The game was mostly controlled by Charleville-Mezieres. Blois managed to win second period 23-19. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Worth to mention a great performance of guard Fabien Calvez (187-84, college: Evansville) who helped to win the game recording 23 points and 4 steals. American-British power forward Tafari Toney (203-86, agency: JEMsports) contributed with a double-double by scoring 12 points and 16 rebounds for the winners. Finnish forward Ville Kaunisto (204-82) answered with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 13 rebounds and guard Gary Staelens (189-84) added 21 points in the effort for Blois. Top scorers: Charleville: F.Calvez 23+3reb+3ast, C.Guillarme 17+4reb, T.Toney 12+16reb+1ast, C.Belser 9+6reb+4ast, D.Pistre 5+2reb, F.Bourdillon 4+4reb+1ast Blois: G.Staelens 21+3reb+3ast, V.Kaunisto 16+13reb+3ast, D.Davis 10+3reb+1ast, B.Recoura 6+1reb+1ast, M.Sy 4, J.Tornato 4+5reb
NM1 Round 34: Regular season is over, St Quentin wins promotion for ProB - May 6, 2012
The Regular Season in NM1 just ended. St Quentin is No.1 with 27-7 record and they won the promotion for ProB. Second ranked Souffel advanced directly to the Final four, while other six teams will meet in the Quarterfinals (May 19). Final Four will be played on May 26 and 27.
Sorgues - Orchy 83-76 Orchesien BC was defeated by Sorgues in a tough game on the road 76-83. It ended at the same time the six-game winning streak of Orchesien BC. The hosts trailed by 11 points after first quarter, but they rallied back getting tie in the second period and winning the second half and won the game by 7 points. Guard Arnaud Thinon (178-87) fired 16 points and 7 assists for the winners. Serbian forward Slobodan Ocokoljic (204-80, college: Weber St.) chipped in 18 points. American guard Jahsha Bluntt (198-84, college: Delaware St.) produced a double-double by scoring 20 points and 11 rebounds and center Olivier Gouez (219-84) added 9 points and 10 rebounds respectively for lost side. Top scorers: Sorgues: S.Ocokoljic 18+3reb+1ast, A.Thinon 16+1reb+7ast, Y.Bassine 13+2reb+1ast, X.Pasut 10+9reb+2ast, V.Ateba 8+3reb+3ast, D.Griffin 7+2reb+3ast Orchy: J.Bluntt 20+11reb+1ast, D.Petrovic 15+3reb+1ast, A.Belkessa 12+2reb, D.Cilly 10+5reb+2ast, O.Gouez 9+10reb+1ast, J.Verbeke 4+1reb+1ast
Rueil - Roche 75-73 Rueil players were unselfish on offense dishing 22 assists. Forward Karim Gourari (195-89) notched 19 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists to lead the effort and naturalized Serbian center Streten Cabarkapa (204-84) supported him with 12 points and 9 rebounds. Five Rueil players scored in double figures. Even 22 points and 6 rebounds by Bahamas power forward Lavar Simmons (201-83, college: Master's) did not help to save the game for Roche. Forward Moustafa Diallo (200-86) added 15 points and 5 assists for lost side. Top scorers: Rueil: K.Gourari 19+7reb+7ast, S.Cabarkapa 12+9reb+2ast, G.Duro 12+4reb+3ast, G.Mdivani 11+3reb, C.Mansare 10+8reb+2ast, M.Diame 5+4reb Roche: L.Simmons 22+6reb+2ast, M.Diallo 15+3reb+5ast, F.Bateko 9+2ast, B.Thomas 8+2reb+2ast, S.Hermenier 7+2reb+2ast, A.Toto N'Kote 6+10reb+2ast
Challans - Lievin 97-78 The game was mostly controlled by Vendee Challans. Lievin Basket was better in second period 24-21. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Vendee Challans made 19-of-24 free shots (79.2 percent) during the game. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. American forward Josh Almanson (205-82, college: Bowling Green) fired 16 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Center Nils Gouacide (208-84) chipped in 16 points and 6 rebounds. Five Vendee Challans players scored in double figures. Vendee Challans' coach Olivier Le Minor used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Guard Vincent Lehut (186-87) produced 18 points and 4 assists and naturalized Senegalese power forward Vincent Mendy (204-83) added 10 points and 8 rebounds respectively for lost side. Top scorers: Challans: N.Gouacide 16+6reb, J.Almanson 16+8reb+2ast, F.Herard 16+2reb+3ast, M.Boutry 14+5reb, R.Boissie 12+3reb+6ast, S.Girma 7+1ast Lievin: V.Lehut 18+2reb+4ast, T.Sanborn 12+7reb+1ast, V.Mendy 10+8reb+2ast, S.Cretaux 8+1reb, A.Hoard 8+5reb+3ast, C.Dacourt 8+1reb+1ast
Le Puy - CFBB 64-63 Puy ASMB managed to secure only one-point victory 64-63. However their fans expected easier game. The hosts trailed by 4 points after three quarters before their 14-9 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Strangely CFBB outrebounded Le Puy ASMB 48-35 including a 19-7 advantage in offensive rebounds. Forward Yohann Smail (197-90) had a double-double by scoring 18 points and 14 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and guard Adrien Daube (193-89) chipped in 16 points, 5 rebounds and 10 assists during the contest. At the losing side power forward Mouhammadou Jaiteh (201-94) responded with a double-double by scoring 12 points, 17 rebounds and 4 assists and center Alexandre Chassang (199-94) scored 10 points and 8 rebounds. Top scorers: Le Puy: Y.Smail 18+14reb+3ast, A.Daube 16+5reb+10ast, R.Martin 10+7reb+3ast, F.Bornerand 6+1reb+2ast, M.Gotagni 5, M.Zielinski 4+3reb CFBB: M.Jaiteh 12+17reb+4ast, B.Dallo 11+2reb+3ast, A.Chassang 10+8reb+3ast, D.Inglis 9+4reb, C.Pontens 8+6reb+1ast, O.Yao-Delon 7+4reb
Montbrison - Angers BC 49 67-85 The guests were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. Angers BC 49 forced 21 Montbrison turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. Forward SyPir Traore (204-85) fired a double-double by scoring 20 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. point guard Tony Ramphort (176-82) chipped in 24 points. Forward Regis Aubry (199-82) produced a double-double by scoring 20 points and 12 rebounds and American power forward James St Robert (203-86, college: Dowling) added 18 points respectively for lost side. Top scorers: Angers BC 49: T.Ramphort 24+3reb+2ast, S.Traore 20+11reb+2ast, A.Fellah 8+4reb+6ast, T.Lonzieme 8+1reb+4ast, P.Drouault 8+2reb, O.Sulpice 7+3reb+5ast Montbrison: R.Aubry 20+12reb+3ast, J.St Robert 18+4reb+3ast, S.Salvis 10+3reb+4ast, G.Filet 7+5reb+3ast, B.Tillon 6+4reb+11ast, H.Malor 2+5reb
Brest - St Quentin 72-90 Leader Saint-Quentin delivered the twentieth seventh victory. This time they beat 9th ranked Etendard de Brest (18-16) 90-72. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Etendard de Brest. The game without a history. Saint-Quentin led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Etendard de Brest to just 6 points in first quarter. Saint-Quentin players were unselfish on offense dishing 23 assists. Worth to mention a great performance of forward Julien Lesieu (199-F-83) (199-83) who helped to win the game recording 23 points and 8 rebounds. Naturalized American guard Jimmal Ball (178-78, college: Akron, agency: ACMT) contributed with 18 points and 8 assists for the winners. Forward Julien Doreau (200-83) replied with 16 points and 9 rebounds and guard Antoine Liorel (181-89) added 14 points in the effort for Etendard de Brest. Top scorers: St Quentin: J.Lesieu 23+8reb+3ast, J.Ball 18+2reb+8ast, O.Romain 14+2reb+1ast, D.Williams 12+6reb+3ast, K.Howell 10+3reb+2ast, G.Sylvain 8+7reb+2ast Brest: J.Doreau 16+9reb+2ast, A.Liorel 14+3ast, C.Eleka 11+5ast, J.Rathieuville 10+1reb+6ast, B.Vounang 8+7reb, R.Lopez 5+8reb+1ast
Chartres - Blois 71-66 The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Blois won third quarter 17-13. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Blois 35-24 including 21 on the defensive glass. Chartres looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. Serbian center Ljubomir Avramovic (201-79) fired 20 points (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field) for the winners. Forward Guillaume Merie (198-83) chipped in 14 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. Four Chartres players scored in double figures. Finnish forward Ville Kaunisto (204-82) produced 20 points and 7 rebounds (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) and naturalized Mali forward Tahirou Sani (204-85) added 13 points respectively for lost side. Top scorers: Chartres: L.Avramovic 20+4reb+1ast, Z.Bojovic 15+4reb+4ast, G.Merie 14+6reb+4ast, M.Ipouck 11+11reb, G.Lemon 4+2reb+3ast, A.Barakaou 3+4ast Blois: V.Kaunisto 20+7reb, T.Sani 13+4reb+1ast, J.Tornato 10+3reb+1ast, D.Davis 8+5reb+4ast, G.Staelens 5+1reb+2ast, J.Arlin 3+1ast
Souffel - Clermont 86-64 The game without a history. Souffelweyersheim led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Souffelweyersheim forced 21 Stade Clermont turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 30 assists comparing to just 14 passes made by Stade Clermont's players. Guard Jeremy Tschamber (192-84) fired 16 points and 8 assists for the winners. Swingman Jessie Begarin (190-88, agency: Court Side) chipped in 13 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists. Souffelweyersheim's coach Stephane Eberlin felt very confident that he used 10 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Naturalized Mali swingman Mahmoud Diakite (197-86, college: Wyoming) produced 16 points and 8 rebounds and American forward Marcus Jackson (202-82, college: Marquette) added 11 points and 9 rebounds respectively for lost side. Top scorers: Souffel: J.Tschamber 16+4reb+8ast, A.N'Diaye 16+6reb+1ast, J.Begarin 13+5reb+6ast, F.Broliron 11+1reb, J.Bach 10+2reb+6ast, M.M'Bodji 8+1reb+6ast Clermont: M.Diakite 16+8reb+2ast, S.Belghazi 12+2reb, M.Jackson 11+9reb, S.Naydenov 10+3reb, M.N'Galoro 7+3reb+4ast, B.Matanga 5+2reb+2ast
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