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ProA Standings
 1. Monaco 17-2 
 2. Chalon 14-5 
 3. Pau-Lacq-Orthez 14-5 
 4. Nanterre 13-6 
 5. Gravelines 11-8 
 6. Paris-Levallois 11-8 
 7. ASVEL 10-9 
 8. Strasbourg 10-9 
 9. Limoges 9-10 
 10. Hyeres-Toulon 9-10 
 11. Le Mans 9-10 
 12. Le Portel 8-11 
 13. Chalons-Reims 7-12 
 14. Dijon 7-12 
 15. Cholet 6-13 
 16. Antibes 6-13 
 17. Orleans 6-13 
 18. Nancy 4-15 
Full Standings
Last:2/14/2017
ProB Standings
 1. Provence Basket 14-4 
 2. Bourg 13-5 
 3. Charleville 11-7 
 4. Le Havre 10-8 
 5. Nantes 10-8 
 6. Lille 10-8 
 7. Roanne 9-9 
 8. Blois 9-9 
 9. Denain 9-9 
 10. Boulazac 8-10 
 11. Vichy Clermont 8-10 
 12. Poitiers 8-10 
 13. Maurienne 8-10 
 14. St Quentin 8-10 
 15. Evreux 8-10 
 16. Rouen 7-11 
 17. Boulogne 6-12 
 18. St Chamond 6-12 
Full Standings
Last:2/11/2017
NM1 Standings
 1. Caen 18-6 
 2. Quimper 17-7 
 3. Souffel 17-7 
 4. RAC Basket 16-8 
 5. Orchies 15-9 
 6. GET Vosges 14-10 
 7. Lourdes 13-11 
 8. ALS Basket 12-12 
 9. Chartres 11-13 
 10. St Vallier 11-13 
 11. Challans 11-13 
 12. Gries/Oberhoffen 11-13 
 13. Vitre 11-13 
 14. Rennes 10-14 
 15. SAP Vaucluse 10-14 
 16. Angers BC 10-14 
 17. Lorient 9-15 
 18. CFBB 0-24 
Full Standings
Last:2/18/2017
NM2 Standings
Group A
 1. Bordeaux 12-4 
 2. Golfe Juan 12-4 
 3. Toulouse 12-4 
 4. Dax-Gamarde 11-5 
 5. Garonne 11-5 
 6. Gardonne 10-6 
 7. Toulouges 9-7 
 8. Marmande 8-8 
 9. Le Cannet 7-9 
 10. Real Chalossais 7-9 
 11. Marseille 5-11 
 12. Valence 5-11 
 13. Union Venelles 2-14 
 14. Pau Nord-Est 1-15 
Group B
 1. La Charite 14-2 
 2. Brissac-Aubance 13-3 
 3. La Rochelle 13-3 
 4. Cognac 11-5 
 5. Cherbourg 9-7 
 6. Pays dOlonnes 9-7 
 7. Union Tours 9-7 
 8. Fougeres 7-9 
 9. Pornic 7-9 
 10. USV Re Basket 7-9 
 11. Gravenchon 6-10 
 12. Angers EOSL 4-12 
 13. Reze 3-13 
 14. Chateauroux 0-15 
Group C
 1. Cergy-Pontoise 14-2 
 2. Vanves 13-3 
 3. Calais 12-4 
 4. Kaysersberg 12-4 
 5. Berck 11-5 
 6. Maubeuge 9-7 
 7. W.O.S.B. 8-8 
 8. Tremblay 7-9 
 9. Tourcoing 6-10 
 10. Joeuf Homecourt 5-11 
 11. Juvisy 5-11 
 12. Bruay 4-12 
 13. Metz-Ste Marie 4-12 
 14. Longwy 2-14 
Group D
 1. Aubenas 12-4 
 2. Cheruy 12-4 
 3. Oullins 11-5 
 4. Pfastatt 10-6 
 5. Besancon 9-7 
 6. Feurs EF 9-7 
 7. Beaujolais 8-8 
 8. Ouest Lyonnais 8-8 
 9. Prisse Macon 8-8 
 10. Bourg II 7-9 
 11. Montbrison 7-9 
 12. Mulhouse 6-10 
 13. Le Puy 4-12 
 14. Clermont 1-15 
Last:2/14/2017
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
 Kyle GIBSON
  Gravelines
  (196-G-87)
  Avg: 19.1
 1. Gibson, Gravelines19.1 
 2. Clark, Chalon18.2 
 3. Rich, Paris-Levallois17.1 
 4. Prepelic, Limoges16.2 
 5. Cobbs, Gravelines16.2 
 6. Roberson, Chalon15.6 
 7. Smith, Chalons-Reims15.4 
 8. Sommerville, Orleans15.1 
 9. Cooper, Pau-Lacq.14.4 
 10. Warren, Nanterre14.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Moustapha FALL
  Chalon
  (218-C-92)
  Avg: 8.9
 1. Fall, Chalon8.9 
 2. Poirier, Paris-Le.8.7 
 3. Labeyrie, Paris-Le.7.9 
 4. Hunt, Nancy7.8 
 5. Yeguete, Le Mans7.3 
 6. Donaldson, Le Po.7.3 
 7. Hassell, Le Portel7.2 
 8. Blue, Antibes7.0 
 9. Lessort, Nanterre6.8 
 10. Solomon, Gravelines6.6 
Assists Per Game
 D.J. COOPER
  Pau-Lacq.
  (183-PG-90)
  Avg: 11.2
 1. Cooper, Pau-Lacq.11.2 
 2. Roberson, Chalon7.4 
 3. Hodge, AS.6.3 
 4. Holston, Dijon6.1 
 5. Cobbs, Gravelines5.8 
 6. Vargas, Nancy5.5 
 7. Bost, Monaco5.4 
 8. Campbell, Paris-Le.5.1 
 9. Mangin, Le Portel4.2 
 10. Warren, Nanterre4.2 
Steals Per Game
 D.J. COOPER
  Pau-Lacq.
  (183-PG-90)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Cooper, Pau-Lacq.2.5 
 2. Wood, Limoges2.3 
 3. Eito, Orleans1.9 
 4. Payne, Chalons-.1.8 
 5. Holston, Dijon1.7 
 6. Campbell, Paris-Le.1.7 
 7. Grant, Dijon1.6 
 8. Young, Chalons-.1.5 
 9. Yeguete, Le Mans1.5 
 10. Henry, Gravelines1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Moustapha FALL
  Chalon
  (218-C-92)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Fall, Chalon2.6 
 2. Fofana, Monaco1.3 
 3. Uter, AS.1.2 
 4. Hassell, Le Portel1.1 
 5. Joseph, Orleans1.0 
 6. Jaiteh, Strasbourg0.9 
 7. Trasolini, Nancy0.9 
 8. Jeanne, Nancy0.9 
 9. Hunt, Nancy0.9 
 10. Fair, Limoges0.9 
Player of the Week

 Chris Warren
  Nanterre
  ( 178-PG-76-88 )
  

 Joe Burton
  Roanne
  ( 201-F-134-90 )
  

 Aleksandar Radulovic
  Vitre
  ( 207-C-105-84 )
  
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Next Round Schedule

Round 20 (Regular Season)

Monaco 86% Feb.25 Le Mans
Cholet Feb.25 Dijon 57%
Limoges 52% Feb.25 Chalon
Nancy Feb.25 Paris-Levall 73%
Nanterre 70% Feb.25 Le Portel
Orleans 57% Feb.25 Antibes
Strasbourg 59% Feb.25 Gravelines
Hyeres-Toulo 71% Feb.24 Chalons-Reim
ASVEL Feb.24 Pau-Lacq-Ort 64%
Next Round Schedule

Round 19 (Regular Season)

Boulazac Feb.24 Roanne 58%
Boulogne Feb.24 Provence Bsk 70%
Charleville Feb.24 Lille 53%
Denain Feb.24 Rouen 55%
Evreux 61% Feb.24 Maurienne
Bourg 69% Feb.24 Nantes
Le Havre 59% Feb.24 St Chamond
St Quentin 59% Feb.24 Blois
Vichy Clermo Feb.24 Poitiers 56%
Next Round Schedule

Round 25 (Regular Season)

Lorient Feb.25 Souffel 71%
St Vallier Feb.25 SAP Vauclus 54%
Challans 52% Feb.25 Lourdes
Gries/Oberho 66% Feb.25 Angers BC
GET Vosges Feb.25 Vitre 54%
Quimper Feb.25 RAC Basket 54%
CFBB Feb.25 ALS Basket 90%
Orchies Feb.25 Caen 55%
Rennes Feb.25 Chartres 58%
Next Round Schedule

Game 2 (Play-Offs)

Strasbourg 72% Feb.22 Aris
Umana VE 71% Feb.22 Ventspils
EWE Baskets 63% Feb.22 Avtodor
AEK Athens 67% Feb.22 Juventus
Partizan Feb.22 PAOK 54%
Ludwigsburg Feb.22 Macc.Rishon 54%
Pinar Karsiy 56% Feb.22 Fraport SKY
CEZ Nymburk 60% Feb.22 Banco di Srd
Next Round Schedule

Round 2 (1/8 Finals)

Gaziantep 50% Feb.22 Ironi Nahari
Chalon 66% Feb.22 Kormend
Pau-Lacq-Ort 50% Feb.22 Oostende
Nanterre 50% Feb.22 Spirou
Usak 50% Feb.22 Oradea
Demir IBB 57% Feb.22 Enisey
Cibona 50% Feb.22 Stelmet ZG
Kataja Bsk 50% Feb.22 Telekom Bsk
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
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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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