Cholet Basket beat Happy Casa Brindisi to come back to the Basketball Champions League

2023-10-01T19:33:23+00:00 2023-10-01T19:33:23+00:00.

Cesare Milanti

01/Oct/23 19:33

The French team qualifies for the 2023-24 Basketball Champions League Regular Season after losing last year’s FIBA Europe Cup

By Eurohoops team /

At the end of the 2022-23 season, Cholet Basket couldn’t surely celebrate after losing the opportunity to win the first-ever trophy in the French club’s history since 2010, coming up short in the 2023 FIBA Europe Cup Final against Anwil Wloclawek. However, now they have a reason to be happy.

After getting the upper hand first against Telenet Giants Antwerp and then over Pallacanestro Varese, the French side beat Happy Casa Brindisi 80-69 to officially advance to the 2023-24 Basketball Champions League Regular Season, coming back to the competition after three years.

Neal Sako led his team in scoring with 19 points and 9/12 from the field, helped by the veteran Vojtech Hruban, who added 11 points, 9 rebounds, and 4 assists. On the losing end, JaJuan Johnson went close to a double-double with 13 points and 7 boards, while Jamel Morris scored 15 points.

Beating the Italian side, Cholet Basket reached Group C in the Basketball Champions League Regular Season with Darussafaka, Lenovo Tenerife, and VEF Riga. Previously in the Qualification Rounds, SIG Strasbourg and Benfica also joined the Regular Season respectively in Group E and Group G.

PHOTO CREDIT: Basketball Champions League