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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 24-10 
 3. Souffel 23-11 
 4. GET Vosges 21-13 
 5. Challans 19-15 
 6. Orchies 19-15 
 7. RAC Basket 19-15 
 8. Lourdes 19-15 
 9. ALS Basket 17-17 
 10. Chartres 17-17 
 11. Lorient 16-18 
 12. St Vallier 16-18 
 13. Gries/Oberhoffen 16-18 
 14. SAP Vaucluse 15-19 
 15. Angers BC 13-21 
 16. Vitre 13-21 
 17. Rennes 12-22 
 18. CFBB 0-34 
Full Standings
Last:4/24/2017
NM2 Standings
Group A
 1. Toulouse 16-6 
 2. Bordeaux 15-7 
 3. Dax-Gamarde 15-7 
 4. Gardonne 15-7 
 5. Garonne 15-7 
 6. Golfe Juan 15-7 
 7. Marmande 12-10 
 8. Toulouges 12-10 
 9. Real Chalossais 11-11 
 10. Le Cannet 9-13 
 11. Valence 8-14 
 12. Marseille 6-16 
 13. Union Venelles 4-18 
 14. Pau Nord-Est 1-21 
Group B
 1. La Charite 18-4 
 2. Brissac-Aubance 17-5 
 3. Cognac 16-6 
 4. La Rochelle 14-8 
 5. Union Tours 14-8 
 6. Cherbourg 13-9 
 7. Pays dOlonnes 12-10 
 8. Fougeres 10-12 
 9. Gravenchon 10-12 
 10. Pornic 9-13 
 11. USV Re Basket 9-13 
 12. Angers EOSL 8-14 
 13. Reze 4-18 
 14. Chateauroux 0-21 
Group C
 1. Cergy-Pontoise 19-3 
 2. Kaysersberg 17-5 
 3. Berck 16-6 
 4. Calais 16-6 
 5. Vanves 15-7 
 6. W.O.S.B. 12-10 
 7. Maubeuge 11-11 
 8. Joeuf Homecourt 8-14 
 9. Juvisy 8-14 
 10. Tourcoing 8-14 
 11. Tremblay 8-14 
 12. Metz-Ste Marie 6-16 
 13. Bruay 5-17 
 14. Longwy 5-17 
Group D
 1. Aubenas 18-4 
 2. Cheruy 16-6 
 3. Oullins 15-7 
 4. Feurs EF 13-9 
 5. Pfastatt 13-9 
 6. Beaujolais 12-10 
 7. Besancon 11-11 
 8. Bourg II 11-11 
 9. Ouest Lyonnais 10-12 
 10. Prisse Macon 10-12 
 11. Montbrison 8-14 
 12. Le Puy 7-15 
 13. Mulhouse 7-15 
 14. Clermont 3-19 
Last:4/13/2017
Basketball Champions League Standings
Group A
 1. Monaco 12-2 
 2. Banvit BK 11-3 
 3. CEZ Nymburk 10-4 
 4. Aris 8-6 
 5. Fraport SKY 7-7 
 6. Ironi Nahariya 5-9 
 7. Helios 2-12 
 8. Bakken 1-13 
Group B
 1. Le Mans 9-5 
 2. Umana VE 9-5 
 3. Pinar Karsiyaka 9-5 
 4. Avtodor 7-7 
 5. Maccabi Rishon 7-7 
 6. Oradea 6-8 
 7. Kataja Basket 6-8 
 8. Khimik 3-11 
Group C
 1. ASVEL 10-4 
 2. Neptunas 10-4 
 3. EWE Baskets 10-4 
 4. PAOK 7-7 
 5. Ventspils 7-7 
 6. Usak 5-9 
 7. Openjobmetis V. 4-10 
 8. Rosa Radom 3-11 
Group D
 1. Iberostar Tener. 11-3 
 2. Scandone AV 10-4 
 3. Strasbourg 9-5 
 4. Juventus 8-6 
 5. Oostende 6-8 
 6. Cibona 5-9 
 7. Mega Leks 4-10 
 8. Mornar Bar 3-11 
Group E
 1. Besiktas 12-2 
 2. AEK Athens 9-5 
 3. Partizan 8-6 
 4. Ludwigsburg 8-6 
 5. Banco di Srd 7-7 
 6. Spirou 6-8 
 7. Stelmet ZG 4-10 
 8. Szolnok 2-12 
Last:1/25/2017
FIBA Europe Cup Stage Two Standings
Group K
 1. Chalon 5-1 
 2. Gaziantep 5-1 
 3. Sodertalje 1-5 
 4. Targu Mures 1-5 
Group L
 1. Demir IBB 5-1 
 2. Antwerp 4-2 
 3. Gravelines 2-4 
 4. Prievidza 1-5 
Group M
 1. Telekom Bsk 5-1 
 2. Vytautas 4-2 
 3. Oberwart 2-4 
 4. Apoel 1-5 
Group N
 1. Kormend 4-2 
 2. Nanterre 4-2 
 3. Tsmoki-Minsk 3-3 
 4. Bnei Hertzeliyya 1-5 
Group O
 1. Pau-Lacq-Orthez 4-2 
 2. Alba 4-2 
 3. UBT Cluj Napoca 2-4 
 4. BK Pardubice 2-4 
Group P
 1. Groningen 4-2 
 2. Lukoil Acad. 3-3 
 3. Enisey 0-0 
 4. Benfica 0-6 
Group Q
 1. Cibona 0-0 
 2. Ironi Nahariya 0-0 
 3. Kataja Basket 0-0 
 4. Oostende 0-0 
 5. Oradea 0-0 
 6. Spirou 0-0 
 7. Stelmet ZG 0-0 
 8. Usak 0-0 
Stage One Standings
Last:2/9/2017
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 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 )
  

 Richie Gordon
  Caen
  ( 203-F/C-108-89 )
  
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%
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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