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ProA Standings
 1. Le Mans 5-0 
 2. Monaco 4-1 
 3. Hyeres-Toulon 4-1 
 4. ASVEL 4-1 
 5. Pau-Lacq-Orthez 3-2 
 6. Dijon 3-2 
 7. Bourg 3-2 
 8. Limoges 3-2 
 9. Nanterre 3-2 
 10. Chalons-Reims 3-2 
 11. Antibes 2-3 
 12. Le Portel 2-3 
 13. Strasbourg 2-3 
 14. Boulazac 1-4 
 15. Cholet 1-4 
 16. Paris-Levallois 1-4 
 17. Gravelines 1-4 
 18. Chalon 0-5 
Full Standings
Last:10/17/2017
ProB Standings
 1. Blois 1-0 
 2. Denain 1-0 
 3. Lille 1-0 
 4. Nancy 1-0 
 5. Nantes 1-0 
 6. Orleans 1-0 
 7. Quimper 1-0 
 8. Roanne 1-0 
 9. Saint-Chamond 1-0 
 10. Aix-Maurienne 0-1 
 11. Caen 0-1 
 12. Charleville 0-1 
 13. Evreux 0-1 
 14. Fos-Provence 0-1 
 15. Le Havre 0-1 
 16. Poitiers 0-1 
 17. Rouen 0-1 
 18. Vichy Clermont 0-1 
Full Standings
Last:10/14/2017
NM1 Standings
 1. Gries/Oberhoffen 4-0 
 2. Saint Vallier 4-0 
 3. Chartres 3-1 
 4. Challans 3-1 
 5. Saint-Quentin 3-1 
 6. Souffel 3-1 
 7. RAC Basket 3-1 
 8. La Charite 2-2 
 9. ALS Basket 2-2 
 10. Lorient 2-2 
 11. Brissac-Aubance 2-2 
 12. Orchies 1-3 
 13. Boulogne 1-3 
 14. Aubenas 1-3 
 15. GET Vosges 1-3 
 16. SAP Vaucluse 1-3 
 17. CFBB 0-4 
 18. Lourdes 0-4 
Full Standings
Last:10/16/2017
ProA U21 Standings
 1. Cholet 5-0 
 2. Gravelines 5-0 
 3. Strasbourg 4-1 
 4. Nanterre 4-1 
 5. Bourg 4-1 
 6. CCRB Pro 4-1 
 7. ES Chalonnais 3-2 
 8. Hyeres-Toulon 3-2 
 9. Lyon-Villeurbanne 3-2 
 10. Limoges 2-3 
 11. Le Portel 2-3 
 12. Levallois 2-3 
 13. Boulazac 1-4 
 14. Dijon 1-4 
 15. Monaco 1-4 
 16. Pau-Lacq-Orthez 1-4 
 17. Antibes 0-5 
 18. Le Mans 0-5 
Full Standings
Last:10/17/2017
NM2 Standings
Group A
 1. Beaujolais 0-0 
 2. Besancon 0-0 
 3. Cheruy 0-0 
 4. CTC Lyon 0-0 
 5. Feurs EF 0-0 
 6. Golfe Juan 0-0 
 7. Le Cannet 0-0 
 8. Le Puy 0-0 
 9. Lons-le-Saunier 0-0 
 10. Marseille 0-0 
 11. Montbrison 0-0 
 12. Ouest Lyonnais 0-0 
 13. Prisse Macon 0-0 
 14. Sapela 0-0 
Group B
 1. Bordeaux 0-0 
 2. Cognac 0-0 
 3. Dax-Gamarde 0-0 
 4. Gardonne 0-0 
 5. Garonne 0-0 
 6. La Rochelle 0-0 
 7. Marmande 0-0 
 8. Pays dOlonnes 0-0 
 9. Real Chalossais 0-0 
 10. Serreslous 0-0 
 11. Toulouse 0-0 
 12. USV Re Basket 0-0 
 13. Val dAlbret 0-0 
 14. Valence 0-0 
Group C
 1. Berck 0-0 
 2. Calais 0-0 
 3. Cherbourg 0-0 
 4. Etoile Angers 0-0 
 5. Fougeres 0-0 
 6. Gravenchon 0-0 
 7. Juvisy 0-0 
 8. Laval 0-0 
 9. Poissy 0-0 
 10. Pornic 0-0 
 11. Rennes 0-0 
 12. Union Tours 0-0 
 13. Vanves 0-0 
 14. Vitre 0-0 
Group D
 1. Cergy-Pontoise 0-0 
 2. CTC Paris 0-0 
 3. Eveil Recy 0-0 
 4. Gennevilliers 0-0 
 5. Holtzheim 0-0 
 6. Joeuf Homecourt 0-0 
 7. Kaysersberg 0-0 
 8. Maubeuge 0-0 
 9. Metz-Ste Marie 0-0 
 10. Mulhouse 0-0 
 11. Pfastatt 0-0 
 12. Tourcoing 0-0 
 13. Tremblay 0-0 
 14. W.O.S.B. 0-0 
Last:9/26/2017
Basketball Champions League Standings
Group A
 1 Monaco 2-0 
 2 Pinar Karsiyaka 2-0 
 3 UCAM Murcia 2-0 
 4 Enisey 1-1 
 5 EWE Baskets 1-1 
 6 Banco di Srd 0-2 
 7 Hapoel Holon 0-2 
 8 Juventus 0-2 
Group B
 1 Gaziantep 2-0 
 2 Neptunas 2-0 
 3 Iberostar Tener. 1-1 
 4 Ventspils 1-1 
 5 Chalon 1-1 
 6 Ludwigsburg 1-1 
 7 Betaland Cdo 0-2 
 8 PAOK 0-2 
Group C
 1 Bayreuth 2-0 
 2 Estudiantes 2-0 
 3 Umana VE 1-1 
 4 AEK 1-1 
 5 Strasbourg 1-1 
 6 Banvit BK 1-1 
 7 Olimpija 0-2 
 8 Rosa 0-2 
Group D
 1 Nanterre 2-0 
 2 CEZ Nymburk 1-1 
 3 Besiktas 1-1 
 4 Scandone AV 1-1 
 5 Stelmet 1-1 
 6 Aris 1-1 
 7 Oostende 1-1 
 8 Telekom Bsk 0-2 
Last:10/18/2017
FIBA Europe Cup Standings
Group A
 1 Antwerp 1-0 
 2 Groningen 1-0 
 3 Bosna-Royal 0-1 
 4 Le Portel 0-1 
Group B
 1 Avtodor 1-0 
 2 Benfica 1-0 
 3 Bakken 0-1 
 4 Nevezis 0-1 
Group C
 1 Kataja Basket 1-0 
 2 Mornar Bar 1-0 
 3 FC Porto 0-1 
 4 Kapfenberg 0-1 
Group D
 1 Keravnos 1-0 
 2 Kormend 1-0 
 3 Balkan 0-1 
 4 Brussels 0-1 
Group E
 1 Lukoil Acad. 1-0 
 2 UBT Cluj Napoca 1-0 
 3 Dinamo Tbilisi 0-1 
 4 Istanbul BBSK 0-1 
Group F
 1 Bnei Hertzeliya 1-0 
 2 Spirou 1-0 
 3 Alba 0-1 
 4 Tsmoki-Minsk 0-1 
Group G
 1 Demir IBB 1-0 
 2 Sigal Prishtina 1-0 
 3 Khimik 0-1 
 4 Mons-Hainaut 0-1 
Group H
 1 N.Novgorod 1-0 
 2 Szolnok 1-0 
 3 Falco-Vulcano 0-1 
 4 Karpos Sokoli 0-1 
Last:10/18/2017
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Tim BLUE
  Antibes
  (205-PF-84)
  Avg: 22
 1. Blue, Antibes22.0 
 2. Peacock, Bourg20.0 
 3. Prepelic, Paris-Le.19.2 
 4. Cowels-III, Hyeres-.19.0 
 5. Logan, Strasbourg16.0 
 6. Sanford, Antibes15.4 
 7. Golden, Le Portel15.4 
 8. Cobbs, Le Mans15.0 
 9. Sulaimon, Dijon14.7 
 10. Arnold, Hyeres-T.14.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Louis LABEYRIE
  Stras.
  (208-C/F-92)
  Avg: 9.4
 1. Labeyrie, Stras.9.4 
 2. Yarou, Antibes9.0 
 3. Tolbert, Hyeres-T.7.8 
 4. Blue, Antibes7.8 
 5. Ware, Paris-Levallois7.4 
 6. Cornelie, Paris-Le.7.3 
 7. Daniel, Chalons-Reims7.0 
 8. Camara, Chalon6.8 
 9. Odiakosa, Le Portel6.8 
 10. Watkins, AS.6.6 
Assists Per Game
 D.J. COOPER
  Gravelines
  (183-PG-90)
  Avg: 9.3
 1. Cooper, Gravelines9.3 
 2. Cobbs, Le Mans5.8 
 3. Blassingame, Antibes5.6 
 4. Sim, Bourg5.0 
 5. Roberson, AS.4.8 
 6. Nzeulie, Chalon4.8 
 7. Hermannsson, Chalons-.4.6 
 8. Anderson, Pau-Lacq.4.6 
 9. Logan, Strasbourg4.4 
 10. Dixon, Strasbourg4.2 
Steals Per Game
 Aaron CRAFT
  Monaco
  (188-G-91)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Craft, Monaco2.4 
 2. Chassang, Hyeres-T.2.2 
 3. Houmounou, Bourg2.0 
 4. Lacombe, Monaco1.8 
 5. Arnold, Hyeres-T.1.8 
 6. Smith, Hyeres-T.1.8 
 7. Nelson, AS.1.6 
 8. Pearson, Dijon1.6 
 9. Pitard, Chalons-Reims1.6 
 10. Cooper, Gravelines1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 James FARR
  Chalon
  (208-F-92)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Farr, Chalon1.8 
 2. Putney, Chalon1.8 
 3. Diaw, Paris-Levallois1.5 
 4. Smith, Gravelines1.2 
 5. Atkins, Strasbourg1.2 
 6. Petteway, Nanterre1.0 
 7. Kaba, AS.1.0 
 8. Jaiteh, Limoges1.0 
 9. Tarpey, Le Mans1.0 
 10. Jones, Limoges1.0 
Player of the Week

 Youssoupha Fall
  Le Mans
  ( 221-C-95 )
  

 Demond Watt
  Gries/Oberhoffen
  ( 200-F-89 )
  

 Shekinah Munanga
  Monaco
  ( 201-PF-97 )
  

French Basketball (Men)

Next Round Schedule

Round 6 (Regular Season)

Antibes Oct.21 Le Mans 87%
Chalon Oct.21 Gravelines 78%
Chalons-Reim 56% Oct.21 Limoges
Cholet Oct.21 Nanterre 71%
Bourg Oct.21 Monaco 51%
Le Portel Oct.21 Dijon 51%
Paris-Levall Oct.21 Boulazac 56%
Pau-Lacq-Ort 51% Oct.21 ASVEL
Strasbourg Oct.21 Hyeres-Toulo 80%
Next Round Schedule

Round 2 (Regular Season)

Aix-Maurienn 58% Oct.20 Charleville
Caen Oct.20 Nancy 97%
Denain 60% Oct.20 Roanne
Evreux Oct.20 Blois 99%
Fos-Provence Oct.20 Nantes 97%
Poitiers 57% Oct.20 Le Havre
Rouen Oct.20 Orleans 97%
Saint-Chamon 54% Oct.20 Lille
Vichy Clermo Oct.20 Quimper 97%
Next Round Schedule

Round 5 (Regular Season)

Aubenas Oct.21 Gries/Oberho 93%
RAC Basket 67% Oct.21 Lorient
St.Vallier 61% Oct.21 Chartres
Souffel 56% Oct.21 Saint-Quenti
CFBB Oct.21 GET Vosges 65%
La Charite 53% Oct.21 Challans
SAP Vauclus Oct.21 ALS Basket 57%
Orchies 89% Oct.21 Lourdes
Boulogne Oct.21 Brissac-Auba 52%
Next Round Schedule

Round 6 (Regular Season)

U21
ES Chalonnai Oct.21 Gravelines 79%
Cholet 69% Oct.21 Nanterre
Levallois 75% Oct.21 Boulazac
Pau-Lacq-Ort Oct.21 Lyon-Villeur 81%
Strasbourg 64% Oct.21 Hyeres-Toulo
Le Portel 67% Oct.20 Dijon
Antibes 57% Oct.20 Le Mans
Bourg 92% Oct.20 Monaco
CCRB Pro 72% Oct.20 Limoges
Next Round Schedule

Round 3 (Regular Season)

Group A
Juventus 57% Oct.25 Hap.Holon
EWE Baskets Oct.25 Pinar Karsiy 73%
UCAM Murcia 95% Oct.25 Banco di Srd
Monaco 77% Oct.24 Enisey
Group B
Gaziantep 77% Oct.25 Iberostar Te
Betaland Cdo 57% Oct.24 PAOK
Ludwigsburg Oct.24 Neptunas 73%
Ventspils 57% Oct.24 Chalon
Group C
Olimpija Oct.25 Bayreuth 95%
Strasbourg Oct.25 Estudian. 73%
Rosa Oct.24 Umana VE 88%
AEK 57% Oct.24 Banvit BK
Group D
Scandone AV 57% Oct.25 Oostende
Aris Oct.25 Nanterre 73%
Besiktas 57% Oct.24 Stelmet
Telekom Bsk Oct.24 CEZ Nymburk 88%
Next Round Schedule

Round 2 (Regular Season)

Group A
Bosna-Royal 50% Oct.25 Antwerp
Groningen 50% Oct.24 Le Portel
Group B
Bakken 50% Oct.25 Benfica
Nevezis 50% Oct.24 Avtodor
Group C
Kataja Bsk 50% Oct.25 FC Porto
Kapfenberg 50% Oct.24 Mornar Bar
Group D
Kormend 50% Oct.25 Balkan
Keravnos 50% Oct.24 Brussels
Group E
Istanbul BB 50% Oct.25 Lukoil Acad
Din.Tbilisi 50% Oct.25 UBT Cluj Na
Group F
Bnei Hertzel 50% Oct.25 Tsmoki-Minsk
Alba 50% Oct.24 Spirou
Group G
Demir IBB 50% Oct.25 Mons-Hainaut
Sigal Prisht 50% Oct.25 Khimik
Group H
Falco-Vulcan 50% Oct.25 Szolnok
Karpos Sokol 50% Oct.25 N.Novgorod
ProA Round 18: Gravelines-Dunkerque loses #1 position - Feb 11, 2012


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Very exciting round. It does not happen too often that three games need overtime in just one round. There were many interesting games last round. The round ended with change at the leadership position, few extra overtimes, favorites losing the games and games ending by tiny margin.

Round 18 in ProA means a new league leader. The biggest surprise took place in Le Mans where host Le Mans (12-6) edged league's leader Gravelines-Dunkerque (15-3) 85-83 in overtime on Saturday evening. It ended at the same time the seven-game winning streak of Gravelines-Dunkerque. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Gravelines-Dunkerque won fourth quarter 25-16. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening, at least not yet. The game turned upside-down in the last quarter, where Gravelines-Dunkerque used huge pressure winning it 25-16 getting a tie at the end of regular time. They lost eventually overtime period 5-7. Le Mans made 18-of-22 free shots (81.8 percent) during the game. The best player for the winners was American point guard Taylor Rochestie (185-PG-85, college: Washington St.) who scored 19 points, 6 rebounds and 8 assists. The other American import forward Marcellus Sommerville (200-82, college: Bradley) chipped in 16 points and 9 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was the former international guard Yannick Bokolo (190-85) who recorded 20 points. Gravelines-Dunkerque's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Le Mans moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Nancy and Orleans. Gravelines-Dunkerque at the other side still keeps top position with three games lost. They were joined at the leadership position by Chalon who have the same record. Gravelines-Dunkerque will play next round against Cholet trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Le Mans will try to continue on its current victory against first ranked Chalon/Saor at home.
The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Chalon/Saor as it allowed them to take a leadership position after previous leader's (Gravelines-Dunkerque) loss. Chalon/Saor smashed 4th ranked Entente Orleans 45 at home 94-62. It ended at the same time the six-game winning streak of Entente Orleans 45. It was a good game for American swingman Blake Schilb (200-83, college: Loyola, IL, agency: Z.A.G. - Law Offices) who led his team to a victory with 26 points, 6 rebounds and 8 assists (went 9 for 9 at the free throw line !!!). Alade Aminu contributed with 16 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Naturalized American forward Georgi Joseph (197-82, college: Kennesaw St.) replied with 12 points and 9 rebounds for Entente Orleans 45. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Chalon/Saor have a solid three-game winning streak. As mentioned above they are at the top of the standings, which they share with Gravelines. Entente Orleans 45 at the other side keeps the fourth place with six games lost. They share the position with Le Mans and Nancy. Entente Orleans 45 will play next round against ASVEL trying to get back on the winning streak. Chalon/Saor will try to continue on its current victory against sixth ranked Le Mans on the road.

Rest of the games of round 18 were quite predictable and ended without any surprises. Here they are:
Le Havre was defeated by Poitiers in a road game 82-64. Nanterre smashed Hyeres-Toulon at home 102-60. Roanne won against Cholet on the opponent's court 73-61. ASVEL managed to outperform Strasbourg in a home game 88-86. Dijon recorded a loss to Pau-Lacq-Orthez on the road 59-57.
The best stats of 18th round was 32 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists by Adrien Moerman of Nancy.

Poitiers - Le Havre 82-64
There was a minor upset when 13th ranked STB Le Havre (5-13) was defeated on the road by fifteenth ranked Poitiers (5-13) 82-64 on Saturday. The game without a history. Poitiers led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 54 of its points in the paint compared to STB Le Havre's 34. The best player for the winners was the former international power forward Pape Badiane (207-80, college: Cleveland St.) who scored 15 points and 9 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). American point guard James J.J. Miller (180-79, college: N.Carolina A&T, agency: Higher Vision Sports) chipped in 14 points and 4 assists. Four Poitiers players scored in double figures. Poitiers' coach Rudy Nelhomme used an eleven-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the other side the best for losing team was American forward Brian Boddicker (204-81, college: Texas) who recorded 14 points and 5 rebounds and naturalized American swingman Nicholas Pope (196-84, college: Oklah.Baptist) added 17 points respectively. Poitiers moved-up to thirteenth place, which they share with Le Havre and Pau-Lacq-Orthez. STB Le Havre lost third consecutive game. Poitiers will face higher ranked Strasbourg IG (#11) on the road in the next round and it may be quite challenging game.
Top scorers:
Poitiers: P.Badiane 15+9reb+1ast, A.Dobbins 14+5reb+1ast, J.J.J. Miller 14+2reb+4ast, P.Guillard 13+1reb+1ast, E.Fournier 8+5reb+4ast, K.Younger 8+7reb
Le Havre: N.Pope 17+4reb, B.Boddicker 14+5reb+3ast, J.Cox 8+4ast, N.Wise 8+6reb+2ast, O.Camara 7+5reb, G.Jenkins 6+2reb
gschID: 133630


Nanterre - Hyeres-Toulon 102-60
No shocking result in a game when twelfth ranked JSF Nanterre (7-11) smashed at home bottom-ranked Hyeres-Toulon (2-16) 102-60 on Saturday. The game without a history. JSF Nanterre led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They shot 63.5 percent from the field. JSF Nanterre outrebounded Hyeres-Toulon 36-20 including a 28-15 advantage in defensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists comparing to just 11 passes made by Hyeres-Toulon's players. The best player for the winners was American guard Diante Garrett (193-88, college: Iowa St.) who scored 13 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists. The other American import center Ryvon Covile (206-84, college: Detroit Mercy, agency: Z.A.G. - Law Offices) chipped in 18 points. JSF Nanterre's coach Pascal Donadieu felt very confident that he used 10 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the other side the best for losing team was Senegalese forward Mouhammad Faye (208-85, college: SMU) who recorded 11 points and 7 rebounds and center Louis Labeyrie (209-92) added 10 points and 8 rebounds respectively. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. JSF Nanterre moved-up to eleventh place, which they share with Strasbourg. Hyeres-Toulon lost tenth consecutive game. They stay at the bottom position with 16 games lost. JSF Nanterre will face STB Le Havre (#13) on the road in the next round. Hyeres-Toulon will play against JDA Dijon.
Top scorers:
Nanterre: R.Covile 18+4reb+1ast, W.Daniels 15+1reb+1ast, J.Passave-Ducteil 13+4reb, D.Garrett 13+5reb+6ast, M.Diarra 10+3reb+2ast, X.Corosine 8+1ast
Hyeres-Toulon: T.Terrell 16+1reb, P.Morlende 12+1reb+2ast, M.Faye 11+7reb+2ast, L.Labeyrie 10+8reb+1ast, S.Cisse 9+1reb, A.Julien 2+1reb
gschID: 133631


Cholet - Roanne 61-73
There was a minor upset when 8th ranked Cholet (8-10) was defeated at home by tenth ranked Chorale de Roanne (8-10) 73-61 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Chorale de Roanne. Cholet was better in third quarter 22-17. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Cholet 37-26 including a 26-14 advantage in defensive rebounds. The best player for the winners was American swingman John Holland (195-88, college: Boston U.) who scored 15 points and 5 rebounds. The other American import forward Dylan Page (204-82, college: Wisc.-Milwaukee) chipped in 9 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists. At the other side the best for losing team was international guard Fabien Causeur (193-87) who recorded 22 points and 4 assists and American guard DeMarcus Nelson (191-85, college: Duke) added 15 points and 4 assists respectively. Chorale de Roanne moved-up to eighth place, which they share with Dijon and Cholet. Chorale de Roanne will face higher ranked Paris-Levallois (#3) at home in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game.
Top scorers:
Roanne: J.Holland 15+5reb+2ast, R.Jackson 11+8reb+1ast, M.Diabate 11+3reb+2ast, D.Page 9+8reb+4ast, U.Nsonwu-Amadi 8+7reb, R.Wright 7+1reb+3ast
Cholet: F.Causeur 22+3reb+4ast, D.Nelson 15+4reb+4ast, P.Christopher 8+1reb, R.Dozier 6+3reb, L.Vebobe 5+6reb, R.Falker 5+6reb+1ast
gschID: 133632


Le Mans - Gravelines 85-83 OT
Round 18 in ProA means a new league leader. The biggest surprise took place in Le Mans where host Le Mans (12-6) edged league's leader Gravelines-Dunkerque (15-3) 85-83 in overtime on Saturday evening. It ended at the same time the seven-game winning streak of Gravelines-Dunkerque. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Gravelines-Dunkerque won fourth quarter 25-16. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening, at least not yet. The game turned upside-down in the last quarter, where Gravelines-Dunkerque used huge pressure winning it 25-16 getting a tie at the end of regular time. They lost eventually overtime period 5-7. Le Mans made 18-of-22 free shots (81.8 percent) during the game. The best player for the winners was American point guard Taylor Rochestie (185-85, college: Washington St.) who scored 19 points, 6 rebounds and 8 assists. The other American import forward Marcellus Sommerville (200-82, college: Bradley) chipped in 16 points and 9 rebounds. Four Le Mans players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was the former international guard Yannick Bokolo (190-85) who recorded 20 points and international point guard Andrew Albicy (178-90) added 16 points respectively. Gravelines-Dunkerque's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Le Mans moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Nancy and Orleans. Gravelines-Dunkerque at the other side still keeps top position with three games lost. They were joined at the leadership position by Chalon who have the same record. Gravelines-Dunkerque will play next round against Cholet trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Le Mans will try to continue on its current victory against first ranked Chalon/Saor at home.
Top scorers:
Le Mans: T.Rochestie 19+6reb+8ast, A.Acker 16+6reb, M.Sommerville 16+9reb+2ast, J.Paulo Batista 13+6reb+4ast, C.Kahudi 8+10reb+1ast, M.Kouguere 7+2reb
Gravelines: Y.Bokolo 20+3reb+3ast, A.Albicy 16+3reb+3ast, R.Jomby 11+6reb+1ast, J.Edwards 8+4reb+3ast, P.Sy 7+3reb+1ast, D.Issa 7+4reb+1ast
gschID: 133633


ASVEL - Strasbourg 88-86
Rather predictable result in Villeurbanne where seventh ranked ASVEL (10-8) edged 10th ranked Strasbourg IG (7-11) 88-86 on Friday. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Strasbourg IG won third quarter 33-25. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. ASVEL shot 61.8 percent from the field. The best player for the winners was the former international guard Edwin Jackson (191-89) who scored 19 points and 5 assists. American power forward Hilton Armstrong (208-84, college: Connecticut) chipped in 14 points and 8 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was American-Dominican swingman Ricardo Greer (197-78, college: Pittsburgh) who recorded 18 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists and American forward Chris Oliver (198-85, college: Radford) added 14 points and 5 rebounds respectively. Four ASVEL and five Strasbourg IG players scored in double figures. ASVEL have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain seventh position with 10-8 record. Loser Strasbourg IG dropped to the eleventh place with 11 games lost. ASVEL will face higher ranked Entente Orleans 45 (#4) on the road in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Strasbourg IG will play against Poitiers (#14).
Top scorers:
ASVEL: E.Jackson 19+2reb+5ast, L.Westermann 14+4reb+2ast, P.Lacombe 14+3reb+1ast, H.Armstrong 14+8reb+1ast, K.Tillie 8+2reb+1ast, D.Thompson 7+1reb+4ast
Strasbourg: K.Anderson 20+1reb, R.Greer 18+5reb+5ast, C.Oliver 14+5reb+2ast, A.M'Baye 13+1ast, A.Ajinca 11+3reb+4ast, N.de Jong 6+1reb
gschID: 133626


Chalon - Orleans 94-62
The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Chalon/Saor as it allowed them to take a leadership position after previous leader's (Gravelines-Dunkerque) loss. Chalon/Saor smashed 4th ranked Entente Orleans 45 at home 94-62. It ended at the same time the six-game winning streak of Entente Orleans 45. The game was mostly controlled by Chalon/Saor. Entente Orleans 45 was better in second period 20-17. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Chalon/Saor made 26-of-30 charity shots (86.7 percent) during the game. They also forced 25 Entente Orleans 45 turnovers. Chalon/Saor players were unselfish on offense dishing 22 assists. Entente Orleans 45 was plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a good game for American swingman Blake Schilb (200-83, college: Loyola, IL, agency: Z.A.G. - Law Offices) who led his team to a victory with 26 points, 6 rebounds and 8 assists (went 9 for 9 at the free throw line !!!). Nigerian power forward Alade Aminu (207-87, college: Georgia Tech) contributed with 16 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Four Chalon/Saor players scored in double figures. Naturalized American forward Georgi Joseph (197-82, college: Kennesaw St.) replied with 12 points and 9 rebounds and naturalized Mali forward Amara Sy (202-81) added 14 points in the effort for Entente Orleans 45. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Chalon/Saor have a solid three-game winning streak. As mentioned above they are at the top of the standings, which they share with Gravelines. Entente Orleans 45 at the other side keeps the fourth place with six games lost. They share the position with Le Mans and Nancy. Entente Orleans 45 will play next round against ASVEL trying to get back on the winning streak. Chalon/Saor will try to continue on its current victory against sixth ranked Le Mans on the road.
Top scorers:
Chalon: B.Schilb 26+6reb+8ast, A.Aminu 16+8reb, M.Delaney 11+1reb+1ast, I.Evtimov 10+2reb+8ast, J.Lauvergne 9+5reb+1ast, A.Michel Jean-Baptiste 6+4reb+1ast
Orleans: C.Banks 16+2reb, A.Sy 14+4reb+2ast, G.Joseph 12+9reb, M.N'Doye 8+1reb+1ast, D.Monds 7+3reb+1ast, B.Greene 5+5reb+2ast
gschID: 133627


Paris-Levallois - Nancy 99-93 OT
Top scorers:
Paris-Levallois: E.Chatfield 27+6reb+8ast, T.Meacham 21+4reb+2ast, J.Williams 16+3reb+3ast, M.Morandais 12+4reb+2ast, D.Noel 8+4reb+2ast, P.Da Silva 8+3reb+1ast
Nancy: A.Moerman 32+11reb+4ast, B.King 22+3reb+4ast, V.Samnick 12+4reb, A.Akingbala 8+8reb+3ast, J.Shuler 8+3reb+2ast, P.Amagou 6+2reb+4ast
gschID: 133628


Pau-Lacq-Orthez - Dijon 59-57
There was an upset when higher ranked JDA Dijon (8-10) was edged on the road by fifteenth ranked Pau-Lacq-Orthez (5-13) 59-57 on Friday. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 16-13. But JDA Dijon won second period 14-12. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when Pau-Lacq-Orthez won last quarter 16-16. They also forced 19 JDA Dijon turnovers and outrebounded them 40-18 including a 26-14 advantage in defensive rebounds. JDA Dijon was plagued by 30 personal fouls down the stretch. The best player for the winners was Slovenian forward Marko Maravic (201-79) who had a double-double by scoring 17 points and 10 rebounds (went 8 for 8 at the free throw line). Nigerian power forward Chinemelu Elonu (206-87, college: Texas A&M) chipped in 8 points and 12 rebounds. Pau-Lacq-Orthez's coach Laurent Vila used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. At the other side the best for losing team was American swingman Sean Marshall (198-85, college: Boston Coll.) who recorded 18 points and 4 steals and his fellow American import forward Zach Moss (201-81, college: Mountain St.) added 12 points and 7 rebounds respectively. Pau-Lacq-Orthez moved-up to thirteenth place, which they share with Le Havre and Poitiers. Newly promoted JDA Dijon keeps the eighth position with ten games lost. Pau-Lacq-Orthez will face higher ranked Sluc Nancy (#5) on the road in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game.
Top scorers:
Pau-Lacq-Orthez: M.Maravic 17+10reb+2ast, A.Mendy 13+4reb+1ast, A.Ray 9+3reb+4ast, C.Elonu 8+12reb+1ast, T.Gipson 6+3reb+4ast, C.Marquis 6+8reb+1ast
Dijon: S.Marshall 18+2reb, Z.Moss 12+7reb, J.Leloup 8+5ast, A.Harris 8+3reb, B.Dixon 6+1reb+4ast, A.Christophe 3+2reb   




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