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ProA Standings
 1. Monaco 9-1 
 2. Nanterre 8-2 
 3. Chalon 8-3 
 4. Pau-Lacq-Orthez 8-3 
 5. Paris-Levallois 5-5 
 6. Le Mans 5-5 
 7. Strasbourg 5-5 
 8. ASVEL 5-5 
 9. Limoges 5-5 
 10. Hyeres-Toulon 5-6 
 11. Chalons-Reims 5-6 
 12. Gravelines 5-6 
 13. Orleans 4-6 
 14. Dijon 4-7 
 15. Cholet 4-7 
 16. Le Portel 4-7 
 17. Antibes 3-7 
 18. Nancy 2-8 
Full Standings
Last:12/2/2016
ProB Standings
 1. Provence Basket 8-0 
 2. Charleville 6-2 
 3. Denain 5-2 
 4. Lille 5-3 
 5. Roanne 5-3 
 6. St Quentin 5-3 
 7. Nantes 5-3 
 8. Bourg 4-3 
 9. Vichy Clermont 4-4 
 10. Le Havre 4-4 
 11. Poitiers 3-5 
 12. Maurienne 3-5 
 13. Evreux 3-5 
 14. St Chamond 3-5 
 15. Blois 2-5 
 16. Boulazac 2-5 
 17. Boulogne 1-6 
 18. Rouen 1-6 
Full Standings
Last:12/2/2016
NM1 Standings
 1. Quimper 11-2 
 2. Souffel 11-2 
 3. RAC Basket 9-4 
 4. Caen 9-5 
 5. St Vallier 8-5 
 6. ALS Basket 7-6 
 7. Vitre 7-6 
 8. GET Vosges 7-6 
 9. Angers BC 7-7 
 10. Lorient 6-7 
 11. Orchies 6-7 
 12. Chartres 6-7 
 13. Rennes 6-7 
 14. Lourdes 6-8 
 15. SAP Vaucluse 5-8 
 16. Gries/Oberhoffen 4-9 
 17. Challans 4-10 
 18. CFBB 0-13 
Full Standings
Last:12/2/2016
NM2 Standings
Group A
 1. Golfe Juan 8-0 
 2. Bordeaux 6-2 
 3. Dax-Gamarde 5-3 
 4. Gardonne 5-3 
 5. Garonne 5-3 
 6. Le Cannet 5-3 
 7. Marmande 5-3 
 8. Toulouges 5-3 
 9. Toulouse 5-3 
 10. Real Chalossais 3-5 
 11. Marseille 1-7 
 12. Pau Nord-Est 1-7 
 13. Union Venelles 1-7 
 14. Valence 1-7 
Group B
 1. La Rochelle 8-0 
 2. La Charite 7-1 
 3. Cognac 6-2 
 4. Brissac-Aubance 5-3 
 5. Cherbourg 5-3 
 6. Fougeres 5-3 
 7. Pays dOlonnes 5-3 
 8. Union Tours 5-3 
 9. Pornic 4-4 
 10. Reze 2-6 
 11. USV Re Basket 2-6 
 12. Angers EOSL 1-7 
 13. Gravenchon 1-7 
 14. Chateauroux 0-7 
Group C
 1. Cergy-Pontoise 8-0 
 2. Maubeuge 7-1 
 3. Calais 6-2 
 4. Kaysersberg 5-3 
 5. Berck 4-4 
 6. Tremblay 4-4 
 7. Joeuf Homecourt 3-5 
 8. Juvisy 3-5 
 9. Tourcoing 3-5 
 10. Vanves 3-5 
 11. W.O.S.B. 3-5 
 12. Bruay 2-6 
 13. Metz-Ste Marie 2-6 
 14. Longwy 1-7 
Group D
 1. Cheruy 7-1 
 2. Oullins 6-2 
 3. Bourg II 5-3 
 4. Ouest Lyonnais 5-3 
 5. Aubenas 4-4 
 6. Beaujolais 4-4 
 7. Besancon 4-4 
 8. Montbrison 4-4 
 9. Pfastatt 4-4 
 10. Prisse Macon 4-4 
 11. Feurs EF 3-5 
 12. Mulhouse 3-5 
 13. Le Puy 2-6 
 14. Clermont 1-7 
Last:11/18/2016
Basketball Champions League Standings
Group A
 1 Banvit BK 6-1 
 2 Monaco 6-1 
 3 CEZ Nymburk 4-3 
 4 Aris 4-3 
 5 Ironi Nahariya 3-4 
 6 Fraport SKY 3-4 
 7 Helios 1-6 
 8 Bakken 1-6 
Group B
 1 Le Mans 6-1 
 2 Umana VE 5-2 
 3 Pinar Karsiyaka 4-3 
 4 Avtodor 3-4 
 5 Oradea 3-4 
 6 Maccabi Rishon 3-4 
 7 Kataja Basket 3-4 
 8 Khimik 1-6 
Group C
 1 Neptunas 6-1 
 2 ASVEL 5-2 
 3 EWE Baskets 4-3 
 4 Ventspils 3-4 
 5 PAOK 3-4 
 6 Rosa Radom 3-4 
 7 Usak 2-5 
 8 Openjobmetis V. 2-5 
Group D
 1 Iberostar Tener. 5-2 
 2 Scandone AV 5-2 
 3 Juventus 5-2 
 4 Strasbourg 4-3 
 5 Oostende 3-4 
 6 Cibona 2-5 
 7 Mega Leks 2-5 
 8 Mornar Bar 2-5 
Group E
 1 Besiktas 6-1 
 2 Ludwigsburg 5-2 
 3 AEK Athens 4-3 
 4 Banco di Srd 3-4 
 5 Spirou 3-4 
 6 Partizan 3-4 
 7 Stelmet ZG 3-4 
 8 Szolnok 1-6 
Last:11/30/2016
FIBA Europe Cup Stage Two Standings
Group K
 1. Chalon 0-0 
 2. Gaziantep 0-0 
 3. Sodertalje 0-0 
 4. Targu Mures 0-0 
Group L
 1. Antwerp 0-0 
 2. Demir IBB 0-0 
 3. Gravelines 0-0 
 4. Prievidza 0-0 
Group M
 1. Apoel 0-0 
 2. Oberwart 0-0 
 3. Telekom Bsk 0-0 
 4. Vytautas 0-0 
Group N
 1. Bnei Hertzeliyya 0-0 
 2. Kormend 0-0 
 3. Nanterre 0-0 
 4. Tsmoki-Minsk 0-0 
Group O
 1. Alba 0-0 
 2. BK Pardubice 0-0 
 3. Pau-Lacq-Orthez 0-0 
 4. UBT Cluj Napoca 0-0 
Group P
 1. Benfica 0-0 
 2. Enisey 0-0 
 3. Groningen 0-0 
 4. Lukoil Acad. 0-0 
Stage One Standings
Last:11/29/2016
Points Per Game
 Jason RICH
  
  (191-G-86)
  Avg: 17.6
 1. Rich, Paris-Levall.17.6 
 2. Gibson, Gravelines17.3 
 3. Prepelic, Limoges15.7 
 4. Smith, Chalons-Rei.15.7 
 5. Cooper, Pau-Lacq.15.5 
 6. Sommerville, Orlea.15.5 
 7. Harris, Chalon15.5 
 8. Warren, Nanterre15.0 
 9. Hodge, AS.15.0 
 10. Cobbs, Gravelines14.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Vincent POIRIER
  
  (210-C-93)
  Avg: 9.5
 1. Poirier, Paris-Le.9.5 
 2. Fall, Chalon8.7 
 3. Yeguete, Le Mans8.7 
 4. Koffi, Pau-Lacq.8.6 
 5. Hunt, Nancy8.1 
 6. Blue, Antibes8.0 
 7. Labeyrie, Paris-Le.8.0 
 8. Watkins, AS.7.1 
 9. Lessort, Nanterre7.0 
 10. Solomon, Gravelin.7.0 
Assists Per Game
 D.J. COOPER
  
  (183-PG-90)
  Avg: 11.6
 1. Cooper, Pau-Lacq.11.6 
 2. Roberson, Chalon7.5 
 3. Hodge, AS.6.2 
 4. Holston, Dijon5.5 
 5. Vargas, Nancy5.5 
 6. Campbell, Paris-Le.5.1 
 7. Bost, Monaco5.1 
 8. Cobbs, Gravelines5.1 
 9. Eito, Orleans5.0 
 10. Nelson, AS.5.0 
Steals Per Game
 D.J. COOPER
  
  (183-PG-90)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Cooper, Pau-Lacq.2.5 
 2. Eito, Orleans2.3 
 3. Payne, Chalons-.2.2 
 4. Wood, Limoges2.2 
 5. Holston, Dijon1.8 
 6. Yeguete, Le Mans1.7 
 7. Bost, Monaco1.6 
 8. Cobbs, Gravelines1.6 
 9. Howard, Hyeres-T.1.5 
 10. Morency, Nanterre1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Moustapha FALL
  
  (218-C-92)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Fall, Chalon2.5 
 2. Uter, AS.1.4 
 3. Jaiteh, Strasbourg1.4 
 4. Fofana, Monaco1.4 
 5. Murphy, Strasbourg1.1 
 6. Labeyrie, Paris-Le.1.1 
 7. Koffi, Pau-Lacq.1.0 
 8. Hunt, Nancy1.0 
 9. Fair, Limoges1.0 
 10. Poirier, Paris-Le.0.9 
Player of the week
Round: 10

 John Roberson
  Chalon
  (180-PG-76)
  
Round: 7

 Aaron Broussard
  Provence Basket
  (195-F/G-)
  
Round: 13

 Guillaume Boucard
  GET Vosges
  (197-SF-)
  
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Next Round Schedule

Round 11 (Regular Season)

ASVEL 57% Dec.3 Limoges
Monaco 78% Dec.3 Paris-Levall
Nancy Dec.3 Antibes 51%
Nanterre 64% Dec.3 Strasbourg
Orleans Dec.3 Le Mans 56%
Next Round Schedule

Round 8 (Regular Season)

Boulazac Dec.3 Denain 72%
Boulogne Dec.3 Blois 52%
Bourg 88% Dec.3 Rouen
Next Round Schedule

Round 14 (Regular Season)

SAP Vauclus 51% Dec.3 GET Vosges
Souffel 50% Dec.3 RAC Basket
ALS Basket 70% Dec.3 Vitre
Orchies 65% Dec.3 Lorient
Rennes 83% Dec.3 CFBB
Chartres Dec.3 Quimper 73%
St Vallier 75% Dec.3 Gries/Oberho
Next Round Schedule

Round 8 (Regular Season)

Group A
Aris 77% Dec.7 Helios
Banvit BK 75% Dec.7 Ironi Nahari
CEZ Nymburk 88% Dec.6 Bakken
Fraport SKY Dec.6 Monaco 74%
Group B
Avtodor 67% Dec.7 Khimik
Macc.Rishon 57% Dec.6 Kataja Bsk
Umana VE 51% Dec.6 Le Mans
Pinar Karsiy 55% Dec.6 Oradea
Group C
EWE Baskets 63% Dec.7 Ventspils
Neptunas 81% Dec.6 Usak
PAOK 71% Dec.6 Rosa Radom
ASVEL 83% Dec.6 Openjobmetis
Group D
Scandone AV 77% Dec.7 Mega Leks
Strasbourg Dec.7 Juventus 55%
Iberostar Te 81% Dec.7 Cibona
Oostende 73% Dec.6 Mornar Bar
Group E
Stelmet ZG 56% Dec.7 Banco di Srd
Szolnok Dec.7 AEK Athens 83%
Besiktas 78% Dec.7 Spirou
Partizan Dec.6 Ludwigsburg 66%
Next Round Schedule

Round 1 (Second Stage)

Group K
Gaziantep 62% Dec.14 Sodertalje
Chalon 54% Dec.13 Targu Mures
Group L
Demir IBB 63% Dec.14 Antwerp
Gravelines Dec.13 Prievidza 58%
Group M
Vytautas 55% Dec.14 Oberwart
Telekom Bsk 50% Dec.14 Apoel
Group N
Nanterre 66% Dec.14 Kormend
Tsmoki-Minsk 60% Dec.14 Bnei Hertzel
Group O
Alba 66% Dec.13 UBT Cluj Na
Pau-Lacq-Ort 64% Dec.13 BK Pardubice
Group P
Lukoil Acad 56% Dec.14 Benfica
Groningen 68% Dec.14 Enisey
NM1 Round 12: Cognac is upset by Blois - Dec 4, 2012


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The most important game in the last round took place in Blois between third ranked Cognac (8-3) and sixth ranked Blois (7-3) on Tuesday night. Cognac was defeated by Blois on the road 96-80. The game was mostly controlled by Blois. Cognac managed to win second period 28-26. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Cognac 38-22 including a 23-12 advantage in defensive rebounds. Blois looked well-organized offensively handing out 29 assists comparing to just 14 passes made by Cognac's players. 28 personal fouls committed by Cognac helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was Finnish forward Ville Kaunisto (205-82) who had a double-double by scoring 33 points (!!!) and 17 rebounds. American forward Daviin Davis (193-85, college: Weber St.) chipped in 18 points and 9 assists. At the other side the best for losing team was Sadio Doucoure (195-92) who recorded 20 points and 6 rebounds. Blois moved-up to fifth place. Cognac at the other side dropped to the second position with three games lost. They share it with Quimper and Souffel. Blois are looking forward to face Saint Chamond (#15) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Cognac will play against Angers BC 49 (#11) and is hoping to win this game.
An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Orchies. First ranked Orchesien BC faced second-best Souffelweyersheim. Host Orchesien BC (9-1) defeated guests from Souffel. (8-3) 80-64. It was a good game for Serbian power forward Djordje Petrovic (204-84) who led his team to a victory with 22 points and 6 rebounds. Emilien Barbry contributed with 10 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Orchesien BC's coach Philippe Namyst allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Senegalese power forward Abdoulaye N'Diaye (210-84, college: USC) replied with 20 points and 6 rebounds for Souffelweyersheim. Orchesien BC have an impressive five-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 9-1 record. Souffelweyersheim at the other side keeps the second place with three games lost. They share the position with Cognac and Quimper. Orchesien BC will play against Quimper UJAP (#4) on the road in the next round. Souffelweyersheim will play against Monaco and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Bottom-ranked CFBB (0-11) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 76-54 loss to twelfth ranked Chartres (4-6) in Chartres on Tuesday evening. Worth to mention a great performance of Ljubomir Avramovic who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 15 points and 13 rebounds. Chartres' coach Raphael Gaume felt very confident that he used 10 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. The best for the losing side was Damien Inglis with a double-double by scoring 11 points and 10 rebounds. Chartres have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to eleventh place, which they share with Angers BC 49. Loser CFBB still closes the standings with 11 games lost. Chartres will meet higher ranked La Rochelle (#9) on the road in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. CFBB will play against Union Rennes (#13) and hopes to get finally their first victory.

Rest of the games of round 12 were very predictable and ended without any surprises. Here they are:
La Rochelle was defeated by Sorgues in a road game 88-77. Challans was beaten by Quimper at home 85-94. St Chamond lost to Monaco on the opponent's court 74-88. Angers BC 49 unfortunately lost to Rueil in a home game 71-78.



Sorgues - La Rochelle 88-77

The game between closely ranked teams ended with 8th ranked La Rochelle's (5-6) road loss to seventh ranked Sorgues (6-4) 77-88 on Tuesday. The hosts trailed by 3 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 7-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 88-77. Worth to mention a great performance of point guard Arnaud Thinon (178-87) who helped to win the game recording 18 points and 4 assists and swingman Waly Gueye (191-89) who added 11 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists during the contest. The best for the losing side was American forward Jarryd Cole (204-88, college: Iowa) with 31 points and 7 rebounds (on 12-of-15 shooting from the field) and guard Faycal Sahraoui (188-79) scored 12 points. Five Sorgues and four La Rochelle players scored in double figures. Sorgues have an impressive six-game winning streak. They maintain seventh position with 6-4 record. Newly promoted La Rochelle keeps the eighth place with six games lost. They share the position with Rueil. Sorgues will meet higher ranked JA Vichy (#6) on the road in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. La Rochelle will play against Chartres and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
La Rochelle: J.Cole 31+7reb, F.Sahraoui 12+4reb+2ast, A.Thomson 11+1reb+1ast, D.Sylla 10+4reb+1ast, S.Soliman 5+6reb+2ast, L.Iglesias 3+2reb+1ast
Sorgues: A.Thinon 18+3reb+4ast, R.Zamroz 15+1reb+3ast, X.Pasut 14+3reb+1ast, C.Mansare 12+2reb+2ast, W.Gueye 11+9reb+4ast, Q.Hankins-Cole 11+5reb+2ast
gschID: 184798


Chartres - CFBB 76-54

Bottom-ranked CFBB (0-11) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 76-54 loss to twelfth ranked Chartres (4-6) in Chartres on Tuesday evening. The game was mostly controlled by Chartres. CFBB managed to win second period 16-15. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They dominated down low during the game scoring 50 of its points in the paint compared to CFBB's 26. Chartres looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. Worth to mention a great performance of Serbian center Ljubomir Avramovic (201-79) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 15 points and 13 rebounds and point guard Julien Sauret (184-81) who added 8 points and 11 assists during the contest. Chartres' coach Raphael Gaume felt very confident that he used 10 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. The best for the losing side was Damien Inglis (203-95) with a double-double by scoring 11 points and 10 rebounds and guard Charly Pontens (189-95) scored 5 points. Chartres have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to eleventh place, which they share with Angers BC 49. Loser CFBB still closes the standings with 11 games lost. Chartres will meet higher ranked La Rochelle (#9) on the road in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. CFBB will play against Union Rennes (#13) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
CFBB: D.Inglis 11+10reb+3ast, P.Rigot 8+4reb, L.Dussoulier 7+3reb+1ast, E.Ory 6+1reb+4ast, A.Paquentin 6+2reb, C.Eliezer-Vanerot 6
Chartres: M.Vasic 16+2reb+1ast, L.Avramovic 15+13reb+2ast, Z.Bojovic 14+4reb+1ast, G.Lemon 9+3reb+3ast, J.Sauret 8+4reb+11ast, V.Mendy 7+4reb+1ast
gschID: 184800


Challans - Quimper 85-94

No shocking result in a game when fourth ranked Quimper UJAP (8-3) defeated on the road 13th ranked Vendee Challans (3-8) 94-85 on Tuesday. The guests trailed by 2 points after three quarters before their 33-22 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Worth to mention a great performance of Spanish point guard Carlos Cherry (184-79, agency: Global Sports Plaza) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 34 points (!!!) and 11 assists and Nigerian forward Corey Raji (198-88, college: Boston Coll., agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) who added 26 points and 12 rebounds during the contest. Four Quimper UJAP players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was guard Johan Rathieuville (177-85) with 11 points and 6 assists and Bosnian-Canadian forward Boris Bakovic (201-88, agency: Interperformances) scored 14 points and 4 assists. Vendee Challans' coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Quimper UJAP have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to second place, which they share with Cognac and Souffel. Loser Vendee Challans dropped to the fourteenth position with eight games lost. They share it with St Chamond. Quimper UJAP will meet at home league's leader Orchesien BC in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Vendee Challans will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Challans: S.Cherasse 15+1reb+2ast, B.Bakovic 14+3reb+4ast, N.Gouacide 13+1reb, J.Rathieuville 11+4reb+6ast, F.Herard 9+4reb+1ast, J.Geay 8+3reb+7ast
Quimper: C.Cherry 34+2reb+11ast, C.Raji 26+12reb+1ast, F.Thibedore 15+5reb+2ast, J.Moupegnou 10, O.Kolb 5+2reb, W.Molas 4+1ast
gschID: 184799


Orchy - Souffel 80-64

An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Orchies. First ranked Orchesien BC faced second-best Souffelweyersheim. Host Orchesien BC (9-1) defeated guests from Souffel. (8-3) 80-64. The game without a history. Orchesien BC led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. It was a good game for Serbian power forward Djordje Petrovic (204-84) who led his team to a victory with 22 points and 6 rebounds. point guard Emilien Barbry (188-83) contributed with 10 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Orchesien BC's coach Philippe Namyst allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Senegalese power forward Abdoulaye N'Diaye (210-84, college: USC) replied with 20 points and 6 rebounds and forward Jerome Cazenobe (202-89) added 11 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Souffelweyersheim. Four Souffelweyersheim players scored in double figures. Orchesien BC have an impressive five-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 9-1 record. Souffelweyersheim at the other side keeps the second place with three games lost. They share the position with Cognac and Quimper. Orchesien BC will play against Quimper UJAP (#4) on the road in the next round. Souffelweyersheim will play against Monaco and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Souffel: A.N'Diaye 20+6reb, M.M'Bodji 12+3reb+1ast, J.Cazenobe 11+5reb+1ast, F.Broliron 10+3reb, J.Alingue 6+8reb+1ast, J.Tschamber 4+1reb+2ast
Orchy: D.Petrovic 22+6reb+1ast, J.Verbeke 14+3reb+5ast, E.Barbry 10+7reb+5ast, A.Belkessa 7, R.Brocheray 7+4reb+4ast, T.Stanley 6+1reb+1ast
gschID: 184795


Monaco - St Chamond 88-74

Very expected game when 15th ranked Saint Chamond (3-8) was defeated on the road by eleventh ranked Monaco (4-5) 88-74 on Tuesday. The hosts trailed by 5 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 12-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 88-74. Monaco forced 20 Saint Chamond turnovers and outrebounded them 39-28 including 27 on the defensive glass. Worth to mention a great performance of Serbian-Bosnian center Nemanja Calasan (205-85, college: Purdue) who helped to win the game recording 23 points and 6 rebounds and guard Anthony Christophe (190-83) who added 13 points, 5 rebounds, 7 assists and 4 steals during the contest. Four Monaco players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was American forward Marqus Ledoux (203-80, college: Tulsa) with 24 points and 4 assists and swingman Nicolas Wachowiak (198-91) produced a double-double by scoring 11 points and 10 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Monaco moved-up to tenth place. Saint Chamond lost sixth consecutive game. They dropped to the fourteenth position with eight games lost. They share it with Challans. Monaco will meet league's second-placed Souffelweyersheim in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Saint Chamond will play against Blois (#5) and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
St Chamond: M.Ledoux 24+3reb+4ast, N.Wachowiak 11+10reb, J.Rinna 9+2reb+1ast, R.Deal 8+3reb+1ast, J.Landu-Bongo 8+1reb, E.Sadiku 6+3reb+2ast
Monaco: N.Calasan 23+6reb+2ast, O.Bardet 13+3reb+3ast, A.Christophe 13+5reb+7ast, M.Labeyrie-Hafsi 11+4reb, T.Bennett 7+11reb+2ast, M.Diallo 6+4reb+2ast
gschID: 184794


Blois - Cognac 96-80

The most important game in the last round took place in Blois between third ranked Cognac (8-3) and sixth ranked Blois (7-3) on Tuesday night. Cognac was defeated by Blois on the road 96-80. The game was mostly controlled by Blois. Cognac managed to win second period 28-26. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Cognac 38-22 including a 23-12 advantage in defensive rebounds. Blois looked well-organized offensively handing out 29 assists comparing to just 14 passes made by Cognac's players. 28 personal fouls committed by Cognac helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was Finnish forward Ville Kaunisto (205-82) who had a double-double by scoring 33 points (!!!) and 17 rebounds. American forward Daviin Davis (193-85, college: Weber St.) chipped in 18 points and 9 assists. At the other side the best for losing team was Sadio Doucoure (195-92) who recorded 20 points and 6 rebounds and guard Cedric Bertorelle (198-78) added 17 points and 5 assists respectively. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Blois moved-up to fifth place. Cognac at the other side dropped to the second position with three games lost. They share it with Quimper and Souffel. Blois are looking forward to face Saint Chamond (#15) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Cognac will play against Angers BC 49 (#11) and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Cognac: S.Doucoure 20+6reb+2ast, C.Bertorelle 17+1reb+5ast, D.Sencanski 11+2reb+1ast, I.Caskill 10+8reb+2ast, V.Mouillard 8+2ast, J.Ludon 6+1reb+1ast
Blois: V.Kaunisto 33+17reb+2ast, D.Davis 18+3reb+9ast, J.Tornato 17+6reb+3ast, M.Sy 11+4reb+1ast, W.Aka 8+5reb+4ast, K.Morlende 5+1reb+4ast
gschID: 184793


Angers BC 49 - Rueil 71-78

We could consider it a predictable result in the game between close teams when tenth ranked Rueil (5-6) beat on the road 9th ranked Angers BC 49 (4-6) 78-71 on Tuesday. The guests started the game with a very strong first quarter 35-17. But Angers BC 49 won second period 18-7. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when Rueil won last quarter 19-14. Rueil shot 26 for 36 from the free-throw line, while Angers BC 49 only scored ten points from the stripe. Worth to mention a great performance of naturalized Mali point guard Ibrahim Saounera (178-87) who helped to win the game recording 17 points and 4 assists and Serbian forward Slobodan Ocokoljic (204-80, college: Weber St., agency: TSS Management) who added 18 points and 5 rebounds (went 8 for 8 at the free throw line) during the contest. The best for the losing side was American forward Anthony Hill (204-88, college: Wisc.-Milwaukee) with 22 points and 8 rebounds and forward SyPir Traore (204-85) scored 17 points and 6 rebounds. Rueil moved-up to eighth place, which they share with La Rochelle. Angers BC 49 lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the eleventh position with six games lost. They share it with Chartres. Rueil will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Angers BC 49 will play against Cognac (#3) and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Angers BC 49: A.Hill 22+8reb, S.Traore 17+6reb, M.Chupin 9+4reb+2ast, T.Lonzieme 8+6reb+5ast, L.Gunnarsson 5+6reb+7ast, T.Trauttmann 4+4reb+1ast
Rueil: S.Ocokoljic 18+5reb+1ast, I.Saounera 17+4reb+4ast, D.Gentil 11+3reb+1ast, M.Diame 9+10reb+1ast, A.Desespringalle 8+5reb+2ast, S.Ricard 8+2reb
gschID: 184792


  




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