Strasbourg overtakes Monaco and reaches the Cup Final
By the Eurohoops team / [email protected]
Strasbourg beat AS Monaco 86-73 in extra time to become the first team to qualify for the 2022 edition of the Coupe de France final. The winning team came back from a 17-point third quarter deficit and outscored their opponents 16-3 in the extra period to claim the win.
DeAndre Lansdowne had 16 points for Strasburg and Jordan Howard had 15 points plus five rebounds. Kameron Taylor was all over the field to finish with 13 points, seven rebounds and six assists while Jean Baptiste Maille had 13 points and five cents. Their team was down 30-47 midway through the third quarter and 56-47 with 4:19 left before going up 70-68 with 46 seconds left in regulation.
Mike James scored 19 points and provided five assists for Monaco. Donta Hall was down 13 points and caught five boards while scoring the tie after an offensive rebound with five seconds left. Taylor missed a 3-point attempt to win the game and the battle dragged on for five more minutes.
Extra time was all Strasbourg, with Monaco scoring just three free throws. Lassi Tuovi’s side started with a 0-9 run for pole position and held Monaco at bay until the final.