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ProA Standings
 1. Monaco 14-2 
 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 8-8 
 10. Hyeres-Toulon 8-9 
 11. Limoges 7-9 
 12. Chalons-Reims 7-9 
 13. Le Portel 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:1/21/2017
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: 19.5
 1. Gibson, Gravelines19.5 
 2. Rich, Paris-Levallois17.2 
 3. Clark, Chalon16.3 
 4. Roberson, Chalon16.3 
 5. Smith, Chalons-Reims16.1 
 6. Prepelic, Limoges15.9 
 7. Cobbs, Gravelines15.8 
 8. Sommerville, Orleans15.6 
 9. Cooper, Pau-Lacq.14.9 
 10. Buford, Limoges14.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Vincent POIRIER
  Paris-Le.
  (210-C-93)
  Avg: 8.8
 1. Poirier, Paris-Le.8.8 
 2. Fall, Chalon8.8 
 3. Yeguete, Le Mans8.1 
 4. Labeyrie, Paris-Le.7.6 
 5. Hunt, Nancy7.5 
 6. Blue, Antibes7.4 
 7. Donaldson, Le Po.7.4 
 8. Hassell, Le Portel7.1 
 9. Lessort, Nanterre7.0 
 10. Koffi, Pau-Lacq.6.8 
Assists Per Game
 D.J. COOPER
  Pau-Lacq.
  (183-PG-90)
  Avg: 11.3
 1. Cooper, Pau-Lacq.11.3 
 2. Roberson, Chalon7.1 
 3. Hodge, AS.6.6 
 4. Holston, Dijon5.7 
 5. Cobbs, Gravelines5.6 
 6. Vargas, Nancy5.5 
 7. Campbell, Paris-Le.5.1 
 8. Eito, Orleans5.0 
 9. Bost, Monaco4.9 
 10. Nelson, AS.4.6 
Steals Per Game
 D.J. COOPER
  Pau-Lacq.
  (183-PG-90)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Cooper, Pau-Lacq.2.4 
 2. Eito, Orleans2.3 
 3. Wood, Limoges2.1 
 4. Payne, Chalons-.1.9 
 5. Holston, Dijon1.8 
 6. Yeguete, Le Mans1.6 
 7. Grant, Dijon1.6 
 8. Campbell, Paris-Le.1.6 
 9. Gladyr, Monaco1.4 
 10. Jones, Hyeres-T.1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Moustapha FALL
  Chalon
  (218-C-92)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Fall, Chalon2.8 
 2. Jeanne, Nancy1.3 
 3. Fofana, Monaco1.3 
 4. Uter, AS.1.1 
 5. Hassell, Le Portel1.1 
 6. Jaiteh, Strasbourg1.0 
 7. Poirier, Paris-Le.1.0 
 8. Joseph, Orleans1.0 
 9. Murphy, Strasbourg0.9 
 10. Trasolini, Nancy0.9 
Player of the Week

 Walter Hodge
  ASVEL
  ( 183-PG-86 )
  

 Zachery Peacock
  Bourg
  ( 203-C-107-87 )
  

 Fabyon Harris
  Souffel
  ( 180-PG-81-91 )
  
French men teams in Euro cups 2016-2017
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Next Round Schedule

Round 17 (Regular Season)

Strasbourg 59% Jan.23 Chalons-Reim
Limoges Jan.22 Monaco 79%
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%
ProB Round 15: Olympique Antibes edge JL Bourg by three points - Dec 22, 2012


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Tenth-ranked JL Bourg (7-8) made lots of trouble for second ranked Olympique Antibes (11-4) on Friday. Olympique Antibes managed to secure only three-point victory 76-73. However their fans expected much easier game. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of JL Bourg. The hosts trailed by 2 points at the halftime before their 26-15 charge in the third quarter, which allowed them to win the game. They outrebounded JL Bourg 36-21 including 27 on the defensive glass. The best player for the winners was American forward Tim Blue (205-84, college: Middle Tenn.St.) who scored 16 points and 8 rebounds. Naturalized Senegalese center Moussa Badiane (205-81, college: E.Carolina) chipped in 13 points and 9 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was Gambian forward Moses Sonko (197-83, college: Co.Carolina, agency: Two Points) who recorded 16 points. JL Bourg's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Olympique Antibes maintains second place with 11-4 record behind leader Pau-Lacq-Orthez, which they share with Evreux. JL Bourg at the other side keeps the tenth position with eight games lost. Olympique Antibes is looking forward to face Denain Voltaire (#16) on the road in the next round which should be an easy win for them. JL Bourg will play against Fos Ouest (#8) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Leader Pau-Lacq-Orthez delivered the twelfth victory. This time they beat 11th ranked SPO Rouen (6-9) 92-88. The game was dominated by American players. It was a good game for forward Charles Jackson (203-87, college: Hawaii-Pacific, agency: Court Side) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 17 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists. Brian Boddicker contributed with 21 points for the winners. Pau-Lacq-Orthez's coach Claude Bergeaud allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. Forward Wendell McKines (198-88, college: N.Mexico St.) answered with 18 points and 7 rebounds for SPO Rouen. Pau-Lacq-Orthez maintains first place with 12-3 record. SPO Rouen at the other side keeps the eleventh position with nine games lost. They share it with 3 other teams. Pau-Lacq-Orthez will play against bottom-ranked Bordeaux (#18) at home in the next round which should be an easy win for them. SPO Rouen will play against Charleville-Mezieres (#15) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
The game in Reims was also quite interesting. 4th placed Le Portel (10-5) played at the court of fifth ranked Chalons-Reims (10-5). Chalons-Reims did not have too big problems and got a relatively easy victory 79-62 on Friday. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Le Portel. It was a great evening for Pierric Poupet who led his team to a victory scoring 14 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists. The best for the losing side was Ronnie Taylor with 14 points, 8 assists and 4 steals. Chalons-Reims moved-up to fourth place, which they share with defeated Le Portel. Chalons-Reims will meet Nantes (#13) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Le Portel will play against Saint-Quentin (#7) and hope to secure a win.
A very interesting game took place in Saint-Quentin. It ended with only two-point defeat on the road of 11th ranked Lille Metropole (6-9) to eighth ranked Saint-Quentin (8-7) 78-76 on Friday evening. It was an exceptional evening for Julien Lesieu who led the winners and scored 13 points and 9 rebounds. Saint-Quentin moved-up to seventh place, which they share with Maurienne and Fos Ouest. Lille Metropole at the other side keeps the eleventh position with nine games lost. Saint-Quentin's next round opponent will be higher ranked Le Portel (#5) on the road and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Lille Metropole will play against SO Maritime Boulogne (#6).
The game with biggest result difference took place in Fos. Local Fos Ouest (8-7) outscored 14th ranked Charleville-Mezieres (5-10) 95-70 on Friday night. The best player for the winners was Chris Davis who scored 21 points. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Fos Ouest have a solid series of four victories in a row. They moved-up to seventh place, which they share with St Quentin and Maurienne. Newly promoted Charleville-Mezieres dropped to the fifteenth position with ten games lost. Fos Ouest will face JL Bourg (#10) on the road in the next round. Charleville-Mezieres will play against SPO Rouen (#11).

Other games of round 15 were quite predictable and ended without any surprises. Here they are:
Maurienne was defeated by Boulogne in a road game 87-76. Hyeres-Toulon beat Bordeaux at home 84-80. St Vallier lost to Nantes on the opponent's court 66-72. Evreux managed to outperform Denain in a home game 88-70.
The best stats of 15th round was 27 points and 6 rebounds by Kurt Cunningham of Boulogne.


Rouen - Pau-Lacq-Orthez 88-92

Leader Pau-Lacq-Orthez delivered the twelfth victory. This time they beat 11th ranked SPO Rouen (6-9) 92-88. SPO Rouen was ahead by 1 point after three quarters before a 23-18 charge of Pau-Lacq-Orthez, which allowed them to win the game. SPO Rouen was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. The game was dominated by American players. It was a good game for forward Charles Jackson (203-87, college: Hawaii-Pacific, agency: Court Side) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 17 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists. Forward Brian Boddicker (204-81, college: Texas) contributed with 21 points for the winners. Pau-Lacq-Orthez's coach Claude Bergeaud allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. Forward Wendell McKines (198-88, college: N.Mexico St.) answered with 18 points and 7 rebounds and guard O'Darien Bassett (191-86, college: Troy) added 16 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists in the effort for SPO Rouen. Four Pau-Lacq-Orthez and five SPO Rouen players scored in double figures. Pau-Lacq-Orthez maintains first place with 12-3 record. SPO Rouen at the other side keeps the eleventh position with nine games lost. They share it with 3 other teams. Pau-Lacq-Orthez will play against bottom-ranked Bordeaux (#18) at home in the next round which should be an easy win for them. SPO Rouen will play against Charleville-Mezieres (#15) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Pau-Lacq-Orthez: B.Boddicker 21+3reb+3ast, D.Denave 19+3reb+4ast, C.Jackson 17+11reb+4ast, A.Mendy 14+5reb+3ast, F.Lesca 7+2ast, I.Ordin 5+1reb+1ast
Rouen: F.Ateba 20+3reb+1ast, W.McKines 18+7reb+2ast, O.Bassett 16+6reb+5ast, T.Wesley 14+5reb+6ast, G.Chathuant 12+3reb+1ast, M.Diarra 4+4reb
gschID: 179363


Boulogne - Maurienne 87-76

Everything could happen at the game between two tied teams. Both sixth ranked SO Maritime Boulogne and 7th ranked Aix-Maurienne had identical 8-6 record. This time SO Maritime Boulogne used a home court advantage and beat the opponent from Aix-les-Bains 87-76 on Saturday night. The game was mostly controlled by SO Maritime Boulogne. Aix-Maurienne was better in third quarter 21-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. SO Maritime Boulogne dominated down low during the game scoring 60 of its points in the paint compared to Aix-Maurienne's 36. SO Maritime Boulogne looked well-organized offensively handing out 28 assists. Aix-Maurienne was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. The game was also dominated by American players. The best player for the winners was power forward Kurt Cunningham (204-87, college: Boise St.) who scored 27 points and 6 rebounds. point guard Austen Rowland (186-81, college: Lehigh, agency: Court Side) chipped in a double-double by scoring 11 points and 13 assists. Four SO Maritime Boulogne players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was Wilbert Brown (200-84, college: Niagara, agency: Z.A.G. - Law Offices) who recorded 24 points and 7 rebounds and forward Marcus Sloan (205-82, college: TCU) added 11 points and 7 rebounds respectively. SO Maritime Boulogne maintains sixth place with 9-6 record. Loser Aix-Maurienne keeps the seventh position with seven games lost. SO Maritime Boulogne will face Lille Metropole (#12) on the road in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Aix-Maurienne will play against Hyeres-Toulon (#17).
Top scorers:
Boulogne: K.Cunningham 27+6reb+3ast, V.Bigote 15+7reb+4ast, M.Var 11+1reb+2ast, A.Rowland 11+4reb+13ast, M.Jaiteh 9+6reb+2ast, J.Rousselle 8+2ast
Maurienne: W.Brown 24+7reb+1ast, M.Sloan 11+7reb+1ast, M.Houmounou 10+3reb+3ast, G.Clerc 8+2reb+4ast, W.Chism 7+1reb+2ast, T.Yvrande 6+2reb
gschID: 179358


Fos Ouest - Charleville 95-70

The game with biggest result difference took place in Fos. Local Fos Ouest (8-7) outscored 14th ranked Charleville-Mezieres (5-10) 95-70 on Friday night. The game was mostly controlled by Fos Ouest. Charleville-Mezieres was better in second period 26-24. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Fos Ouest forced 20 Charleville-Mezieres turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 28 assists comparing to just 14 passes made by Charleville-Mezieres' players. The best player for the winners was American swingman Chris Davis (195-80, college: N.Texas, agency: Court Side) who scored 21 points. Naturalized Algerian swingman Karim Atamna (194-80) chipped in 16 points. At the other side the best for losing team was guard Fabien Calvez (187-84, college: Evansville) who recorded 11 points, 5 assists and 4 steals and guard Damien Pistre (190-83) added 15 points respectively. Four Charleville-Mezieres players scored in double figures. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Fos Ouest have a solid series of four victories in a row. They moved-up to seventh place, which they share with St Quentin and Maurienne. Newly promoted Charleville-Mezieres dropped to the fifteenth position with ten games lost. Fos Ouest will face JL Bourg (#10) on the road in the next round. Charleville-Mezieres will play against SPO Rouen (#11).
Top scorers:
Fos Ouest: C.Davis 21+2reb+1ast, K.Atamna 16+4reb+3ast, S.Giffa 13+1reb+2ast, M.Dia 10+2reb+2ast, J.Williamson 9+9reb+1ast, A.Toto N'Kote 8+3reb+5ast
Charleville: D.Pistre 15+2ast, V.Pridotkas 11+3reb+1ast, F.Calvez 11+3reb+5ast, P.Sanders 10+2reb+1ast, F.Bourdillon 7+2reb, A.Racine 6+1reb+4ast
gschID: 179366


Hyeres-Toulon - Bordeaux 84-80

The game between closely ranked teams ended with seventeenth ranked Hyeres-Toulon's (5-10) home victory over bottom-ranked Bordeaux (2-13) 84-80 on Friday. The hosts were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. Hyeres-Toulon made 24-of-31 free shots (77.4 percent) during the game. Bordeaux was plagued by 27 personal fouls down the stretch. The best player for the winners was American swingman Rasheed Wright (196-80, college: ODU) who scored 23 points and 6 rebounds (went 9 for 9 at the free throw line !!!). His fellow American import swingman Jared Newson (195-84, college: Tenn-Martin, agency: Pro One Sports) chipped in 17 points and 7 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was American forward Nate Carter (201-83, college: Oklahoma) who recorded 16 points and 8 rebounds and Serbian center Dragan Ceranic (212-76, agency: Beo Basket) added 16 points and 6 rebounds respectively. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Bordeaux's coach Jean-Marc Dupraz tested ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Hyeres-Toulon moved-up to fifteenth place, which they share with Denain and Charleville. Bordeaux lost fifth consecutive game. They stay at the bottom position with 13 games lost. Hyeres-Toulon will face higher ranked Aix-Maurienne (#9) in Aix-les-Bains in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Bordeaux will play on the road against the league's leader Pau-Lacq-Orthez (#1) where they are definitely not considered as a favorite in this game either.
Top scorers:
Hyeres-Toulon: R.Wright 23+6reb+2ast, J.Newson 17+7reb+3ast, A.Julien 12+9reb+4ast, P.Pierce 10+4ast, B.Niang 9+4reb, A.Salmon 8+1reb
Bordeaux: N.Carter 16+8reb+1ast, D.Ceranic 16+6reb, K.Thalien 15+1ast, M.Humphrey 14+7reb, G.Darrigand 11+4reb+1ast, M.Guichard 5+6reb+6ast
gschID: 179365


Nantes - St Vallier 72-66

There was a minor upset when 13th ranked Saint Vallier (6-9) was defeated on the road by sixteenth ranked Nantes (6-9) 72-66 on Friday. The hosts trailed by 4 points at the halftime before their 42-32 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Nantes made 32-of-37 free shots (86.5 percent) during the game. Saint Vallier was plagued by 29 personal fouls down the stretch. The best player for the winners was American power forward James Mathis (200-84, college: Niagara, agency: Court Side) who scored 9 points, 10 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals. His fellow American import forward Terrance Henry (208-89, college: Mississippi, agency: Pro One Sports) chipped in 13 points and 5 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was American-Ivorian guard Errick Craven (188-83, college: USC) who recorded 20 points and 7 assists and American Corey Rouse (204-84, college: E.Carolina, agency: Court Side) added 9 points and 7 rebounds respectively. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Nantes moved-up to eleventh place, which they share with 3 other teams including defeated Saint Vallier. Saint Vallier lost fourth consecutive game. Nantes will face higher ranked Chalons-Reims (#4) at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Top scorers:
Nantes: E.Mendy 15+1reb, T.Henry 13+5reb+1ast, N.Gayon 11+2reb, L.Corbett 9+1reb+1ast, J.Mathis 9+10reb+4ast, W.Soliman 5+10reb+1ast
St Vallier: E.Craven 20+3reb+7ast, F.Tortosa 9+4reb+1ast, J.Hoyaux 9+4reb, C.Rouse 9+7reb, R.Booker 9+4reb+2ast, H.Disy 8+5reb
gschID: 179364


Antibes - Bourg 76-73

Tenth-ranked JL Bourg (7-8) made lots of trouble for second ranked Olympique Antibes (11-4) on Friday. Olympique Antibes managed to secure only three-point victory 76-73. However their fans expected much easier game. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of JL Bourg. The hosts trailed by 2 points at the halftime before their 26-15 charge in the third quarter, which allowed them to win the game. They outrebounded JL Bourg 36-21 including 27 on the defensive glass. The best player for the winners was American forward Tim Blue (205-84, college: Middle Tenn.St.) who scored 16 points and 8 rebounds. Naturalized Senegalese center Moussa Badiane (205-81, college: E.Carolina) chipped in 13 points and 9 rebounds. Four Olympique Antibes players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was Gambian forward Moses Sonko (197-83, college: Co.Carolina, agency: Two Points) who recorded 16 points and American power forward David Monds (205-83, college: Oklahoma St.) added 19 points respectively. JL Bourg's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Olympique Antibes maintains second place with 11-4 record behind leader Pau-Lacq-Orthez, which they share with Evreux. JL Bourg at the other side keeps the tenth position with eight games lost. Olympique Antibes is looking forward to face Denain Voltaire (#16) on the road in the next round which should be an easy win for them. JL Bourg will play against Fos Ouest (#8) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Antibes: T.Blue 16+8reb+2ast, T.Huffman 15+2reb+4ast, G.Yango 14+6reb, M.Badiane 13+9reb+3ast, B.Monclar 8+1reb+1ast, A.Hilliard 4+3reb+2ast
Bourg: D.Monds 19+2reb, M.Sonko 16+4reb+2ast, J.Delhomme 9+1reb+2ast, S.Dumas 7+2reb+6ast, A.Gomis 7+6reb, A.Tanghe 6+1reb+1ast
gschID: 179362


Evreux - Denain 88-70

Very predictable result when third ranked ALM Evreux (11-4) beat at home 15th ranked Denain Voltaire (5-10) 88-70 on Friday. The game was mostly controlled by ALM Evreux. Denain Voltaire was better in second period 23-21. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. ALM Evreux dominated down low during the game scoring 72 of its points in the paint compared to Denain Voltaire's 44. ALM Evreux forced 21 Denain Voltaire turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 31 assists comparing to just 12 passes made by Denain Voltaire's players. The best player for the winners was Steeve Ho You Fat (203-88) who scored 19 points and 8 rebounds. American swingman Drake Reed (196-87, college: Austin Peay St.) chipped in 15 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists. ALM Evreux's coach Remy Valin used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the other side the best for losing team was American power forward Marcus Kitts (205-89, college: William & Mary) who recorded a double-double by scoring 10 points and 12 rebounds and guard Xavier Gaillou (192-89) added 12 points and 5 assists respectively. Four ALM Evreux and five Denain Voltaire players scored in double figures. ALM Evreux moved-up to second place, which they share with Antibes. Loser Denain Voltaire keeps the fifteenth position with ten games lost. ALM Evreux will face Saint Vallier (#14) on the road in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Denain Voltaire will play against the league's second-placed Olympique Antibes.
Top scorers:
Evreux: S.Ho You Fat 19+8reb+1ast, D.Reed 15+6reb+5ast, L.Konate 14+2reb+4ast, J.Wood 14+5reb+4ast, G.Florimont 10+3reb+1ast, G.Costentin 7+4reb+6ast
Denain: V.Ateba 13+2reb, X.Gaillou 12+2reb+5ast, M.Kitts 10+12reb, R.Lopez 10+3reb, C.Cavallo 10+3reb+1ast, A.Liorel 6+2reb+4ast
gschID: 179361


St Quentin - Lille 78-76

A very interesting game took place in Saint-Quentin. It ended with only two-point defeat on the road of 11th ranked Lille Metropole (6-9) to eighth ranked Saint-Quentin (8-7) 78-76 on Friday evening. Lille Metropole was ahead by 2 points after three quarters before a 27-23 charge of Saint-Quentin, which allowed them to win the game. It was an exceptional evening for power forward Julien Lesieu (201-83) who led the winners and scored 13 points and 9 rebounds. American-Ghanian Amu Saaka (198-88, college: Furman, agency: Pro One Sports) accounted for 12 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists for the winning side. Five Saint-Quentin players scored in double figures. American Steve Smith (200-81, college: Iona) came up with 16 points and 9 rebounds and power forward Nicolas Taccoen (203-86) added 12 points and 7 rebounds respectively for Lille Metropole in the defeat. Saint-Quentin moved-up to seventh place, which they share with Maurienne and Fos Ouest. Lille Metropole at the other side keeps the eleventh position with nine games lost. Saint-Quentin's next round opponent will be higher ranked Le Portel (#5) on the road and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Lille Metropole will play against SO Maritime Boulogne (#6).
Top scorers:
St Quentin: J.Ball 15+1reb+3ast, J.Lesieu 13+9reb+1ast, O.Romain 12+2reb, D.Quincy-Jones 12+5reb, A.Saaka 12+6reb+4ast, K.Bichard 10+3reb+1ast
Lille: S.Smith 16+9reb+2ast, N.Taccoen 12+7reb+1ast, L.Akono 11+2ast, S.Bradford 9+8reb+1ast, J.Siggers 9+4reb+4ast, A.Rigaux 8+1reb+2ast
gschID: 179360


Chalons-Reims - Le Portel 79-62

The game in Reims was also quite interesting. 4th placed Le Portel (10-5) played at the court of fifth ranked Chalons-Reims (10-5). Chalons-Reims did not have too big problems and got a relatively easy victory 79-62 on Friday. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Le Portel. Chalons-Reims forced 20 Le Portel turnovers. It was a great evening for guard Pierric Poupet (191-84) who led his team to a victory scoring 14 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists. Swingman Rodrigue Mels (188-85, college: CS Northridge, agency: Three Eye Sports) helped adding 20 points. Four Chalons-Reims players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was American point guard Ronnie Taylor (188-81, college: NC-Greensboro, agency: Court Side) with 14 points, 8 assists and 4 steals and Jamaican-American Sherman Gay (201-82, college: Loyola Mary) scored 16 points and 5 rebounds. Chalons-Reims moved-up to fourth place, which they share with defeated Le Portel. Chalons-Reims will meet Nantes (#13) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Le Portel will play against Saint-Quentin (#7) and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Chalons-Reims: R.Mels 20+2reb+3ast, P.Poupet 14+5reb+7ast, J.Burrell 11+8reb+3ast, T.Johnson 10+5reb+2ast, K.Corre 8+3reb, B.Mullins 7+1reb+3ast
Le Portel: S.Gay 16+5reb, R.Taylor 14+8ast, C.Bronchard 11+5reb+2ast, A.Charles 9+1reb, M.Bigote 7+3reb+2ast, M.N'Diaye 3+4reb+1ast
gschID: 179359


  




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