Their first game in this year Roca Team plays in Israel against Ironi Nahariya and wins 73-67.
This game was an 11th day of Basketball Champions League.
After the deserved holidays Monegasque team showed a very good game. Moreover their shooting guard Yakuba Ouattara has come back for this game after the obliged pause that he has to take because of his injury of the calf.
Having 9 victories in last games, Roca Team for sure keeps the position of favorites.
Roca team won two first quarters (16-13, 20-16) and lost the third one (20-25). Therefore at the fourth quarter team from Israel inspired by their precedent victory was leading at the beginning and there was risk that Roca team will lose this quarter as well what would led to the additional quarter to play. But “Roca team play was very decisive and solid” as their coach Zvezdan Mitrovic said. So they put additional efforts and won the last quarter 17-13.
John Bryant (14 pts, 11 rebounds, 3 blocks) showed a very good game in the center of the field, Amiral firmly held Roca team positions next to the basket and Jamal hacked the defense of Ironi Nahariya.