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ProA Standings
 1. Monaco 30-4 
 2. Chalon 27-7 
 3. Nanterre 25-9 
 4. Strasbourg 23-11 
 5. Pau-Lacq-Orthez 22-12 
 6. Paris-Levallois 20-14 
 7. Le Portel 19-15 
 8. ASVEL 19-15 
 9. Gravelines 16-18 
 10. Limoges 15-19 
 11. Cholet 14-20 
 12. Le Mans 14-20 
 13. Dijon 12-22 
 14. Antibes 12-22 
 15. Hyeres-Toulon 11-23 
 16. Chalons-Reims 10-24 
 17. Orleans 9-25 
 18. Nancy 8-26 
Full Standings
Last:5/17/2017
ProB Standings
 1. Bourg 25-9 
 2. Provence Basket 22-12 
 3. Lille 21-13 
 4. Boulazac 19-15 
 5. Charleville 19-15 
 6. Nantes 18-16 
 7. Le Havre 18-16 
 8. Evreux 18-16 
 9. Blois 17-17 
 10. Poitiers 17-17 
 11. Rouen 16-18 
 12. Denain 15-19 
 13. St Chamond 14-20 
 14. Vichy Clermont 14-20 
 15. Roanne 14-20 
 16. Boulogne 13-21 
 17. Maurienne 13-21 
 18. St Quentin 13-21 
Full Standings
Last:5/20/2017
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: 18.4
 1. Clark, Chalon18.4 
 2. Rich, Paris-Levallois17.6 
 3. Cobbs, Gravelines16.9 
 4. Gibson, Gravelines16.8 
 5. Roberson, Chalon16.1 
 6. Rush, Nancy15.9 
 7. Prepelic, Limoges15.8 
 8. Young, Chalons-.14.8 
 9. Warren, Nanterre14.4 
 10. Dorsey, Le Portel14.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Moustapha FALL
  Chalon
  (218-C-92)
  Avg: 9.1
 1. Fall, Chalon9.1 
 2. Labeyrie, Paris-Le.8.8 
 3. Solomon, Gravelines8.0 
 4. Poirier, Paris-Le.7.9 
 5. Hassell, Le Portel7.7 
 6. Donaldson, Le Po.7.4 
 7. Hunt, Nancy7.2 
 8. Lessort, Nanterre7.2 
 9. Cain, Chalons-Reims7.0 
 10. Yeguete, Le Mans6.9 
Assists Per Game
 D.J. COOPER
  Pau-Lacq.
  (183-PG-90)
  Avg: 11
 1. Cooper, Pau-Lacq.11.0 
 2. Roberson, Chalon7.2 
 3. Holston, Dijon6.3 
 4. Prince, Orleans5.8 
 5. Hodge, AS.5.6 
 6. Cobbs, Gravelines5.5 
 7. Bost, Monaco5.3 
 8. Campbell, Paris-Le.5.2 
 9. Warren, Nanterre4.5 
 10. Payne, Chalons-.4.4 
Steals Per Game
 J.P. PRINCE
  Orleans
  (203-G/F-87)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Prince, Orleans2.4 
 2. Cooper, Pau-Lacq.2.3 
 3. Holston, Dijon2.0 
 4. Payne, Chalons-.1.8 
 5. Eito, Orleans1.7 
 6. Wood, Limoges1.7 
 7. Dorsey, Le Portel1.6 
 8. Grant, Dijon1.6 
 9. Campbell, Paris-Le.1.5 
 10. Lacombe, Stras.1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Moustapha FALL
  Chalon
  (218-C-92)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Fall, Chalon2.3 
 2. Fofana, Monaco1.3 
 3. Uter, AS.1.1 
 4. Otule, Antibes1.0 
 5. Cain, Chalons-Reims1.0 
 6. Lessort, Nanterre1.0 
 7. Trasolini, Nancy0.9 
 8. Poirier, Paris-Le.0.8 
 9. Joseph, Orleans0.8 
 10. Jeanne, Nancy0.8 
Player of the Week

 Elton Brown
  Nancy
  ( 206-C-83 )
  

 Zachery Peacock
  Bourg
  ( 203-C-87 )
  

 Richie Gordon
  Caen
  ( 203-F/C-89 )
  
French men teams in Euro cups 2016-2017
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Play-Off bracket4
Next Round Schedule

Game 3 (Quarter-Finals)

Strasbourg 71% May.26 Pau-Lacq-Ort
Monaco 69% May.26 ASVEL
Next Round Schedule

Game 1 (Quarter-Finals)

Provence Bsk 63% May.26 Roanne
Charleville May.26 Nantes 55%
Lille 65% May.26 Evreux
Boulazac 58% May.26 Le Havre
Next Round Schedule

Game 1 (Finals)

Quimper 54% May.27 Souffel
ProA Round 15: Four teams share top position - Jan 14, 2013


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ProA is at the halfway of the Regular Season and there are still another 15 rounds left.

Round 15 in ProA means a new league leader. The biggest surprise took place in Gravelines where host Gravelines-Dunkerque (10-5) crushed league's leader Chalon/Saor (9-6) 102-69 on Saturday evening. It was a key game for the top position in the league. The hosts trailed by 9 points at the halftime before their 73-31 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Gravelines-Dunkerque made 17-of-22 free shots (77.3 percent) during the game. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Gravelines-Dunkerque made 7 blocks. The best player for the winners was American point guard Dwight Buycks (190-89, college: Marquette) who scored 22 points and 7 assists. The former international center Ludovic Vaty (206-88, college: Moraine Valley CC) chipped in 17 points, 11 rebounds and 4 blocks. Gravelines-Dunkerque's coach Christian Monschau felt very confident that he used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the other side the best for losing team was American forward Shelden Williams (206-83, college: Duke) who recorded 18 points and 7 rebounds. Gravelines-Dunkerque keeps a position of league leader, which they share with 3 other teams. Defending champion Chalon/Saor dropped to the fifth place with six games lost. They share the position with ASVEL. They were replaced at the leadership position by Paris-Levallois. Chalon/Saor will play next round against Chorale de Roanne trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Gravelines-Dunkerque will try to continue on its current victory against tenth ranked Limoges CSP Elite on the road.
The game in Le Mans was also worth to mention about. 4th placed ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket (9-6) played at the court of fifth ranked Le Mans (10-5). Le Mans managed to secure a 4-point victory 64-60. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket. It was a key game for the top position in the league. It was a good game for American guard Khalid El-Amin (178-79, college: Connecticut) who led his team to a victory with 13 points and 6 assists. Joao Paulo Batista contributed with 11 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. The former international guard Paccelis Morlende (189-81) answered with 12 points for ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket. ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Le Mans have a solid series of three victories in a row. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with 3 other teams. ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket at the other side dropped to the fifth place with six games lost. They share the position with Chalon. Le Mans will play against bottom-ranked Boulazac Basket (#16) on the road in the next round which should be an easy win for them. ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket will play against Entente Orleans 45 (#8) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
The game in Cholet was also quite interesting. Third ranked Paris-Levallois (10-5) played at the court of 7th ranked Cholet (7-8). Paris-Levallois defeated Cholet 94-82 on Saturday. It was a great evening for Sean May who led his team to a victory scoring 16 points and 8 rebounds. The best for the losing side was Marcus Goree with 19 points and 6 rebounds (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field). Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Paris-Levallois keeps a position of league leader, which they share with 3 other teams. Loser Cholet keeps the seventh place with eight games lost. They share the position with 5 other teams. Paris-Levallois will meet Strasbourg IG (#3) on the road in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Cholet will play against STB Le Havre (#15) and hope to secure a win.

Other games of round 15 were quite predictable and ended without any surprises. Here they are:
Nanterre was defeated by Dijon in JDA Dijon 88-80. Nancy beat Poitiers at home 72-66. Le Havre lost to Roanne on the opponent's court 67-80. Strasbourg managed to outperform Orleans in a home game 81-70. Bottom-ranked Boulazac recorded a loss to Limoges on the road 82-65.
The best stats of 15th round was 22 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists by Ricardo Greer of Strasbourg.

Le Mans - ASVEL 64-60

The game in Le Mans was also worth to mention about. 4th placed ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket (9-6) played at the court of fifth ranked Le Mans (10-5). Le Mans managed to secure a 4-point victory 64-60. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket. It was a key game for the top position in the league. ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket was ahead by 2 points after three quarters before a 22-16 charge of Le Mans, which allowed them to win the game. They dominated on the defensive end, holding ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket to just 6 points in third quarter. Le Mans forced 25 ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket turnovers. It was a good game for American guard Khalid El-Amin (178-79, college: Connecticut) who led his team to a victory with 13 points and 6 assists. Brazilian power forward Joao Paulo Batista (207-81, college: Gonzaga) contributed with 11 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Four Le Mans players scored in double figures. The former international guard Paccelis Morlende (189-81) answered with 12 points and the former international guard Edwin Jackson (191-89) added 12 points in the effort for ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket. ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Le Mans have a solid series of three victories in a row. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with 3 other teams. ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket at the other side dropped to the fifth place with six games lost. They share the position with Chalon. Le Mans will play against bottom-ranked Boulazac Basket (#16) on the road in the next round which should be an easy win for them. ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket will play against Entente Orleans 45 (#8) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Le Mans: K.El-Amin 13+1reb+6ast, C.Long 12+2reb+1ast, J.Paulo Batista 11+5reb, A.Koffi 10+4reb+1ast, C.Kahudi 7+2reb, P.Sy 6+2reb
ASVEL: P.Morlende 12+4reb, E.Jackson 12+2reb+1ast, T.Abromaitis 11+2reb+2ast, L.Jean-Charles 7+4reb+1ast, M.Thompson 6+3reb+4ast, U.Nsonwu-Amadi 3+9reb+2ast
gschID: 178960


Dijon - Nanterre 88-80

Everything could happen at the game between two tied teams. Both tenth ranked JDA Dijon and 13th ranked JSF Nanterre had identical 6-8 record. This time JDA Dijon used a home court advantage and beat the opponent from Nanterre 88-80 on Saturday night. JSF Nanterre trailed by 11 points after 3 quarters before a 21-18 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 80-88 at the end of the game. JDA Dijon made 17-of-21 free shots (81.0 percent) during the game. The game was dominated by American players. It was a great evening for forward Zach Moss (201-81, college: Mountain St.) who led his team to a victory scoring 21 points (on 8-of-9 shooting from the field). Power forward Andre Harris (201-85, college: Fair Dickinson) helped adding 13 points and 7 rebounds. JDA Dijon's coach Jean-Louis Borg used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. The best for the losing side was swingman David Lighty (195-88, college: Ohio St.) with 20 points and 5 assists and guard Trenton Meacham (188-85, college: Illinois) scored 14 points. Four JDA Dijon and five JSF Nanterre players scored in double figures. JDA Dijon have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to seventh place, which they share with 5 other teams. JSF Nanterre lost third consecutive game. They keep the thirteenth position with nine games lost. JDA Dijon will meet at home Sluc Nancy (#9) in the next round. JSF Nanterre will play against Poitiers (#14) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Dijon: Z.Moss 21+3reb+1ast, L.Owens 14+2reb+4ast, A.Harris 13+7reb+1ast, T.Campbell 12+2reb+4ast, F.Prenom 10+5reb, J.Leloup 9+2reb+4ast
Nanterre: D.Lighty 20+3reb+5ast, T.Meacham 14+4reb+2ast, X.Corosine 13+1reb+2ast, J.Passave-Ducteil 12+6reb+1ast, S.Brun 11+3reb+4ast, M.Diarra 5+4reb
gschID: 178963


Nancy - Poitiers 72-66

No shocking result in a game when ninth ranked Sluc Nancy (7-8) defeated at home 14th ranked Poitiers (5-10) 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. Poitiers was trailing by 3 points at halftime but managed to get 11-point lead after three quarters before a 25-8 charge of Sluc Nancy, which allowed them to win the game. It was a great evening for naturalized Ivorian point guard Souleyman Diabate (183-87, agency: Beo Basket) who led his team to a victory scoring 18 points, 7 rebounds, 7 assists and 4 steals. American forward Marcellus Sommerville (200-82, college: Bradley) helped adding 13 points and 12 rebounds. Four Sluc Nancy players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was American forward Ahmad Nivins (206-87, college: St.Joseph's) with 17 points and 5 rebounds and American-Italian guard Anthony Dobbins (194-81, college: Richmond) scored 12 points and 7 rebounds. Sluc Nancy moved-up to seventh place, which they share with 5 other teams. Poitiers lost fifth consecutive game. They keep the fourteenth position with ten games lost. They share it with Le Havre. Sluc Nancy will meet JDA Dijon (#11) on the road in the next round. Poitiers will play against JSF Nanterre and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Nancy: S.Diabate 18+7reb+7ast, M.Sommerville 13+12reb+2ast, C.Marquis 13+11reb, K.Grant 10+2reb+3ast, T.Martin 9+3reb+2ast, B.Merriex 7+3reb+1ast
Poitiers: A.Nivins 17+5reb+1ast, A.Grant 14+5reb+3ast, A.Dobbins 12+7reb+3ast, J.Gray 9+3ast, P.Guillard 8+8reb+1ast, A.Smith 4+2reb+3ast
gschID: 178962


Cholet - Paris-Levallois 82-94

The game in Cholet was also quite interesting. Third ranked Paris-Levallois (10-5) played at the court of 7th ranked Cholet (7-8). Paris-Levallois defeated Cholet 94-82 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Paris-Levallois. Cholet managed to win fourth quarter 29-23. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Paris-Levallois forced 19 Cholet turnovers. It was a great shooting night for Paris-Levallois especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 56.3 percentage. It was a great evening for American forward Sean May (206-84, college: N.Carolina) who led his team to a victory scoring 16 points and 8 rebounds. American-Venezuelan guard John Cox (196-81, college: USF) helped adding 16 points and 7 assists. Five Paris-Levallois players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was American forward Marcus Goree (201-77, college: W.Virginia) with 19 points and 6 rebounds (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field) and the other American import guard A.J. Slaughter (191-87, college: W.Kentucky) scored 12 points and 8 assists. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Paris-Levallois keeps a position of league leader, which they share with 3 other teams. Loser Cholet keeps the seventh place with eight games lost. They share the position with 5 other teams. Paris-Levallois will meet Strasbourg IG (#3) on the road in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Cholet will play against STB Le Havre (#15) and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Paris-Levallois: J.Cox 16+2reb+7ast, S.May 16+8reb+2ast, J.Williams 14+5reb, M.N'Doye 14+1reb, A.Diot 11+4reb+4ast, L.Labeyrie 8+4reb+2ast
Cholet: M.Goree 19+6reb+3ast, C.Ona-Embo 15+2reb+1ast, A.Slaughter 12+8ast, T.Bryant 8, R.Gobert 7+6reb, L.Vebobe 6+7reb+2ast
gschID: 178961


Roanne - Le Havre 80-67

Very expected game when 15th ranked STB Le Havre (5-10) was defeated on the road by eleventh ranked Chorale de Roanne (7-8) 80-67 on Saturday. STB Le Havre was trailing by 2 points at halftime but managed to get 2-point lead after three quarters before a 26-11 charge of Chorale de Roanne, which allowed them to win the game. They made 17-of-18 free shots (94.4 percent) during the game. It was a great evening for American Matt Howard (203-89, college: Butler) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 10 rebounds. Naturalized Ivorian guard Pape-Philippe Amagou (185-85, agency: Beo Basket) helped adding 18 points and 5 assists. The best for the losing side was American guard Bernard King (196-81, college: Texas A&M) with 14 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists and Congolese-Central African forward Max Kouguere (198-87) scored 12 points and 5 rebounds. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Chorale de Roanne moved-up to seventh place, which they share with 5 other teams. STB Le Havre lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the fourteenth position with ten games lost. They share it with Poitiers. Chorale de Roanne will meet at home higher ranked Chalon/Saor (#6) in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. STB Le Havre will play against Cholet (#7) and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Roanne: M.Howard 22+10reb+2ast, P.Amagou 18+2reb+5ast, S.Gray 12+2reb+1ast, C.Collins 11+7reb+1ast, Y.Sangare 6+1reb+4ast, D.Kecman 6+2reb+1ast
Le Havre: B.King 14+5reb+4ast, B.Smith 13+1reb, M.Kouguere 12+5reb+2ast, D.Thompson 10+2reb+1ast, V.Moldoveanu 9+7reb+2ast, G.Brown 6+4reb+1ast
gschID: 178959


Strasbourg - Orleans 81-70

Very predictable result when second ranked Strasbourg IG (10-5) beat at home 8th ranked Entente Orleans 45 (7-8) 81-70 on Saturday. The hosts were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. Strasbourg IG made 21-of-23 free shots (91.3 percent) during the game. Strasbourg IG outrebounded Entente Orleans 45 38-27 including a 35-21 advantage in defensive rebounds. It was a great evening for American-Dominican swingman Ricardo Greer (197-78, college: Pittsburgh) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 22 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists (went 8 for 8 at the free throw line). The former international center Alexis Ajinca (215-88, agency: Priority Sports) helped adding 20 points. Five Strasbourg IG players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was American forward Brian Greene (204-81, college: Colorado St.) with 21 points and 8 rebounds and the former international point guard Marc-Antoine Pellin (169-87) scored 16 points and 4 steals. Strasbourg IG have an impressive series of five victories in a row. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with 3 other teams. Loser Entente Orleans 45 dropped to the seventh place with eight games lost. They share the position with 5 other teams. Strasbourg IG will meet at home league's leader Paris-Levallois in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Entente Orleans 45 will play against ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket (#5) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Strasbourg: R.Greer 22+10reb+5ast, A.Ajinca 20+3reb+1ast, J.Shurna 11+7reb+2ast, L.Campbell 10+4reb+8ast, J.Greer 10+4reb+1ast, R.Duport 3+4reb
Orleans: B.Greene 21+8reb+1ast, M.Pellin 16+4reb+2ast, D.Viney 10+5reb, C.Hill 7+2reb, J.Young 6+3ast, C.Green 4+3reb
gschID: 178958


Gravelines - Chalon 102-69

Round 15 in ProA means a new league leader. The biggest surprise took place in Gravelines where host Gravelines-Dunkerque (10-5) crushed league's leader Chalon/Saor (9-6) 102-69 on Saturday evening. It was a key game for the top position in the league. The hosts trailed by 9 points at the halftime before their 73-31 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Gravelines-Dunkerque made 17-of-22 free shots (77.3 percent) during the game. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Gravelines-Dunkerque made 7 blocks. The best player for the winners was American point guard Dwight Buycks (190-89, college: Marquette) who scored 22 points and 7 assists. The former international center Ludovic Vaty (206-88, college: Moraine Valley CC) chipped in a double-double by scoring 17 points, 11 rebounds and 4 blocks. Five Gravelines-Dunkerque players scored in double figures. Gravelines-Dunkerque's coach Christian Monschau felt very confident that he used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the other side the best for losing team was American forward Shelden Williams (206-83, college: Duke) who recorded 18 points and 7 rebounds and the other American import swingman Blake Schilb (200-83, college: Loyola, IL, agency: Z.A.G. - Law Offices) added 18 points and 7 rebounds respectively. Gravelines-Dunkerque keeps a position of league leader, which they share with 3 other teams. Defending champion Chalon/Saor dropped to the fifth place with six games lost. They share the position with ASVEL. They were replaced at the leadership position by Paris-Levallois. Chalon/Saor will play next round against Chorale de Roanne trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Gravelines-Dunkerque will try to continue on its current victory against tenth ranked Limoges CSP Elite on the road.
Top scorers:
Gravelines: D.Buycks 22+3reb+7ast, J.Johnson 21+2reb+1ast, L.Vaty 17+11reb+1ast, C.Akpomedah 12+9reb+1ast, J.Edwards 11+1ast, Y.Bokolo 10+2reb+3ast
Chalon: B.Schilb 18+7reb+1ast, S.Williams 18+7reb+2ast, S.Tchicamboud 11+2reb+3ast, C.N'Dumba-Capela 9+10reb+1ast, N.Lang 5+7reb, J.Aboudou 4+3reb+1ast
gschID: 178957


Limoges - Boulazac 82-65

Not a big story in a game when 16th ranked Boulazac Basket (4-11) was defeated on the road by twelfth ranked Limoges CSP Elite (7-8) 82-65 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Limoges CSP Elite. Boulazac Basket managed to win third quarter 19-14. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Boulazac Basket 35-24 including 29 on the defensive glass. It was a great evening for naturalized Congolese forward Nobel Boungou Colo (202-88) who led his team to a victory scoring 14 points and 7 rebounds. The former international guard Joseph Gomis (180-78) helped adding 12 points and 7 assists. Four Limoges CSP Elite players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was American power forward Darryl Monroe (202-86, college: George Mason, agency: SportsTalent) with 15 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists and the other American import guard Darnell Harris (181-86, college: La Salle) scored 15 points. Limoges CSP Elite moved-up to seventh place, which they share with 5 other teams. Boulazac Basket lost fifth consecutive game. Boulazac Basket at the other side, also newcomer in the league, stay at the bottom position with 11 games lost. Limoges CSP Elite will meet at home higher ranked Gravelines-Dunkerque (#4) 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 (#2) where they are definitely not considered as a favorite in this game either.
Top scorers:
Limoges: B.Wanamaker 16+2reb+1ast, J.Mipoka 14+6reb+1ast, N.Boungou Colo 14+7reb+1ast, J.Gomis 12+2reb+7ast, T.Plaisted 9+3reb+2ast, J.Brockman 8+8reb+3ast
Boulazac: D.Harris 15+3reb+2ast, D.Monroe 15+9reb+6ast, D.Ramseier 8+4reb, A.Kerckhof 7+3reb+1ast, Q.Ross 6+2reb+2ast, M.Cheriet 4+1reb
gschID: 178956
  




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