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ProA Standings
 1. Monaco 27-7 
 2. Strasbourg 25-9 
 3. Le Mans 23-11 
 4. Chalon 22-12 
 5. ASVEL 21-13 
 6. Gravelines 21-13 
 7. Pau-Lacq-Orthez 21-13 
 8. Nanterre 21-13 
 9. Dijon 20-14 
 10. Limoges 18-16 
 11. Orleans 17-17 
 12. Antibes 14-20 
 13. Chalons-Reims 14-20 
 14. Paris-Levallois 12-22 
 15. Cholet 10-24 
 16. Nancy 10-24 
 17. Rouen 6-28 
 18. Le Havre 4-30 
Last:5/10/2016
ProB Standings
 1. Hyeres-Toulon 26-8 
 2. Provence Basket 21-13 
 3. Evreux 21-13 
 4. Boulazac 20-14 
 5. Bourg 20-14 
 6. Le Portel 19-15 
 7. Nantes 18-16 
 8. Poitiers 18-16 
 9. Lille 18-16 
 10. Vichy Clermont 17-17 
 11. St Quentin 17-17 
 12. Boulogne 16-18 
 13. Denain 15-19 
 14. St Chamond 14-20 
 15. Charleville 14-20 
 16. Roanne 13-21 
 17. Souffel 11-23 
 18. Orchies 8-26 
Last:5/17/2016
NM1 Standings
 1. Blois 27-7 
 2. St Vallier 21-13 
 3. Rueil 21-13 
 4. GET Vosges 20-14 
 5. Lourdes 20-14 
 6. Caen 19-15 
 7. Maurienne 19-15 
 8. Angers BC 18-16 
 9. Quimper 18-16 
 10. Chartres 17-17 
 11. SAP Vaucluse 17-17 
 12. Vitre 17-17 
 13. Challans 15-19 
 14. Mulhouse 15-19 
 15. Bordeaux 15-19 
 16. Berck 13-21 
 17. La Rochelle 13-21 
 18. CFBB 1-33 
Last:4/30/2016
NM2 Standings
Group A
 1. Andrezieux 22-4 
 2. Aubenas 19-7 
 3. Golfe Juan 17-9 
 4. Feurs EF 16-10 
 5. Le Puy 16-10 
 6. Montbrison 16-10 
 7. Toulouges 14-12 
 8. Beaujolais 13-13 
 9. Prisse Macon 12-14 
 10. Marseille 10-16 
 11. Clermont 9-17 
 12. Ouest Lyonnais 9-17 
 13. Nord Ardeche 6-20 
 14. Frontignan 3-23 
Group B
 1. Brissac-Aubance 20-6 
 2. Union Tours 19-7 
 3. Cognac 18-8 
 4. Dax-Gamarde 16-10 
 5. USV Re Basket 14-12 
 6. Pau Nord-Est 13-13 
 7. Pays dOlonnes 13-13 
 8. Toulouse 13-13 
 9. Valence 12-14 
 10. Garonne 11-15 
 11. Gardonne 10-16 
 12. Marmande 10-16 
 13. Lucon 9-16 
 14. Stade Montois 5-21 
Group C
 1. Lorient 23-3 
 2. Rennes 22-4 
 3. Calais 16-10 
 4. Angers EOSL 15-11 
 5. Brest 14-12 
 6. Gravenchon 14-12 
 7. Pornic 14-12 
 8. Vanves 14-12 
 9. Bourbourg 12-14 
 10. Cergy-Pontoise 11-15 
 11. Cherbourg 9-17 
 12. Poissy 8-18 
 13. Sceaux 7-19 
 14. Ardres 3-23 
Group D
 1. BCGO 24-2 
 2. La Charite 19-7 
 3. Kaysersberg 17-9 
 4. Cheruy 15-11 
 5. Joeuf Homecourt 15-11 
 6. Metz-Ste Marie 15-11 
 7. Oullins 13-13 
 8. Tremblay 13-13 
 9. Besancon 12-14 
 10. W.O.S.B. 11-15 
 11. Tourcoing 9-17 
 12. CSMF Paris 8-18 
 13. Lille II 7-19 
 14. Saint-Priest 4-22 
Last:5/15/2016
Euroleague Standings
Group E
 1 Fener.Ulker 11-3 
 2 Lokomotiv 9-5 
 3 Panathinaikos 9-5 
 4 Crvena Zvezda 7-7 
 5 Anadolu Efes 7-7 
 6 Darussafaka 5-9 
 7 Unicaja 4-10 
 8 Cedevita 4-10 
Group F
 1 CSKA 10-4 
 2 Laboral Kutxa 9-5 
 3 FC Barcelona 8-6 
 4 Real Madrid 7-7 
 5 Khimky 7-7 
 6 Brose Bask. 7-7 
 7 Olympiacos 6-8 
 8 Zalgiris 2-12 
Stage One Standings
Last:4/8/2016
Eurocup Standings
Group G
 1 B.Muenchen 4-2 
 2 Banvit BK 4-2 
 3 Dominion BB 3-3 
 4 Ratiopharm 1-5 
Group H
 1 Gran Canaria 5-1 
 2 Strasbourg 4-2 
 3 Avtodor 3-3 
 4 Hapoel J-M 0-6 
Group I
 1 EWE Baskets 4-2 
 2 Limoges 3-3 
 3 Valencia 3-3 
 4 PAOK 2-4 
Group J
 1 EA7 Armani 4-2 
 2 ALBA 3-3 
 3 Aris 3-3 
 4 Neptunas 2-4 
Group K
 1 Dolomiti En. TR 4-2 
 2 Karsiyaka 3-3 
 3 Trabzonspor 3-3 
 4 Grissin Bon RE 2-4 
Group L
 1 Zenit 4-2 
 2 Stelmet ZG 3-3 
 3 Ludwigsburg 3-3 
 4 Umana VE 2-4 
Group M
 1 Unics 6-0 
 2 N.Novgorod 3-3 
 3 Maccabi T-A 2-4 
 4 Un.Olimpija 1-5 
Group N
 1 Galatasaray 4-2 
 2 CAI Zaragoza 4-2 
 3 Banco di Srd 3-3 
 4 Szolnok 1-5 
Stage One Standings
Last:2/10/2016
FIBA Europe Cup Stage Two Standings
Group O
 1. ASVEL 5-1 
 2. Maccabi Rishon 4-2 
 3. Krka 2-4 
 4. Kataja Basket 1-5 
Group P
 1. Ventspils 4-2 
 2. Antwerp 4-2 
 3. CEZ Nymburk 3-3 
 4. Lukoil Acad. 1-5 
Group Q
 1. Turk Telekom 5-1 
 2. Oostende 5-1 
 3. Boras 2-4 
 4. Slask Wroclaw 0-6 
Group R
 1. Chalon 5-1 
 2. AV Cantu 3-3 
 3. Enisey 3-3 
 4. TU/Rock 1-5 
Group S
 1. Rovinari 3-3 
 2. Cibona 3-3 
 3. P.Zvaigzdes 3-3 
 4. Le Havre 3-3 
Group T
 1. Juventus 4-2 
 2. Khimik 4-2 
 3. Mons-Hainaut 3-3 
 4. Bakken 1-5 
Group U
 1. Fraport SKY 6-0 
 2. Royal Hali 3-3 
 3. Sodertalje 2-4 
 4. Rosa Radom 1-5 
Group V
 1. Openjobmetis V. 5-1 
 2. AEK 3-3 
 3. Tsmoki-Minsk 3-3 
 4. Gussing 1-5 
Stage One Standings
Last:2/3/2016
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. Shuler, Monaco16.1 
 5. Panko, Bayamon16.0 
 6. Beaubois, Stras.15.7 
 7. Harris, Pau-Lacq.15.6 
 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, Pau-Lacq.8.3 
 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, Monaco6.5 
 3. Roberson, Chalon6.0 
 4. Albicy, Gravelines5.9 
 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
  Gravelines
  (178-PG-90)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Albicy, Gravelines2.2 
 2. Diabate, Rouen1.9 
 3. Cooper, Monaco1.8 
 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. Yeguete, Pau-Lacq.1.4 
 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, Strasbourg0.9 
 6. Lessort, Chalon0.8 
 7. Jaiteh, Nanterre0.8 
 8. Traore, Limoges0.8 
 9. Howard, Strasbourg0.8 
 10. Dove, Gravelines0.8 
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ProB Round 23: #1 Pau-Lacq-Orthez is defeated by Aix-Maurienne - Feb 12, 2013


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There was no lack of interesting games this round. The round ended with defeat of the leader, favorites losing the games and games ending by tiny margin.

The most surprising game was a loss of top-ranked Pau-Lacq-Orthez (18-5) in Aix-les-Bains on Tuesday night. Visitors were edged by ninth ranked Aix-Maurienne (12-11) 76-75. It ended at the same time the five-game winning streak of Pau-Lacq-Orthez. The hosts trailed by 4 points at the halftime before their 19-9 charge in the third quarter, which allowed them to win the game. Aix-Maurienne made 18-of-22 free shots (81.8 percent) during the game. Aix-Maurienne had a 17-6 advantage in offensive rebounds. It was a great evening for American Wilbert Brown (200-84, college: Niagara, agency: Z.A.G. - Law Offices) who led his team to a victory scoring 21 points and 6 rebounds. His fellow American import Wayne Chism (206-87, college: Tennessee) helped adding 17 points and 8 rebounds. American forward Brian Boddicker (204-81, college: Texas) responded with 16 points and 8 rebounds. Aix-Maurienne maintains ninth place with 12-11 record, which they share with Rouen. Pau-Lacq-Orthez at the other side still keeps top position with five games lost. Aix-Maurienne is looking forward to face Lille Metropole (#11) on the road in the next round. Pau-Lacq-Orthez will play against JL Bourg (#8) and is hoping to win this game.
The game between Top Four teams took place in Reims. Third ranked host Chalons-Reims (15-8) defeated second-ranked ALM Evreux (17-6) 81-74. It ended at the same time the six-game winning streak of ALM Evreux. It was an exceptional evening for power forward Kevin Corre (202-85) who led the winners and scored 16 points and 6 rebounds. Angelo Tsagarakis accounted for 13 points and 6 assists. American point guard Clevin Hannah (180-87, college: Wichita St., agency: Court Side) came up with 24 points and 4 assists (was perfect 8-for-8 from the free throw line) for ALM Evreux in the defeat. Chalons-Reims maintains third place with 15-8 record having just three points less than leader Pau-Lacq-Orthez, which they share with Antibes and Le Portel. ALM Evreux at the other side keeps the second position with six games lost. Chalons-Reims will play against SO Maritime Boulogne (#6) on the road in the next round. ALM Evreux will play against Fos Ouest (#7) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
The game in Bourg was also quite interesting. Sixth ranked Le Portel (15-8) played at the court of 7th ranked JL Bourg (13-10). Le Portel managed to secure a 6-point victory 78-72 on Tuesday. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of JL Bourg. The best player for the winners was Darnell Wilson who scored 22 points and 7 rebounds. Moses Sonko produced a double-double by scoring 12 points and 10 rebounds for the hosts. JL Bourg's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Le Portel moved-up to third place, which they share with Antibes and Chalons-Reims. Loser JL Bourg dropped to the eighth position with ten games lost. Le Portel will meet at home Charleville-Mezieres (#17) in the next round which should be an easy win for them. JL Bourg will play against the league's leader Pau-Lacq-Orthez (#1) and hope to secure a win.
The game in Antibes was also worth to mention about. 4th placed SO Maritime Boulogne (14-9) played at the court of fifth ranked Olympique Antibes (15-8). Olympique Antibes managed to secure a 7-point victory 87-80. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of SO Maritime Boulogne. Lesly Bengaber orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 21 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Olympique Antibes moved-up to third place, which they share with Chalons-Reims and Le Portel. SO Maritime Boulogne at the other side dropped to the sixth position with nine games lost. Olympique Antibes' next round opponent will be Saint-Quentin (#12) on the road and are hoping to win another game. SO Maritime Boulogne will play against Chalons-Reims (#4) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Important game to mention about took place in Toulon. Sixteenth ranked Hyeres-Toulon (8-15) saved a 2-point victory at home edging 14th ranked Denain Voltaire (7-16) 75-73 on Tuesday evening. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Denain Voltaire. Americans were the main players on the court. It was a great evening for Jared Newson who led his team to a victory scoring 18 points and 9 rebounds. Hyeres-Toulon moved-up to fourteenth place, which they share with St Vallier. Loser Denain Voltaire dropped to the sixteenth position with 16 games lost. Hyeres-Toulon will face Saint Vallier (#14) on the road in the next round. Denain Voltaire will play against Bordeaux and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

There were no shocking results in the rest of the games of round 23: Lille destroyed Charleville on the opponent's court 96-71. Bottom-ranked Bordeaux unfortunately lost to St Vallier in a home game 80-85. Nantes recorded a loss to Fos Ouest on the road 68-71. Rouen defeated St Quentin on its own court 82-78.
The most impressive stats of the last round was 24 points and 14 rebounds by Nigel Wyatte of Bordeaux.



Charleville - Lille 71-96

Very expected game when 17th ranked Charleville-Mezieres (5-18) was crushed at home by twelfth ranked Lille Metropole (11-12) 96-71 on Tuesday. The game was mostly controlled by Lille Metropole. Charleville-Mezieres was better in third quarter 18-17. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Lille Metropole shot 61.3 percent from the field. It was a great evening for American Jason Siggers (188-85, college: Albany) who led his team to a victory scoring 16 points and 4 assists. His fellow American import Steve Smith (200-81, college: Iona) helped adding 14 points (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field). Five Lille Metropole players scored in double figures. Lille Metropole's coach Abdourahmane N’Diaye felt very confident that he used 10 players and allowed the starting five to rest. Lithuanian forward Vaidotas Pridotkas (200-84) responded with a double-double by scoring 13 points, 14 rebounds and 5 assists and guard Anthony Racine (190-94) scored 22 points. Lille Metropole have a solid series of four victories in a row. They moved-up to eleventh place. Charleville-Mezieres lost ninth consecutive game. Newly promoted team keeps the seventeenth position with 18 games lost. Lille Metropole 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. Charleville-Mezieres will play on the road against Le Portel (#5).
Top scorers:
Lille: L.Akono 16+1reb+2ast, J.Siggers 16+4reb+4ast, S.Smith 14+4reb+1ast, S.Bradford 13+3reb, J.MBida 11+6reb, M.Camara 8+2reb+1ast
Charleville: A.Racine 22+1reb, V.Pridotkas 13+14reb+5ast, D.Pistre 12+1reb, M.Benkloua 7+11reb+3ast, F.Bourdillon 6+2reb+4ast, F.Calvez 6+1reb+4ast
gschID: 179438


Hyeres-Toulon - Denain 75-73

Important game to mention about took place in Toulon. Sixteenth ranked Hyeres-Toulon (8-15) saved a 2-point victory at home edging 14th ranked Denain Voltaire (7-16) 75-73 on Tuesday evening. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Denain Voltaire. The hosts trailed by 6 points after three quarters before their 26-18 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Hyeres-Toulon made 18-of-22 free shots (81.8 percent) during the game. Americans were the main players on the court. It was a great evening for swingman Jared Newson (195-84, college: Tenn-Martin, agency: Pro One Sports) who led his team to a victory scoring 18 points and 9 rebounds. Swingman Rasheed Wright (196-80, college: ODU) helped adding 15 points. Power forward Marcus Kitts (205-89, college: William & Mary) responded with 21 points and 6 rebounds (perfect from the field making all eight shots !!!) and forward John Flowers (200-89, college: W.Virginia, agency: KMG Sports Management) scored 18 points and 6 rebounds. Five Hyeres-Toulon and four Denain Voltaire players scored in double figures. Hyeres-Toulon moved-up to fourteenth place, which they share with St Vallier. Loser Denain Voltaire dropped to the sixteenth position with 16 games lost. Hyeres-Toulon will face Saint Vallier (#14) on the road in the next round. Denain Voltaire will play against Bordeaux and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Hyeres-Toulon: J.Newson 18+9reb+1ast, R.Wright 15+3reb+3ast, L.Sane 14+4reb, A.Julien 12+1reb+7ast, T.Dials 11+5reb+2ast, G.Radonjic 5+4reb+1ast
Denain: M.Kitts 21+6reb+2ast, J.Flowers 18+6reb+2ast, L.Humphrey 14+1reb+1ast, X.Gaillou 10+4reb+4ast, V.Ateba 8+4reb, C.Cavallo 2+2reb+1ast
gschID: 179437


Bordeaux - St Vallier 80-85

Rather predictable result when fifteenth ranked Saint Vallier (8-15) defeated on the road bottom-ranked Bordeaux (4-19) 85-80 on Tuesday. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Bordeaux won fourth quarter 27-22. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. It was a great evening for Florent Tortosa (196-89) who led his team to a victory scoring 23 points (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field). American-Ivorian guard Errick Craven (188-83, college: USC) helped adding 13 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists. Five Saint Vallier players scored in double figures. American power forward Nigel Wyatte (204-81, college: Wagner, agency: Court Side) responded with a double-double by scoring 24 points and 14 rebounds and the other American import forward Markel Humphrey (198-87, college: Marshall, agency: Three Eye Sports) scored 14 points and 7 rebounds. Saint Vallier moved-up to fourteenth place, which they share with Hyeres-Toulon. Loser Bordeaux stay at the bottom position with 19 games lost. Saint Vallier will face Hyeres-Toulon (#15) at home in the next round. Bordeaux will play against Denain Voltaire and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
St Vallier: F.Tortosa 23+4reb+1ast, B.Tinsley 18+4reb+2ast, H.Disy 16+6reb+1ast, C.Rouse 13+6reb+5ast, E.Craven 13+7reb+7ast, D.Diarra 2+1reb
Bordeaux: N.Wyatte 24+14reb+3ast, M.Guichard 17+1reb+4ast, M.Humphrey 14+7reb+2ast, G.Darrigand 9+4reb+2ast, N.Carter 8+4reb, R.Chery 3+3reb+2ast
gschID: 179436


Maurienne - Pau-Lacq-Orthez 76-75

The most surprising game was a loss of top-ranked Pau-Lacq-Orthez (18-5) in Aix-les-Bains on Tuesday night. Visitors were edged by ninth ranked Aix-Maurienne (12-11) 76-75. It ended at the same time the five-game winning streak of Pau-Lacq-Orthez. The hosts trailed by 4 points at the halftime before their 19-9 charge in the third quarter, which allowed them to win the game. Aix-Maurienne made 18-of-22 free shots (81.8 percent) during the game. Aix-Maurienne had a 17-6 advantage in offensive rebounds. It was a great evening for American Wilbert Brown (200-84, college: Niagara, agency: Z.A.G. - Law Offices) who led his team to a victory scoring 21 points and 6 rebounds. His fellow American import Wayne Chism (206-87, college: Tennessee) helped adding 17 points and 8 rebounds. American forward Brian Boddicker (204-81, college: Texas) responded with 16 points and 8 rebounds and David Denave (195-85) scored 14 points and 7 assists. Four Pau-Lacq-Orthez players scored in double figures. Aix-Maurienne maintains ninth place with 12-11 record, which they share with Rouen. Pau-Lacq-Orthez at the other side still keeps top position with five games lost. Aix-Maurienne is looking forward to face Lille Metropole (#11) on the road in the next round. Pau-Lacq-Orthez will play against JL Bourg (#8) and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Maurienne: W.Brown 21+6reb, W.Chism 17+8reb, S.Darnauzan 12+1reb+5ast, G.Clerc 10+1reb+1ast, M.Houmounou 8+3reb+6ast, E.Bing 6+12reb+1ast
Pau-Lacq-Orthez: B.Boddicker 16+8reb+1ast, D.Denave 14+3reb+7ast, C.Jackson 13+7reb, A.Mendy 10+2reb, S.Driss 8+3reb+2ast, I.Ordin 7+2reb+2ast
gschID: 179435


Bourg - Le Portel 72-78

The game in Bourg was also quite interesting. Sixth ranked Le Portel (15-8) played at the court of 7th ranked JL Bourg (13-10). Le Portel managed to secure a 6-point victory 78-72 on Tuesday. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of JL Bourg. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But JL Bourg won fourth quarter 26-23. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The best player for the winners was American forward Darnell Wilson (198-85, college: Canisius, agency: Court Side) who scored 22 points and 7 rebounds. Nigerien center Amadou Aboubakar Zaki (215-88) chipped in 10 points and 8 rebounds. Gambian forward Moses Sonko (197-83, college: Co.Carolina, agency: Two Points) produced a double-double by scoring 12 points and 10 rebounds and American power forward David Monds (205-83, college: Oklahoma St.) added 15 points respectively for the hosts. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. JL Bourg's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Le Portel moved-up to third place, which they share with Antibes and Chalons-Reims. Loser JL Bourg dropped to the eighth position with ten games lost. Le Portel will meet at home Charleville-Mezieres (#17) in the next round which should be an easy win for them. JL Bourg will play against the league's leader Pau-Lacq-Orthez (#1) and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Le Portel: D.Wilson 22+7reb+3ast, S.Gay 15+3reb+1ast, M.Bigote 13+3reb, A.Aboubakar Zaki 10+8reb+2ast, M.N'Diaye 8+2reb+2ast, R.Taylor 5+1reb+6ast
Bourg: D.Monds 15+3reb+2ast, A.Tanghe 13+3reb, M.Sonko 12+10reb+3ast, P.Braud 10+3reb+2ast, J.Delhomme 8+1reb+2ast, J.Forte 8+8reb+4ast
gschID: 179434


Fos Ouest - Nantes 71-68

Not a big story in a game when 13th ranked Nantes (9-14) was edged on the road by eighth ranked Fos Ouest (14-9) 71-68 on Tuesday. However just three-point win is not that big difference and the fans of host team counted on more convincing victory. The hosts trailed by 6 points after three quarters before their 24-15 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Fos Ouest made 18-of-21 free shots (85.7 percent) during the game. It was a great evening for naturalized Senegalese power forward Mamadou Dia (202-78) who led his team to a victory scoring 10 points and 8 rebounds (was perfect 8-for-8 from the free throw line). American swingman Chris Davis (195-80, college: N.Texas, agency: Court Side) helped adding 16 points. Four Fos Ouest players scored in double figures. Fos Ouest's coach Remi Giutta used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. American power forward James Mathis (200-84, college: Niagara, agency: Court Side) responded with 8 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists and the former international swingman Cedric Ferchaud (195-80) scored 13 points. Fos Ouest have a solid series of four victories in a row. They moved-up to sixth place, which they share with Boulogne. Loser Nantes keeps the thirteenth position with 14 games lost. Fos Ouest will face league's second-placed ALM Evreux on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Nantes will play against SPO Rouen (#10).
Top scorers:
Fos Ouest: C.Davis 16+3reb+2ast, S.Giffa 15+3reb+1ast, M.Hachad 14+6reb+1ast, M.Dia 10+8reb+3ast, A.Toto N'Kote 9+1reb+2ast, J.Williamson 4+3reb
Nantes: C.Ferchaud 13+3reb+2ast, L.Corbett 10+1reb+1ast, J.Mathis 8+9reb+4ast, W.Soliman 8+5reb, T.Henry 7+3reb+1ast, E.Mendy 7+3reb+1ast
gschID: 179433


Chalons-Reims - Evreux 81-74

The game between Top Four teams took place in Reims. Third ranked host Chalons-Reims (15-8) defeated second-ranked ALM Evreux (17-6) 81-74. It ended at the same time the six-game winning streak of ALM Evreux. It looked good early as ALM Evreux took an 1-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Chalons-Reims had a 26-21 second period charge getting the lead and ALM Evreux was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 74-81. Chalons-Reims made 16-of-19 charity shots (84.2 percent) during the game. They also forced 21 ALM Evreux turnovers. It was an exceptional evening for power forward Kevin Corre (202-85) who led the winners and scored 16 points and 6 rebounds. Naturalized Greek guard Angelo Tsagarakis (190-84) accounted for 13 points and 6 assists for the winning side. Four Chalons-Reims players scored in double figures. American point guard Clevin Hannah (180-87, college: Wichita St., agency: Court Side) came up with 24 points and 4 assists (was perfect 8-for-8 from the free throw line) and the other American import power forward Jeremiah Wood (200-85, agency: Court Side) added 15 points and 10 rebounds respectively for ALM Evreux in the defeat. Chalons-Reims maintains third place with 15-8 record having just three points less than leader Pau-Lacq-Orthez, which they share with Antibes and Le Portel. ALM Evreux at the other side keeps the second position with six games lost. Chalons-Reims will play against SO Maritime Boulogne (#6) on the road in the next round. ALM Evreux will play against Fos Ouest (#7) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Chalons-Reims: K.Corre 16+6reb+3ast, T.Johnson 14+5reb+2ast, A.Tsagarakis 13+3reb+6ast, B.Mullins 10+2reb+2ast, R.Mels 8+1reb+2ast, K.Joss-Rauze 7+2ast
Evreux: C.Hannah 24+2reb+4ast, J.Wood 15+10reb+2ast, D.Reed 11+8reb+1ast, S.Ho You Fat 8+5reb+1ast, G.Costentin 6+3reb+1ast, G.Florimont 4+2reb+1ast
gschID: 179432


Rouen - St Quentin 82-78

The game between closely ranked teams ended with tenth ranked SPO Rouen's (12-11) home victory over 11th ranked Saint-Quentin (10-13) 82-78 on Tuesday. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Saint-Quentin won fourth quarter 18-16. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. SPO Rouen looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. It was a great evening for the former international Gary Chathuant (195-83) who led his team to a victory scoring 27 points. American forward Tai Wesley (200-86, college: Utah St.) helped adding 11 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists. Power forward Julien Lesieu (201-83) responded with 24 points and 6 rebounds (was perfect 8-for-8 from the free throw line) and American Darnell Williams (202-78, college: San Jose St., agency: David Lee services) scored 12 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists. SPO Rouen moved-up to ninth place, which they share with Maurienne. Saint-Quentin lost third consecutive game. Newly promoted team dropped to the twelfth position with 13 games lost. SPO Rouen will face Nantes (#13) on the road in the next round. Saint-Quentin will play against Olympique Antibes.
Top scorers:
Rouen: G.Chathuant 27+4reb+1ast, M.Courby 12+7reb+1ast, T.Wesley 11+8reb+4ast, F.Ateba 9+4reb, W.McKines 8+9reb+1ast, P.Da Silva 7+2reb+9ast
St Quentin: J.Lesieu 24+6reb, D.Williams 12+9reb+4ast, O.Romain 9+1reb+4ast, K.Bichard 8+2reb+1ast, A.Saaka 8+1reb+4ast, L.Simmons 7+4reb+1ast
gschID: 179431


Antibes - Boulogne 87-80

The game in Antibes was also worth to mention about. 4th placed SO Maritime Boulogne (14-9) played at the court of fifth ranked Olympique Antibes (15-8). Olympique Antibes managed to secure a 7-point victory 87-80. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of SO Maritime Boulogne. SO Maritime Boulogne was ahead by 4 points at the halftime before a 48-37 second half run of Olympique Antibes. They outrebounded SO Maritime Boulogne 37-25 including 17 on the offensive glass. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 24 assists. 27 personal fouls committed by SO Maritime Boulogne helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Swingman Lesly Bengaber (197-79) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 21 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists. American forward Tim Blue (205-84, college: Middle Tenn.St.) contributed with 20 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. American point guard Austen Rowland (186-81, college: Lehigh, agency: Court Side) answered with 14 points and 5 assists and center Mouhammadou Jaiteh (206-94) added 14 points in the effort for SO Maritime Boulogne. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Olympique Antibes moved-up to third place, which they share with Chalons-Reims and Le Portel. SO Maritime Boulogne at the other side dropped to the sixth position with nine games lost. Olympique Antibes' next round opponent will be Saint-Quentin (#12) on the road and are hoping to win another game. SO Maritime Boulogne will play against Chalons-Reims (#4) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Antibes: L.Bengaber 21+10reb+5ast, T.Blue 20+5reb+2ast, R.Desroses 13+4reb+1ast, G.Yango 11+10reb+1ast, J.Fontenet 9+3reb+9ast, A.Hilliard 7+2reb+2ast
Boulogne: A.Rowland 14+1reb+5ast, M.Jaiteh 14+4reb+1ast, K.Cunningham 14+3reb+1ast, J.Rousselle 10+1reb+3ast, M.Var 9+4reb, C.McCray 8+3reb
gschID: 179430


  




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