Pau-Lacq-Orthez - Hyeres-Toulon 88-67 The hosts trailed by 10 points after first quarter, but they stormed back and won the game by 21 points. Pau-Lacq-Orthez dominated on the defensive end, holding Hyeres-Toulon to just 6 points in second quarter. Pau-Lacq-Orthez had a 27-16 advantage in offensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists. Americans were the main players on the court. Forward Charles Jackson (203-F-87, agency: Court Side, college: Hawaii-Pacific) (203-87, college: Hawaii-Pacific, agency: Court Side) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 13 rebounds (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field) for the winners and forward Brian Boddicker (204-81, college: Texas) chipped in 15 points and 5 rebounds. Four Pau-Lacq-Orthez players scored in double figures. Pau-Lacq-Orthez's coach Claude Bergeaud felt very confident that he used 11 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the losing side guard Corey McIntosh (183-85, college: Iowa St., agency: Court Side) responded with 22 points and power forward Terence Dials (206-83, college: Ohio St.) scored 14 points and 6 rebounds. Top scorers: Hyeres-Toulon: C.McIntosh 22+4reb+3ast, T.Dials 14+6reb+2ast, J.Newson 12+2reb+2ast, A.Julien 9+5reb+1ast, G.Radonjic 6+7reb+2ast, J.Begarin 2+2ast Pau-Lacq-Orthez: J.Morency 15+6reb, B.Boddicker 15+5reb+2ast, C.Jackson 14+13reb+2ast, F.Lesca 12+2reb, D.Denave 10+4ast, S.Driss 6+5reb+5ast
Charleville - Bordeaux 98-94 Visiting Bordeaux was defeated by Charleville-Mezieres in a tough game in Charleville 94-98. The hosts trailed by 2 points after three quarters before their 31-25 charge, which allowed them to win the game. It was a great shooting night for Charleville-Mezieres especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 52.9 percentage. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. Guard Fabien Calvez (187-84, college: Evansville) fired 20 points and 9 assists for the winners (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field). American forward Patrick Sanders (198-85, college: Cal-Irvine, agency: JEMsports) chipped in 18 points and 6 rebounds. American forward Nate Carter (201-83, college: Oklahoma) produced 24 points and 6 rebounds (made all of his seven free throws) and guard Matthieu Guichard (188-88) added 23 points respectively for lost side. Five Charleville-Mezieres and four Bordeaux players scored in double figures. Bordeaux's coach Jean-Marc Dupraz rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Top scorers: Bordeaux: N.Carter 24+6reb+3ast, M.Guichard 23+4reb+2ast, G.Darrigand 16+1reb+4ast, M.Humphrey 15+8reb+3ast, T.Coleman 9+6reb+1ast, R.Dardaine 3+1reb Charleville: F.Calvez 20+3reb+9ast, P.Sanders 18+6reb+3ast, T.Toney 17+3reb+3ast, A.Racine 13+3reb, V.Pridotkas 12+5reb+1ast, C.Guillarme 9+2reb
Nantes - Evreux 72-77 The guests trailed by 2 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 2-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 77-72. ALM Evreux outrebounded Nantes 35-23 including 25 on the defensive glass. Nantes was plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. American power forward Jeremiah Wood (200-85, agency: Court Side) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 26 points, 13 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners and Steeve Ho You Fat (203-88) chipped in 15 points and 8 rebounds (made all of his ten free throws !!!). At the losing side American power forward James Mathis (200-84, college: Niagara, agency: Court Side) responded with 19 points and 6 rebounds and the other American import forward Terrance Henry (208-89, college: Mississippi, agency: Pro One Sports) scored 13 points and 5 rebounds. Top scorers: Nantes: J.Mathis 19+6reb+1ast, T.Henry 13+5reb+1ast, N.Gayon 12+2reb, L.Corbett 8+2reb+2ast, C.Gomez 6+2reb+4ast, E.Mendy 4+2reb+1ast Evreux: J.Wood 26+13reb+5ast, C.Hannah 16+2reb+5ast, S.Ho You Fat 15+8reb+1ast, G.Florimont 8+3reb, K.Austin 7+5reb+1ast, L.Konate 3
Bourg - Boulogne 97-61 The game without a history. JL Bourg led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 18-of-21 free shots (85.7 percent) during the game. JL Bourg forced 19 SO Maritime Boulogne turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. Gambian forward Moses Sonko (197-83, college: Co.Carolina, agency: Two Points) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 21 points, 12 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners and American power forward David Monds (205-83, college: Oklahoma St.) chipped in 16 points and 8 rebounds. Four JL Bourg players scored in double figures. Coach Frederic Sarre's team controlled all game and the coach could let to play 11 players and allowed the starting five to get some rest. At the losing side American forward Ken Horton (199-89, college: Cent.Conn.St.) responded with 15 points and 5 rebounds and point guard Jonathan Rousselle (188-90) scored 11 points (made all of his ten free throws !!!). JL Bourg (1-0) keeps a position of league leader, which they share with 8 other teams. Top scorers: Boulogne: K.Horton 15+5reb, J.Rousselle 11+3reb+2ast, M.Jaiteh 8+7reb, C.McCray 6+3reb+3ast, Z.Bah 6+1reb+2ast, K.Cunningham 6+2reb Bourg: M.Sonko 21+12reb+4ast, D.Monds 16+8reb+1ast, L.Williams 13+3reb+2ast, P.Braud 12+1reb+1ast, J.Sanchez 11+4reb+1ast, A.Tanghe 9+3reb+3ast
St Vallier - St Quentin 77-84 Power forward Julien Lesieu (201-83) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 20 rebounds for the winners and naturalized American point guard Jimmal Ball (179-78, college: Akron, agency: ACMT) chipped in 17 points and 5 assists. Four Saint-Quentin players scored in double figures. At the losing side American-Ivorian guard Errick Craven (188-83, college: USC) responded with 20 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists and American swingman Roy Booker (191-84, college: SE Missouri St.) scored 27 points. Top scorers: St Vallier: R.Booker 27+1ast, E.Craven 20+6reb+7ast, J.Hoyaux 13+3reb+4ast, C.Rouse 7+9reb+2ast, H.Disy 4+4reb, D.Diarra 2+5reb St Quentin: J.Lesieu 20+20reb+1ast, J.Ball 17+3reb+5ast, K.Bichard 16+1reb+3ast, A.Saaka 14+5reb+2ast, M.Badiane 8+8reb, O.Romain 3+1reb+1ast
Denain - Chalons-Reims 70-86 The game was mostly controlled by Chalons-Reims. Denain Voltaire was better in third quarter 19-13. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Power forward Kevin Corre (202-85) nailed 15 points and 8 rebounds for the winning side and swingman Rodrigue Mels (188-85, college: CS Northridge, agency: Three Eye Sports) accounted for 13 points and 4 steals. Chalons-Reims' coach Nikola Antic allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. American forward John Flowers (200-89, college: W.Virginia, agency: KMG Sports Management) came up with a double-double by scoring 23 points and 11 rebounds and the other American import power forward Marcus Kitts (205-89, college: William & Mary) added 10 points and 9 rebounds respectively for Denain Voltaire in the defeat. Top scorers: Denain: J.Flowers 23+11reb+2ast, M.Kitts 10+9reb, V.Ateba 9+1reb, C.Cairo 8+3reb+1ast, C.Cavallo 7+3reb+2ast, R.Lopez 5+7reb+1ast Chalons-Reims: K.Corre 15+8reb+2ast, T.Johnson 14+4reb, R.Mels 13+4reb+2ast, A.Tsagarakis 12+2reb+2ast, J.Burrell 9+8reb+1ast, K.Joss-Rauze 9+1reb+1ast
Lille - Fos Ouest 84-71 It was a very close game until the last quarter, when Lille Metropole's pressure prevailed and they won that period 32-21 extending their advantage to 13 points. They made 21-of-24 charity shots (87.5 percent) during the game. Lille Metropole forced 20 Fos Ouest turnovers. 27 personal fouls committed by Fos Ouest helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Worth to mention a great performance of American power forward Steffon Bradford (198-78, college: Nebraska, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 21 points and 10 rebounds (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field). Naturalized Congolese guard Loic Akono (177-87) contributed with 15 points and 4 assists for the winners. Four Lille Metropole players scored in double figures. Lille Metropole's coach Abdourahmane N'Diaye used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. point guard Edouard Choquet (187-88) answered with 19 points and 6 assists (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field) and American swingman Chris Davis (195-80, college: N.Texas, agency: Court Side) added 21 points in the effort for Fos Ouest. Top scorers: Fos Ouest: C.Davis 21+3reb+1ast, E.Choquet 19+2reb+6ast, J.Williamson 13+8reb+2ast, S.Giffa 9+4reb+2ast, P.Haquet 4+4reb+1ast, K.Atamna 3+3reb+1ast Lille: S.Bradford 21+10reb, S.Smith 16+4reb, L.Akono 15+4reb+4ast, B.Gillet 14, J.Siggers 8+5reb+4ast, M.Camara 8+1reb
Maurienne - Rouen 90-84 SPO Rouen trailed by 11 points after 3 quarters before a 27-22 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 84-90 at the end of the game. Aix-Maurienne made 29-of-30 free shots (96.7 percent) during the game, while SPO Rouen only scored eight points from the stripe. SPO Rouen was plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. Americans were the main players on the court also this time. Wilbert Brown (200-84, college: Niagara, agency: Z.A.G. - Law Offices) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 30 points and 11 rebounds (made all of his fourteen free throws !!!) for the winners and power forward Erroyl Bing (198-82, college: E.Carolina) chipped in 8 points, 18 rebounds and 4 assists. At the losing side forward Wendell McKines (198-88, college: N.Mexico St.) responded with 23 points and 7 rebounds and forward Tai Wesley (200-86, college: Utah St.) scored 17 points and 6 rebounds. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Top scorers: Rouen: W.McKines 23+7reb+1ast, T.Wesley 17+6reb+3ast, G.Chathuant 14+5reb+1ast, O.Bassett 12+2reb+4ast, M.Courby 6+3reb, F.Ateba 5+1ast Maurienne: W.Brown 30+11reb+2ast, S.Darnauzan 16+2reb+4ast, J.Ekanga-Ehawa 14+1ast, W.Chism 12+3reb+1ast, E.Bing 8+18reb+4ast, M.Traore 4
Le Portel - Antibes 72-109 The game without a history. Olympique Antibes led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They shot 62.1 percent from the field. Olympique Antibes looked well-organized offensively handing out 26 assists. American swingman Anthony Hilliard (193-86, college: Elizabeth City) stepped up and scored 28 points, 5 rebounds and 9 assists for the winners and his fellow American import forward Tim Blue (205-84, college: Middle Tenn.St.) chipped in 27 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. Five Olympique Antibes players scored in double figures. At the losing side Jamaican-American Sherman Gay (201-82, college: Loyola Mary) responded with 31 points (made all of his fourteen free throws !!!) and American point guard Ronnie Taylor (188-81, college: NC-Greensboro, agency: Court Side) scored 12 points and 9 assists. Le Portel's coach Eric Girard gave up on the game allowing to play ten players seeing no chance for a win. Top scorers: Le Portel: S.Gay 31+3reb, R.Taylor 12+3reb+9ast, C.Bronchard 10+1reb, Z.Buljan 9+5reb+2ast, M.Bigote 4+2reb+1ast, A.Aboubakar Zaki 3+1reb Antibes: A.Hilliard 28+5reb+9ast, T.Blue 27+7reb+4ast, S.Fein 18+2reb, M.Badiane 14+5reb+3ast, T.Huffman 10+3reb+6ast, S.Essart 6+1reb+3ast
Saint-Quentin Basket-Ball (ProB) signed 27-year old American (has also Kenyan passport) forward Robert Nyakundi (203-100kg-89, college: SMU). He played last season at Hyeres-Toulon (ProA). In 31 games he had 10.1ppg and 3.3rpg. ProB will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time. Nyakundi helped them to win the league title. The previous (14-15) season he played at Liege Basket (Scooore League) in Belgium where in 27 games he recorded 11.5ppg, 4.4rpg, 1.3apg and 1.4spg. [read more]
Saint-Quentin Basket-Ball (ProB) signed 27-year old American (has also Kenyan passport) forward Robert Nyakundi (203-100kg-89, college: SMU). He played last season at Hyeres-Toulon (ProA). In 31 games he had 10.1ppg and 3.3rpg. ProB will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time. Nyakundi helped them to win the league title. The previous (14-15) season he played at Liege Basket (Scooore League) in Belgium where in 27 games he recorded 11.5ppg, 4.4rpg, 1.3apg and 1.4spg. Nyakundi contributed to his team making it to the cup final. He was voted NABC Division I All-District 11 2nd Team back in 2012 at his college time. Nyakundi has played also professionally in Romania (Ploiesti and Steaua CSM EximBank Bucuresti). He attended Southern Methodist University until 2012 and it will be his fifth season as a professional player.
Nobel Boungou-Colo (ex Limoges) agreed terms with Khimky - 17 hours ago
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BC Khimky Moscow Region (VTB) inked 28-year old French international forward Nobel Boungou-Colo (202-F-88, agency: BeoBasket) (202-88, agency: BeoBasket). He has a double citizenship as he also holds Congolese passport. Boungou-Colo has played for the last four years at Limoges CSP Elite in French ProA. He managed to play in three leagues last year (!!!). In 32 ProA games he recorded 13.8ppg, 5.2rpg and 2.8apg. A very good season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-French... [read more]
BC Khimky Moscow Region (VTB) inked 28-year old French international forward Nobel Boungou-Colo (202-F-88, agency: BeoBasket) (202-88, agency: BeoBasket). He has a double citizenship as he also holds Congolese passport. Boungou-Colo has played for the last four years at Limoges CSP Elite in French ProA. He managed to play in three leagues last year (!!!). In 32 ProA games he recorded 13.8ppg, 5.2rpg and 2.8apg. A very good season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-French ProA Honorable Mention. Boungou-Colo also played 10 games in Euroleague where he averaged 8.6ppg, 3.1rpg, 3.0apg and 1.2spg. And finally he contributed to 7 games in Eurocup where he had 13.7ppg, 4.9rpg and 2.3apg. Boungou-Colo has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2014. Among other achievements he won French ProA championship title in 2015. Boungou-Colo received also Eurobasket.com All-French ProA Player of the Year award and Eurobasket.com All-French ProA Domestic Player of the Year award in 2014. He has been regularly called to French Senior National Team since 2014. Boungou-Colo has played also professionally for other French teams like Le Mans, Sluc Nancy, Hyeres-Toulon, ADA Blois and Entente Orleans 45.
Vichy-Clermont edge GET Vosges in test game - 1 day ago
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Vichy-Clermont - GET Vosges 78:74 Vichy and Vosges clashed in the pre-season game. Vichy snatched a narrow victory at the end. Romuald Morency (202-SF-95) nailed 17 points to pace the winners. It was a close game from start to finish. Dustin Ware (183-PG-90, college: Georgia) nailed 16 points for Vichy. Derrick Byars (201-G/F-84, college: Vanderbilt, agency: Inception Sports) provided 12 points in the winning case. Masse Doumbe(203-F-87, college: Kaiser) responded with 15 points for GET... [read more]
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