There were only 2 rounds played so far and it's still very beginning of the Regular Season in NM1. The round was exceptionally exciting as three games ended with a tiny margin.
Challans - Vichy 72-75 The guests were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. JA Vichy made 20-of-24 free shots (83.3 percent) during the game. Vendee Challans was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. American power forward Justin Reynolds (204-88, college: Texas A&M-CC) scored 16 points and 8 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and point guard Rida El Amrani (180-86) chipped in 11 points and 5 assists during the contest. Four JA Vichy players scored in double figures. Forward Fabien Herard (198-79) responded with 22 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists and guard Johan Rathieuville (177-85) scored 8 points, 5 rebounds and 9 assists. Top scorers: Vichy: J.Reynolds 16+8reb+1ast, B.Thomas 15+1reb+3ast, G.Pons 13+2reb+3ast, R.El Amrani 11+4reb+5ast, G.Lessort 9+4reb, Y.Smail 9+4reb Challans: F.Herard 22+6reb+4ast, B.Bakovic 14+4reb+1ast, M.Pilgrim 12+5reb+2ast, J.Rathieuville 8+5reb+9ast, N.Gouacide 6+1reb, S.Cherasse 4+1reb+1ast
Orchy - Sorgues 85-82 Sorgues was trailing by 4 points at halftime but managed to get 6-point lead after three quarters before a 22-13 charge of Orchesien BC, which allowed them to win the game. Orchesien BC outrebounded Sorgues 43-32 including a 18-4 advantage in offensive rebounds. Point guard Emilien Barbry (188-83) scored 5 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists to lead the charge for the winners and center Julien Bestron (205-86) chipped in 12 points and 7 rebounds during the contest. Orchesien BC's coach Philippe Namyst used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. Center Xavier Pasut (200-84) responded with 16 points and 8 rebounds and point guard Arnaud Thinon (178-87) scored 16 points and 4 assists. Four Sorgues players scored in double figures. Top scorers: Orchy: A.Belkessa 16+2reb, R.Carter 15+3reb, J.Bestron 12+7reb+1ast, J.Verbeke 10+4reb+2ast, R.Brocheray 9+5reb+2ast, D.Petrovic 9+3reb Sorgues: R.Zamroz 16+1reb+4ast, A.Thinon 16+4reb+4ast, X.Pasut 16+8reb, Q.Hankins-Cole 13+7reb+1ast, J.Doreau 11+2reb+2ast, C.Mansare 9+7reb
Souffel - Rennes 78-57 The game was mostly controlled by Souffelweyersheim. Union Rennes was better in second period 18-15. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Souffelweyersheim shot 22 for 32 from the free-throw line, while Union Rennes only scored four points from the stripe. They outrebounded Union Rennes 40-26 including a 27-15 advantage in defensive rebounds. Souffelweyersheim players were unselfish on offense dishing 21 assists. Union Rennes was plagued by 30 personal fouls down the stretch. Senegalese power forward Abdoulaye N'Diaye (210-84, college: USC) notched a double-double by scoring 16 points, 12 rebounds and 4 assists (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field) to lead the effort and naturalized Chadian forward Jacques Alingue (201-88) supported him with 19 points and 9 rebounds. Even 18 points by forward Olivier Lamothe (201-79) did not help to save the game for Union Rennes. Senegalese guard El Kabir Pene (190-84) added 12 points for the guests. Top scorers: Souffel: J.Alingue 19+9reb, A.N'Diaye 16+12reb+4ast, J.Tschamber 10+4reb+2ast, J.Bach 9+3reb+3ast, M.M'Bodji 7+2reb+4ast, F.Broliron 7+2reb+1ast Rennes: O.Lamothe 18+2reb, E.Kabir Pene 12+1reb+1ast, K.Kittar 8+4reb+1ast, S.Ben Driss 7+4reb+1ast, B.M'Poy 5+2reb+1ast, J.Dessart 3+1ast
Rueil - La Rochelle 76-63 The hosts trailed by 5 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 3-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 76-63. Rueil forced 20 La Rochelle turnovers and outrebounded them 39-28 including 28 on the defensive glass. The best player for the winners was swingman Dominique Gentil (195-88) who scored 21 points and 5 rebounds. Center Moise Diame (205-86) chipped in a double-double by scoring 11 points and 11 rebounds. Four Rueil players scored in double figures. American forward Jarryd Cole (204-88, college: Iowa, agency: JEMsports) produced 18 points and 6 rebounds and naturalized Madagascar swingman Amy M'Boma (199-83) added 14 points, 5 assists and 4 steals respectively for the guests. Top scorers: Rueil: D.Gentil 21+5reb+1ast, S.Dubois 13+2reb+2ast, M.Diame 11+11reb, A.Desespringalle 10+5reb+2ast, I.Saounera 9+3reb+5ast, G.Mdivani 8+8reb+1ast La Rochelle: J.Cole 18+6reb, A.M'Boma 14+2reb+5ast, H.Jannel 8+8reb, P.Bonnelalbay 7+3reb, J.Dalmat 6+2reb+1ast, S.Soliman 5+3reb
Cognac - CFBB 71-57 The game was mostly controlled by Cognac. CFBB was better in third quarter 20-19. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Center Miguel Buval (208-90) had a double-double by scoring 21 points and 12 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and Serbian forward Dejan Sencanski (198-84, college: Abil.Christian) chipped in 11 points and 6 rebounds during the contest. Four Cognac players scored in double figures. Damien Inglis (203-95) responded with a double-double by scoring 16 points, 11 rebounds and 6 assists and guard Charly Pontens (189-95) scored 12 points. Cognac (1-0) left bottom position moving up to third place, which they share with Rueil and Orchy. Top scorers: Cognac: M.Buval 21+12reb+1ast, J.Ludon 12+3reb+1ast, D.Sencanski 11+6reb+1ast, C.Bertorelle 10+3reb+1ast, S.Doucoure 6+3reb+2ast, V.Mouillard 6+1reb+5ast CFBB: D.Inglis 16+11reb+6ast, C.Pontens 12+3reb, P.Rigot 8+3reb+1ast, L.Dussoulier 6+1reb+2ast, Y.Smock 6+7reb, O.Yao-Delon 3+1reb+2ast
Quimper - Chartres 49-69 The game without a history. Chartres led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Quimper UJAP to just 7 points in fourth quarter. Forward Guillaume Merie (198-83) orchestrated the victory by scoring 17 points and 9 rebounds. Guard Adrien Boivin (185-91) contributed with 6 points, 7 rebounds and 9 assists for the winners. Nigerian forward Corey Raji (198-88, college: Boston Coll., agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) replied with 10 points and 6 rebounds and Spanish point guard Carlos Cherry (184-79, agency: Global Sports Plaza) added 10 points in the effort for Quimper UJAP. Top scorers: Chartres: G.Merie 17+9reb+3ast, L.Avramovic 14+5reb+3ast, M.Vasic 11+2reb, A.Boivin 6+7reb+9ast, A.Hergott 6+3reb+1ast, A.Barakaou 6+2reb Quimper: C.Raji 10+6reb+2ast, C.Cherry 10+4reb+3ast, F.Thibedore 8+2reb+1ast, O.Kolb 7+6reb, E.Plateau 5+3reb+3ast, R.Gregoire 4+2reb+1ast
Blois - Angers BC 49 69-66 The hosts trailed by 4 points at the halftime before their 33-26 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Blois outrebounded Angers BC 49 41-26 including a 15-2 advantage in offensive rebounds. Finnish forward Ville Kaunisto (205-82) scored 7 points and 21 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and guard Gary Staelens (189-84) chipped in 25 points during the contest. American forward Anthony Hill (204-88, college: Wisc.-Milwaukee) responded with 19 points and Icelandic Logi Gunnarsson (192-81) scored 11 points and 6 rebounds. Four Angers BC 49 players scored in double figures. Angers BC 49's coach Vincent Lavandier rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Blois (2-0) keeps a position of league leader, which they share with Souffel. Top scorers: Blois: G.Staelens 25+3reb, P.Brochard 11+1reb+2ast, M.Sy 7+4reb+2ast, V.Kaunisto 7+21reb+3ast, D.Davis 6+2reb+2ast, K.Morlende 5+1reb Angers BC 49: A.Hill 19+4reb+2ast, L.Gunnarsson 11+6reb+2ast, P.Drouault 11+2reb+3ast, S.Traore 10+3reb+2ast, M.Chupin 4+4reb, T.Lonzieme 3+1reb
Vichy-Clermont edge GET Vosges in test game - 1 hour 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]
Drew Gordon (ex Chalons-Reims) could be added to Lietuvos rytas roster - 3 hours ago
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Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius (LKL) is close to ink 26-year old American forward Drew Gordon (205-111kg-90, college: N.Mexico) who played last time at Champagne Chalons-Reims Basket in France. In 30 ProA games he recorded 14.0ppg, 9.6rpg (#2 in the league), 1.5apg and 1.3spg last season. A very good year in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-French ProA 2nd Team and to the All-Star Game. The previous (14-15) season Gordon played at another team Delaware 87ers in U.S. semi-pro leagu... [read more]
Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius (LKL) is close to ink 26-year old American forward Drew Gordon (205-111kg-90, college: N.Mexico) who played last time at Champagne Chalons-Reims Basket in France. In 30 ProA games he recorded 14.0ppg, 9.6rpg (#2 in the league), 1.5apg and 1.3spg last season. A very good year in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-French ProA 2nd Team and to the All-Star Game. The previous (14-15) season Gordon played at another team Delaware 87ers in U.S. semi-pro league D-League where in 41 games he averaged 13.0ppg, 10.6rpg, 1.8apg and 1.0spg. Gordon has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2014. His team won Italian Cup in 2014. Gordon is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Serbia (Partizan), Turkey (Banvit), NBA (Philadelphia 76ers) and Italy (Banco di Srd). Gordon attended University of New Mexico until 2012 and it will be his fifth season in pro basketball.
NM1 newcomer Union Rennes Basket 35 added to their roster 28-year old American forward Anthony Hill (204-107kg-88, college: Wisc.-Milwaukee) from Vendee Challans Basket. In 10 NM1 games in France he recorded 10.2ppg, 4.3rpg and 1.0apg last season. Hill also played that season for CAB Madeira in LPB where in 10 games he averaged 13.2ppg and 5.2rpg. His team won Horizon League Regular Season in 2011. Hill is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Austria (UBSC Graz),... [read more]
NM1 newcomer Union Rennes Basket 35 added to their roster 28-year old American forward Anthony Hill (204-107kg-88, college: Wisc.-Milwaukee) from Vendee Challans Basket. In 10 NM1 games in France he recorded 10.2ppg, 4.3rpg and 1.0apg last season. Hill also played that season for CAB Madeira in LPB where in 10 games he averaged 13.2ppg and 5.2rpg. His team won Horizon League Regular Season in 2011. Hill is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Austria (UBSC Graz), Germany (MLP Academics Heidelberg), Portugal (FC Porto Ferpinta and Barreirense) and France (Angers BC). Hill attended University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee until 2011 and it will be his sixth season as a professional player.
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