It is one of the baskets of the year 2022 in the French Championship. Tuesday evening, as Cholet and Fos-sur-Mer, tied (70-70), headed for extra time after a failed attempt by Fos, the back of the Mauges team Dominic Artis grabbed the rebound with three seconds left and sent a “prayer” from his own half after a few dribbles. At the end of its curve, the ball hit the board and entered the basket as the red lights came on.
And the Meilleraie exploded with joy after this victory on the wire (73-70) in the late match of the 2nd day of Betclic Elite which allows Cholet, heavily beaten in Roanne (98-72) last Friday during the 11th day , to join Boulogne-Levallois in second place in the ranking.
Cholet suffered all evening against the penultimate, now joined by Le Portel who led by a small point thirty-three seconds from the gong thanks to an award-winning shot from Gabe DeVoe. But the final boost from Artis (13 points, 3 out of 11 from three points) allows the Mauges players to remain undefeated at home while Fos, deprived of Milan Barbitch on Tuesday, concedes a seventh defeat in a row.