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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-)
  
Articles
Interviews
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
ProB Round 18 of Regular Season - Jan 12, 2013


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Tyren
Johnson
Seventh-ranked Saint-Quentin (9-9) made lots of trouble for fourth ranked Chalons-Reims (13-5). Chalons-Reims managed to secure only six-point victory 93-87. However their fans expected easier game. Tyren Johnson notched a double-double by scoring 13 points and 11 rebounds to lead the effort. Saint-Quentin's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Chalons-Reims have a solid four-game winning streak. They moved-up to second place, which they share with Antibes and Evreux. Newly promoted Saint-Quentin dropped to the eighth position with nine games lost. Chalons-Reims' next round opponent will be Olympique Antibes (#3) on the road, which may be the game of the day. Saint-Quentin will play against the league's second-placed ALM Evreux (#2).
Aix-Maurienne (#8) forced the game against Le Portel (#5) into an overtime, but lost by five points 78-83 on Friday night. The game took place in Aix-les-Bains. But the guests from Le Portel were better at the end. The best player for the winners was Sherman Gay who scored 24 points and 8 rebounds. Le Portel maintains fifth position with 12-6 record, which they share with Boulogne. Aix-Maurienne at the other side keeps the eighth place with nine games lost. Le Portel will face Fos Ouest (#7) at home in the next round. Aix-Maurienne will play against Saint Vallier.

Rest of the games of round 18 were quite predictable and ended without any surprises. Here they are:
Antibes was defeated by Fos Ouest in a road game 73-71. Boulogne beat Denain at home 104-87. Pau-Lacq-Orthez won against Charleville on the opponent's court 85-79. Hyeres-Toulon unfortunately lost to Evreux in a home game 73-81. St Vallier recorded a loss to Rouen on the road 83-84. Lille defeated Bourg on its own court 75-64. Nantes beat Bordeaux in a road game 89-85.
The best stats of 18th round was 18 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists by Dragan Ceranic of Bordeaux.


Fos Ouest - Antibes 73-71

There was an upset when second-best Olympique Antibes (13-5) was edged on the road by seventh ranked Fos Ouest (10-8) 73-71 on Saturday. The hosts trailed by 7 points after three quarters before their 19-10 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Fos Ouest forced 19 Olympique Antibes turnovers. The best player for the winners was American power forward John Williamson (199-86, college: Cincinnati) who scored 19 points and 7 rebounds. Moroccan-Canadian Mohamed Hachad (194-83, college: Northwestern) chipped in 12 points and 6 rebounds. Four Fos Ouest players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was American forward Tim Blue (205-84, college: Middle Tenn.St.) who recorded 21 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists and his fellow American import point guard Trevor Huffman (185-79, college: Kent St., agency: Interperformances) added 14 points and 6 assists respectively. Fos Ouest maintains seventh position with 10-8 record. Olympique Antibes at the other side keeps the second place with five games lost. Fos Ouest will face higher ranked Le Portel (#5) on the road in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Olympique Antibes will play against Chalons-Reims and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Antibes: T.Blue 21+6reb+4ast, T.Huffman 14+6ast, A.Hilliard 12+3reb, R.Desroses 9+3reb, B.Monclar 6+3reb+1ast, M.Badiane 6+9reb+1ast
Fos Ouest: J.Williamson 19+7reb+3ast, C.Davis 16+4reb, M.Hachad 12+6reb+3ast, K.Atamna 11+6reb+3ast, M.Dia 9+2reb+1ast, S.Giffa 3+3reb+1ast
gschID: 179387


Boulogne - Denain 104-87

No shocking result in a game when sixth ranked SO Maritime Boulogne (12-6) defeated at home 16th ranked Denain Voltaire (5-13) 104-87 on Saturday. The hosts trailed by 16 points at the halftime before their 68-35 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. SO Maritime Boulogne made 16-of-17 free shots (94.1 percent) during the game. They also forced 23 Denain Voltaire turnovers. SO Maritime Boulogne looked well-organized offensively handing out 29 assists comparing to just 13 passes made by Denain Voltaire's players. The best player for the winners was power forward Mickael Var (205-90) who scored 22 points and 9 rebounds. American forward Ken Horton (199-89, college: Cent.Conn.St.) chipped in 15 points, 8 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals. At the other side the best for losing team was American forward John Flowers (200-89, college: W.Virginia, agency: KMG Sports Management) who recorded 19 points and 6 rebounds and Chrislain Cairo (200-91) added 12 points and 10 rebounds respectively. Five SO Maritime Boulogne and four Denain Voltaire players scored in double figures. Denain Voltaire's coach tested ten players seeing no chance for a win. SO Maritime Boulogne have a solid four-game winning streak. They moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Le Portel. Denain Voltaire lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the sixteenth position with 13 games lost. SO Maritime Boulogne will face Nantes (#12) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Denain Voltaire will play against SPO Rouen (#9).
Top scorers:
Denain: J.Flowers 19+6reb+1ast, L.Humphrey 16+2reb, C.Cairo 12+10reb+2ast, C.Cavallo 11+3reb+2ast, X.Gaillou 10+2reb+4ast, M.Kitts 8+8reb
Boulogne: M.Var 22+9reb, Z.Bah 15+5ast, K.Horton 15+8reb+4ast, A.Loum 14+5reb, J.Rousselle 14+2reb+10ast, V.Bigote 13+4reb+2ast
gschID: 179386


Charleville - Pau-Lacq-Orthez 79-85

Very expected game when 17th ranked Charleville-Mezieres (5-13) was defeated at home by first ranked Pau-Lacq-Orthez (14-4) 85-79 on Friday. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Charleville-Mezieres won fourth quarter 26-24. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Pau-Lacq-Orthez made 20-of-25 free shots (80.0 percent) during the game. They also forced 25 Charleville-Mezieres turnovers. The best player for the winners was American forward Charles Jackson (203-87, college: Hawaii-Pacific, agency: Court Side) who scored 21 points and 5 steals (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field). Spanish point guard Ignacio Ordin (183-78) chipped in 19 points. At the other side the best for losing team was guard Fabien Calvez (187-84, college: Evansville) who recorded 15 points, 5 rebounds and 8 assists and American-British power forward Tafari Toney (203-86) added 19 points and 6 rebounds respectively. Four Charleville-Mezieres players scored in double figures. Charleville-Mezieres' coach tested ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Pau-Lacq-Orthez maintains first position with 14-4 record. Charleville-Mezieres lost fourth consecutive game. Newly promoted team dropped to the sixteenth place with 13 games lost. Pau-Lacq-Orthez will face Lille Metropole (#13) at home in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Charleville-Mezieres will play against Hyeres-Toulon and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Charleville: T.Toney 19+6reb+1ast, P.Sanders 17+4reb+2ast, V.Pridotkas 15+6reb+2ast, F.Calvez 15+5reb+8ast, F.Bourdillon 8+4reb+2ast, D.Pistre 3+4reb+2ast
Pau-Lacq-Orthez: C.Jackson 21+4reb+1ast, I.Ordin 19+3ast, J.Morency 12+4reb+3ast, A.Mendy 9+2reb+2ast, B.Boddicker 7+5reb+1ast, S.Driss 6+5reb+3ast
gschID: 179393


Hyeres-Toulon - Evreux 73-81

Very predictable result when third ranked ALM Evreux (13-5) beat on the road 15th ranked Hyeres-Toulon (6-12) 81-73 on Friday. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 17-10. But Hyeres-Toulon won second period 22-17. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Hyeres-Toulon 39-22 including 17 on the offensive glass. The best player for the winners was American power forward Jeremiah Wood (200-85, agency: Court Side) who had a double-double by scoring 17 points, 12 rebounds and 4 assists. Steeve Ho You Fat (203-88) chipped in a double-double by scoring 19 points and 12 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was American swingman Rasheed Wright (196-80, college: ODU) who recorded 20 points and point guard Axel Julien (185-92) added 13 points and 7 assists respectively. Four Hyeres-Toulon players scored in double figures. ALM Evreux moved-up to second place, which they share with Antibes and Chalons-Reims. Hyeres-Toulon at the other side keeps the fifteenth position with 12 games lost. ALM Evreux will face Saint-Quentin (#8) on the road in the next round where they are favorite. Hyeres-Toulon will play against Charleville-Mezieres (#17) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Hyeres-Toulon: R.Wright 20+2reb+2ast, A.Julien 13+2reb+7ast, L.Sane 13+7reb, J.Newson 12+4reb, T.Dials 6+4reb, B.Niang 4+2reb
Evreux: C.Hannah 23+3reb+1ast, S.Ho You Fat 19+12reb+1ast, J.Wood 17+12reb+4ast, G.Florimont 7+5reb+1ast, D.Reed 7+1reb, L.Sambe 6+1reb+3ast
gschID: 179392


Rouen - St Vallier 84-83

The game between closely ranked teams ended with 12th ranked Saint Vallier's (7-11) road loss to eleventh ranked SPO Rouen (9-9) 83-84 on Friday. SPO Rouen outrebounded Saint Vallier 41-26 including a 30-18 advantage in defensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. The best player for the winners was American forward Tai Wesley (200-86, college: Utah St.) who scored 17 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists. The former international Gary Chathuant (195-83) chipped in 14 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. At the other side the best for losing team was American-Ivorian guard Errick Craven (188-83, college: USC) who recorded 24 points and guard Jonathan Hoyaux (192-88) added 23 points respectively. Four Saint Vallier players scored in double figures. SPO Rouen have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to eighth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Saint Vallier at the other side keeps the twelfth position with 11 games lost. SPO Rouen will face Denain Voltaire (#16) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Saint Vallier will play against Aix-Maurienne (#10) in Aix-les-Bains and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
St Vallier: E.Craven 24+2reb+2ast, J.Hoyaux 23+1reb+3ast, C.Rouse 11+12reb+3ast, F.Tortosa 10+2reb+1ast, I.Koma 8+2reb+2ast, D.Diarra 4+3reb+1ast
Rouen: T.Wesley 17+8reb+6ast, M.Diarra 14+4reb, G.Chathuant 14+7reb+5ast, M.Courby 11+2reb+1ast, F.Ateba 9+1reb+1ast, P.Da Silva 8+7reb+5ast
gschID: 179391


Lille - Bourg 75-64

There was a surprise result when fourteenth ranked Lille Metropole (7-11) won against at home higher ranked JL Bourg (9-9) 75-64 on Friday. The game was mostly controlled by Lille Metropole. JL Bourg was better in third quarter 18-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They made 24-of-27 free shots (88.9 percent) during the game. Lille Metropole forced 19 JL Bourg turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. JL Bourg was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. The best player for the winners was American Steve Smith (200-81, college: Iona) who scored 23 points and 8 rebounds. The other American import Jason Siggers (188-85, college: Albany) chipped in 21 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists (went 7 for 7 at the free throw line). Lille Metropole's coach Abdourahmane N'Diaye 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 Jerome Sanchez (197-90) who recorded 8 points and 6 rebounds and Gambian forward Moses Sonko (197-83, college: Co.Carolina, agency: Two Points) added 9 points and 7 rebounds respectively. Lille Metropole moved-up to twelfth place, which they share with Nantes and St Vallier. JL Bourg at the other side dropped to the eighth position with nine games lost. Lille Metropole will face league's leader Pau-Lacq-Orthez on the road in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game.
Top scorers:
Bourg: D.Monds 11+4reb, P.Braud 11+3reb+1ast, M.Sonko 9+7reb, J.Delhomme 8+1reb+3ast, J.Sanchez 8+6reb+3ast, A.Tanghe 7+2reb
Lille: S.Smith 23+8reb+2ast, J.Siggers 21+5reb+4ast, A.Rigaux 9+4reb+5ast, M.Tensorer 8+3reb, S.Bradford 7+4reb+1ast, N.Taccoen 5+4reb+1ast
gschID: 179390


Bordeaux - Nantes 85-89

There was no surprise when 18th ranked Bordeaux (2-16) was defeated at home by thirteenth ranked Nantes (7-11) 89-85 on Friday. The guests trailed by 4 points at the halftime before their 21-11 charge in the third quarter, which allowed them to win the game. Nantes made 23-of-30 free shots (76.7 percent) during the game. Bordeaux was plagued by 28 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 8 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists. The other American import guard LaMarshall Corbett (190-88, college: Angelo St.) chipped in 17 points. Nantes' coach Guillaume Quintard used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. At the other side the best for losing team was Serbian center Dragan Ceranic (212-76, agency: Beo Basket) who recorded 18 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists and point guard Gauthier Darrigand (184-82) added 18 points (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field) respectively. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Nantes moved-up to twelfth place, which they share with St Vallier and Lille. Bordeaux lost eighth consecutive game. They stay at the bottom position with 16 games lost. Nantes will face higher ranked SO Maritime Boulogne (#6) at home in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Bordeaux will play against JL Bourg (#11).
Top scorers:
Bordeaux: G.Darrigand 18+1reb+3ast, D.Ceranic 18+7reb+4ast, M.Guichard 14+3ast, M.Humphrey 12+7reb+2ast, N.Wyatte 9+8reb, R.Chery 5+3reb+1ast
Nantes: L.Corbett 17+1reb+1ast, T.Henry 13+5reb, N.Gayon 12+1ast, W.Soliman 10+2reb, C.Ferchaud 9+1ast, J.Mathis 8+6reb+6ast
gschID: 179389


Chalons-Reims - St Quentin 93-87 OT

Seventh-ranked Saint-Quentin (9-9) made lots of trouble for fourth ranked Chalons-Reims (13-5). Chalons-Reims managed to secure only six-point victory 93-87. However their fans expected easier game. It looked good early as Saint-Quentin took an 2-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Chalons-Reims had a 20-16 second period charge getting the lead. Then Saint-Quentin managed to tie the game at the end of regular time, but lost overtime period 7-13. Chalons-Reims had a 38-27 advantage in offensive rebounds. 27 personal fouls committed by Saint-Quentin helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American forward Tyren Johnson (202-88, college: La-Lafayette) notched a double-double by scoring 13 points and 11 rebounds to lead the effort and swingman Rodrigue Mels (188-85, college: CS Northridge, agency: Three Eye Sports) supported him with 23 points. Even a double-double of 20 points and 13 rebounds by power forward Julien Lesieu (201-83) did not help to save the game for Saint-Quentin. American-Ghanian Amu Saaka (198-88, college: Furman, agency: Pro One Sports) added 12 points and 5 rebounds. Five Chalons-Reims and four Saint-Quentin players scored in double figures. Saint-Quentin's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Chalons-Reims have a solid four-game winning streak. They moved-up to second place, which they share with Antibes and Evreux. Newly promoted Saint-Quentin dropped to the eighth position with nine games lost. Chalons-Reims' next round opponent will be Olympique Antibes (#3) on the road, which may be the game of the day. Saint-Quentin will play against the league's second-placed ALM Evreux (#2).
Top scorers:
St Quentin: J.Lesieu 20+13reb, K.Howell 12+3reb, A.Saaka 12+5reb, K.Bichard 11+2reb+1ast, J.Ball 9+3reb+1ast, O.Romain 7+3reb+3ast
Chalons-Reims: R.Mels 23+3reb, A.Tsagarakis 18+5reb+2ast, T.Johnson 13+11reb+3ast, J.Burrell 12+6reb+1ast, B.Mullins 12+5reb+6ast, K.Corre 8+6reb+1ast
gschID: 179388


Maurienne - Le Portel 78-83 OT

Aix-Maurienne (#8) forced the game against Le Portel (#5) into an overtime, but lost by five points 78-83 on Friday night. The game took place in Aix-les-Bains. But the guests from Le Portel were better at the end. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Aix-Maurienne won third quarter 18-14. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening, at least not yet. The game turned upside-down in the last quarter, where Aix-Maurienne used huge pressure winning it 26-22 getting a tie at the end of regular time. They lost eventually overtime period 6-11. The best player for the winners was Jamaican-American Sherman Gay (201-82, college: Loyola Mary) who scored 24 points and 8 rebounds. American point guard Ronnie Taylor (188-81, college: NC-Greensboro, agency: Court Side) chipped in 14 points, 8 rebounds, 8 assists and 4 steals. Four Le Portel players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was American Wilbert Brown (200-84, college: Niagara, agency: Z.A.G. - Law Offices) who recorded 28 points and 8 rebounds and his fellow American import Wayne Chism (206-87, college: Tennessee) added 9 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists respectively. Le Portel maintains fifth position with 12-6 record, which they share with Boulogne. Aix-Maurienne at the other side keeps the eighth place with nine games lost. Le Portel will face Fos Ouest (#7) at home in the next round. Aix-Maurienne will play against Saint Vallier.
Top scorers:
Maurienne: W.Brown 28+8reb, G.Clerc 12+1reb+2ast, J.Ekanga-Ehawa 12+5reb+4ast, W.Chism 9+10reb+4ast, M.Houmounou 8+5reb+4ast, S.Darnauzan 4+1ast
Le Portel: S.Gay 24+8reb+1ast, C.Bronchard 21+8reb, B.Mangin 14+2reb+5ast, R.Taylor 14+8reb+8ast, M.N'Diaye 4+5reb+1ast, A.Charles 3+4reb+3ast
gschID: 179385
  




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