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ProA Standings
 1. Monaco 25-3 
 2. Chalon 21-7 
 3. Nanterre 19-9 
 4. Strasbourg 19-9 
 5. Pau-Lacq-Orthez 19-9 
 6. Paris-Levallois 18-10 
 7. Gravelines 15-13 
 8. Le Portel 14-14 
 9. ASVEL 14-14 
 10. Limoges 14-14 
 11. Le Mans 11-17 
 12. Dijon 10-18 
 13. Hyeres-Toulon 10-18 
 14. Cholet 10-18 
 15. Antibes 9-19 
 16. Chalons-Reims 9-19 
 17. Orleans 8-20 
 18. Nancy 7-21 
Full Standings
Last:4/16/2017
ProB Standings
 1. Bourg 20-8 
 2. Provence Basket 19-9 
 3. Charleville 16-12 
 4. Blois 16-12 
 5. Lille 16-12 
 6. Boulazac 15-13 
 7. Evreux 15-13 
 8. Poitiers 15-13 
 9. Le Havre 14-14 
 10. Rouen 14-14 
 11. Denain 14-14 
 12. Nantes 13-15 
 13. Roanne 12-16 
 14. St Quentin 12-16 
 15. Maurienne 11-17 
 16. Boulogne 10-18 
 17. St Chamond 10-18 
 18. Vichy Clermont 10-18 
Full Standings
Last:4/21/2017
NM1 Standings
 1. Caen 27-7 
 2. Quimper 23-10 
 3. Souffel 22-11 
 4. GET Vosges 21-13 
 5. Orchies 19-15 
 6. RAC Basket 19-15 
 7. Challans 18-15 
 8. Lourdes 18-15 
 9. ALS Basket 17-16 
 10. Chartres 16-17 
 11. St Vallier 16-17 
 12. Gries/Oberhoffen 16-17 
 13. Lorient 15-18 
 14. SAP Vaucluse 15-19 
 15. Vitre 13-20 
 16. Angers BC 13-21 
 17. Rennes 12-21 
 18. CFBB 0-33 
Full Standings
Last:4/23/2017
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
 Cameron CLARK
  Chalon
  (201-G/F-91)
  Avg: 18.6
 1. Clark, Chalon18.6 
 2. Rich, Paris-Levallois17.9 
 3. Gibson, Gravelines17.0 
 4. Cobbs, Gravelines16.5 
 5. Roberson, Chalon16.1 
 6. Rush, Nancy16.0 
 7. Prepelic, Limoges15.7 
 8. Sommerville, Orleans14.8 
 9. Warren, Nanterre14.5 
 10. Dorsey, Le Portel14.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Moustapha FALL
  Chalon
  (218-C-92)
  Avg: 9
 1. Fall, Chalon9.0 
 2. Labeyrie, Paris-Le.8.8 
 3. Solomon, Gravelines8.3 
 4. Poirier, Paris-Le.7.8 
 5. Donaldson, Le Po.7.5 
 6. Lessort, Nanterre7.4 
 7. Hunt, Nancy7.3 
 8. Hassell, Le Portel7.0 
 9. Yeguete, Le Mans6.9 
 10. Watkins, AS.6.7 
Assists Per Game
 D.J. COOPER
  Pau-Lacq.
  (183-PG-90)
  Avg: 10.4
 1. Cooper, Pau-Lacq.10.4 
 2. Roberson, Chalon7.3 
 3. Holston, Dijon6.1 
 4. Cobbs, Gravelines5.8 
 5. Hodge, AS.5.7 
 6. Campbell, Paris-Le.5.1 
 7. Bost, Monaco5.1 
 8. Eito, Orleans4.4 
 9. Rich, Paris-Levallois4.4 
 10. Payne, Chalons-.4.4 
Steals Per Game
 D.J. COOPER
  Pau-Lacq.
  (183-PG-90)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Cooper, Pau-Lacq.2.3 
 2. Holston, Dijon2.0 
 3. Wood, Limoges1.8 
 4. Payne, Chalons-.1.8 
 5. Eito, Orleans1.7 
 6. Grant, Dijon1.6 
 7. Campbell, Paris-Le.1.5 
 8. Cobbs, Gravelines1.4 
 9. Henry, Gravelines1.4 
 10. Lacombe, Stras.1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Moustapha FALL
  Chalon
  (218-C-92)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Fall, Chalon2.5 
 2. Fofana, Monaco1.4 
 3. Uter, AS.1.1 
 4. Cain, Chalons-Reims1.1 
 5. Trasolini, Nancy1.0 
 6. Otule, Antibes1.0 
 7. Fair, Limoges0.9 
 8. Hassell, Le Portel0.9 
 9. Lessort, Nanterre0.9 
 10. Hunt, Nancy0.8 
Player of the Week

 Moustapha Fall
  Chalon
  ( 218-C-92 )
  

 Derrick Obasohan
  Provence Basket
  ( 198-SF-81 )
  

 Vyacheslav Bobrov
  Quimper
  ( 201-F-102-92 )
  
French men teams in Euro cups 2016-2017
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French Basketball (Men)

Next Round Schedule

Round 29 (Regular Season)

Monaco 77% Apr.25 Limoges
Chalons-Reim Apr.25 Cholet 57%
Dijon Apr.25 Chalon 80%
Hyeres-Toulo Apr.25 Strasbourg 74%
Le Mans Apr.25 Le Portel 61%
Nancy Apr.25 ASVEL 54%
Nanterre 74% Apr.25 Antibes
Orleans Apr.25 Paris-Levall 78%
Pau-Lacq-Ort 71% Apr.25 Gravelines
Next Round Schedule

Round 29 (Regular Season)

Boulazac 58% Apr.25 Charleville
Evreux 66% Apr.25 Denain
Lille 62% Apr.25 Boulogne
Nantes Apr.25 Rouen 52%
Poitiers 50% Apr.25 Provence Bsk
Roanne 62% Apr.25 Maurienne
St Quentin Apr.25 Bourg 58%
St Chamond Apr.25 Blois 66%
Vichy Clermo 63% Apr.25 Le Havre
Next Round Schedule

Game 1 (Semi-Finals)

Banvit BK 58% Apr.28 Monaco
Iberostar Te 60% Apr.28 Umana VE
Next Round Schedule

Game 2 (Finals)

Nanterre Apr.25 Chalon 58%
ProB Round 9: Change at the top of the standings - Nov 14, 2012


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The fans could enjoy quite many interesting games in the last round. The round ended with change at the leadership position, favorites losing the games and games ending by tiny margin.

ProB round 9 caused change at the leadership position. Second defeat of league's leader Pau-Lacq-Orthez (7-2) against tenth ranked Saint Vallier (5-4) 90-82 was the most important game of the last round. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Pau-Lacq-Orthez. The hosts trailed by 11 points after first quarter, but they rallied back and won the game by 8 points. Saint Vallier made 23-of-27 free shots (85.2 percent) during the game. They also forced 20 Pau-Lacq-Orthez turnovers. 27 personal fouls committed by Pau-Lacq-Orthez helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was a good game for American Corey Rouse (204-84, college: E.Carolina, agency: Court Side) who led his team to a victory with 18 points and 9 rebounds (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field). His fellow American import swingman Roy Booker (191-84, college: SE Missouri St.) contributed with 24 points (went 9 for 9 at the free throw line !!!) for the winners. Naturalized Senegalese forward Antoine Mendy (198-83) answered with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 11 rebounds for Pau-Lacq-Orthez. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Saint Vallier moved-up to seventh place, which they share with 3 other teams. Pau-Lacq-Orthez at the other side still keeps top position with two games lost. They were joined at the leadership position by Antibes who have the same record. Pau-Lacq-Orthez will play next round against SO Maritime Boulogne trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Saint Vallier will try to continue on its current victory against fifteenth ranked Charleville-Mezieres on the road.
The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Olympique Antibes as it allowed them to take a leadership position after previous leader's (Pau-Lacq-Orthez) loss. Olympique Antibes defeated 10th ranked SPO Rouen at home 85-74. American players dominated the game. Forward Tim Blue (205-84, college: Middle Tenn.St.) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 15 rebounds for the winners and Anthony Hilliard chipped in 23 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists. The best for the losing side was guard O'Darien Bassett (191-86, college: Troy) with 23 points and 7 assists. As mentioned above they are at the top of the standings, which they share with Pau-Lacq-Orthez and Evreux. SPO Rouen at the other side dropped to the eleventh place with five games lost. They share the position with Nantes and Bourg. SPO Rouen will play next round against Fos Ouest trying to get back on the winning streak. Olympique Antibes will try to continue on its current victory against eighteenth ranked Bordeaux on the road.
An interesting game was also tough home defeat of 7th ranked Lille Metropole in a game versus Le Portel (#6) 85-75. Ronnie Taylor nailed 17 points, 7 assists and 4 steals for the winning side. Jason Siggers came up with 16 points and 5 assists for Lille Metropole in the defeat. Lille Metropole's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Le Portel (6-3) moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Chalons-Reims and Maurienne. Loser Lille Metropole keeps the seventh position with four games lost. They share it with 3 other teams. Le Portel will meet at home Nantes (#13) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Lille Metropole will play against Denain Voltaire (#16) and hope to secure a win.
Very important is a road loss of third ranked Aix-Maurienne (6-3) against fourteenth ranked Nantes (4-5) on Tuesday night. Visiting Aix-Maurienne was edged by Nantes in a tough game in Nantes 92-95. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Aix-Maurienne. American players dominated also this game. The best player for the winners was LaMarshall Corbett who scored 22 points. Nantes' coach Guillaume Quintard allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. Nantes moved-up to eleventh place, which they share with Bourg and Rouen. Aix-Maurienne at the other side dropped to the fourth position with three games lost. Nantes' next round opponent will be higher ranked Le Portel (#4) on the road and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Aix-Maurienne will play against ALM Evreux where they are definitely not considered as a favorite in this game either.
Bottom-ranked Denain Voltaire managed to get the second consecutive victory on Tuesday night. This time they won against eighth-ranked JL Bourg 85-80. And what about a second win in a row after ...seven consecutive loses. It was a good game for John Flowers who led his team to a victory with 26 points and 5 steals. Denain Voltaire's coach Marc Silvert used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. Denain Voltaire (2-7) moved-up to fifteenth place, which they share with Hyeres-Toulon and Charleville. Loser JL Bourg dropped to the eleventh position with five games lost. Denain Voltaire will face higher ranked Lille Metropole (#8) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.

There were no big surprises in other games of round 9: Hyeres-Toulon was beaten by Chalons-Reims on the road 89-76. Boulogne won against Fos Ouest on its own court 84-77. Charleville unfortunately lost to Evreux in a road game 63-81. St Quentin rolled over Bordeaux at home 89-66.
The most impressive performance of 9th round was 22 points and 11 rebounds by David Monds of Bourg.


Chalons-Reims - Hyeres-Toulon 89-76

No shocking result in a game when sixth ranked Chalons-Reims (6-3) beat at home 15th ranked Hyeres-Toulon (2-7) 89-76 on Tuesday. It was a very close game until the last quarter, when Chalons-Reims's pressure prevailed and they won that period 23-16 extending their advantage to 13 points. They dominated down low during the game scoring 54 of its points in the paint compared to Hyeres-Toulon's 20 and made 17-of-22 free shots (77.3 percent) during the game. Americans were the main players on the court. It was a good game for forward Justin Burrell (206-88, college: St.John's) who led his team to a victory with 18 points and 5 rebounds. Forward Tyren Johnson (202-88, college: La-Lafayette) contributed with 12 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Chalons-Reims' coach Nikola Antic used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. Swingman Jared Newson (195-84, college: Tenn-Martin, agency: Pro One Sports) answered with 28 points and 7 rebounds and power forward Terence Dials (206-83, college: Ohio St.) added 12 points and 9 rebounds in the effort for Hyeres-Toulon. Five Chalons-Reims and four Hyeres-Toulon players scored in double figures. Chalons-Reims have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Maurienne and Le Portel. Hyeres-Toulon lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the fifteenth position with seven games lost. Chalons-Reims will face JL Bourg (#12) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Hyeres-Toulon will play against Saint-Quentin and be promoted back to the ProA just one year after relegation.
Top scorers:
Chalons-Reims: A.Tsagarakis 18+2reb+1ast, J.Burrell 18+5reb+1ast, T.Johnson 12+7reb+3ast, P.Poupet 11+3reb+3ast, R.Mels 11+3reb+2ast, B.Mullins 8+2reb+3ast
Hyeres-Toulon: J.Newson 28+7reb, T.Dials 12+9reb+2ast, C.McIntosh 11+3reb+7ast, G.Radonjic 10+3ast, J.Begarin 9, A.Salmon 6+7reb+2ast
gschID: 179311


St Vallier - Pau-Lacq-Orthez 90-82

ProB round 9 caused change at the leadership position. Second defeat of league's leader Pau-Lacq-Orthez (7-2) against tenth ranked Saint Vallier (5-4) 90-82 was the most important game of the last round. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Pau-Lacq-Orthez. The hosts trailed by 11 points after first quarter, but they rallied back and won the game by 8 points. Saint Vallier made 23-of-27 free shots (85.2 percent) during the game. They also forced 20 Pau-Lacq-Orthez turnovers. 27 personal fouls committed by Pau-Lacq-Orthez helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was a good game for American Corey Rouse (204-84, college: E.Carolina, agency: Court Side) who led his team to a victory with 18 points and 9 rebounds (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field). His fellow American import swingman Roy Booker (191-84, college: SE Missouri St.) contributed with 24 points (went 9 for 9 at the free throw line !!!) for the winners. Naturalized Senegalese forward Antoine Mendy (198-83) answered with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 11 rebounds and David Denave (195-85) added 14 points in the effort for Pau-Lacq-Orthez. Four Pau-Lacq-Orthez players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Saint Vallier moved-up to seventh place, which they share with 3 other teams. Pau-Lacq-Orthez at the other side still keeps top position with two games lost. They were joined at the leadership position by Antibes who have the same record. Pau-Lacq-Orthez will play next round against SO Maritime Boulogne trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Saint Vallier will try to continue on its current victory against fifteenth ranked Charleville-Mezieres on the road.
Top scorers:
St Vallier: R.Booker 24+2reb+1ast, F.Tortosa 20+3reb+1ast, C.Rouse 18+9reb+2ast, E.Craven 8+3reb+6ast, J.Hoyaux 6+2reb+2ast, H.Disy 4+1reb+1ast
Pau-Lacq-Orthez: A.Mendy 21+11reb+1ast, D.Denave 14+2reb+2ast, B.Boddicker 13+2reb+2ast, J.Morency 10+6reb, C.Jackson 9+5reb+1ast, R.Lesca 6+1reb+2ast
gschID: 179310


Boulogne - Fos Ouest 84-77

Very expected game when 14th ranked Fos Ouest (3-6) lost on the road to ninth ranked SO Maritime Boulogne (5-4) 84-77 on Tuesday. Fos Ouest was trailing by 1 point at halftime but managed to get 5-point lead after three quarters before a 25-13 charge of SO Maritime Boulogne, which allowed them to win the game. It was a good game for center Mouhammadou Jaiteh (206-94) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 13 rebounds. point guard Jonathan Rousselle (188-90) contributed with 21 points for the winners. Four SO Maritime Boulogne players scored in double figures. point guard Edouard Choquet (187-88) answered with 19 points and 4 assists and American power forward John Williamson (199-86, college: Cincinnati) added 17 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for Fos Ouest. SO Maritime Boulogne moved-up to seventh place, which they share with 3 other teams. Loser Fos Ouest keeps the fourteenth position with six games lost. SO Maritime Boulogne will face league's second-placed Pau-Lacq-Orthez on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Fos Ouest will play against SPO Rouen (#11).
Top scorers:
Boulogne: J.Rousselle 21+2reb+1ast, M.Jaiteh 17+13reb, Z.Bah 13+3ast, K.Cunningham 10+6reb+1ast, A.Rowland 9+1reb+7ast, K.Horton 7+5reb
Fos Ouest: E.Choquet 19+3reb+4ast, J.Williamson 17+7reb+1ast, M.Hachad 12+6reb+1ast, K.Atamna 9+3reb, M.Dia 8+5reb+2ast, C.Davis 6+2reb+3ast
gschID: 179306


Evreux - Charleville 81-63

Very predictable result when fourth ranked ALM Evreux (7-2) won against at home 15th ranked Charleville-Mezieres (2-7) 81-63 on Tuesday. The game was mostly controlled by ALM Evreux. Charleville-Mezieres was better in second period 17-15. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. ALM Evreux forced 22 Charleville-Mezieres turnovers and outrebounded them 38-27 including 26 on the defensive glass. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists comparing to just 9 passes made by Charleville-Mezieres' players. It was a good game for American power forward Jeremiah Wood (200-85, agency: Court Side) who led his team to a victory with 18 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. His fellow American import point guard Clevin Hannah (180-87, college: Wichita St., agency: Court Side) contributed with 16 points for the winners. Five ALM Evreux players scored in double figures. American forward Patrick Sanders (198-85, college: Cal-Irvine) answered with 20 points and American-British power forward Tafari Toney (203-86) added 15 points in the effort for Charleville-Mezieres. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. ALM Evreux have a solid series of four victories in a row. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with Pau-Lacq-Orthez and Antibes. Charleville-Mezieres lost seventh consecutive game. Newly promoted team keeps the fifteenth place with seven games lost. ALM Evreux will face Aix-Maurienne (#6) in Aix-les-Bains in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Charleville-Mezieres will play at home against Saint Vallier (#10).
Top scorers:
Evreux: J.Wood 18+7reb+5ast, C.Hannah 16+2reb+3ast, G.Costentin 12+5reb+3ast, S.Ho You Fat 11+8reb+2ast, D.Reed 10+7reb+2ast, L.Konate 8+1reb+3ast
Charleville: P.Sanders 20+4reb, T.Toney 15+3reb, F.Calvez 9+3reb+3ast, V.Pridotkas 7+1reb+2ast, F.Bourdillon 6+5reb, M.Benkloua 4+4reb+1ast
gschID: 179312


Denain - Bourg 85-80

Bottom-ranked Denain Voltaire managed to get the second consecutive victory on Tuesday night. This time they won against eighth-ranked JL Bourg 85-80. And what about a second win in a row after ...seven consecutive loses. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 27-19. But JL Bourg won second period 17-14. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when Denain Voltaire won last quarter 28-24. They made 22-of-25 free shots (88.0 percent) during the game, while JL Bourg only scored five points from the stripe. It was a good game for American forward John Flowers (200-89, college: W.Virginia, agency: KMG Sports Management) who led his team to a victory with 26 points and 5 steals. His fellow American import point guard Lee Humphrey (189-84, college: Florida) contributed with 20 points for the winners. Four Denain Voltaire players scored in double figures. Denain Voltaire's coach Marc Silvert used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. American power forward David Monds (205-83, college: Oklahoma St.) answered with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 11 rebounds and Gambian forward Moses Sonko (197-83, college: Co.Carolina, agency: Two Points) added 18 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for JL Bourg. Denain Voltaire (2-7) moved-up to fifteenth place, which they share with Hyeres-Toulon and Charleville. Loser JL Bourg dropped to the eleventh position with five games lost. Denain Voltaire will face higher ranked Lille Metropole (#8) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Top scorers:
Denain: J.Flowers 26+4reb+2ast, L.Humphrey 20+4reb+3ast, X.Gaillou 19+3reb+2ast, M.Kitts 11+14reb+1ast, C.Cavallo 4+1reb+1ast, A.Liorel 2+1reb
Bourg: D.Monds 22+11reb+3ast, M.Sonko 18+5reb+2ast, J.Delhomme 14+2ast, J.Sanchez 9+2reb+6ast, S.Dumas 6+1reb+9ast, P.Braud 5+1ast
gschID: 179309


Nantes - Maurienne 95-92

Very important is a road loss of third ranked Aix-Maurienne (6-3) against fourteenth ranked Nantes (4-5) on Tuesday night. Visiting Aix-Maurienne was edged by Nantes in a tough game in Nantes 92-95. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Aix-Maurienne. The hosts were ahead by 2 points but lost the second period ending it with a 2-point deficit before their 31-26 run, which allowed them to win the game. Nantes made 24-of-31 charity shots (77.4 percent) during the game. 30 personal fouls committed by Aix-Maurienne helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American players dominated also this game. The best player for the winners was guard LaMarshall Corbett (190-88, college: Angelo St.) who scored 22 points. Power forward James Mathis (200-84, college: Niagara, agency: Court Side) chipped in a double-double by scoring 13 points and 12 rebounds (went 7 for 7 at the free throw line). Nantes' coach Guillaume Quintard allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. At the other side the best for losing team was power forward Erroyl Bing (198-82, college: E.Carolina) who recorded a double-double by scoring 10 points and 13 rebounds and Wilbert Brown (200-84, college: Niagara, agency: Z.A.G. - Law Offices) added 15 points respectively. Four Aix-Maurienne players scored in double figures. Nantes moved-up to eleventh place, which they share with Bourg and Rouen. Aix-Maurienne at the other side dropped to the fourth position with three games lost. Nantes' next round opponent will be higher ranked Le Portel (#4) on the road and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Aix-Maurienne will play against ALM Evreux where they are definitely not considered as a favorite in this game either.
Top scorers:
Nantes: L.Corbett 22+2reb+3ast, N.Gayon 16+4reb+2ast, J.Mathis 13+12reb+1ast, E.Mendy 10+1ast, W.Soliman 9+3reb, T.Henry 9+2reb+2ast
Maurienne: W.Chism 16+3reb, W.Brown 15+4reb+1ast, M.Houmounou 14+3reb+2ast, S.Darnauzan 11+2ast, E.Bing 10+13reb+1ast, M.Traore 9+3reb
gschID: 179308


St Quentin - Bordeaux 89-66

Not a big story in a game when 17th ranked Bordeaux (1-8) was outscored on the road by ninth ranked Saint-Quentin (5-4) 89-66 on Tuesday. The hosts trailed by 1 point after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 12-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 89-66. It was a good game for power forward Julien Lesieu (201-83) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 14 rebounds. Swingman Kevin Bichard (195-86) contributed with 16 points for the winners. American forward Eric Hicks (198-83, college: Cincinnati, agency: KMG Sports Management) answered with 24 points and 7 rebounds (on 10-of-11 shooting from the field) and the other American import forward Markel Humphrey (198-87, college: Marshall, agency: Three Eye Sports) added 11 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Bordeaux. Bordeaux's coach Jean-Marc Dupraz gave up on the game allowing to play ten players seeing no chance for a win. Saint-Quentin moved-up to seventh place, which they share with 3 other teams. Bordeaux lost fifth consecutive game. They dropped to the bottom position with eight games lost. Saint-Quentin will face Hyeres-Toulon (#17) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Bordeaux will play against the league's leader Olympique Antibes where they are definitely not considered as a favorite in this game either.
Top scorers:
St Quentin: J.Lesieu 21+14reb+2ast, K.Bichard 16+2reb+3ast, A.Saaka 14+5reb+2ast, D.Quincy-Jones 10+4reb, R.Wright 9+3reb, J.Ball 8+1reb+6ast
Bordeaux: E.Hicks 24+7reb, M.Humphrey 11+5reb, G.Darrigand 6+5reb+3ast, K.Thalien 5+4reb+1ast, M.Guichard 5+2ast, B.Elisabeth-Mesnager 4+4reb+2ast
gschID: 179307


Lille - Le Portel 75-85

An interesting game was also tough home defeat of 7th ranked Lille Metropole in a game versus Le Portel (#6) 85-75. The guests were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. Le Portel looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. American point guard Ronnie Taylor (188-81, college: NC-Greensboro, agency: Court Side) nailed 17 points, 7 assists and 4 steals for the winning side and Jamaican-American Sherman Gay (201-82, college: Loyola Mary) accounted for 17 points, 10 rebounds and 4 blocks. American Jason Siggers (188-85, college: Albany) came up with 16 points and 5 assists and the other American import power forward Steffon Bradford (198-78, college: Nebraska, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) added 13 points and 10 rebounds respectively for Lille Metropole in the defeat. Four Lille Metropole players scored in double figures. Lille Metropole's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Le Portel (6-3) moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Chalons-Reims and Maurienne. Loser Lille Metropole keeps the seventh position with four games lost. They share it with 3 other teams. Le Portel will meet at home Nantes (#13) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Lille Metropole will play against Denain Voltaire (#16) and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Le Portel: R.Taylor 17+4reb+7ast, S.Gay 17+10reb+1ast, D.Wilson 15+9reb+3ast, B.Mangin 9+1reb+6ast, C.Bronchard 8+8reb+1ast, A.Charles 8+3reb+1ast
Lille: J.Siggers 16+3reb+5ast, L.Akono 14+2reb+2ast, S.Bradford 13+10reb, B.Gillet 13+1reb+1ast, S.Smith 7+6reb+1ast, A.Rigaux 5+3reb+3ast
gschID: 179305


Antibes - Rouen 85-74

The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Olympique Antibes as it allowed them to take a leadership position after previous leader's (Pau-Lacq-Orthez) loss. Olympique Antibes defeated 10th ranked SPO Rouen at home 85-74. The game was mostly controlled by Olympique Antibes. SPO Rouen was better in third quarter 20-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Olympique Antibes made 16-of-18 charity shots (88.9 percent) during the game. American players dominated the game. Forward Tim Blue (205-84, college: Middle Tenn.St.) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 15 rebounds for the winners and swingman Anthony Hilliard (193-86, college: Elizabeth City) chipped in 23 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists. The best for the losing side was guard O'Darien Bassett (191-86, college: Troy) with 23 points and 7 assists and forward Wendell McKines (198-88, college: N.Mexico St.) scored 17 points and 8 rebounds. As mentioned above they are at the top of the standings, which they share with Pau-Lacq-Orthez and Evreux. SPO Rouen at the other side dropped to the eleventh place with five games lost. They share the position with Nantes and Bourg. SPO Rouen will play next round against Fos Ouest trying to get back on the winning streak. Olympique Antibes will try to continue on its current victory against eighteenth ranked Bordeaux on the road.
Top scorers:
Antibes: A.Hilliard 23+6reb+6ast, T.Blue 19+15reb+3ast, G.Yango 9+6reb, M.Badiane 8+3reb+2ast, L.Bengaber 8+2reb+2ast, B.Monclar 7+1reb+1ast
Rouen: O.Bassett 23+4reb+7ast, W.McKines 17+8reb+1ast, G.Chathuant 11+8reb, T.Wesley 8+4reb, M.Courby 8+3reb, F.Ateba 3+2reb
gschID: 179304


  




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