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ProA Standings
 1. Antibes 0-0 
 2. ASVEL 0-0 
 3. Chalon 0-0 
 4. Chalons-Reims 0-0 
 5. Cholet 0-0 
 6. Dijon 0-0 
 7. Gravelines 0-0 
 8. Hyeres-Toulon 0-0 
 9. Le Mans 0-0 
 10. Le Portel 0-0 
 11. Limoges 0-0 
 12. Monaco 0-0 
 13. Nancy 0-0 
 14. Nanterre 0-0 
 15. Orleans 0-0 
 16. Paris-Levallois 0-0 
 17. Pau-Lacq-Orthez 0-0 
 18. Strasbourg 0-0 
Last:7/30/2016
ProB Standings
 1. Blois 0-0 
 2. Boulazac 0-0 
 3. Boulogne 0-0 
 4. Bourg 0-0 
 5. Charleville 0-0 
 6. Denain 0-0 
 7. Evreux 0-0 
 8. Le Havre 0-0 
 9. Lille 0-0 
 10. Maurienne 0-0 
 11. Nantes 0-0 
 12. Poitiers 0-0 
 13. Provence Basket 0-0 
 14. Roanne 0-0 
 15. Rouen 0-0 
 16. St Chamond 0-0 
 17. St Quentin 0-0 
 18. Vichy Clermont 0-0 
Last:7/30/2016
NM1 Standings
 1. Andrezieux 0-0 
 2. Angers BC 0-0 
 3. BCGO 0-0 
 4. Caen 0-0 
 5. CFBB 0-0 
 6. Challans 0-0 
 7. Chartres 0-0 
 8. GET Vosges 0-0 
 9. Lorient 0-0 
 10. Lourdes 0-0 
 11. Orchies 0-0 
 12. Quimper 0-0 
 13. Rennes 0-0 
 14. Rueil 0-0 
 15. SAP Vaucluse 0-0 
 16. Souffel 0-0 
 17. St Vallier 0-0 
 18. Vitre 0-0 
Last:7/30/2016
NM2 Standings
Group A
 1. Bordeaux 0-0 
 2. Dax-Gamarde 0-0 
 3. Gardonne 0-0 
 4. Garonne 0-0 
 5. Golfe Juan 0-0 
 6. Le Cannet 0-0 
 7. Marmande 0-0 
 8. Marseille 0-0 
 9. Pau Nord-Est 0-0 
 10. Real Chalossais 0-0 
 11. Toulouges 0-0 
 12. Toulouse 0-0 
 13. Union Venelles 0-0 
 14. Valence 0-0 
Group B
 1. Angers EOSL 0-0 
 2. Brissac-Aubance 0-0 
 3. Chateauroux 0-0 
 4. Cherbourg 0-0 
 5. Cognac 0-0 
 6. Fougeres 0-0 
 7. Gravenchon 0-0 
 8. La Charite 0-0 
 9. La Rochelle 0-0 
 10. Pays dOlonnes 0-0 
 11. Pornic 0-0 
 12. Reze 0-0 
 13. Union Tours 0-0 
 14. USV Re Basket 0-0 
Group C
 1. Berck 0-0 
 2. Bruay 0-0 
 3. Calais 0-0 
 4. Cergy-Pontoise 0-0 
 5. Joeuf Homecourt 0-0 
 6. Juvisy 0-0 
 7. Kaysersberg 0-0 
 8. Longwy 0-0 
 9. Maubeuge 0-0 
 10. Metz-Ste Marie 0-0 
 11. Tourcoing 0-0 
 12. Tremblay 0-0 
 13. Vanves 0-0 
 14. W.O.S.B. 0-0 
Group D
 1. Aubenas 0-0 
 2. Beaujolais 0-0 
 3. Besancon 0-0 
 4. Bourg II 0-0 
 5. Cheruy 0-0 
 6. Clermont 0-0 
 7. Feurs EF 0-0 
 8. Le Puy 0-0 
 9. Montbrison 0-0 
 10. Mulhouse 0-0 
 11. Ouest Lyonnais 0-0 
 12. Oullins 0-0 
 13. Pfastatt 0-0 
 14. Prisse Macon 0-0 
Last:7/30/2016
Euroleague Standings
Group A
 1. Anadolu Efes 0-0 
 2. Brose Bask. 0-0 
 3. Crvena Zvezda 0-0 
 4. CSKA 0-0 
 5. Darussafaka 0-0 
 6. EA7 Armani 0-0 
 7. FC Barcelona 0-0 
 8. Fener.Ulker 0-0 
 9. Galatasaray 0-0 
 10. Laboral Kutxa 0-0 
 11. Maccabi T-A 0-0 
 12. Olympiacos 0-0 
 13. Panathinaikos 0-0 
 14. Real Madrid 0-0 
 15. Unics 0-0 
 16. Zalgiris 0-0 
Last:7/7/2016
Eurocup Standings
Group A
 1. AEK Athens 0-0 
 2. Cedevita 0-0 
 3. Gran Canaria 0-0 
 4. Lietkabelis 0-0 
 5. N.Novgorod 0-0 
 6. Stelmet ZG 0-0 
Group B
 1. ALBA 0-0 
 2. Dominion BB 0-0 
 3. Khimky 0-0 
 4. Krasny Oktyabr 0-0 
 5. Lietuvos rytas 0-0 
 6. Partizan 0-0 
Group C
 1. B.Muenchen 0-0 
 2. Buducnost 0-0 
 3. MZT Skopje 0-0 
 4. UCAM Murcia 0-0 
 5. Unicaja 0-0 
 6. Zenit 0-0 
Group D
 1. Fuenlabrada 0-0 
 2. Hapoel J-M 0-0 
 3. Lokomotiv 0-0 
 4. Ratiopharm 0-0 
 5. Un.Olimpija 0-0 
 6. Valencia 0-0 
Last:7/21/2016
FIBA Europe Cup Stage Two Standings
Group O
 1. ASVEL 5-1 
 2. Maccabi Rishon 4-2 
 3. Krka 2-4 
 4. Kataja Basket 1-5 
Group P
 1. Ventspils 4-2 
 2. Antwerp 4-2 
 3. CEZ Nymburk 3-3 
 4. Lukoil Acad. 1-5 
Group Q
 1. Turk Telekom 5-1 
 2. Oostende 5-1 
 3. Boras 2-4 
 4. Slask Wroclaw 0-6 
Group R
 1. Chalon 5-1 
 2. AV Cantu 3-3 
 3. Enisey 3-3 
 4. TU/Rock 1-5 
Group S
 1. Rovinari 3-3 
 2. Cibona 3-3 
 3. P.Zvaigzdes 3-3 
 4. Le Havre 3-3 
Group T
 1. Juventus 4-2 
 2. Khimik 4-2 
 3. Mons-Hainaut 3-3 
 4. Bakken 1-5 
Group U
 1. Fraport SKY 6-0 
 2. Royal Hali 3-3 
 3. Sodertalje 2-4 
 4. Rosa Radom 1-5 
Group V
 1. Openjobmetis V. 5-1 
 2. AEK 3-3 
 3. Tsmoki-Minsk 3-3 
 4. Gussing 1-5 
Stage One Standings
Last:2/3/2016
Points Per Game
 Michael THOMPSON
  Pau-Lacq.
  (177-PG-89)
  Avg: 17.9
 1. Thompson, Pau-Lac.17.9 
 2. Vassallo, Ponce17.1 
 3. Blue, Antibes16.4 
 4. Beaubois, Stras.16.1 
 5. Panko, Bayamon16.0 
 6. Shuler, Monaco15.9 
 7. Harris, Chalon15.6 
 8. Lewis, Rouen15.5 
 9. Sommerville, Orlea.15.1 
 10. Booker, Chalon14.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Mouphtaou YAROU
  Le Mans
  (204-C/F-90)
  Avg: 10.7
 1. Yarou, Le Mans10.7 
 2. Gordon, Chalons-.9.6 
 3. Falker, Nancy8.7 
 4. Yeguete, Le Mans8.3 
 5. Pietrus, Nancy8.2 
 6. Jaiteh, Nanterre8.0 
 7. Booker, Chalon7.5 
 8. Mitchell, Antibes7.2 
 9. Brown, Le Havre7.0 
 10. Travis, Le Mans6.9 
Assists Per Game
 Mouloukou Souleyman DIABATE
  Rouen
  (181-PG-87)
  Avg: 6.5
 1. Diabate, Rouen6.5 
 2. Cooper, Monaco6.4 
 3. Roberson, Chalon6.0 
 4. Albicy, Andorra5.9 
 5. McConnell, Chalons.5.6 
 6. Holston, Dijon5.1 
 7. Thompson, Pau-Lac.5.1 
 8. Eito, Orleans5.0 
 9. Jones, Paris-Le.4.8 
 10. Wood, Cholet4.8 
Steals Per Game
 Andrew ALBICY
  Andorra
  (178-PG-90)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Albicy, Andorra2.2 
 2. Cooper, Monaco1.9 
 3. Diabate, Rouen1.9 
 4. Riley, Nanterre1.6 
 5. Eito, Orleans1.6 
 6. McKee, Le Mans1.5 
 7. Jones, Paris-Le.1.5 
 8. Young, Chalons-.1.4 
 9. Robinson, Nanterre1.4 
 10. Dawson, Paris-Le.1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Moustapha FALL
  Antibes
  (218-C-92)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Fall, Antibes1.5 
 2. Dozier, Alaska Aces1.3 
 3. Falker, Nancy1.1 
 4. Labeyrie, Paris-Le.1.0 
 5. Fofana, Strasbourg1.0 
 6. Lessort, Nanterre0.8 
 7. Uter, Monaco0.8 
 8. Traore, Limoges0.8 
 9. Dove, Gravelines0.8 
 10. Jaiteh, Nanterre0.8 
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First Round Schedule
Unics 50% Oct.14 FC Barcelona
Fener.Ulker 50% Oct.14 Brose Bask.
Panathinaiko 50% Oct.14 Zalgiris
Laboral Kutx 50% Oct.14 Anadolu Efes
Galatasaray 50% Oct.13 CSKA
EA7 Armani 50% Oct.13 Maccabi T-A
Crvena Zvezd 50% Oct.13 Darussafaka
Real Madrid 50% Oct.12 Olympiacos
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First Round Schedule
Group A
AEK Athens 50% Oct.12 N.Novgorod
Gran Canaria 50% Oct.12 Cedevita
Lietkabelis 50% Oct.12 Stelmet ZG
Group B
ALBA 50% Oct.12 Partizan
Khimky 50% Oct.12 Lietuvos ryt
Krasny Oktya 50% Oct.12 Dominion BB
Group C
Zenit 50% Oct.12 B.Muenchen
UCAM Murcia 50% Oct.12 Buducnost
Unicaja 50% Oct.12 MZT Skopje
Group D
Fuenlabrada 50% Oct.12 Hapoel J-M
Valencia 50% Oct.12 Ratiopharm
Un.Olimpija 50% Oct.12 Lokomotiv
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ProA Round 5: ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket is defeated by Strasbourg IG - Nov 5, 2012


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After 5 rounds played we can already see who rules in the ProA and who belongs to weaker ones. There was no lack of interesting games this round. The round ended with extra overtimes, favorites losing the games and games ending by tiny margin.

The game between third ranked ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket (3-2) and fourth ranked Strasbourg IG (4-1) was the most important one in the last round on Monday night. ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket was defeated by Strasbourg IG in Strasbourg 80-66. It was a key game for the top position in the league. ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket was tied after three quarters but could not keep up in the last quarter eventually losing the game. American-Dominican swingman Ricardo Greer (197-78, college: Pittsburgh) stepped up and scored 15 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners and the former international center Alexis Ajinca (215-88, agency: Priority Sports) chipped in 17 points and 9 rebounds. Naturalized Mali forward Amara Sy (202-81) responded with a double-double by scoring 10 points, 13 rebounds and 5 assists. Strasbourg IG have a solid series of four victories in a row. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with 3 other teams. ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket at the other side dropped to the fifth place with two games lost. They share the position with 3 other teams. Strasbourg IG is looking forward to face Poitiers (#15) on the road in the next round which should be an easy win for them. ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket will play against Entente Orleans 45 (#14) and is hoping to win this game.
ProA top team - Gravelines-Dunkerque (4-1) managed to deliver another win. This time they beat sixth ranked STB Le Havre (2-3) 75-66. American point guard Dwight Buycks (190-89, college: Marquette) nailed 20 points and 5 rebounds for the winning side and Ousmane Camara accounted for 11 points and 15 rebounds. Gravelines-Dunkerque's coach Christian Monschau allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. American center Graham Brown (205-84, college: Michigan) came up with 11 points and 9 rebounds for STB Le Havre in the defeat. Gravelines-Dunkerque maintains first place with 4-1 record, which they share with 3 other teams. STB Le Havre lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the ninth position with three games lost. They share it with 3 other teams. Gravelines-Dunkerque will play against Le Mans (#3) on the road in the next round, which may be the game of the day. STB Le Havre will play against JDA Dijon (#10) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Chorale de Roanne (#16) forced the game against Le Mans (#3) into an overtime, but lost by seven points 65-72 on Saturday night. The best player for the winners was Khalid El-Amin who scored 16 points and 5 assists. Coleman Collins produced a double-double by scoring 12 points and 11 rebounds for the guests. Le Mans have a solid series of three victories in a row. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with 3 other teams. Loser Chorale de Roanne stay at the bottom place with four games lost. They share the position with 3 other teams. Le Mans will meet at home league's leader Gravelines-Dunkerque in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Chorale de Roanne will play against JSF Nanterre (#5).
A very interesting game took place in Boulazac. It ended with only three-point home defeat of 11th ranked Boulazac Basket (2-3) to ninth ranked Paris-Levallois (3-2) 74-71 on Saturday evening. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Boulazac Basket. Sean May orchestrated the victory by scoring 19 points and 9 rebounds. Paris-Levallois moved-up to fifth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Newly promoted Boulazac Basket dropped to the ninth position with three games lost. Paris-Levallois' next round opponent will be Limoges CSP Elite (#11) at home which should be theoretically an easy game. Boulazac Basket will play against the league's second-placed Chalon/Saor.
Seventh ranked Cholet (3-2) beat at home 15th ranked Poitiers (1-4) by 15 points 86-71, which is the biggest margin this round on Saturday night. Terrell Everett stepped up and scored 20 points and 9 assists for the winners. Poitiers' coach Rudy Nelhomme rotated ten players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Cholet moved-up to fifth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Poitiers lost fourth consecutive game. They dropped to the thirteenth position with four games lost. Cholet will face Sluc Nancy (#13) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Poitiers will play against Strasbourg IG.

There were no shocking results in the rest of the games of round 5: Orleans lost to Chalon on the opponent's court 80-85. Limoges unfortunately lost to Dijon in a home game 65-69. Nancy recorded a loss to Nanterre on the road 78-82.
The most impressive stats of the last round was 26 points and 8 rebounds by Ilian Evtimov of Chalon.



Strasbourg - ASVEL 80-66

The game between third ranked ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket (3-2) and fourth ranked Strasbourg IG (4-1) was the most important one in the last round on Monday night. ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket was defeated by Strasbourg IG in Strasbourg 80-66. It was a key game for the top position in the league. ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket was tied after three quarters but could not keep up in the last quarter eventually losing the game. American-Dominican swingman Ricardo Greer (197-78, college: Pittsburgh) stepped up and scored 15 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners and the former international center Alexis Ajinca (215-88, agency: Priority Sports) chipped in 17 points and 9 rebounds. Four Strasbourg IG players scored in double figures. Naturalized Mali forward Amara Sy (202-81) responded with a double-double by scoring 10 points, 13 rebounds and 5 assists and Nigerian power forward Uche Nsonwu-Amadi (208-78, college: Wyoming, agency: Beo Basket) scored 16 points and 5 rebounds. Strasbourg IG have a solid series of four victories in a row. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with 3 other teams. ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket at the other side dropped to the fifth place with two games lost. They share the position with 3 other teams. Strasbourg IG is looking forward to face Poitiers (#15) on the road in the next round which should be an easy win for them. ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket will play against Entente Orleans 45 (#14) and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Strasbourg: L.Campbell 19+1reb+2ast, A.Ajinca 17+9reb, R.Greer 15+8reb+5ast, G.Fitch 12+2reb+2ast, A.Jeanneau 7+3reb+3ast, J.Greer 5+4reb+1ast
ASVEL: U.Nsonwu-Amadi 16+5reb, E.Jackson 13+2reb, A.Sy 10+13reb+5ast, T.Abromaitis 8+2reb+1ast, M.Thompson 8+2reb+4ast, T.Larrouquis 5+4reb+1ast
gschID: 178878


Chalon - Orleans 85-80

Very expected game when 13th ranked Entente Orleans 45 (1-4) was defeated on the road by fifth ranked Chalon/Saor (4-1) 85-80 on Monday. However just five-point win is not that big difference and the fans of host team counted on more convincing victory. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Entente Orleans 45 won third quarter 21-14. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Chalon/Saor looked well-organized offensively handing out 26 assists. International forward Ilian Evtimov (201-83, college: N.Carolina St.) stepped up and scored 26 points and 8 rebounds for the winners and the former international guard Steed Tchicamboud (193-81) chipped in 17 points and 10 assists. American forward Caleb Green (203-85, college: ORU) responded with 27 points and the former international point guard Marc-Antoine Pellin (169-87) scored 9 points, 5 rebounds and 9 assists. Chalon/Saor have a solid series of four victories in a row. Defending champion keeps a position of league leader, which they share with 3 other teams. Loser Entente Orleans 45 keeps the thirteenth place with four games lost. Chalon/Saor will face Boulazac Basket (#12) on the road in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Entente Orleans 45 will play against ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket.
Top scorers:
Chalon: I.Evtimov 26+8reb+3ast, S.Tchicamboud 17+3reb+10ast, B.Schilb 9+3reb+2ast, A.Michel Jean-Baptiste 8+4reb+1ast, S.Williams 8+7reb+2ast, B.Rush 8+4reb+6ast
Orleans: C.Green 27+4reb+2ast, M.Lebrun 15+3reb+1ast, B.Greene 13+4reb+4ast, M.Pellin 9+5reb+9ast, F.Raposo Laurencio 7+9reb+1ast, J.Young 5
gschID: 178877


Limoges - Dijon 65-69

There was a surprise result when twelfth ranked JDA Dijon (2-3) defeated on the road higher ranked Limoges CSP Elite (2-3) 69-65 on Saturday. The guests were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. JDA Dijon made 22-of-28 free shots (78.6 percent) during the game. Limoges CSP Elite was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. American power forward Andre Harris (201-85, college: Fair Dickinson) stepped up and scored 17 points and 8 rebounds for the winners and forward Jeremy Leloup (202-87) chipped in 13 points. Four JDA Dijon players scored in double figures. Naturalized Congolese forward Nobel Boungou Colo (202-88) responded with 14 points and 5 rebounds and Greek guard Angelos Tsamis (192-81) scored 10 points and 7 assists. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. JDA Dijon moved-up to ninth place, which they share with 3 other teams including defeated Limoges CSP Elite. JDA Dijon will face STB Le Havre (#9) on the road in the next round.
Top scorers:
Dijon: A.Harris 17+8reb, F.Prenom 14+3reb, J.Leloup 13+3reb+3ast, Z.Moss 10+1reb, L.Aboudou 6+3ast, M.Mutuale 5+1reb+4ast
Limoges: N.Boungou Colo 14+5reb+1ast, A.Tsamis 10+2reb+7ast, K.McAlarney 8+3reb+1ast, J.Gomis 7+2reb, F.Zerbo 6+1reb, J.Mipoka 5+3reb+1ast
gschID: 178883


Nanterre - Nancy 82-78

Not a big story in a game when 13th ranked Sluc Nancy (1-4) was defeated on the road by tenth ranked JSF Nanterre (3-2) 82-78 on Saturday. The hosts were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. American power forward Christophe Massie (206-77, college: Memphis) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 13 rebounds for the winners and the former international forward Stephen Brun (202-80) chipped in 15 points and 7 rebounds. Naturalized Ivorian point guard Souleyman Diabate (183-87, agency: Beo Basket) responded with 26 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists and American forward Marcellus Sommerville (200-82, college: Bradley) scored 20 points and 5 rebounds. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. JSF Nanterre have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to fifth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Sluc Nancy lost third consecutive game. They keep the thirteenth position with four games lost. JSF Nanterre will face bottom-ranked Chorale de Roanne (#16) on the road in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Sluc Nancy will play against Cholet.
Top scorers:
Nanterre: C.Warren 17+2ast, S.Brun 15+7reb+1ast, C.Massie 13+13reb+2ast, J.Nzeulie 12+3reb+1ast, X.Corosine 7+1reb+2ast, D.Lighty 6+2reb+1ast
Nancy: S.Diabate 26+6reb+5ast, M.Sommerville 20+5reb+2ast, S.King 14+6reb+1ast, N.Pope 12+4reb+3ast, A.Kader Sylla 2+1reb+1ast, H.Toure 2+3reb+2ast
gschID: 178882


Boulazac - Paris-Levallois 71-74

A very interesting game took place in Boulazac. It ended with only three-point home defeat of 11th ranked Boulazac Basket (2-3) to ninth ranked Paris-Levallois (3-2) 74-71 on Saturday evening. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Boulazac Basket. The guests were tied after three quarters but managed to speed up in last quarter eventually winning the game. American forward Sean May (206-84, college: N.Carolina) orchestrated the victory by scoring 19 points and 9 rebounds. International point guard Antoine Diot (191-89) contributed with 20 points for the winners. American power forward Darryl Monroe (202-86, college: George Mason, agency: SportsTalent) answered with a double-double by scoring 15 points, 12 rebounds and 7 assists and the other American import Amadi McKenzie (201-86, college: Tenn Tech) added 14 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Boulazac Basket. Paris-Levallois moved-up to fifth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Newly promoted Boulazac Basket dropped to the ninth position with three games lost. Paris-Levallois' next round opponent will be Limoges CSP Elite (#11) at home which should be theoretically an easy game. Boulazac Basket will play against the league's second-placed Chalon/Saor.
Top scorers:
Paris-Levallois: A.Diot 20+4reb+2ast, S.May 19+9reb+1ast, J.Williams 11+6reb, A.Albicy 8+1reb, J.Cox 8+4reb+3ast, M.N'Doye 4+1ast
Boulazac: D.Monroe 15+12reb+7ast, A.McKenzie 14+5reb+1ast, D.Harris 10+1reb+1ast, O.Eldridge 9+4reb, Y.Gaillou 7+1reb+1ast, J.Hawkins 6+2reb+1ast
gschID: 178881


Gravelines - Le Havre 75-66

ProA top team - Gravelines-Dunkerque (4-1) managed to deliver another win. This time they beat sixth ranked STB Le Havre (2-3) 75-66. STB Le Havre was ahead by 8 points after three quarters before a 22-5 charge of Gravelines-Dunkerque, which allowed them to win the game. They dominated on the defensive end, holding STB Le Havre to just 5 points in fourth quarter. American point guard Dwight Buycks (190-89, college: Marquette) nailed 20 points and 5 rebounds for the winning side and center Ousmane Camara (202-89) accounted for 11 points and 15 rebounds. Gravelines-Dunkerque's coach Christian Monschau allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. American center Graham Brown (205-84, college: Michigan) came up with 11 points and 9 rebounds and the other American import guard Bernard King (196-81, college: Texas A&M) added 16 points and 4 assists respectively for STB Le Havre in the defeat. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Gravelines-Dunkerque maintains first place with 4-1 record, which they share with 3 other teams. STB Le Havre lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the ninth position with three games lost. They share it with 3 other teams. Gravelines-Dunkerque will play against Le Mans (#3) on the road in the next round, which may be the game of the day. STB Le Havre will play against JDA Dijon (#10) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Gravelines: D.Buycks 20+5reb+3ast, O.Camara 11+15reb+1ast, A.Curti 11+2ast, J.Johnson 10+2reb, L.Vaty 9+3reb, C.Akpomedah 4
Le Havre: B.King 16+4ast, M.Kouguere 15+4reb, V.Moldoveanu 13+4reb+1ast, G.Brown 11+9reb+2ast, F.Paschal 6+7reb, D.Thompson 3+5reb+5ast
gschID: 178880


Cholet - Poitiers 86-71

Seventh ranked Cholet (3-2) beat at home 15th ranked Poitiers (1-4) by 15 points 86-71, which is the biggest margin this round on Saturday night. The hosts trailed by 1 point after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 2-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 86-71. Cholet looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists comparing to just 7 passes made by Poitiers' players. American guard Terrell Everett (193-84, college: Oklahoma) stepped up and scored 20 points and 9 assists for the winners and center Rudy Gobert (212-92) chipped in 17 points and 7 rebounds (on 8-of-9 shooting from the field). American guard Justin Gray (188-84, college: Wake Forest, agency: Higher Vision Sports) responded with 22 points and American-Italian guard Anthony Dobbins (194-81, college: Richmond) scored 12 points and 7 rebounds. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Poitiers' coach Rudy Nelhomme rotated ten players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Cholet moved-up to fifth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Poitiers lost fourth consecutive game. They dropped to the thirteenth position with four games lost. Cholet will face Sluc Nancy (#13) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Poitiers will play against Strasbourg IG.
Top scorers:
Cholet: T.Everett 20+3reb+9ast, R.Gobert 17+7reb, K.Souchu 14+5reb+2ast, M.Goree 12+7reb+4ast, A.Slaughter 8+2reb+2ast, T.Bryant 7+2ast
Poitiers: J.Gray 22, A.Nivins 14+4reb, A.Dobbins 12+7reb+2ast, L.Kante 11+1reb+1ast, P.Guillard 6+3reb+2ast, A.Smith 4+2reb
gschID: 178879


Le Mans - Roanne 72-65 OT

Chorale de Roanne (#16) forced the game against Le Mans (#3) into an overtime, but lost by seven points 65-72 on Saturday night. The hosts trailed by 3 points after three quarters before their 17-14 charge, which allowed them to tie the game at the end of regular time and get a 7-point victory in overtime. The best player for the winners was American guard Khalid El-Amin (178-79, college: Connecticut) who scored 16 points and 5 assists. The former international center Alain Koffi (207-83, agency: Beo Basket) chipped in 6 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists. American power forward Coleman Collins (206-86, college: Virginia Tech, agency: Interperformances) produced a double-double by scoring 12 points and 11 rebounds and the former international William Gradit (197-82, college: Hill JC) added 16 points respectively for the guests. Four Chorale de Roanne players scored in double figures. Le Mans have a solid series of three victories in a row. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with 3 other teams. Loser Chorale de Roanne stay at the bottom place with four games lost. They share the position with 3 other teams. Le Mans will meet at home league's leader Gravelines-Dunkerque in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Chorale de Roanne will play against JSF Nanterre (#5).
Top scorers:
Le Mans: K.El-Amin 16+3reb+5ast, C.Victor 12+5reb, P.Sy 9+2reb, C.Long 9+2reb+2ast, C.Kahudi 9+5reb, A.Koffi 6+10reb+4ast
Roanne: W.Gradit 16+4reb+1ast, C.Collins 12+11reb, P.Amagou 11+1reb+3ast, V.Samnick 10+9reb+1ast, Y.Sangare 8+4reb+4ast, R.Reid 4+1reb+1ast
gschID: 178876


  




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