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ProA Standings
 1. Monaco 27-7 
 2. Strasbourg 25-9 
 3. Le Mans 23-11 
 4. Chalon 22-12 
 5. ASVEL 21-13 
 6. Gravelines 21-13 
 7. Pau-Lacq-Orthez 21-13 
 8. Nanterre 21-13 
 9. Dijon 20-14 
 10. Limoges 18-16 
 11. Orleans 17-17 
 12. Antibes 14-20 
 13. Chalons-Reims 14-20 
 14. Paris-Levallois 12-22 
 15. Cholet 10-24 
 16. Nancy 10-24 
 17. Rouen 6-28 
 18. Le Havre 4-30 
Last:5/10/2016
ProB Standings
 1. Hyeres-Toulon 26-8 
 2. Provence Basket 21-13 
 3. Evreux 21-13 
 4. Boulazac 20-14 
 5. Bourg 20-14 
 6. Le Portel 19-15 
 7. Nantes 18-16 
 8. Poitiers 18-16 
 9. Lille 18-16 
 10. Vichy Clermont 17-17 
 11. St Quentin 17-17 
 12. Boulogne 16-18 
 13. Denain 15-19 
 14. St Chamond 14-20 
 15. Charleville 14-20 
 16. Roanne 13-21 
 17. Souffel 11-23 
 18. Orchies 8-26 
Last:5/17/2016
NM1 Standings
 1. Blois 27-7 
 2. St Vallier 21-13 
 3. Rueil 21-13 
 4. GET Vosges 20-14 
 5. Lourdes 20-14 
 6. Caen 19-15 
 7. Maurienne 19-15 
 8. Angers BC 18-16 
 9. Quimper 18-16 
 10. Chartres 17-17 
 11. SAP Vaucluse 17-17 
 12. Vitre 17-17 
 13. Challans 15-19 
 14. Mulhouse 15-19 
 15. Bordeaux 15-19 
 16. Berck 13-21 
 17. La Rochelle 13-21 
 18. CFBB 1-33 
Last:4/30/2016
NM2 Standings
Group A
 1. Andrezieux 22-4 
 2. Aubenas 19-7 
 3. Golfe Juan 17-9 
 4. Feurs EF 16-10 
 5. Le Puy 16-10 
 6. Montbrison 16-10 
 7. Toulouges 14-12 
 8. Beaujolais 13-13 
 9. Prisse Macon 12-14 
 10. Marseille 10-16 
 11. Clermont 9-17 
 12. Ouest Lyonnais 9-17 
 13. Nord Ardeche 6-20 
 14. Frontignan 3-23 
Group B
 1. Brissac-Aubance 20-6 
 2. Union Tours 19-7 
 3. Cognac 18-8 
 4. Dax-Gamarde 16-10 
 5. USV Re Basket 14-12 
 6. Pau Nord-Est 13-13 
 7. Pays dOlonnes 13-13 
 8. Toulouse 13-13 
 9. Valence 12-14 
 10. Garonne 11-15 
 11. Gardonne 10-16 
 12. Marmande 10-16 
 13. Lucon 9-16 
 14. Stade Montois 5-21 
Group C
 1. Lorient 23-3 
 2. Rennes 22-4 
 3. Calais 16-10 
 4. Angers EOSL 15-11 
 5. Brest 14-12 
 6. Gravenchon 14-12 
 7. Pornic 14-12 
 8. Vanves 14-12 
 9. Bourbourg 12-14 
 10. Cergy-Pontoise 11-15 
 11. Cherbourg 9-17 
 12. Poissy 8-18 
 13. Sceaux 7-19 
 14. Ardres 3-23 
Group D
 1. BCGO 24-2 
 2. La Charite 19-7 
 3. Kaysersberg 17-9 
 4. Cheruy 15-11 
 5. Joeuf Homecourt 15-11 
 6. Metz-Ste Marie 15-11 
 7. Oullins 13-13 
 8. Tremblay 13-13 
 9. Besancon 12-14 
 10. W.O.S.B. 11-15 
 11. Tourcoing 9-17 
 12. CSMF Paris 8-18 
 13. Lille II 7-19 
 14. Saint-Priest 4-22 
Last:5/15/2016
Euroleague Standings
Group E
 1 Fener.Ulker 11-3 
 2 Lokomotiv 9-5 
 3 Panathinaikos 9-5 
 4 Crvena Zvezda 7-7 
 5 Anadolu Efes 7-7 
 6 Darussafaka 5-9 
 7 Unicaja 4-10 
 8 Cedevita 4-10 
Group F
 1 CSKA 10-4 
 2 Laboral Kutxa 9-5 
 3 FC Barcelona 8-6 
 4 Real Madrid 7-7 
 5 Khimky 7-7 
 6 Brose Bask. 7-7 
 7 Olympiacos 6-8 
 8 Zalgiris 2-12 
Stage One Standings
Last:4/8/2016
Eurocup Standings
Group G
 1 B.Muenchen 4-2 
 2 Banvit BK 4-2 
 3 Dominion BB 3-3 
 4 Ratiopharm 1-5 
Group H
 1 Gran Canaria 5-1 
 2 Strasbourg 4-2 
 3 Avtodor 3-3 
 4 Hapoel J-M 0-6 
Group I
 1 EWE Baskets 4-2 
 2 Limoges 3-3 
 3 Valencia 3-3 
 4 PAOK 2-4 
Group J
 1 EA7 Armani 4-2 
 2 ALBA 3-3 
 3 Aris 3-3 
 4 Neptunas 2-4 
Group K
 1 Dolomiti En. TR 4-2 
 2 Karsiyaka 3-3 
 3 Trabzonspor 3-3 
 4 Grissin Bon RE 2-4 
Group L
 1 Zenit 4-2 
 2 Stelmet ZG 3-3 
 3 Ludwigsburg 3-3 
 4 Umana VE 2-4 
Group M
 1 Unics 6-0 
 2 N.Novgorod 3-3 
 3 Maccabi T-A 2-4 
 4 Un.Olimpija 1-5 
Group N
 1 Galatasaray 4-2 
 2 CAI Zaragoza 4-2 
 3 Banco di Srd 3-3 
 4 Szolnok 1-5 
Stage One Standings
Last:2/10/2016
FIBA Europe Cup Stage Two Standings
Group O
 1. ASVEL 5-1 
 2. Maccabi Rishon 4-2 
 3. Krka 2-4 
 4. Kataja Basket 1-5 
Group P
 1. Ventspils 4-2 
 2. Antwerp 4-2 
 3. CEZ Nymburk 3-3 
 4. Lukoil Acad. 1-5 
Group Q
 1. Turk Telekom 5-1 
 2. Oostende 5-1 
 3. Boras 2-4 
 4. Slask Wroclaw 0-6 
Group R
 1. Chalon 5-1 
 2. AV Cantu 3-3 
 3. Enisey 3-3 
 4. TU/Rock 1-5 
Group S
 1. Rovinari 3-3 
 2. Cibona 3-3 
 3. P.Zvaigzdes 3-3 
 4. Le Havre 3-3 
Group T
 1. Juventus 4-2 
 2. Khimik 4-2 
 3. Mons-Hainaut 3-3 
 4. Bakken 1-5 
Group U
 1. Fraport SKY 6-0 
 2. Royal Hali 3-3 
 3. Sodertalje 2-4 
 4. Rosa Radom 1-5 
Group V
 1. Openjobmetis V. 5-1 
 2. AEK 3-3 
 3. Tsmoki-Minsk 3-3 
 4. Gussing 1-5 
Stage One Standings
Last:2/3/2016
Points Per Game
 Michael THOMPSON
  Pau-Lacq.
  (177-PG-89)
  Avg: 17.9
 1. Thompson, Pau-Lac.17.9 
 2. Vassallo, Ponce17.1 
 3. Blue, Antibes16.4 
 4. Shuler, Monaco16.3 
 5. Panko, Bayamon16.0 
 6. Beaubois, Stras.15.8 
 7. Harris, Pau-Lacq.15.6 
 8. Lewis, Rouen15.5 
 9. Sommerville, Orlea.15.1 
 10. Booker, Chalon14.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Mouphtaou YAROU
  Le Mans
  (204-C/F-90)
  Avg: 10.7
 1. Yarou, Le Mans10.7 
 2. Gordon, Chalons-.9.6 
 3. Falker, Nancy8.7 
 4. Yeguete, Pau-Lacq.8.3 
 5. Pietrus, Nancy8.2 
 6. Jaiteh, Nanterre8.0 
 7. Booker, Chalon7.5 
 8. Mitchell, Antibes7.2 
 9. Brown, Le Havre7.0 
 10. Travis, Le Mans6.9 
Assists Per Game
 D.J. COOPER
  Monaco
  (183-PG-90)
  Avg: 6.6
 1. Cooper, Monaco6.6 
 2. Diabate, Rouen6.5 
 3. Roberson, Chalon6.0 
 4. Albicy, Gravelines5.9 
 5. McConnell, Chalons.5.6 
 6. Holston, Dijon5.1 
 7. Thompson, Pau-Lac.5.1 
 8. Eito, Orleans5.0 
 9. Jones, Paris-Le.4.8 
 10. Wood, Cholet4.8 
Steals Per Game
 Andrew ALBICY
  Gravelines
  (178-PG-90)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Albicy, Gravelines2.2 
 2. Cooper, Monaco1.9 
 3. Diabate, Rouen1.9 
 4. Eito, Orleans1.6 
 5. Riley, Nanterre1.6 
 6. Jones, Paris-Le.1.5 
 7. McKee, Le Mans1.5 
 8. Young, Chalons-.1.4 
 9. Robinson, Nanterre1.4 
 10. Dawson, Paris-Le.1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Moustapha FALL
  Antibes
  (218-C-92)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Fall, Antibes1.5 
 2. Dozier, Alaska Aces1.3 
 3. Falker, Nancy1.1 
 4. Labeyrie, Paris-Le.1.0 
 5. Howard, Strasbourg0.8 
 6. Fofana, Strasbourg0.8 
 7. Dove, Gravelines0.8 
 8. Jaiteh, Nanterre0.8 
 9. Lessort, Chalon0.8 
 10. Traore, Limoges0.8 
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Game 3 (Semi-Finals)

Le Mans May.27 Strasbourg 52%
ASVEL May.26 Monaco 61%
Next Round Schedule

Game 2 (Quarter-Finals)

Le Portel 52% May.26 Bourg
Poitiers 57% May.26 Evreux
Nantes 55% May.26 Boulazac
Lille 51% May.26 Provence Bsk
ProA Round 9: Chalon/Saor keeps a leadership position - Dec 3, 2012


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The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Chalon/Saor as it allowed them to take a leadership position. Chalon/Saor defeated 5th ranked Paris-Levallois at home 91-79. The hosts trailed by 1 point after three quarters before their 25-12 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Chalon/Saor looked well-organized offensively handing out 26 assists. The best player for the winners was American-Montenegrin guard Brion Rush (186-84, college: Grambling St., agency: Beo Basket) who scored 30 points and 5 assists. American swingman Blake Schilb (200-83, college: Loyola, IL, agency: Z.A.G. - Law Offices) chipped in 10 points, 5 rebounds and 11 assists. At the other side the best for losing team was American forward Sean May (206-84, college: N.Carolina) who recorded a double-double by scoring 21 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists. Chalon/Saor have a solid series of three victories in a row. As mentioned above they are at the top of the standings, which they share with Le Mans. Paris-Levallois at the other side dropped to the fourth place with four games lost. They share the position with 3 other teams. Paris-Levallois will play next round against strong Gravelines-Dunkerque trying to get back on the winning streak. Chalon/Saor will try to continue on its current victory against sixteenth ranked Chorale de Roanne at home.
Bottom-ranked Entente Orleans 45 managed to get a third victory. This time they won against fourteenth-ranked Boulazac Basket 85-67. It's especially surprising that the victory came too easily and 18-point difference suggests that Entente Orleans 45 is in a good shape to leave the bottom place. It was a good game for the former international point guard Marc-Antoine Pellin (169-87) who led his team to a victory with 16 points. Brian Greene contributed with 13 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. American Justin Hawkins (201-85, college: N.Mexico St.) answered with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 11 rebounds for Boulazac Basket. Entente Orleans 45 (3-6) moved-up to thirteenth place, which they share with 3 other teams including defeated Boulazac Basket. Boulazac Basket lost third consecutive game. Entente Orleans 45 will play against higher ranked JSF Nanterre (#11) at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Boulazac Basket will play against the league's second-placed Le Mans where they are definitely not considered as a favorite in this game either.
The game in Nanterre was also quite interesting. Second ranked Le Mans (7-2) played at the court of 8th ranked JSF Nanterre (4-5). Le Mans managed to secure a 6-point victory 80-74 on Saturday. Cam Long stepped up and scored 20 points for the winners. The best for the losing side was Christophe Massie with a double-double by scoring 12 points and 10 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Le Mans keeps a position of league leader, which they share with Chalon. Loser JSF Nanterre keeps the eighth place with five games lost. They share the position with 4 other teams. Le Mans will meet at home Boulazac Basket (#13) in the next round which should be an easy win for them. JSF Nanterre will play against Entente Orleans 45 (#15) and hope to secure a win.
We should mention about the upset which took place in Poitiers, where 4th placed ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket (5-4) lost to twelfth ranked Poitiers (4-5) in a road game 72-78. Anthony Smith nailed 26 points and 5 rebounds for the winning side. ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Poitiers moved-up to eighth place, which they share with 4 other teams. ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket at the other side keeps the fourth position with four games lost. Poitiers' next round opponent will be STB Le Havre (#8) on the road. ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket will play against JDA Dijon (#9).
The game with biggest result difference took place in Limoges. Local Limoges CSP Elite (4-5) was outscored by tenth ranked STB Le Havre (4-5) 88-60 on Saturday night. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Limoges CSP Elite. The best player for the winners was Vlad Moldoveanu who scored 16 points and 7 rebounds. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. STB Le Havre moved-up to eighth place, which they share with 4 other teams including defeated Limoges CSP Elite. STB Le Havre will face Poitiers (#10) at home in the next round.

Other games of round 9 were quite predictable and ended without any surprises. Here they are:
Roanne was defeated by Dijon in JDA Dijon 71-61. Gravelines smashed Cholet at home 88-67. Nancy lost to Strasbourg on the opponent's court 66-72.
The best stats of 9th round was 27 points and 9 rebounds by Gerald Fitch of Strasbourg.



Poitiers - ASVEL 78-72

We should mention about the upset which took place in Poitiers, where 4th placed ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket (5-4) lost to twelfth ranked Poitiers (4-5) in a road game 72-78. The hosts started the game with a very strong first quarter 23-11. But ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket won second period 22-21. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. It was a great shooting night for Poitiers especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 52.4 percentage. American guard Anthony Smith (196-86, college: Liberty, agency: Pro One Sports) nailed 26 points and 5 rebounds for the winning side and American-Italian guard Anthony Dobbins (194-81, college: Richmond) accounted for 16 points and 5 assists. Naturalized Mali forward Amara Sy (202-81) came up with 10 points and 8 rebounds and American point guard Michael Thompson (177-89, college: Northwestern) added 19 points respectively for ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket in the defeat. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Poitiers moved-up to eighth place, which they share with 4 other teams. ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket at the other side keeps the fourth position with four games lost. Poitiers' next round opponent will be STB Le Havre (#8) on the road. ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket will play against JDA Dijon (#9).
Top scorers:
Poitiers: A.Smith 26+5reb+1ast, A.Dobbins 16+4reb+5ast, A.Nivins 14+7reb+2ast, L.Kante 12+4reb+2ast, J.Gray 5+1reb+1ast, P.Guillard 3+3reb+2ast
ASVEL: M.Thompson 19+1ast, E.Jackson 10+4reb, A.Sy 10+8reb+3ast, T.Abromaitis 10+5reb, G.Joseph 8+2reb+1ast, U.Nsonwu-Amadi 6+5reb
gschID: 178910


Chalon - Paris-Levallois 91-79

The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Chalon/Saor as it allowed them to take a leadership position. Chalon/Saor defeated 5th ranked Paris-Levallois at home 91-79. The hosts trailed by 1 point after three quarters before their 25-12 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Chalon/Saor looked well-organized offensively handing out 26 assists. The best player for the winners was American-Montenegrin guard Brion Rush (186-84, college: Grambling St., agency: Beo Basket) who scored 30 points and 5 assists. American swingman Blake Schilb (200-83, college: Loyola, IL, agency: Z.A.G. - Law Offices) chipped in a double-double by scoring 10 points, 5 rebounds and 11 assists. Five Chalon/Saor players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was American forward Sean May (206-84, college: N.Carolina) who recorded a double-double by scoring 21 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists and the other American import forward Jawad Williams (204-83, college: N.Carolina) added 28 points (went 9 for 9 at the free throw line !!!) respectively. Chalon/Saor have a solid series of three victories in a row. As mentioned above they are at the top of the standings, which they share with Le Mans. Paris-Levallois at the other side dropped to the fourth place with four games lost. They share the position with 3 other teams. Paris-Levallois will play next round against strong Gravelines-Dunkerque trying to get back on the winning streak. Chalon/Saor will try to continue on its current victory against sixteenth ranked Chorale de Roanne at home.
Top scorers:
Chalon: B.Rush 30+2reb+5ast, I.Evtimov 13+7reb, K.Houston 10+3reb+6ast, B.Schilb 10+5reb+11ast, A.Michel Jean-Baptiste 10+6reb, S.Williams 7+4reb
Paris-Levallois: J.Williams 28+4reb+1ast, S.May 21+10reb+4ast, A.Diot 13+2reb+6ast, A.Albicy 5+1reb+3ast, J.Cox 5+2reb, M.N'Doye 3+4reb+1ast
gschID: 178913


Limoges - Le Havre 60-88

The game with biggest result difference took place in Limoges. Local Limoges CSP Elite (4-5) was outscored by tenth ranked STB Le Havre (4-5) 88-60 on Saturday night. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Limoges CSP Elite. The game without a history. STB Le Havre led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Limoges CSP Elite was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. The best player for the winners was Romanian forward Vlad Moldoveanu (209-88, college: American) who scored 16 points and 7 rebounds. His fellow American import guard Bernard King (196-81, college: Texas A&M) chipped in 10 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists. Five STB Le Havre players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was American forward Jon Brockman (201-87, college: Washington) who recorded a double-double by scoring 12 points and 10 rebounds and the other American import guard Kyle McAlarney (185-87, college: Notre Dame) added 15 points respectively. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. STB Le Havre moved-up to eighth place, which they share with 4 other teams including defeated Limoges CSP Elite. STB Le Havre will face Poitiers (#10) at home in the next round.
Top scorers:
Le Havre: V.Moldoveanu 16+7reb+1ast, B.Smith 15+6reb+2ast, M.Kouguere 15+4reb, D.Thompson 13+3reb+6ast, B.King 10+6reb+7ast, B.Fofana 7+4reb
Limoges: K.McAlarney 15+2ast, J.Brockman 12+10reb+1ast, N.Boungou Colo 8+5reb+1ast, J.Gomis 5+2reb+4ast, F.Zerbo 4+2reb, S.Traore 4
gschID: 178915


Nanterre - Le Mans 74-80

The game in Nanterre was also quite interesting. Second ranked Le Mans (7-2) played at the court of 8th ranked JSF Nanterre (4-5). Le Mans managed to secure a 6-point victory 80-74 on Saturday. Le Mans made 27-of-33 free shots (81.8 percent) during the game, while JSF Nanterre only scored ten points from the stripe. American guard Cam Long (193-88, college: George Mason, agency: KMG Sports Management) stepped up and scored 20 points for the winners and Brazilian power forward Joao Paulo Batista (207-81, college: Gonzaga) chipped in 14 points and 6 rebounds. The best for the losing side was American power forward Christophe Massie (206-77, college: Memphis) with a double-double by scoring 12 points and 10 rebounds and the other American import forward Chris Oliver (198-85, college: Radford) scored 15 points (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field). Four JSF Nanterre players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Le Mans keeps a position of league leader, which they share with Chalon. Loser JSF Nanterre keeps the eighth place with five games lost. They share the position with 4 other teams. Le Mans will meet at home Boulazac Basket (#13) in the next round which should be an easy win for them. JSF Nanterre will play against Entente Orleans 45 (#15) and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Le Mans: C.Long 20+2reb+1ast, J.Paulo Batista 14+6reb, C.Kahudi 10+2reb, K.El-Amin 9+1ast, P.Sy 9+5reb+1ast, C.Victor 6+1reb+2ast
Nanterre: C.Oliver 15+2reb, C.Warren 15+2reb, C.Massie 12+10reb+2ast, J.Passave-Ducteil 11+2reb+1ast, X.Corosine 6+2reb, T.Meacham 6+1ast
gschID: 178914


Dijon - Roanne 71-61

Everything could happen at the game between two tied teams. Both twelfth ranked JDA Dijon and 15th ranked Chorale de Roanne had identical 3-5 record. This time JDA Dijon used a home court advantage and beat the opponent from Roanne 71-61 on Saturday night. The hosts were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. The best player for the winners was forward Jeremy Leloup (202-87) who scored 22 points. American forward Zach Moss (201-81, college: Mountain St.) chipped in 13 points and 9 rebounds. JDA Dijon's coach Jean-Louis Borg used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. At the other side the best for losing team was American Matt Howard (203-89, college: Butler) who recorded 13 points and 8 rebounds and naturalized Ivorian guard Pape-Philippe Amagou (185-85, agency: Beo Basket) added 11 points respectively. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. JDA Dijon (4-5) moved-up to eighth place, which they share with 4 other teams. Loser Chorale de Roanne dropped to the bottom position with six games lost. JDA Dijon will face higher ranked ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket (#7) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Chorale de Roanne will play against the league's leader Chalon/Saor (#1) where they are definitely not considered as a favorite in this game either.
Top scorers:
Dijon: J.Leloup 22+2reb+1ast, Z.Moss 13+9reb+2ast, A.Harris 11+5reb+1ast, D.Melody 10+3reb+3ast, F.Prenom 6+4reb+1ast, T.Campbell 5+3reb+2ast
Roanne: M.Howard 13+8reb+1ast, P.Amagou 11+2reb+3ast, R.Reid 11+1reb, W.Gradit 11+2reb+1ast, Y.Sangare 9+1reb+2ast, V.Samnick 4+5reb
gschID: 178912


Boulazac - Orleans 67-85

Bottom-ranked Entente Orleans 45 managed to get a third victory. This time they won against fourteenth-ranked Boulazac Basket 85-67. It's especially surprising that the victory came too easily and 18-point difference suggests that Entente Orleans 45 is in a good shape to leave the bottom place. Boulazac Basket was tied at the half but could not keep up in last two quarters eventually losing the game. Entente Orleans 45 made 29-of-36 charity shots (80.6 percent) during the game, while Boulazac Basket only scored six points from the stripe. Strangely Boulazac Basket outrebounded Entente Orleans 45 31-15 including 20 on the defensive glass. Boulazac Basket was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a good game for the former international point guard Marc-Antoine Pellin (169-87) who led his team to a victory with 16 points. American forward Brian Greene (204-81, college: Colorado St.) contributed with 13 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Five Entente Orleans 45 players scored in double figures. American Justin Hawkins (201-85, college: N.Mexico St.) answered with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 11 rebounds and the other American import power forward Darryl Monroe (202-86, college: George Mason, agency: SportsTalent) added 12 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field) in the effort for Boulazac Basket. Entente Orleans 45 (3-6) moved-up to thirteenth place, which they share with 3 other teams including defeated Boulazac Basket. Boulazac Basket lost third consecutive game. Entente Orleans 45 will play against higher ranked JSF Nanterre (#11) at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Boulazac Basket will play against the league's second-placed Le Mans where they are definitely not considered as a favorite in this game either.
Top scorers:
Orleans: M.Pellin 16+1reb+2ast, B.Greene 13+6reb, C.Green 12+3reb+1ast, J.Young 11+2reb+2ast, C.Hill 10+2ast, F.Raposo Laurencio 10+1reb
Boulazac: Q.Ross 13+1reb, J.Hawkins 13+11reb+1ast, D.Monroe 12+6reb+4ast, O.Eldridge 9+4reb+1ast, D.Harris 7+1reb+2ast, A.Kerckhof 6+2reb+1ast
gschID: 178911


Gravelines - Cholet 88-67

Everything could happen at the game between two tied teams. Both fourth ranked Gravelines-Dunkerque and 5th ranked Cholet had identical 5-3 record. This time Gravelines-Dunkerque used a home court advantage and smashed the opponent from Cholet 88-67 on Saturday night. The game was mostly controlled by Gravelines-Dunkerque. Cholet was better in third quarter 14-13. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Cholet 41-30 including 27 on the defensive glass. The best player for the winners was the former international center Ludovic Vaty (206-88, college: Moraine Valley CC) who had a double-double by scoring 12 points and 15 rebounds. American guard Juby Johnson (196-81, college: Miami, OH) chipped in 17 points and 7 rebounds. Four Gravelines-Dunkerque players scored in double figures. Gravelines-Dunkerque's coach Christian Monschau felt very confident that he used 10 players and allowed the starting five to rest. At the other side the best for losing team was American forward Marcus Goree (201-77, college: W.Virginia) who recorded 18 points and swingman Rudy Jomby (197-88) added 8 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists respectively. Gravelines-Dunkerque (6-3) moved-up to third place. Loser Cholet dropped to the fourth position with four games lost. Gravelines-Dunkerque will face Paris-Levallois (#4) on the road in the next round. Cholet will play against Strasbourg IG and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Gravelines: D.Buycks 17+4reb, J.Johnson 17+7reb, Y.Bokolo 13+1reb+2ast, L.Vaty 12+15reb+2ast, O.Camara 10+2reb, D.Noel 9+3reb+3ast
Cholet: M.Goree 18+4reb+1ast, A.Slaughter 10+2ast, R.Jomby 8+5reb+4ast, R.Gobert 8+6reb, T.Bryant 8+3reb+1ast, T.Everett 8+4reb+1ast
gschID: 178909


Strasbourg - Nancy 72-66

Very expected game when 11th ranked Sluc Nancy (3-6) was defeated on the road by seventh ranked Strasbourg IG (5-4) 72-66 on Saturday. However just six-point win is not that big difference and the fans of host team counted on more convincing victory. The hosts trailed by 8 points after three quarters before their 26-12 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Strasbourg IG outrebounded Sluc Nancy 46-31 including a 20-9 advantage in offensive rebounds. The best player for the winners was American guard Gerald Fitch (191-82, college: Kentucky, agency: Pro One Sports) who scored 27 points and 9 rebounds. The former international center Alexis Ajinca (215-88, agency: Priority Sports) chipped in 17 points and 9 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was American forward Marcellus Sommerville (200-82, college: Bradley) who recorded 17 points and naturalized Ivorian point guard Souleyman Diabate (183-87, agency: Beo Basket) added 14 points respectively. Strasbourg IG moved-up to fourth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Loser Sluc Nancy dropped to the thirteenth position with six games lost. Strasbourg IG will face Cholet (#5) on the road in the next round. Sluc Nancy will play against Limoges CSP Elite (#12) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Strasbourg: G.Fitch 27+9reb+1ast, A.Ajinca 17+9reb+1ast, J.Greer 7+7reb+1ast, J.Shurna 7+2reb, R.Greer 6+8reb+3ast, L.Campbell 4+5reb+2ast
Nancy: M.Sommerville 17+2reb+1ast, S.Diabate 14+4reb+1ast, H.Toure 10+7reb+1ast, T.Martin 9+6reb+1ast, B.Merriex 5+5reb+1ast, N.Pope 5+4reb
gschID: 178908


  




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