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 2. Chalon 27-7 
 3. Nanterre 25-9 
 4. Strasbourg 23-11 
 5. Pau-Lacq-Orthez 22-12 
 6. Paris-Levallois 20-14 
 7. Le Portel 19-15 
 8. ASVEL 19-15 
 9. Gravelines 16-18 
 10. Limoges 15-19 
 11. Cholet 14-20 
 12. Le Mans 14-20 
 13. Dijon 12-22 
 14. Antibes 12-22 
 15. Hyeres-Toulon 11-23 
 16. Chalons-Reims 10-24 
 17. Orleans 9-25 
 18. Nancy 8-26 
Full Standings
Last:6/4/2017
ProB Standings
 1. Bourg 25-9 
 2. Provence Basket 22-12 
 3. Lille 21-13 
 4. Boulazac 19-15 
 5. Charleville 19-15 
 6. Nantes 18-16 
 7. Le Havre 18-16 
 8. Evreux 18-16 
 9. Blois 17-17 
 10. Poitiers 17-17 
 11. Rouen 16-18 
 12. Denain 15-19 
 13. St Chamond 14-20 
 14. Vichy Clermont 14-20 
 15. Roanne 14-20 
 16. Boulogne 13-21 
 17. Maurienne 13-21 
 18. St Quentin 13-21 
Last:5/20/2017
NM1 Standings
 1. Caen 27-7 
 2. Quimper 24-10 
 3. Souffel 23-11 
 4. GET Vosges 21-13 
 5. Challans 19-15 
 6. Orchies 19-15 
 7. RAC Basket 19-15 
 8. Lourdes 19-15 
 9. ALS Basket 17-17 
 10. Chartres 17-17 
 11. Lorient 16-18 
 12. St Vallier 16-18 
 13. Gries/Oberhoffen 16-18 
 14. SAP Vaucluse 15-19 
 15. Angers BC 13-21 
 16. Vitre 13-21 
 17. Rennes 12-22 
 18. CFBB 0-34 
Last:4/24/2017
NM2 Standings
Group A
 1. Toulouse 16-6 
 2. Bordeaux 15-7 
 3. Dax-Gamarde 15-7 
 4. Gardonne 15-7 
 5. Garonne 15-7 
 6. Golfe Juan 15-7 
 7. Marmande 12-10 
 8. Toulouges 12-10 
 9. Real Chalossais 11-11 
 10. Le Cannet 9-13 
 11. Valence 8-14 
 12. Marseille 6-16 
 13. Union Venelles 4-18 
 14. Pau Nord-Est 1-21 
Group B
 1. La Charite 18-4 
 2. Brissac-Aubance 17-5 
 3. Cognac 16-6 
 4. La Rochelle 14-8 
 5. Union Tours 14-8 
 6. Cherbourg 13-9 
 7. Pays dOlonnes 12-10 
 8. Fougeres 10-12 
 9. Gravenchon 10-12 
 10. Pornic 9-13 
 11. USV Re Basket 9-13 
 12. Angers EOSL 8-14 
 13. Reze 4-18 
 14. Chateauroux 0-21 
Group C
 1. Cergy-Pontoise 19-3 
 2. Kaysersberg 17-5 
 3. Berck 16-6 
 4. Calais 16-6 
 5. Vanves 15-7 
 6. W.O.S.B. 12-10 
 7. Maubeuge 11-11 
 8. Joeuf Homecourt 8-14 
 9. Juvisy 8-14 
 10. Tourcoing 8-14 
 11. Tremblay 8-14 
 12. Metz-Ste Marie 6-16 
 13. Bruay 5-17 
 14. Longwy 5-17 
Group D
 1. Aubenas 18-4 
 2. Cheruy 16-6 
 3. Oullins 15-7 
 4. Feurs EF 13-9 
 5. Pfastatt 13-9 
 6. Beaujolais 12-10 
 7. Besancon 11-11 
 8. Bourg II 11-11 
 9. Ouest Lyonnais 10-12 
 10. Prisse Macon 10-12 
 11. Montbrison 8-14 
 12. Le Puy 7-15 
 13. Mulhouse 7-15 
 14. Clermont 3-19 
Last:4/13/2017
Basketball Champions League Standings
Group A
 1. Monaco 12-2 
 2. Banvit BK 11-3 
 3. CEZ Nymburk 10-4 
 4. Aris 8-6 
 5. Fraport SKY 7-7 
 6. Ironi Nahariya 5-9 
 7. Helios 2-12 
 8. Bakken 1-13 
Group B
 1. Le Mans 9-5 
 2. Umana VE 9-5 
 3. Pinar Karsiyaka 9-5 
 4. Avtodor 7-7 
 5. Maccabi Rishon 7-7 
 6. Oradea 6-8 
 7. Kataja Basket 6-8 
 8. Khimik 3-11 
Group C
 1. ASVEL 10-4 
 2. Neptunas 10-4 
 3. EWE Baskets 10-4 
 4. PAOK 7-7 
 5. Ventspils 7-7 
 6. Usak 5-9 
 7. Openjobmetis V. 4-10 
 8. Rosa Radom 3-11 
Group D
 1. Iberostar Tener. 11-3 
 2. Scandone AV 10-4 
 3. Strasbourg 9-5 
 4. Juventus 8-6 
 5. Oostende 6-8 
 6. Cibona 5-9 
 7. Mega Leks 4-10 
 8. Mornar Bar 3-11 
Group E
 1. Besiktas 12-2 
 2. AEK Athens 9-5 
 3. Partizan 8-6 
 4. Ludwigsburg 8-6 
 5. Banco di Srd 7-7 
 6. Spirou 6-8 
 7. Stelmet ZG 4-10 
 8. Szolnok 2-12 
Last:1/25/2017
FIBA Europe Cup Stage Two Standings
Group K
 1. Chalon 5-1 
 2. Gaziantep 5-1 
 3. Sodertalje 1-5 
 4. Targu Mures 1-5 
Group L
 1. Demir IBB 5-1 
 2. Antwerp 4-2 
 3. Gravelines 2-4 
 4. Prievidza 1-5 
Group M
 1. Telekom Bsk 5-1 
 2. Vytautas 4-2 
 3. Oberwart 2-4 
 4. Apoel 1-5 
Group N
 1. Kormend 4-2 
 2. Nanterre 4-2 
 3. Tsmoki-Minsk 3-3 
 4. Bnei Hertzeliyya 1-5 
Group O
 1. Pau-Lacq-Orthez 4-2 
 2. Alba 4-2 
 3. UBT Cluj Napoca 2-4 
 4. BK Pardubice 2-4 
Group P
 1. Groningen 4-2 
 2. Lukoil Acad. 3-3 
 3. Enisey 0-0 
 4. Benfica 0-6 
Group Q
 1. Cibona 0-0 
 2. Ironi Nahariya 0-0 
 3. Kataja Basket 0-0 
 4. Oostende 0-0 
 5. Oradea 0-0 
 6. Spirou 0-0 
 7. Stelmet ZG 0-0 
 8. Usak 0-0 
Stage One Standings
Last:2/9/2017
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Jason RICH
  Paris-Levallois
  (191-G-86)
  Avg: 17.5
 1. Rich, Paris-Levallois17.5 
 2. Clark, Chalon17.5 
 3. Cobbs, Gravelines16.9 
 4. Gibson, Gravelines16.8 
 5. Roberson, Chalon16.1 
 6. Rush, Nancy15.9 
 7. Prepelic, Limoges15.8 
 8. Young, Chalons-.14.8 
 9. Warren, Nanterre14.4 
 10. Dorsey, Le Portel14.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Louis LABEYRIE
  Paris-Le.
  (209-C/F-92)
  Avg: 8.7
 1. Labeyrie, Paris-Le.8.7 
 2. Fall, Chalon8.3 
 3. Solomon, Gravelines8.0 
 4. Hassell, Le Portel7.7 
 5. Poirier, Paris-Le.7.5 
 6. Donaldson, Le Po.7.4 
 7. Hunt, Nancy7.2 
 8. Lessort, Nanterre7.2 
 9. Cain, Chalons-Reims7.0 
 10. Yeguete, Le Mans6.9 
Assists Per Game
 D.J. COOPER
  Pau-Lacq.
  (183-PG-90)
  Avg: 10.8
 1. Cooper, Pau-Lacq.10.8 
 2. Roberson, Chalon6.6 
 3. Holston, Dijon6.3 
 4. Prince, Orleans5.8 
 5. Hodge, AS.5.6 
 6. Cobbs, Gravelines5.5 
 7. Bost, Monaco5.3 
 8. Campbell, Paris-Le.5.2 
 9. Warren, Nanterre4.5 
 10. Payne, Chalons-.4.4 
Steals Per Game
 J.P. PRINCE
  Orleans
  (203-G/F-87)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Prince, Orleans2.4 
 2. Cooper, Pau-Lacq.2.3 
 3. Holston, Dijon2.0 
 4. Payne, Chalons-.1.8 
 5. Wood, Limoges1.7 
 6. Eito, Orleans1.7 
 7. Dorsey, Le Portel1.6 
 8. Grant, Dijon1.6 
 9. Campbell, Paris-Le.1.6 
 10. Henry, Gravelines1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Moustapha FALL
  Chalon
  (218-C-92)
  Avg: 2
 1. Fall, Chalon2.0 
 2. Fofana, Monaco1.3 
 3. Uter, AS.1.1 
 4. Cain, Chalons-Reims1.0 
 5. Otule, Antibes1.0 
 6. Lessort, Nanterre1.0 
 7. Trasolini, Nancy0.9 
 8. Ibekwe, Chalon0.9 
 9. Jean-Charles, AS.0.9 
 10. Koffi, Pau-Lacq.0.8 
Player of the Week

 Elton Brown
  Nancy
  ( 206-C-83 )
  

 Zachery Peacock
  Bourg
  ( 203-C-87 )
  

 Richie Gordon
  Caen
  ( 203-F/C-89 )
  
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NM1 Round 8: Cognac loses the game and top position - Nov 10, 2012


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There was no lack of excitement in the last round games. The round ended with change at the leadership position and favorites losing the games.

There was a change at the NM1 leadership position after last games. Round 8 most important game was a defeat of league's leader Cognac (6-1). They were defeated by third ranked Souffelweyersheim (6-1) 72-57 on Saturday night. It ended at the same time the six-game winning streak of Cognac. It was a key game for the second position in the league. The hosts were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. Souffelweyersheim looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. Worth to mention a great performance of naturalized Senegalese swingman Mouhamadou M'Bodji (193-81) who helped to win the game recording 16 points and 7 assists and Senegalese power forward Abdoulaye N'Diaye (210-84, college: USC) who added 12 points and 7 rebounds during the contest. American center Ian Caskill (207-81, college: JMU) responded with 9 points and 13 rebounds. Souffelweyersheim moved-up to second place, which they share with defeated Cognac. Cognac will play next round against Quimper UJAP trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Souffelweyersheim will try to continue on its current victory against eleventh ranked Saint Chamond on the road.
The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Blois as it allowed them to take a leadership position. Blois smashed bottom-ranked CFBB at home 102-81. The winners were led by center Jonathan Tornato (210-89) who scored that evening 26 points and 9 rebounds and Daviin Davis supported him with 25 points (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field). Blois' coach Hugues Occansey felt very confident that he used 10 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Even 31 points and 9 rebounds by Damien Inglis (203-95) did not help to save the game for CFBB. Undefeated Blois (6-0) have an impressive six-game winning streak. As mentioned above they took over a top position. CFBB at the other side still closes the standings with eight games lost. CFBB will play next round against Angers BC 49 trying to get back on the winning streak. Blois will try to continue on its current victory against thirteenth ranked La Rochelle on the road.
Bottom-ranked CFBB (0-8) is still winless. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their eighth consecutive match to eleventh ranked Rueil (3-5) 109-70 on Tuesday evening. The best player for the winners was Moise Diame who had a double-double by scoring 26 points and 11 rebounds. Damien Inglis produced 18 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists for the hosts. Despite that victory Rueil went down to twelfth position due to points difference, which they share with La Rochelle. Loser CFBB still closes the standings with eight games lost. Rueil will meet at home higher ranked Orchesien BC (#4) in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. CFBB will play against Angers BC 49 (#7) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
An interesting game took place in Challans where higher ranked Saint Chamond (3-4) was upset on the court of fourteenth ranked Vendee Challans (2-5) 88-82. Johan Rathieuville orchestrated the victory by scoring 23 points, 5 rebounds and 8 assists (was perfect 8-for-8 from the free throw line). Saint Chamond's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Vendee Challans maintains fourteenth position with 2-5 record. Saint Chamond at the other side dropped to the ninth place with four games lost. Vendee Challans' next round opponent will be Chartres (#15) on the road.
An interesting game took place in Monaco where higher ranked Monaco (3-3) was upset on its own court by thirteenth ranked La Rochelle (3-5) 72-58 on Saturday. Worth to mention a great performance of Jarryd Cole who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 23 points and 12 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. La Rochelle moved-up to twelfth place, which they share with Rueil. Monaco at the other side, also newcomer in the league, keeps the seventh position with three games lost. La Rochelle will face league's leader Blois at home in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game.

There were no shocking results in the other games in round 8: Rueil lost to Quimper on the opponent's court 59-74. Orchy outscored Vichy in a home game 75-56. Chartres recorded a loss to Sorgues on the road 63-70.


Souffel - Cognac 72-57

There was a change at the NM1 leadership position after last games. Round 8 most important game was a defeat of league's leader Cognac (6-1). They were defeated by third ranked Souffelweyersheim (6-1) 72-57 on Saturday night. It ended at the same time the six-game winning streak of Cognac. It was a key game for the second position in the league. The hosts were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. Souffelweyersheim looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. Worth to mention a great performance of naturalized Senegalese swingman Mouhamadou M'Bodji (193-81) who helped to win the game recording 16 points and 7 assists and Senegalese power forward Abdoulaye N'Diaye (210-84, college: USC) who added 12 points and 7 rebounds during the contest. Four Souffelweyersheim players scored in double figures. American center Ian Caskill (207-81, college: JMU) responded with 9 points and 13 rebounds and guard Cedric Bertorelle (198-78) scored 7 points and 8 rebounds. Souffelweyersheim moved-up to second place, which they share with defeated Cognac. Cognac will play next round against Quimper UJAP trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Souffelweyersheim will try to continue on its current victory against eleventh ranked Saint Chamond on the road.
Top scorers:
Cognac: D.Sencanski 11+1reb+3ast, I.Caskill 9+13reb+1ast, V.Mouillard 9+1reb+1ast, M.Buval 8+8reb+2ast, C.Bertorelle 7+8reb+3ast, S.Doucoure 6+1reb
Souffel: M.M'Bodji 16+3reb+7ast, F.Broliron 13+2reb+3ast, A.N'Diaye 12+7reb, F.Minet 11+4ast, J.Cazenobe 7+3reb+1ast, J.Tschamber 6+4reb+3ast
gschID: 184761


Quimper - Rueil 74-59

Very expected game when 11th ranked Rueil (3-5) was defeated on the road by fifth ranked Quimper UJAP (5-2) 74-59 on Saturday. The hosts were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. Quimper UJAP outrebounded Rueil 35-24 including 28 on the defensive glass. Worth to mention a great performance of Spanish point guard Carlos Cherry (184-79, agency: Global Sports Plaza) who helped to win the game recording 22 points and 4 assists and Nigerian forward Corey Raji (198-88, college: Boston Coll., agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) who added 20 points during the contest. Four Quimper UJAP players scored in double figures. Center Moise Diame (205-86) responded with a double-double by scoring 16 points, 11 rebounds and 4 blocks and Serbian forward Slobodan Ocokoljic (204-80, college: Weber St., agency: TSS Management) scored 16 points and 6 rebounds. Quimper UJAP maintains fifth position with 5-2 record. Loser Rueil dropped to the twelfth place with five games lost. Quimper UJAP will face higher ranked Cognac (#3) on the road in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Rueil will play against Orchesien BC (#4) in Orchies.
Top scorers:
Rueil: S.Ocokoljic 16+6reb, M.Diame 16+11reb, I.Saounera 12+1reb+6ast, D.Gentil 8+3reb, K.Gourari 7+1reb+2ast, S.HAIDARA 0
Quimper: C.Cherry 22+4reb+4ast, C.Raji 20+4reb+1ast, J.Moupegnou 15+4reb+1ast, F.Thibedore 10+6reb+4ast, A.Mendy 4+3reb+1ast, R.Gregoire 3+1reb
gschID: 184760


Orchy - Vichy 75-56

Rather predictable result in Orchies where fourth ranked Orchesien BC (5-1) smashed 6th ranked JA Vichy (4-4) 75-56 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Orchesien BC. JA Vichy was better in fourth quarter 21-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They dominated on the defensive end, holding JA Vichy to just 7 points in third quarter. Orchesien BC made 17-of-20 free shots (85.0 percent) during the game. They also forced 24 JA Vichy turnovers. JA Vichy was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. Worth to mention a great performance of naturalized American Tony Stanley (193-77, college: Dayton) who helped to win the game recording 15 points and 6 rebounds and point guard Emilien Barbry (188-83) who added 12 points and 4 assists during the contest. Orchesien BC's coach Philippe Namyst used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. point guard Benjamin Thomas (181-82) responded with 18 points and 4 assists and American power forward Justin Reynolds (204-88, college: Texas A&M-CC) scored 7 points and 7 rebounds. Orchesien BC maintains fourth position with 5-1 record. Loser JA Vichy keeps the sixth place with four games lost. Orchesien BC will face Rueil (#12) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. JA Vichy will play against Monaco (#8) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Vichy: B.Thomas 18+2reb+4ast, D.Tshomba 11+2reb, O.Da Silveira 7+1reb+1ast, J.Reynolds 7+7reb+1ast, G.Pons 7+2reb+2ast, G.Lessort 3+6reb
Orchy: T.Stanley 15+6reb+2ast, E.Barbry 12+4ast, R.Carter 8+5reb+1ast, R.Brocheray 8+8reb, J.Verbeke 8+3reb+3ast, R.Malet 8+1reb+3ast
gschID: 184759


Challans - St Chamond 88-82

An interesting game took place in Challans where higher ranked Saint Chamond (3-4) was upset on the court of fourteenth ranked Vendee Challans (2-5) 88-82. It looked good early as Saint Chamond took an 4-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Vendee Challans had a 24-19 second period charge getting the lead and Saint Chamond was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 82-88. Vendee Challans forced 19 Saint Chamond turnovers. It was a great shooting night for Vendee Challans especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 56.3 percentage. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 28 assists. Guard Johan Rathieuville (177-85) orchestrated the victory by scoring 23 points, 5 rebounds and 8 assists (was perfect 8-for-8 from the free throw line). Forward Fabien Herard (198-79) contributed with 24 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Four Vendee Challans players scored in double figures. Forward Jean-Stephane Rinna (205-83) replied with 20 points and 5 rebounds and point guard Romain Tillon (180-82, agency: ACMT) added 19 points and 4 assists in the effort for Saint Chamond. Saint Chamond's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Vendee Challans maintains fourteenth position with 2-5 record. Saint Chamond at the other side dropped to the ninth place with four games lost. Vendee Challans' next round opponent will be Chartres (#15) on the road.
Top scorers:
St Chamond: J.Rinna 20+5reb+3ast, R.Tillon 19+3reb+4ast, M.Ledoux 14+4reb+6ast, J.Landu-Bongo 9+5reb+4ast, R.Jacon 8+4reb+1ast, N.Wachowiak 6+4reb
Challans: F.Herard 24+6reb+1ast, J.Rathieuville 23+5reb+8ast, J.Geay 15+2reb+6ast, P.Cukinas 15+7reb+3ast, S.Cherasse 4+6reb+7ast, R.Medenouvo 3+2reb+1ast
gschID: 184758


Sorgues - Chartres 70-63

Not a big story in a game when 15th ranked Chartres (1-6) was defeated on the road by thirteenth ranked Sorgues (3-4) 70-63 on Saturday. The hosts trailed by 7 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 4-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 70-63. Sorgues dominated on the defensive end, holding Chartres to just 6 points in second quarter. They made 16-of-21 free shots (76.2 percent) during the game. Worth to mention a great performance of center Xavier Pasut (200-84) who helped to win the game recording 15 points and 6 rebounds and American-Italian swingman Ryan Zamroz (192-87, college: Master's) who added 16 points during the contest. Serbian center Ljubomir Avramovic (201-79) responded with 11 points and 9 rebounds and Bosnian guard Milan Vasic (195-77) scored 12 points and 5 rebounds. Sorgues have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to ninth place, which they share with Rennes and St Chamond. Chartres lost fifth consecutive game. They keep the fifteenth position with six games lost. Sorgues will face Union Rennes (#9) on the road in the next round. Chartres will play against Vendee Challans (#14) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Chartres: G.Lemon 12+2reb+1ast, M.Vasic 12+5reb+1ast, L.Avramovic 11+9reb, A.Hergott 8+3reb+1ast, V.Mendy 8+2reb+2ast, A.Barakaou 7+3reb+2ast
Sorgues: R.Zamroz 16+3reb, X.Pasut 15+6reb, A.Thinon 10+2reb+5ast, Q.Hankins-Cole 9+3reb+1ast, C.Mansare 7+2reb+3ast, W.Gueye 6+4reb+5ast
gschID: 184757


Blois - CFBB 102-81

The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Blois as it allowed them to take a leadership position. Blois smashed bottom-ranked CFBB at home 102-81. The game was mostly controlled by Blois. CFBB was better in third quarter 29-19. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They dominated on the defensive end, holding CFBB to just 5 points in second quarter. Blois dominated down low during the game scoring 68 of its points in the paint compared to CFBB's 40. Blois forced 21 CFBB turnovers. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 25 assists. The winners were led by center Jonathan Tornato (210-89) who scored that evening 26 points and 9 rebounds and American forward Daviin Davis (193-85, college: Weber St.) supported him with 25 points (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field). Four Blois players scored in double figures. Blois' coach Hugues Occansey felt very confident that he used 10 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Even 31 points and 9 rebounds by Damien Inglis (203-95) did not help to save the game for CFBB. point guard Etienne Ory (175-96) added 15 points and 5 assists for the guests. Blois (6-0) have an impressive six-game winning streak. As mentioned above they took over a top position. CFBB at the other side still closes the standings with eight games lost. CFBB will play next round against Angers BC 49 trying to get back on the winning streak. Blois will try to continue on its current victory against thirteenth ranked La Rochelle on the road.
Top scorers:
CFBB: D.Inglis 31+9reb+1ast, E.Ory 15+2reb+5ast, S.Gombauld 9+5reb, P.Rigot 8+6reb+2ast, C.Eliezer-Vanerot 8+1reb+3ast, L.Dussoulier 6+1reb+1ast
Blois: J.Tornato 26+9reb+1ast, D.Davis 25+4reb+3ast, V.Kaunisto 16+6reb+1ast, G.Staelens 12+5ast, K.Morlende 9+1ast, K.Cantinol 8+6reb+1ast
gschID: 184756


Monaco - La Rochelle 58-72

An interesting game took place in Monaco where higher ranked Monaco (3-3) was upset on its own court by thirteenth ranked La Rochelle (3-5) 72-58 on Saturday. It was a very close game until the last quarter, when La Rochelle's pressure prevailed and they won that period 21-14 extending their advantage to 14 points. They made 16-of-21 free shots (76.2 percent) during the game. La Rochelle forced 19 Monaco turnovers. Worth to mention a great performance of American forward Jarryd Cole (204-88, college: Iowa) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 23 points and 12 rebounds and naturalized Madagascar swingman Amy M'Boma (199-83) who added 12 points during the contest. Serbian-Bosnian center Nemanja Calasan (205-85, college: Purdue) responded with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 10 rebounds and Diego Vebobe (195-82) scored 16 points and 6 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. La Rochelle moved-up to twelfth place, which they share with Rueil. Monaco at the other side, also newcomer in the league, keeps the seventh position with three games lost. La Rochelle will face league's leader Blois at home in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game.
Top scorers:
Monaco: D.Vebobe 16+6reb+1ast, N.Calasan 14+10reb+1ast, T.Bennett 10+2reb+2ast, M.Labeyrie-Hafsi 9+4reb+2ast, A.Christophe 5+2reb+6ast, O.Bardet 4+5reb+1ast
La Rochelle: J.Cole 23+12reb, A.M'Boma 12+2reb+2ast, F.Sahraoui 8+2reb+3ast, S.Soliman 8+1reb+1ast, J.Dalmat 8+5reb+2ast, A.Thomson 5+2reb
gschID: 184762


Round 1
CFBB - Rueil 70-109

Bottom-ranked CFBB (0-8) is still winless. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their eighth consecutive match to eleventh ranked Rueil (3-5) 109-70 on Tuesday evening. The game without a history. Rueil led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated on the defensive end, holding CFBB to just 7 points in third quarter. Rueil dominated down low during the game scoring 66 of its points in the paint compared to CFBB's 46 and made 19-of-21 free shots (90.5 percent) during the game. Rueil forced 27 CFBB turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists comparing to just 9 passes made by CFBB's players. The best player for the winners was center Moise Diame (205-86) who had a double-double by scoring 26 points and 11 rebounds. Swingman Dominique Gentil (195-88) chipped in 20 points. Damien Inglis (203-95) produced 18 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists and Stephane Gombauld (201-97) added 6 points and 9 rebounds respectively for the hosts. Five Rueil and four CFBB players scored in double figures. Despite that victory Rueil went down to twelfth position due to points difference, which they share with La Rochelle. Loser CFBB still closes the standings with eight games lost. Rueil will meet at home higher ranked Orchesien BC (#4) in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. CFBB will play against Angers BC 49 (#7) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
CFBB: D.Inglis 18+8reb+5ast, P.Rigot 12+2reb, C.Eliezer-Vanerot 12+3reb+1ast, L.Dussoulier 11+1reb+1ast, L.Loubaki 7+1reb, S.Gombauld 6+9reb+1ast
Rueil: M.Diame 26+11reb+2ast, S.Ricard 21+1reb+1ast, D.Gentil 20+3reb+1ast, A.Desespringalle 12+2reb+2ast, I.Saounera 11+12ast, S.Ocokoljic 7+3reb
gschID: 199870


  




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