022 and the end of the first phase with a reinforced place in the Top 5 .
On arrival, the mission is accomplished despite a rather crazy situation in the last moments before the meeting: half an hour before the kickoff, Elan Bé arnais has indeed learned the sentence: tested earlier in the day, Gregor Hrovat and Hamady Ndiaye fell under the Covid protocol of the LNB. No match for them …
A meeting played at 7 and absences compensated by the XXL performance of Vitalis Chikoko inside and the usual sparks of the Jefferson / Bibbins duo. With a lot of uncertainties about French basketball, and sport in general, Elan is at least going on vacation with the feeling of duty accomplished.