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ProA Standings
 1. Antibes 0-0 
 2. ASVEL 0-0 
 3. Chalon 0-0 
 4. Chalons-Reims 0-0 
 5. Cholet 0-0 
 6. Dijon 0-0 
 7. Gravelines 0-0 
 8. Hyeres-Toulon 0-0 
 9. Le Mans 0-0 
 10. Le Portel 0-0 
 11. Limoges 0-0 
 12. Monaco 0-0 
 13. Nancy 0-0 
 14. Nanterre 0-0 
 15. Orleans 0-0 
 16. Paris-Levallois 0-0 
 17. Pau-Lacq-Orthez 0-0 
 18. Strasbourg 0-0 
Last:7/30/2016
ProB Standings
 1. Blois 0-0 
 2. Boulazac 0-0 
 3. Boulogne 0-0 
 4. Bourg 0-0 
 5. Charleville 0-0 
 6. Denain 0-0 
 7. Evreux 0-0 
 8. Le Havre 0-0 
 9. Lille 0-0 
 10. Maurienne 0-0 
 11. Nantes 0-0 
 12. Poitiers 0-0 
 13. Provence Basket 0-0 
 14. Roanne 0-0 
 15. Rouen 0-0 
 16. St Chamond 0-0 
 17. St Quentin 0-0 
 18. Vichy Clermont 0-0 
Last:7/30/2016
NM1 Standings
 1. Andrezieux 0-0 
 2. Angers BC 0-0 
 3. Caen 0-0 
 4. CFBB 0-0 
 5. Challans 0-0 
 6. Chartres 0-0 
 7. GET Vosges 0-0 
 8. Gries/Oberhoffen 0-0 
 9. Lorient 0-0 
 10. Lourdes 0-0 
 11. Orchies 0-0 
 12. Quimper 0-0 
 13. Rennes 0-0 
 14. Rueil 0-0 
 15. SAP Vaucluse 0-0 
 16. Souffel 0-0 
 17. St Vallier 0-0 
 18. Vitre 0-0 
Last:8/15/2016
NM2 Standings
Group A
 1. Bordeaux 0-0 
 2. Dax-Gamarde 0-0 
 3. Gardonne 0-0 
 4. Garonne 0-0 
 5. Golfe Juan 0-0 
 6. Le Cannet 0-0 
 7. Marmande 0-0 
 8. Marseille 0-0 
 9. Pau Nord-Est 0-0 
 10. Real Chalossais 0-0 
 11. Toulouges 0-0 
 12. Toulouse 0-0 
 13. Union Venelles 0-0 
 14. Valence 0-0 
Group B
 1. Angers EOSL 0-0 
 2. Brissac-Aubance 0-0 
 3. Chateauroux 0-0 
 4. Cherbourg 0-0 
 5. Cognac 0-0 
 6. Fougeres 0-0 
 7. Gravenchon 0-0 
 8. La Charite 0-0 
 9. La Rochelle 0-0 
 10. Pays dOlonnes 0-0 
 11. Pornic 0-0 
 12. Reze 0-0 
 13. Union Tours 0-0 
 14. USV Re Basket 0-0 
Group C
 1. Berck 0-0 
 2. Bruay 0-0 
 3. Calais 0-0 
 4. Cergy-Pontoise 0-0 
 5. Joeuf Homecourt 0-0 
 6. Juvisy 0-0 
 7. Kaysersberg 0-0 
 8. Longwy 0-0 
 9. Maubeuge 0-0 
 10. Metz-Ste Marie 0-0 
 11. Tourcoing 0-0 
 12. Tremblay 0-0 
 13. Vanves 0-0 
 14. W.O.S.B. 0-0 
Group D
 1. Aubenas 0-0 
 2. Beaujolais 0-0 
 3. Besancon 0-0 
 4. Bourg II 0-0 
 5. Cheruy 0-0 
 6. Clermont 0-0 
 7. Feurs EF 0-0 
 8. Le Puy 0-0 
 9. Montbrison 0-0 
 10. Mulhouse 0-0 
 11. Ouest Lyonnais 0-0 
 12. Oullins 0-0 
 13. Pfastatt 0-0 
 14. Prisse Macon 0-0 
Last:7/30/2016
Euroleague Standings
Group A
 1. Anadolu Efes 0-0 
 2. Brose Bask. 0-0 
 3. Crvena Zvezda 0-0 
 4. CSKA 0-0 
 5. Darussafaka 0-0 
 6. EA7 Armani 0-0 
 7. FC Barcelona 0-0 
 8. Fener.Ulker 0-0 
 9. Galatasaray 0-0 
 10. Laboral Kutxa 0-0 
 11. Maccabi T-A 0-0 
 12. Olympiacos 0-0 
 13. Panathinaikos 0-0 
 14. Real Madrid 0-0 
 15. Unics 0-0 
 16. Zalgiris 0-0 
Last:7/7/2016
Eurocup Standings
Group A
 1. AEK Athens 0-0 
 2. Cedevita 0-0 
 3. Gran Canaria 0-0 
 4. Lietkabelis 0-0 
 5. N.Novgorod 0-0 
 6. Stelmet ZG 0-0 
Group B
 1. ALBA 0-0 
 2. Dominion BB 0-0 
 3. Khimky 0-0 
 4. Krasny Oktyabr 0-0 
 5. Lietuvos rytas 0-0 
 6. Partizan 0-0 
Group C
 1. B.Muenchen 0-0 
 2. Buducnost 0-0 
 3. MZT Skopje 0-0 
 4. UCAM Murcia 0-0 
 5. Unicaja 0-0 
 6. Zenit 0-0 
Group D
 1. Fuenlabrada 0-0 
 2. Hapoel J-M 0-0 
 3. Lokomotiv 0-0 
 4. Ratiopharm 0-0 
 5. Un.Olimpija 0-0 
 6. Valencia 0-0 
Last:7/21/2016
FIBA Europe Cup Standings
Group A
 1. Alba 0-0 
 2. Chalon 0-0 
Group B
 1. Gravelines 0-0 
 2. Limburg United 0-0 
Group C
 1. Mons-Hainaut 0-0 
 2. Telekom Bsk 0-0 
Group D
 1. Antwerp 0-0 
 2. Nanterre 0-0 
Group E
 1. Oberwart 0-0 
 2. Pau-Lacq-Orthez 0-0 
Group F
 1. Bnei Hertzeliyya 0-0 
 2. Steaua CSM 0-0 
Group G
 1. Gaziantep 0-0 
 2. Peja 0-0 
Group H
 1. Enisey 0-0 
 2. Sigal Prishtina 0-0 
Group I
 1. TLU/Kalev 0-0 
 2. Vytautas 0-0 
Group J
 1. Apoel 0-0 
 2. BK Opava 0-0 
 3. Siauliai 0-0 
Group Q
 1. Demir IBB 0-0 
 2. Kormend 0-0 
 3. Sopron KC 0-0 
 4. Targu Mures 0-0 
Last:8/9/2016
Points Per Game
 Michael THOMPSON
  Pau-Lacq.
  (177-PG-89)
  Avg: 17.9
 1. Thompson, Pau-Lac.17.9 
 2. Vassallo, Ponce17.1 
 3. Blue, Antibes16.4 
 4. Beaubois, Stras.16.1 
 5. Panko, Bayamon16.0 
 6. Shuler, Monaco15.9 
 7. Harris, Chalon15.6 
 8. Lewis, Rouen15.5 
 9. Sommerville, Orlea.15.1 
 10. Booker, Chalon14.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Mouphtaou YAROU
  Le Mans
  (204-C/F-90)
  Avg: 10.7
 1. Yarou, Le Mans10.7 
 2. Gordon, Chalons-.9.6 
 3. Falker, Nancy8.7 
 4. Yeguete, Le Mans8.3 
 5. Pietrus, Nancy8.2 
 6. Jaiteh, Nanterre8.0 
 7. Booker, Chalon7.5 
 8. Mitchell, Antibes7.2 
 9. Brown, Le Havre7.0 
 10. Travis, Le Mans6.9 
Assists Per Game
 Mouloukou Souleyman DIABATE
  Rouen
  (181-PG-87)
  Avg: 6.5
 1. Diabate, Rouen6.5 
 2. Cooper, Monaco6.4 
 3. Roberson, Chalon6.0 
 4. Albicy, Andorra5.9 
 5. McConnell, Chalons.5.6 
 6. Holston, Dijon5.1 
 7. Thompson, Pau-Lac.5.1 
 8. Eito, Orleans5.0 
 9. Jones, Paris-Le.4.8 
 10. Wood, Cholet4.8 
Steals Per Game
 Andrew ALBICY
  Andorra
  (178-PG-90)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Albicy, Andorra2.2 
 2. Cooper, Monaco1.9 
 3. Diabate, Rouen1.9 
 4. Riley, Nanterre1.6 
 5. Eito, Orleans1.6 
 6. McKee, Le Mans1.5 
 7. Jones, Paris-Le.1.5 
 8. Young, Chalons-.1.4 
 9. Robinson, Nanterre1.4 
 10. Dawson, Paris-Le.1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Moustapha FALL
  Antibes
  (218-C-92)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Fall, Antibes1.5 
 2. Dozier, Alaska Aces1.3 
 3. Falker, Nancy1.1 
 4. Labeyrie, Paris-Le.1.0 
 5. Fofana, Strasbourg1.0 
 6. Lessort, Nanterre0.8 
 7. Uter, Monaco0.8 
 8. Traore, Limoges0.8 
 9. Dove, Gravelines0.8 
 10. Jaiteh, Nanterre0.8 
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First Round Schedule
Chalons-Reim 50% Sep.24 Orleans
Le Mans 50% Sep.24 Strasbourg
Limoges 50% Sep.24 Dijon
Pau-Lacq-Ort 50% Sep.24 Cholet
Chalon 50% Sep.23 Antibes
Hyeres-Toulo 50% Sep.23 Gravelines
Le Portel 50% Sep.23 Nanterre
ASVEL 50% Sep.23 Monaco
Paris-Levall 50% Sep.23 Nancy
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Boulazac 50% Oct.14 Le Havre
Boulogne 50% Oct.14 Maurienne
Charleville 50% Oct.14 Poitiers
Denain 50% Oct.14 Blois
Nantes 50% Oct.14 Bourg
Roanne 50% Oct.14 Lille
Rouen 50% Oct.14 Vichy Clermo
St Quentin 50% Oct.14 Evreux
St Chamond 50% Oct.14 Provence Bsk
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SAP Vauclus 50% Sep.17 Vitre
CFBB 50% Sep.17 Gries/Oberho
Rennes 50% Sep.17 Challans
St Vallier 50% Sep.17 Rueil
Souffel 50% Sep.17 Lourdes
Orchies 50% Sep.17 Quimper
Chartres 50% Sep.16 Angers BC
Lorient 50% Sep.16 GET Vosges
Andrezieux 50% Sep.16 Caen
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First Round Schedule
Unics 50% Oct.14 FC Barcelona
Fener.Ulker 50% Oct.14 Brose Bask.
Panathinaiko 50% Oct.14 Zalgiris
Laboral Kutx 50% Oct.14 Anadolu Efes
Galatasaray 50% Oct.13 CSKA
EA7 Armani 50% Oct.13 Maccabi T-A
Crvena Zvezd 50% Oct.13 Darussafaka
Real Madrid 50% Oct.12 Olympiacos
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Group A
AEK Athens 50% Oct.12 N.Novgorod
Gran Canaria 50% Oct.12 Cedevita
Lietkabelis 50% Oct.12 Stelmet ZG
Group B
ALBA 50% Oct.12 Partizan
Khimky 50% Oct.12 Lietuvos ryt
Krasny Oktya 50% Oct.12 Dominion BB
Group C
Zenit 50% Oct.12 B.Muenchen
UCAM Murcia 50% Oct.12 Buducnost
Unicaja 50% Oct.12 MZT Skopje
Group D
Fuenlabrada 50% Oct.12 Hapoel J-M
Valencia 50% Oct.12 Ratiopharm
Un.Olimpija 50% Oct.12 Lokomotiv
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Sopron KC 50% Sep.28 Kormend
Targu Mures 50% Sep.28 Demir IBB
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ProB Round 20: Pau-Lacq-Orthez defeats Denain Voltaire in the closest game of the week - Jan 26, 2013


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David Denave
There was no lack of excitement in the last round games. The round ended with extra overtimes and favorites losing the games.

Sixteenth-ranked Denain Voltaire (5-15) gave a tough game to first ranked Pau-Lacq-Orthez (16-4) on Friday. The visitors from Pau managed to secure only two-point victory 65-63. However their fans expected much easier game. Denain Voltaire was trailing by 5 points at halftime but managed to get 1-point lead after three quarters before a 16-13 charge of Pau-Lacq-Orthez, which allowed them to win the game. Worth to mention a great performance of David Denave (195-85) who helped to win the game recording 18 points and 9 rebounds and power forward Mory Correa (204-79, college: Wyoming) who added 13 points, 8 rebounds and 4 blocks during the contest. American power forward Marcus Kitts (205-89, college: William & Mary) responded with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 17 rebounds. Denain Voltaire's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Pau-Lacq-Orthez have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 16-4 record. Denain Voltaire lost sixth consecutive game. They keep the sixteenth place with 15 games lost. They share the position with Charleville. Pau-Lacq-Orthez are looking forward to face Nantes (#12) at home in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Denain Voltaire will play against Aix-Maurienne (#7) in Aix-les-Bains and is hoping to prove to their fans that they can break losing series.
Very important is a home loss of third ranked Chalons-Reims (14-6) against ninth ranked Fos Ouest (11-9) on Friday night. Host Chalons-Reims was defeated by Fos Ouest in Reims 65-53. It ended at the same time the five-game winning streak of Chalons-Reims. The winners were led by American power forward John Williamson (199-86, college: Cincinnati) who scored that evening 22 points and 7 rebounds and Chris Davis supported him with 20 points and 5 rebounds. Even a double-double of 20 points and 11 rebounds by American forward Justin Burrell (206-88, college: St.John's) did not help to save the game for Chalons-Reims. Fos Ouest moved-up to seventh place, which they share with Maurienne and Bourg. Chalons-Reims at the other side keeps the third position with six games lost. They share it with Antibes and Le Portel. Fos Ouest will play against Saint Vallier (#14) at home in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Chalons-Reims will play against SPO Rouen (#10) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Eighteenth-ranked Bordeaux (2-18) gave a tough game to thirteenth ranked Lille Metropole (8-12) on Friday. Lille Metropole managed to secure only two-point victory 89-87. However their fans expected much easier game. The best player for the winners was Jason Siggers who scored 29 points and 4 steals. Markel Humphrey produced 21 points and 9 rebounds for the guests. Lille Metropole moved-up to twelfth place, which they share with Nantes. Bordeaux lost tenth consecutive game. They stay dead last with 18 lost games. Lille Metropole will meet Hyeres-Toulon (#15) on the road in the next round. Bordeaux will play against the league's second-placed ALM Evreux and will have a slim chance for a victory.
Fourteenth-ranked Saint Vallier (7-13) gave a tough game to fifth ranked Olympique Antibes (14-6). The visitors from Antibes managed to secure only one-point victory 71-70. However their fans expected much easier game. Tim Blue saved the victory with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 13 rebounds. Olympique Antibes moved-up to third place, which they share with Chalons-Reims and Le Portel. Saint Vallier lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the fourteenth position with 13 games lost. Olympique Antibes will have a break next round. Saint Vallier will play on the road against Fos Ouest (#9).
Tenth ranked JL Bourg (11-9) crushed at home 9th ranked SPO Rouen (10-10) by 21 points 104-83, which is the biggest margin this round on Saturday night. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of SPO Rouen. Worth to mention a quality performance of Moses Sonko who helped to win the game recording 27 points and 8 rebounds. JL Bourg's coach Frederic Sarre felt very confident that he used 11 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. JL Bourg moved-up to seventh place, which they share with Maurienne and Fos Ouest. Loser SPO Rouen dropped to the tenth position with ten games lost. JL Bourg will face Charleville-Mezieres (#17) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. SPO Rouen will play against Chalons-Reims (#4).

There were no shocking results in the other games in round 20: Charleville was destroyed by Maurienne on the opponent's court 104-83. Le Portel managed to outperform Hyeres-Toulon in a home game 85-73. St Quentin managed to beat Nantes on the road 81-70. Evreux defeated Boulogne on its own court 86-71.
The most impressive stats of the last round was 28 points, 7 rebounds and 10 assists by Clevin Hannah of Evreux.



St Vallier - Antibes 70-71

Fourteenth-ranked Saint Vallier (7-13) gave a tough game to fifth ranked Olympique Antibes (14-6). The visitors from Antibes managed to secure only one-point victory 71-70. However their fans expected much easier game. Saint Vallier was ahead by 3 points after three quarters before a 17-13 charge of Olympique Antibes, which allowed them to win the game. American forward Tim Blue (205-84, college: Middle Tenn.St.) saved the victory with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 13 rebounds. Naturalized Senegalese center Moussa Badiane (205-81, college: E.Carolina) contributed with 10 points for the winners. American-Ivorian guard Errick Craven (188-83, college: USC) replied with a double-double by scoring 14 points, 9 rebounds and 10 assists and Florent Tortosa (196-89) added 13 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 steals in the effort for Saint Vallier. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Olympique Antibes moved-up to third place, which they share with Chalons-Reims and Le Portel. Saint Vallier lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the fourteenth position with 13 games lost. Olympique Antibes will have a break next round. Saint Vallier will play on the road against Fos Ouest (#9).
Top scorers:
Antibes: T.Blue 19+13reb+2ast, S.Essart 12+1ast, M.Badiane 10+4reb+2ast, R.Desroses 10+3reb+3ast, A.Hilliard 9+3reb+2ast, G.Yango 4+5reb+1ast
St Vallier: H.Disy 14+1reb+1ast, E.Craven 14+9reb+10ast, F.Tortosa 13+6reb+5ast, D.Diarra 11+5reb, J.Hoyaux 10+2reb+1ast, C.Rouse 6+10reb+1ast
gschID: 179409


Bourg - Rouen 104-83

Tenth ranked JL Bourg (11-9) crushed at home 9th ranked SPO Rouen (10-10) by 21 points 104-83, which is the biggest margin this round on Saturday night. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of SPO Rouen. It was a very close game until the last quarter, when JL Bourg's pressure prevailed and they won that period 29-15 extending their advantage to 21 points. They made 18-of-22 free shots (81.8 percent) during the game. JL Bourg shot the lights out from three sinking 14 long-distance shots on high 60.9 percentage. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists. Worth to mention a quality performance of Gambian forward Moses Sonko (197-83, college: Co.Carolina, agency: Two Points) who helped to win the game recording 27 points and 8 rebounds and Philippe Braud (194-85) who added 22 points during the contest. Four JL Bourg players scored in double figures. JL Bourg's coach Frederic Sarre felt very confident that he used 11 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American forward Tai Wesley (200-86, college: Utah St.) responded with 21 points (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field) and the former international Gary Chathuant (195-83) scored 18 points. JL Bourg moved-up to seventh place, which they share with Maurienne and Fos Ouest. Loser SPO Rouen dropped to the tenth position with ten games lost. JL Bourg will face Charleville-Mezieres (#17) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. SPO Rouen will play against Chalons-Reims (#4).
Top scorers:
Bourg: M.Sonko 27+8reb+3ast, P.Braud 22+2reb+2ast, A.Tanghe 14+7reb, J.Forte 13+3reb+5ast, J.Delhomme 8+2reb+5ast, D.Monds 8
Rouen: T.Wesley 21+2reb+2ast, G.Chathuant 18+2reb+1ast, O.Bassett 14+3reb+2ast, W.McKines 10+3reb, M.Diarra 9+6reb+1ast, M.Courby 6+2reb+4ast
gschID: 179407


Maurienne - Charleville 104-83

Very expected game in Aix-les-Bains where 17th ranked Charleville-Mezieres (5-15) was crushed by seventh ranked Aix-Maurienne (11-9) 104-83 on Friday. The game was mostly controlled by Aix-Maurienne. Charleville-Mezieres was better in second period 25-24. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Aix-Maurienne made 20-of-25 free shots (80.0 percent) during the game. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists. Worth to mention a great performance of American Wilbert Brown (200-84, college: Niagara, agency: Z.A.G. - Law Offices) who helped to win the game recording 29 points and 7 rebounds and naturalized Cameroonian Joachim Ekanga-Ehawa (187-77) who added 23 points and 4 assists (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) during the contest. Lithuanian forward Vaidotas Pridotkas (200-84) responded with 22 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists and American-British power forward Tafari Toney (203-86) scored 13 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. Both teams had four players each who 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. Aix-Maurienne maintains seventh position with 11-9 record, which they share with Fos Ouest and Bourg. Charleville-Mezieres lost sixth consecutive game. Newly promoted team dropped to the sixteenth place with 15 games lost. Aix-Maurienne will face Denain Voltaire (#16) at home in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Charleville-Mezieres will play against JL Bourg.
Top scorers:
Maurienne: W.Brown 29+7reb+3ast, J.Ekanga-Ehawa 23+3reb+4ast, W.Chism 11+5reb+1ast, E.Bing 10+11reb+1ast, T.Yvrande 10+4reb+2ast, J.Leria 6+1ast
Charleville: V.Pridotkas 22+6reb+4ast, P.Sanders 15+6reb, T.Toney 13+6reb+4ast, D.Pistre 11+1reb+4ast, F.Calvez 9+1reb+3ast, F.Bourdillon 5+1reb
gschID: 179411


Le Portel - Hyeres-Toulon 85-73

Very predictable result when fifth ranked Le Portel (14-6) defeated at home 15th ranked Hyeres-Toulon (7-13) 85-73 on Friday. The game was mostly controlled by Le Portel. Hyeres-Toulon was better in second period 23-22. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Le Portel looked well-organized offensively handing out 27 assists. Worth to mention a great performance of guard Benoit Mangin (198-88) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 13 points and 13 assists and Jamaican-American Sherman Gay (201-82, college: Loyola Mary) who added 21 points and 5 rebounds (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field) during the contest. American swingman Jared Newson (195-84, college: Tenn-Martin, agency: Pro One Sports) responded with a double-double by scoring 10 points and 14 rebounds and point guard Axel Julien (185-92) scored 13 points, 5 rebounds and 8 assists. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Le Portel have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to third place, which they share with Antibes and Chalons-Reims. Loser Hyeres-Toulon dropped to the fourteenth position with 13 games lost. Le Portel will face bottom-ranked Bordeaux (#18) on the road in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Hyeres-Toulon will play against Lille Metropole (#13) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Le Portel: S.Gay 21+5reb, D.Wilson 13+6reb+3ast, B.Mangin 13+4reb+13ast, R.Taylor 11+3reb+4ast, M.Bigote 10+2reb+3ast, A.Charles 10+2reb+4ast
Hyeres-Toulon: T.Dials 21+2reb, A.Julien 13+5reb+8ast, R.Wright 12+3reb+5ast, L.Sane 11+3reb+1ast, J.Newson 10+14reb+3ast, B.Niang 6+1ast
gschID: 179410


Denain - Pau-Lacq-Orthez 63-65

Sixteenth-ranked Denain Voltaire (5-15) gave a tough game to first ranked Pau-Lacq-Orthez (16-4) on Friday. The visitors from Pau managed to secure only two-point victory 65-63. However their fans expected much easier game. Denain Voltaire was trailing by 5 points at halftime but managed to get 1-point lead after three quarters before a 16-13 charge of Pau-Lacq-Orthez, which allowed them to win the game. Worth to mention a great performance of David Denave (195-85) who helped to win the game recording 18 points and 9 rebounds and power forward Mory Correa (204-79, college: Wyoming) who added 13 points, 8 rebounds and 4 blocks during the contest. Four Pau-Lacq-Orthez players scored in double figures. American power forward Marcus Kitts (205-89, college: William & Mary) responded with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 17 rebounds and his fellow American import forward John Flowers (200-89, college: W.Virginia, agency: KMG Sports Management) scored 14 points and 9 rebounds. Denain Voltaire's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Pau-Lacq-Orthez have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 16-4 record. Denain Voltaire lost sixth consecutive game. They keep the sixteenth place with 15 games lost. They share the position with Charleville. Pau-Lacq-Orthez are looking forward to face Nantes (#12) at home in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Denain Voltaire will play against Aix-Maurienne (#7) in Aix-les-Bains and is hoping to prove to their fans that they can break losing series.
Top scorers:
Pau-Lacq-Orthez: D.Denave 18+9reb+3ast, M.Correa 13+8reb, B.Boddicker 12+5reb, A.Mendy 11+3reb, R.Lesca 5+2ast, I.Ordin 2+2reb+3ast
Denain: J.Flowers 14+9reb, M.Kitts 13+17reb+1ast, C.Cairo 10+5reb+1ast, L.Humphrey 8+2reb+2ast, V.Ateba 7+5reb+3ast, R.Lopez 5+4reb+3ast
gschID: 179408


Nantes - St Quentin 70-81

The game between closely ranked teams ended with 12th ranked Nantes' (8-12) home loss to eleventh ranked Saint-Quentin (10-10) 70-81 on Friday. Saint-Quentin made 22-of-27 free shots (81.5 percent) during the game. Worth to mention a great performance of point guard Olivier Romain (182-88) who helped to win the game recording 29 points and 4 assists and power forward Julien Lesieu (201-83) who added 16 points and 10 rebounds during the contest. American power forward James Mathis (200-84, college: Niagara, agency: Court Side) responded with 13 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists and his fellow American import guard LaMarshall Corbett (190-88, college: Angelo St.) scored 13 points. Nantes' coach Guillaume Quintard tested ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Saint-Quentin moved-up to tenth place, which they share with Rouen. Loser Nantes keeps the twelfth position with 12 games lost. Saint-Quentin will face higher ranked SO Maritime Boulogne (#6) on the road in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Nantes will play against the league's leader Pau-Lacq-Orthez (#1) and will have a slim chance for a victory.
Top scorers:
St Quentin: O.Romain 29+3reb+4ast, J.Lesieu 16+10reb+3ast, L.Simmons 10+7reb+2ast, J.Ball 9+1reb, D.Williams 7+5reb+1ast, A.Saaka 5+2reb+1ast
Nantes: L.Corbett 13+3ast, J.Mathis 13+7reb+4ast, C.Ferchaud 9+2reb+1ast, E.Mendy 8+5reb+1ast, W.Soliman 7+1reb, T.Henry 7+4reb
gschID: 179406


Evreux - Boulogne 86-71

Everything went according to plan when second ranked ALM Evreux (15-5) beat at home 6th ranked SO Maritime Boulogne (12-8) 86-71 on Friday. ALM Evreux made 20-of-26 free shots (76.9 percent) during the game. ALM Evreux outrebounded SO Maritime Boulogne 52-32 including a 37-24 advantage in defensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when ALM Evreux made 9 blocks. Worth to mention a great performance of American point guard Clevin Hannah (180-87, college: Wichita St., agency: Court Side) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 28 points, 7 rebounds and 10 assists (was perfect 9-for-9 from the free throw line !!!) and Steeve Ho You Fat (203-88) who added 18 points, 16 rebounds and 6 blocks during the contest. ALM Evreux's coach Remy Valin used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. American point guard Austen Rowland (186-81, college: Lehigh, agency: Court Side) responded with a double-double by scoring 11 points and 10 assists and forward Abdoulaye Loum (210-91) produced a double-double by scoring 10 points and 12 rebounds. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. ALM Evreux have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain second position with 15-5 record behind leader Pau-Lacq-Orthez. Loser SO Maritime Boulogne keeps the sixth place with eight games lost. ALM Evreux will face bottom-ranked Bordeaux (#18) on the road in the next round which should be an easy win for them. SO Maritime Boulogne will play against Saint-Quentin (#11).
Top scorers:
Evreux: C.Hannah 28+7reb+10ast, S.Ho You Fat 18+16reb+1ast, J.Wood 12+9reb+2ast, D.Reed 12+10reb+1ast, G.Florimont 5+5reb, G.Costentin 4+4reb+2ast
Boulogne: K.Cunningham 14+2reb, A.Rowland 11+2reb+10ast, A.Loum 10+12reb, J.Rousselle 10+5ast, Z.Bah 9+4reb+3ast, M.Var 8+4reb+1ast
gschID: 179405


Chalons-Reims - Fos Ouest 53-65

Very important is a home loss of third ranked Chalons-Reims (14-6) against ninth ranked Fos Ouest (11-9) on Friday night. Host Chalons-Reims was defeated by Fos Ouest in Reims 65-53. It ended at the same time the five-game winning streak of Chalons-Reims. The game was mostly controlled by Fos Ouest. Chalons-Reims was better in second period 16-13. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Fos Ouest forced 22 Chalons-Reims turnovers. The winners were led by American power forward John Williamson (199-86, college: Cincinnati) who scored that evening 22 points and 7 rebounds and the other American import swingman Chris Davis (195-80, college: N.Texas, agency: Court Side) supported him with 20 points and 5 rebounds. Even a double-double of 20 points and 11 rebounds by American forward Justin Burrell (206-88, college: St.John's) did not help to save the game for Chalons-Reims. Naturalized Greek guard Angelo Tsagarakis (190-84) added 11 points for the hosts. Fos Ouest moved-up to seventh place, which they share with Maurienne and Bourg. Chalons-Reims at the other side keeps the third position with six games lost. They share it with Antibes and Le Portel. Fos Ouest will play against Saint Vallier (#14) at home in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Chalons-Reims will play against SPO Rouen (#10) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Fos Ouest: J.Williamson 22+7reb+3ast, C.Davis 20+5reb, M.Hachad 10+6reb+2ast, T.Ramassamy 5+6reb, A.Toto N'Kote 3+2reb+1ast, K.Atamna 3+2reb
Chalons-Reims: J.Burrell 20+11reb, A.Tsagarakis 11+2reb+2ast, B.Mullins 8+3reb+3ast, T.Johnson 5+5reb+3ast, K.Joss-Rauze 3, K.Corre 2+3reb+1ast
gschID: 179404


Lille - Bordeaux 89-87 OT

Eighteenth-ranked Bordeaux (2-18) gave a tough game to thirteenth ranked Lille Metropole (8-12) on Friday. Lille Metropole managed to secure only two-point victory 89-87. However their fans expected much easier game. Bordeaux trailed by 16 points after 3 quarters before a 25-9 run in the last quarter tied the game at the end of regular time, But then they lost eventually overtime period 12-14. The best player for the winners was American Jason Siggers (188-85, college: Albany) who scored 29 points and 4 steals. The other American import Steve Smith (200-81, college: Iona) chipped in 15 points and 6 rebounds. American forward Markel Humphrey (198-87, college: Marshall, agency: Three Eye Sports) produced 21 points and 9 rebounds and point guard Gauthier Darrigand (184-82) added 18 points and 6 assists respectively for the guests. Five Bordeaux players scored in double figures. Lille Metropole moved-up to twelfth place, which they share with Nantes. Bordeaux lost tenth consecutive game. They stay dead last with 18 lost games. Lille Metropole will meet Hyeres-Toulon (#15) on the road in the next round. Bordeaux will play against the league's second-placed ALM Evreux and will have a slim chance for a victory.
Top scorers:
Lille: J.Siggers 29+4reb+1ast, S.Smith 15+6reb+2ast, A.Rigaux 11+3ast, M.Tensorer 10+2reb+3ast, L.Akono 9+1reb+4ast, N.Taccoen 6+7reb+3ast
Bordeaux: M.Humphrey 21+9reb+2ast, G.Darrigand 18+2reb+6ast, M.Guichard 15+5reb+3ast, N.Wyatte 14+9reb+2ast, R.Chery 10+3reb, B.Elisabeth-Mesnager 4+1reb+3ast
gschID: 179403


  




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