ASVEL beat Monaco in the opener of the French League

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Photo: BeBasket/ Sebastien Grasset

ASVEL defeated Monaco on the road in the first day of the French League (63-66), thanks to AJ Slaughter’s three-pointer at the buzzer.

It was a close game between the two teams, especially in the fourth quarter, but Slaughter’s three-pointer helped ASVEL escape with the victory.

The American combo guard finished the match with 11 points, with Miro Bilan adding 15. Elmedin Kikanovic had 25 points for the losing squad.

Youssoupha Fall was unstoppable in Strasbourg’s triumph over Cholet on the road (75-112). The 23-year-old center ended the game with 25 points and 12 rebounds, on 12/14 shooting.

Here are the results of the first day in the Jeep Elite:

Gravelines-Dunkerque – Nanterre 84-80 (Anderson 22 – Pansa 14)
Dijon – Châlons-Reims 87-65 (Ware 20 – Ebanks 24)
Levallois – Le Mans 85-74 (Ukic 22 – Thompson 18)
Chalon/Saône – Fos-sur-Mer 88-74 (Camara 20 – Lewis 19)
Bourg-en-Bresse – Pau-Lacq-Orthez 72-64 (Peacock 16 – Harris 17)
Cholet – Strasbourg 75-112 (Sy 14 – Fall 25)
Boulazac -Le Portel 82-57 (De Jong 16 – Rothbart 15)
Antibes – Limoges 85-92 (Thompson 17 – Bouteille 22)
Monaco – Lyon-Villeurbanne 63-66 (Kikanovic 25 – Bilan 15)