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ProA Standings
 1. Monaco 15-2 
 2. Chalon 13-4 
 3. Pau-Lacq-Orthez 12-5 
 4. Nanterre 11-6 
 5. ASVEL 10-7 
 6. Gravelines 10-7 
 7. Le Mans 9-8 
 8. Paris-Levallois 9-8 
 9. Strasbourg 9-8 
 10. Hyeres-Toulon 8-9 
 11. Limoges 7-10 
 12. Le Portel 7-10 
 13. Chalons-Reims 7-10 
 14. Cholet 6-11 
 15. Antibes 6-11 
 16. Orleans 6-11 
 17. Dijon 5-12 
 18. Nancy 3-14 
Full Standings
Last:1/23/2017
ProB Standings
 1. Provence Basket 13-2 
 2. Bourg 11-4 
 3. Charleville 11-4 
 4. Nantes 9-6 
 5. Le Havre 9-6 
 6. Denain 9-6 
 7. Lille 8-7 
 8. Vichy Clermont 8-7 
 9. Blois 7-8 
 10. Boulazac 7-8 
 11. Roanne 6-9 
 12. Maurienne 6-9 
 13. Poitiers 6-9 
 14. St Quentin 6-9 
 15. Evreux 6-9 
 16. Rouen 5-10 
 17. Boulogne 4-11 
 18. St Chamond 4-11 
Full Standings
Last:1/21/2017
NM1 Standings
 1. Quimper 14-5 
 2. Souffel 14-5 
 3. RAC Basket 13-6 
 4. Caen 13-6 
 5. GET Vosges 12-7 
 6. Orchies 11-8 
 7. St Vallier 11-8 
 8. Chartres 10-9 
 9. Lourdes 10-9 
 10. Rennes 9-10 
 11. ALS Basket 9-11 
 12. Angers BC 8-11 
 13. Vitre 8-11 
 14. SAP Vaucluse 8-12 
 15. Gries/Oberhoffen 7-11 
 16. Lorient 7-12 
 17. Challans 7-12 
 18. CFBB 0-18 
Full Standings
Last:1/21/2017
NM2 Standings
Group A
 1. Golfe Juan 10-1 
 2. Bordeaux 8-3 
 3. Gardonne 8-3 
 4. Toulouse 8-3 
 5. Dax-Gamarde 7-4 
 6. Garonne 7-4 
 7. Le Cannet 6-5 
 8. Marmande 6-5 
 9. Toulouges 6-5 
 10. Real Chalossais 5-6 
 11. Marseille 2-9 
 12. Union Venelles 2-9 
 13. Pau Nord-Est 1-10 
 14. Valence 1-10 
Group B
 1. La Charite 10-1 
 2. La Rochelle 10-1 
 3. Brissac-Aubance 8-3 
 4. Cherbourg 8-3 
 5. Cognac 8-3 
 6. Fougeres 6-5 
 7. Pays dOlonnes 6-5 
 8. Pornic 5-6 
 9. Union Tours 5-6 
 10. Gravenchon 3-8 
 11. Reze 3-8 
 12. USV Re Basket 3-8 
 13. Angers EOSL 2-9 
 14. Chateauroux 0-10 
Group C
 1. Cergy-Pontoise 10-1 
 2. Calais 9-2 
 3. Maubeuge 8-3 
 4. Vanves 8-3 
 5. Berck 7-4 
 6. Kaysersberg 7-4 
 7. Tremblay 5-6 
 8. W.O.S.B. 5-6 
 9. Juvisy 4-7 
 10. Tourcoing 4-7 
 11. Bruay 3-8 
 12. Joeuf Homecourt 3-8 
 13. Longwy 2-9 
 14. Metz-Ste Marie 2-9 
Group D
 1. Oullins 9-2 
 2. Cheruy 8-3 
 3. Aubenas 7-4 
 4. Prisse Macon 7-4 
 5. Besancon 6-5 
 6. Ouest Lyonnais 6-5 
 7. Pfastatt 6-5 
 8. Beaujolais 5-6 
 9. Bourg II 5-6 
 10. Montbrison 5-6 
 11. Feurs EF 4-7 
 12. Le Puy 4-7 
 13. Mulhouse 4-7 
 14. Clermont 1-10 
Last:1/10/2017
Basketball Champions League Standings
Group A
 1 Monaco 11-2 
 2 Banvit BK 10-3 
 3 CEZ Nymburk 9-4 
 4 Aris 8-5 
 5 Fraport SKY 6-7 
 6 Ironi Nahariya 5-8 
 7 Helios 2-11 
 8 Bakken 1-12 
Group B
 1 Le Mans 9-4 
 2 Pinar Karsiyaka 8-5 
 3 Umana VE 8-5 
 4 Avtodor 6-7 
 5 Oradea 6-7 
 6 Kataja Basket 6-7 
 7 Maccabi Rishon 6-7 
 8 Khimik 3-10 
Group C
 1 ASVEL 10-3 
 2 EWE Baskets 9-4 
 3 Neptunas 9-4 
 4 Ventspils 7-6 
 5 PAOK 6-7 
 6 Usak 4-9 
 7 Openjobmetis V. 4-9 
 8 Rosa Radom 3-10 
Group D
 1 Iberostar Tener. 10-3 
 2 Scandone AV 9-4 
 3 Strasbourg 8-5 
 4 Juventus 8-5 
 5 Oostende 5-8 
 6 Cibona 5-8 
 7 Mega Leks 4-9 
 8 Mornar Bar 3-10 
Group E
 1 Besiktas 11-2 
 2 AEK Athens 8-5 
 3 Partizan 8-5 
 4 Ludwigsburg 8-5 
 5 Banco di Srd 6-7 
 6 Spirou 5-8 
 7 Stelmet ZG 4-9 
 8 Szolnok 2-11 
Last:1/19/2017
FIBA Europe Cup Standings
Group K
 1 Chalon 5-0 
 2 Gaziantep 4-1 
 3 Sodertalje 1-4 
 4 Targu Mures 0-5 
Group L
 1 Demir IBB 4-1 
 2 Antwerp 3-2 
 3 Gravelines 2-3 
 4 Prievidza 1-4 
Group M
 1 Telekom Bsk 4-1 
 2 Vytautas 4-1 
 3 Oberwart 1-4 
 4 Apoel 1-4 
Group N
 1 Nanterre 4-1 
 2 Kormend 3-2 
 3 Tsmoki-Minsk 2-3 
 4 Bnei Hertzeliyya 1-4 
Group O
 1 Alba 4-1 
 2 Pau-Lacq-Orthez 3-2 
 3 UBT Cluj Napoca 2-3 
 4 BK Pardubice 1-4 
Group P
 1 Enisey 4-1 
 2 Lukoil Acad. 3-2 
 3 Groningen 3-2 
 4 Benfica 0-5 
Stage One Standings
Last:1/18/2017
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Kyle GIBSON
  Gravelines
  (196-G-87)
  Avg: 19.2
 1. Gibson, Gravelines19.2 
 2. Rich, Paris-Levallois17.2 
 3. Clark, Chalon17.1 
 4. Prepelic, Limoges16.1 
 5. Cobbs, Gravelines15.8 
 6. Roberson, Chalon15.8 
 7. Sommerville, Orleans15.6 
 8. Smith, Chalons-Reims15.4 
 9. Cooper, Pau-Lacq.14.6 
 10. Buford, Limoges14.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Vincent POIRIER
  Paris-Le.
  (210-C-93)
  Avg: 8.8
 1. Poirier, Paris-Le.8.8 
 2. Fall, Chalon8.6 
 3. Hunt, Nancy8.0 
 4. Yeguete, Le Mans7.9 
 5. Labeyrie, Paris-Le.7.6 
 6. Donaldson, Le Po.7.4 
 7. Blue, Antibes7.4 
 8. Hassell, Le Portel7.1 
 9. Lessort, Nanterre6.9 
 10. Koffi, Pau-Lacq.6.8 
Assists Per Game
 D.J. COOPER
  Pau-Lacq.
  (183-PG-90)
  Avg: 11.5
 1. Cooper, Pau-Lacq.11.5 
 2. Roberson, Chalon7.4 
 3. Hodge, AS.6.4 
 4. Holston, Dijon5.9 
 5. Cobbs, Gravelines5.5 
 6. Vargas, Nancy5.5 
 7. Campbell, Paris-Le.5.1 
 8. Eito, Orleans5.0 
 9. Bost, Monaco4.9 
 10. Hammonds, Limoges4.5 
Steals Per Game
 D.J. COOPER
  Pau-Lacq.
  (183-PG-90)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Cooper, Pau-Lacq.2.5 
 2. Eito, Orleans2.3 
 3. Wood, Limoges2.3 
 4. Payne, Chalons-.1.9 
 5. Holston, Dijon1.7 
 6. Grant, Dijon1.6 
 7. Yeguete, Le Mans1.6 
 8. Campbell, Paris-Le.1.6 
 9. Young, Chalons-.1.4 
 10. Jones, Hyeres-T.1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Moustapha FALL
  Chalon
  (218-C-92)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Fall, Chalon2.7 
 2. Uter, AS.1.3 
 3. Fofana, Monaco1.2 
 4. Hassell, Le Portel1.1 
 5. Joseph, Orleans1.1 
 6. Poirier, Paris-Le.1.0 
 7. Jeanne, Nancy1.0 
 8. Hunt, Nancy1.0 
 9. Murphy, Strasbourg0.9 
 10. Jaiteh, Strasbourg0.9 
Player of the Week

 Cameron Clark
  Chalon
  ( 201-G/F-95-91 )
  

 Martin Hermannsson
  Charleville
  ( 190-G-77-94 )
  

 Will Felder
  RAC Basket
  ( 201-F-92-91 )
  
French men teams in Euro cups 2016-2017
 FIBA Europe Cup:
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Next Round Schedule

Round 18 (Regular Season)

Monaco 88% Feb.4 Le Portel
Cholet 55% Feb.4 Limoges
Gravelines 77% Feb.4 Dijon
Nancy Feb.4 Chalons-Reim 67%
Pau-Lacq-Ort 62% Feb.4 Chalon
Strasbourg 56% Feb.4 Le Mans
Hyeres-Toulo 63% Feb.3 Orleans
ASVEL 62% Feb.3 Nanterre
Paris-Levall 60% Feb.3 Antibes
Next Round Schedule

Round 16 (Regular Season)

Blois 56% Jan.24 Vichy Clermo
Maurienne Jan.24 Denain 58%
Boulogne Jan.24 Charleville 84%
Nantes 52% Jan.24 Boulazac
Poitiers 51% Jan.24 Lille
Provence Bsk Jan.24 Bourg 51%
Roanne 58% Jan.24 St Quentin
Rouen Jan.24 Le Havre 63%
St Chamond 50% Jan.24 Evreux
Next Round Schedule

Round 20 (Regular Season)

Souffel Jan.28 Chartres 52%
ALS Basket 52% Jan.28 SAP Vauclus
Lourdes 52% Jan.28 Caen
Quimper 98% Jan.28 CFBB
RAC Basket 62% Jan.28 Orchies
GET Vosges 66% Jan.28 Gries/Oberho
Challans 57% Jan.28 Lorient
Vitre Jan.28 Rennes 58%
Angers BC Jan.27 St Vallier 62%
Next Round Schedule

Round 14 (Regular Season)

Group A
Fraport SKY 59% Jan.25 Ironi Nahari
Helios Jan.25 CEZ Nymburk 87%
Monaco 71% Jan.25 Aris
Bakken Jan.25 Banvit BK 93%
Group B
Avtodor Jan.24 Le Mans 52%
Kataja Bsk Jan.24 Pinar Karsiy 64%
Khimik 52% Jan.24 Macc.Rishon
Umana VE 59% Jan.24 Oradea
Group C
Usak Jan.24 ASVEL 83%
EWE Baskets 77% Jan.24 Openjobmetis
Rosa Radom Jan.24 Neptunas 83%
Ventspils 67% Jan.24 PAOK
Group D
Scandone AV 60% Jan.25 Juventus
Cibona 60% Jan.25 Oostende
Mega Leks Jan.25 Iberostar Te 81%
Mornar Bar Jan.25 Strasbourg 69%
Group E
AEK Athens 82% Jan.25 Stelmet ZG
Banco di Srd Jan.25 Partizan 58%
Spirou 65% Jan.25 Szolnok
Besiktas 74% Jan.25 Ludwigsburg
Next Round Schedule

Round 6 (Second Stage)

Group K
Gaziantep Jan.25 Chalon 56%
Targu Mures Jan.25 Sodertalje 66%
Group L
Demir IBB 71% Jan.25 Gravelines
Prievidza Jan.25 Antwerp 82%
Group M
Vytautas 59% Jan.25 Telekom Bsk
Tsmoki-Minsk Jan.25 Nanterre 70%
Apoel 69% Jan.25 Oberwart
Group N
Kormend 81% Jan.25 Bnei Hertzel
Group O
BK Pardubice 60% Jan.25 UBT Cluj Na
Alba 64% Jan.24 Pau-Lacq-Ort
Group P
Groningen 56% Jan.25 Lukoil Acad
Benfica Jan.25 Enisey 95%
ProA Round 8: Le Mans lose a game and the top position to Chalon/Saor - Nov 26, 2012


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There was no lack of excitement in the last round games. The round ended with loss of the undefeated team and favorites losing the games.

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of Le Mans (6-2) at the home court on Monday night. Hosts were defeated by Chalon/Saor (6-2) 80-66. It ended at the same time the five-game winning streak of Le Mans. It was a key game for the top position in the league as both teams had the same 5-2 record before this meeting. The game was mostly controlled by Chalon/Saor. Le Mans managed to win third quarter 15-12. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Chalon/Saor looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. Worth to mention a great performance of international forward Ilian Evtimov (201-83, college: N.Carolina St., agency: Interperformances) who helped to win the game recording 13 points and 6 rebounds and American point guard Kevin Houston (178-85, college: Long Beach St.) who added 10 points and 9 assists during the contest. International forward Charles Kahudi (197-86, agency: Beo Basket) responded with 17 points. Defending champion keeps a position of league leader, which they share with defeated Le Mans. Chalon/Saor is looking forward to face Paris-Levallois (#6) at home in the next round where they are favorite. Le Mans will play against JSF Nanterre (#8) and is hoping to win this game.
Very important is a road loss of second ranked ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket (5-3) against thirteenth ranked STB Le Havre (3-5) on Saturday night. Visiting ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket was defeated by STB Le Havre in a tough game in Le Havre 77-81. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket. The winners were led by American point guard D.J. Thompson (173-85, college: Appalachian St.) who scored that evening 16 points, 8 rebounds and 8 assists and Vlad Moldoveanu supported him with 17 points and 5 rebounds. Even 21 points and 4 assists by the former international guard Edwin Jackson (191-89) did not help to save the game for ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket. STB Le Havre moved-up to tenth place, which they share with 5 other teams. ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket at the other side dropped to the third position with three games lost. They share it with 3 other teams. STB Le Havre will play against higher ranked Limoges CSP Elite (#9) on the road in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket will play against Poitiers (#13) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Bottom-ranked Poitiers managed to get a third victory on Saturday night. This time they edged fifth-ranked JSF Nanterre 70-68. The best player for the winners was Ahmad Nivins who scored 20 points. Chris Warren produced 13 points for the guests. JSF Nanterre's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Poitiers (3-5) moved-up to tenth place, which they share with 5 other teams. Loser JSF Nanterre dropped to the seventh position with four games lost. They share it with Limoges and Strasbourg. Poitiers will meet at home higher ranked ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket (#3) in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. JSF Nanterre will play against the league's second-placed Le Mans (#2) and will have a slim chance for a victory.
A very interesting game took place in Cholet. It ended with only one-point defeat on the road of 10th ranked Boulazac Basket (3-5) to sixth ranked Cholet (5-3) 68-67 on Saturday evening. Marcus Goree saved the victory with a double-double by scoring 23 points and 10 rebounds. Cholet moved-up to third place, which they share with 3 other teams. Newly promoted Boulazac Basket keeps the tenth position with five games lost. Cholet's next round opponent will be Gravelines-Dunkerque (#4) on the road. Boulazac Basket will play against Entente Orleans 45 (#16).
Seventh ranked Paris-Levallois (5-3) crushed at home 8th ranked Strasbourg IG (4-4) by 17 points 89-72, which is the biggest margin this round on Saturday night. Worth to mention a quality performance of Antoine Diot who helped to win the game recording 33 points (!!!) (was perfect 8-for-8 from the free throw line). Paris-Levallois moved-up to third place, which they share with 3 other teams. Strasbourg IG lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the seventh position with four games lost. Paris-Levallois will face league's leader Chalon/Saor on the road in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Strasbourg IG will play against Sluc Nancy (#11).

There were no shocking results in the other games in round 8: Limoges won against Roanne on the opponent's court 71-67. Nancy managed to outperform Dijon in a home game 78-74. Gravelines managed to beat Orleans on the road 75-58.


Le Mans - Chalon 66-80

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of Le Mans (6-2) at the home court on Monday night. Hosts were defeated by Chalon/Saor (6-2) 80-66. It ended at the same time the five-game winning streak of Le Mans. It was a key game for the top position in the league as both teams had the same 5-2 record before this meeting. The game was mostly controlled by Chalon/Saor. Le Mans managed to win third quarter 15-12. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Chalon/Saor looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. Worth to mention a great performance of international forward Ilian Evtimov (201-83, college: N.Carolina St., agency: Interperformances) who helped to win the game recording 13 points and 6 rebounds and American point guard Kevin Houston (178-85, college: Long Beach St.) who added 10 points and 9 assists during the contest. Four Chalon/Saor players scored in double figures. International forward Charles Kahudi (197-86, agency: Beo Basket) responded with 17 points and American guard Khalid El-Amin (178-79, college: Connecticut) scored 13 points and 5 assists. Defending champion keeps a position of league leader, which they share with defeated Le Mans. Chalon/Saor is looking forward to face Paris-Levallois (#6) at home in the next round where they are favorite. Le Mans will play against JSF Nanterre (#8) and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Le Mans: C.Kahudi 17+3reb+3ast, K.El-Amin 13+2reb+5ast, P.Sy 11+2reb, A.Koffi 9+2reb, C.Victor 6+4reb+1ast, H.Kahudi 4+2reb+2ast
Chalon: S.Williams 13+7reb+1ast, I.Evtimov 13+6reb+3ast, B.Schilb 12+3reb+4ast, K.Houston 10+3reb+9ast, J.Aboudou 9+1reb, A.Michel Jean-Baptiste 9+7reb
gschID: 178901


Roanne - Limoges 67-71

Everything could happen at the game between two tied teams. Both twelfth ranked Limoges CSP Elite and 11th ranked Chorale de Roanne had identical 3-4 record. But Chorale de Roanne was not able to use a home court advantage and was defeated by the opponent from Limoges 71-67 on Saturday night. The guests trailed by 1 point at the halftime before their 42-37 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Worth to mention a great performance of American forward Jon Brockman (201-87, college: Washington) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 12 points and 11 rebounds and naturalized Congolese forward Nobel Boungou Colo (202-88) who added 15 points and 6 rebounds during the contest. Limoges CSP Elite's coach Panagiotis Giannakis used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. Naturalized Ivorian guard Pape-Philippe Amagou (185-85, agency: Beo Basket) responded with 18 points and American power forward Coleman Collins (206-86, college: Virginia Tech, agency: Interperformances) scored 12 points and 9 rebounds. Four Chorale de Roanne players scored in double figures. Limoges CSP Elite (4-4) moved-up to seventh place, which they share with Strasbourg and Nanterre. Loser Chorale de Roanne dropped to the tenth position with five games lost. Limoges CSP Elite will face STB Le Havre (#10) at home in the next round. Chorale de Roanne will play against JDA Dijon and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Roanne: P.Amagou 18+1reb+2ast, V.Samnick 15+6reb, C.Collins 12+9reb, Y.Sangare 11+3reb+4ast, R.Reid 9+2reb, W.Gradit 2+1reb+4ast
Limoges: K.McAlarney 15+2reb+1ast, N.Boungou Colo 15+6reb+1ast, J.Brockman 12+11reb+2ast, B.Wanamaker 7+4reb+5ast, R.Desroses 6+2reb, T.Walker 6+5reb+1ast
gschID: 178907


Poitiers - Nanterre 70-68

Bottom-ranked Poitiers managed to get a third victory on Saturday night. This time they edged fifth-ranked JSF Nanterre 70-68. JSF Nanterre was tied after three quarters but could not keep up in the last quarter eventually losing the game. The best player for the winners was American forward Ahmad Nivins (206-87, college: St.Joseph's) who scored 20 points. point guard Boris Dallo (197-94) chipped in 10 points and 6 assists. American point guard Chris Warren (178-88, college: Mississippi) produced 13 points and his fellow American import swingman David Lighty (195-88, college: Ohio St.) added 6 points and 6 rebounds respectively for the guests. Four JSF Nanterre players scored in double figures. JSF Nanterre's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Poitiers (3-5) moved-up to tenth place, which they share with 5 other teams. Loser JSF Nanterre dropped to the seventh position with four games lost. They share it with Limoges and Strasbourg. Poitiers will meet at home higher ranked ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket (#3) in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. JSF Nanterre will play against the league's second-placed Le Mans (#2) and will have a slim chance for a victory.
Top scorers:
Nanterre: C.Warren 13+1reb, C.Massie 10+3reb, X.Corosine 10+2reb, C.Oliver 10+2reb, T.Meacham 8+1reb+2ast, J.Passave-Ducteil 6+4reb+1ast
Poitiers: A.Nivins 20+2reb+1ast, A.Smith 17+2reb+1ast, B.Dallo 10+4reb+6ast, J.Gray 9+2ast, P.Guillard 6+3reb+2ast, L.Kante 5+2reb+2ast
gschID: 178906


Nancy - Dijon 78-74

There was a surprise result when fourteenth ranked Sluc Nancy (3-5) defeated at home higher ranked JDA Dijon (3-5) 78-74 on Saturday. The hosts trailed by 3 points after three quarters before their 21-14 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Sluc Nancy made 18-of-23 free shots (78.3 percent) during the game. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Sluc Nancy made 7 blocks. Worth to mention a great performance of Vincentian center Shawn King (208-82, college: ORU) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 23 points and 10 rebounds and American forward Marcellus Sommerville (200-82, college: Bradley) who added 17 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists during the contest. Guard David Melody (184-77) responded with 21 points and American swingman Larry Owens (201-83, college: ORU) scored 11 points and 4 assists. JDA Dijon's coach tested ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Sluc Nancy moved-up to tenth place, which they share with 5 other teams including defeated JDA Dijon. Sluc Nancy will face higher ranked Strasbourg IG (#7) on the road in the next round and it may be quite challenging game.
Top scorers:
Dijon: D.Melody 21+2ast, L.Owens 11+3reb+4ast, T.Campbell 10+4ast, A.Harris 8+2reb+1ast, Z.Moss 8+7reb+1ast, L.Aboudou 6+2reb
Nancy: S.King 23+10reb+3ast, M.Sommerville 17+5reb+4ast, T.Martin 14+5reb+2ast, S.Diabate 9+4reb+7ast, N.Pope 7+1reb+5ast, B.Merriex 5
gschID: 178905


Paris-Levallois - Strasbourg 89-72

Seventh ranked Paris-Levallois (5-3) crushed at home 8th ranked Strasbourg IG (4-4) by 17 points 89-72, which is the biggest margin this round on Saturday night. The game without a history. Paris-Levallois led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 21-of-25 free shots (84.0 percent) during the game. Strasbourg IG was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. Worth to mention a quality performance of international point guard Antoine Diot (191-89) who helped to win the game recording 33 points (!!!) (was perfect 8-for-8 from the free throw line) and American forward Sean May (206-84, college: N.Carolina) who added 22 points and 11 rebounds during the contest. American-Dominican swingman Ricardo Greer (197-78, college: Pittsburgh) responded with 16 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists and American guard Gerald Fitch (191-82, college: Kentucky, agency: Pro One Sports) scored 17 points and 5 rebounds. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Paris-Levallois moved-up to third place, which they share with 3 other teams. Strasbourg IG lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the seventh position with four games lost. Paris-Levallois will face league's leader Chalon/Saor on the road in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Strasbourg IG will play against Sluc Nancy (#11).
Top scorers:
Strasbourg: G.Fitch 17+5reb+1ast, R.Greer 16+7reb+6ast, A.Ajinca 14+6reb+2ast, H.Invernizzi 11+3reb+1ast, L.Campbell 6+2reb+5ast, J.Greer 4+1reb+2ast
Paris-Levallois: A.Diot 33+3reb+2ast, S.May 22+11reb+2ast, J.Cox 15+1ast, J.Williams 11+7reb+2ast, A.Albicy 5+1reb+6ast, M.N'Doye 3+1reb
gschID: 178904


Le Havre - ASVEL 81-77

Very important is a road loss of second ranked ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket (5-3) against thirteenth ranked STB Le Havre (3-5) on Saturday night. Visiting ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket was defeated by STB Le Havre in a tough game in Le Havre 77-81. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket. The hosts were tied after three quarters but managed to speed up in last quarter eventually winning the game. STB Le Havre players were unselfish on offense dishing 21 assists. The winners were led by American point guard D.J. Thompson (173-85, college: Appalachian St.) who scored that evening 16 points, 8 rebounds and 8 assists and Romanian forward Vlad Moldoveanu (209-88, college: the other American import) supported him with 17 points and 5 rebounds. Even 21 points and 4 assists by the former international guard Edwin Jackson (191-89) did not help to save the game for ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket. American forward Tim Abromaitis (203-89, college: Notre Dame) added 9 points and 11 rebounds for the guests. STB Le Havre moved-up to tenth place, which they share with 5 other teams. ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket at the other side dropped to the third position with three games lost. They share it with 3 other teams. STB Le Havre will play against higher ranked Limoges CSP Elite (#9) on the road in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket will play against Poitiers (#13) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
ASVEL: E.Jackson 21+4reb+4ast, M.Thompson 17+1reb+2ast, A.Sy 10+4reb+3ast, T.Abromaitis 9+11reb+1ast, G.Joseph 9+2reb+2ast, T.Larrouquis 7+2reb
Le Havre: V.Moldoveanu 17+5reb, D.Thompson 16+8reb+8ast, B.King 13+2reb+3ast, B.Smith 9+3reb+2ast, G.Brown 9+5reb, G.Pitard 6+1reb+1ast
gschID: 178903


Cholet - Boulazac 68-67

A very interesting game took place in Cholet. It ended with only one-point defeat on the road of 10th ranked Boulazac Basket (3-5) to sixth ranked Cholet (5-3) 68-67 on Saturday evening. It looked good early as Boulazac Basket took an 15-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Cholet took control getting tie in the second period and winning the second half and eventually winning the game that evening by 1 point. American forward Marcus Goree (201-77, college: W.Virginia) saved the victory with a double-double by scoring 23 points and 10 rebounds. American-Nigerian forward Derrick Obasohan (198-81, college: Texas Arlington) contributed with 11 points for the winners. Naturalized Swiss power forward David Ramseier (203-87) replied with 15 points and 9 rebounds and American guard Darnell Harris (181-86, college: La Salle) added 18 points in the effort for Boulazac Basket. Cholet moved-up to third place, which they share with 3 other teams. Newly promoted Boulazac Basket keeps the tenth position with five games lost. Cholet's next round opponent will be Gravelines-Dunkerque (#4) on the road. Boulazac Basket will play against Entente Orleans 45 (#16).
Top scorers:
Boulazac: D.Harris 18+3reb+2ast, D.Ramseier 15+9reb, O.Eldridge 14+6reb+2ast, A.Kerckhof 8+7reb+2ast, Y.Gaillou 5+1reb, J.Hawkins 5+3reb+1ast
Cholet: M.Goree 23+10reb+3ast, D.Obasohan 11+1reb+2ast, A.Slaughter 9+1reb+2ast, K.Souchu 8+4reb, R.Gobert 6+3reb, T.Everett 5+2reb+5ast
gschID: 178902


Orleans - Gravelines 58-75

Not a big story in a game when 15th ranked Entente Orleans 45 (2-6) was defeated at home by fourth ranked Gravelines-Dunkerque (5-3) 75-58 on Saturday. The game without a history. Gravelines-Dunkerque led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Worth to mention a great performance of the former international center Ludovic Vaty (206-88, college: Moraine Valley CC) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 18 points and 11 rebounds (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field) and American point guard Dwight Buycks (190-89, college: Marquette) who added 23 points during the contest. Four Gravelines-Dunkerque players scored in double figures. Gravelines-Dunkerque's coach Christian Monschau used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American forward Brian Greene (204-81, college: Colorado St.) responded with 12 points and 5 rebounds and his fellow American import forward Caleb Green (203-85, college: ORU) scored 8 points and 9 rebounds. Gravelines-Dunkerque moved-up to third place, which they share with 3 other teams. Loser Entente Orleans 45 dropped to the bottom position with six games lost. Gravelines-Dunkerque will face Cholet (#5) at home in the next round. Entente Orleans 45 will play against Boulazac Basket (#14) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Orleans: B.Greene 12+5reb+2ast, J.Young 12, F.Raposo Laurencio 10+4reb+1ast, M.Pellin 8+3reb+6ast, C.Green 8+9reb+1ast, B.Osby 6+4reb
Gravelines: D.Buycks 23+3reb+2ast, L.Vaty 18+11reb+2ast, O.Camara 15+5reb, A.M'Baye 10+1reb+1ast, J.Johnson 3+3reb, D.Noel 2+6reb+2ast
gschID: 178900


  




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