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ProA Standings
 1. Monaco 21-3 
 2. Pau-Lacq-Orthez 18-6 
 3. Chalon 17-7 
 4. Nanterre 16-8 
 5. Paris-Levallois 15-9 
 6. Strasbourg 15-9 
 7. Gravelines 14-10 
 8. ASVEL 12-12 
 9. Le Portel 11-13 
 10. Le Mans 11-13 
 11. Limoges 11-13 
 12. Chalons-Reims 9-15 
 13. Dijon 9-15 
 14. Hyeres-Toulon 9-15 
 15. Cholet 8-16 
 16. Antibes 7-17 
 17. Orleans 7-17 
 18. Nancy 6-18 
Full Standings
Last:3/27/2017
ProB Standings
 1. Bourg 17-7 
 2. Provence Basket 16-8 
 3. Lille 15-9 
 4. Blois 14-10 
 5. Le Havre 13-11 
 6. Charleville 13-11 
 7. Boulazac 13-11 
 8. Poitiers 12-12 
 9. Nantes 12-12 
 10. Evreux 12-12 
 11. Rouen 11-13 
 12. Denain 11-13 
 13. St Quentin 11-13 
 14. St Chamond 10-14 
 15. Roanne 10-14 
 16. Maurienne 9-15 
 17. Boulogne 9-15 
 18. Vichy Clermont 8-16 
Full Standings
Last:3/25/2017
NM1 Standings
 1. Caen 23-7 
 2. Quimper 21-9 
 3. Souffel 19-11 
 4. RAC Basket 18-12 
 5. GET Vosges 17-13 
 6. Orchies 17-13 
 7. Lourdes 17-13 
 8. Challans 16-14 
 9. ALS Basket 16-14 
 10. Chartres 16-14 
 11. St Vallier 15-15 
 12. Gries/Oberhoffen 14-16 
 13. SAP Vaucluse 13-17 
 14. Lorient 13-17 
 15. Angers BC 12-18 
 16. Vitre 12-18 
 17. Rennes 11-19 
 18. CFBB 0-30 
Full Standings
Last:3/25/2017
NM2 Standings
Group A
 1. Toulouse 15-4 
 2. Bordeaux 14-5 
 3. Golfe Juan 14-5 
 4. Dax-Gamarde 12-7 
 5. Gardonne 12-7 
 6. Garonne 12-7 
 7. Marmande 11-8 
 8. Toulouges 11-8 
 9. Real Chalossais 9-10 
 10. Le Cannet 8-11 
 11. Valence 7-12 
 12. Marseille 5-14 
 13. Union Venelles 2-17 
 14. Pau Nord-Est 1-18 
Group B
 1. La Charite 16-3 
 2. Brissac-Aubance 15-4 
 3. Cognac 14-5 
 4. La Rochelle 14-5 
 5. Union Tours 12-7 
 6. Cherbourg 10-9 
 7. Pays dOlonnes 10-9 
 8. Gravenchon 9-10 
 9. Fougeres 8-11 
 10. Pornic 8-11 
 11. USV Re Basket 8-11 
 12. Angers EOSL 5-14 
 13. Reze 4-15 
 14. Chateauroux 0-18 
Group C
 1. Cergy-Pontoise 16-3 
 2. Vanves 15-4 
 3. Calais 14-5 
 4. Kaysersberg 14-5 
 5. Berck 13-6 
 6. Maubeuge 11-8 
 7. W.O.S.B. 10-9 
 8. Joeuf Homecourt 7-12 
 9. Juvisy 7-12 
 10. Tourcoing 7-12 
 11. Tremblay 7-12 
 12. Metz-Ste Marie 5-14 
 13. Bruay 4-15 
 14. Longwy 3-16 
Group D
 1. Aubenas 15-4 
 2. Cheruy 14-5 
 3. Oullins 12-7 
 4. Pfastatt 12-7 
 5. Besancon 10-9 
 6. Feurs EF 10-9 
 7. Ouest Lyonnais 10-9 
 8. Beaujolais 9-10 
 9. Bourg II 9-10 
 10. Prisse Macon 9-10 
 11. Montbrison 7-12 
 12. Mulhouse 7-12 
 13. Le Puy 6-13 
 14. Clermont 3-16 
Last:3/16/2017
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: 18.2
 1. Clark, Chalon18.2 
 2. Rich, Paris-Levallois17.3 
 3. Gibson, Gravelines17.3 
 4. Cobbs, Gravelines16.9 
 5. Prepelic, Limoges15.8 
 6. Roberson, Chalon15.3 
 7. Sommerville, Orleans15.1 
 8. Smith, Chalons-Reims14.9 
 9. Dorsey, Le Portel14.7 
 10. Young, Chalons-.14.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Moustapha FALL
  Chalon
  (218-C-92)
  Avg: 9
 1. Fall, Chalon9.0 
 2. Labeyrie, Paris-Le.8.6 
 3. Poirier, Paris-Le.8.2 
 4. Solomon, Gravelines8.0 
 5. Lessort, Nanterre7.5 
 6. Donaldson, Le Po.7.3 
 7. Yeguete, Le Mans7.1 
 8. Hunt, Nancy7.1 
 9. Hassell, Le Portel6.9 
 10. Cain, Chalons-Reims6.8 
Assists Per Game
 D.J. COOPER
  Pau-Lacq.
  (183-PG-90)
  Avg: 10.5
 1. Cooper, Pau-Lacq.10.5 
 2. Roberson, Chalon7.2 
 3. Holston, Dijon6.0 
 4. Cobbs, Gravelines5.9 
 5. Hodge, AS.5.8 
 6. Vargas, Nancy5.5 
 7. Bost, Monaco5.1 
 8. Campbell, Paris-Le.5.0 
 9. Rich, Paris-Levallois4.5 
 10. Eito, Orleans4.3 
Steals Per Game
 D.J. COOPER
  Pau-Lacq.
  (183-PG-90)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Cooper, Pau-Lacq.2.5 
 2. Eito, Orleans2.2 
 3. Holston, Dijon1.9 
 4. Payne, Chalons-.1.8 
 5. Wood, Limoges1.8 
 6. Henry, Gravelines1.6 
 7. Campbell, Paris-Le.1.6 
 8. Grant, Dijon1.6 
 9. Bokolo, Pau-Lacq.1.4 
 10. Yeguete, Le Mans1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Moustapha FALL
  Chalon
  (218-C-92)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Fall, Chalon2.4 
 2. Fofana, Monaco1.3 
 3. Uter, AS.1.1 
 4. Fair, Limoges1.0 
 5. Cain, Chalons-Reims1.0 
 6. Otule, Antibes1.0 
 7. Trasolini, Nancy1.0 
 8. Lessort, Nanterre0.9 
 9. Sane, Paris-Levallois0.9 
 10. Joseph, Orleans0.9 
Player of the Week

 Moustapha Fall
  Chalon
  ( 218-C-92 )
  

 Ryan Rhoomes
  St Quentin
  ( 203-C-107-92 )
  

 Ovidijus Varanauskas
  Gries/Oberhoffen
  ( 187-PG-75-91 )
  
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Next Round Schedule

Round 25 (Regular Season)

Cholet Apr.1 Le Mans 62%
Gravelines 50% Apr.1 Monaco
Nancy Apr.1 Nanterre 62%
Antibes Mar.31 Chalon 82%
Chalons-Reim Mar.31 Strasbourg 61%
Dijon 69% Mar.31 Limoges
Le Portel 67% Mar.31 Orleans
ASVEL 72% Mar.31 Hyeres-Toulo
Paris-Levall 54% Mar.31 Pau-Lacq-Ort
Next Round Schedule

Round 25 (Regular Season)

Blois 73% Mar.31 Evreux
Maurienne Mar.31 Boulogne 56%
Bourg 59% Mar.31 Boulazac
Le Havre 64% Mar.31 Rouen
Nantes 68% Mar.31 Charleville
Poitiers 59% Mar.31 Roanne
Provence Bsk 50% Mar.31 St Quentin
St Chamond 56% Mar.31 Denain
Vichy Clermo Mar.31 Lille 68%
Next Round Schedule

Round 31 (Regular Season)

Challans 56% Apr.1 Caen
RAC Basket 69% Apr.1 Souffel
Vitre Apr.1 ALS Basket 62%
Lorient 50% Apr.1 Orchies
CFBB Apr.1 Rennes 76%
Quimper 54% Apr.1 Chartres
Gries/Oberho 56% Apr.1 St Vallier
Angers BC Mar.31 Lourdes 55%
GET Vosges 53% Mar.31 SAP Vauclus
Next Round Schedule

Game 2 (Quarter-Finals)

Iberostar Te 60% Mar.28 ASVEL
Umana VE 52% Mar.28 Pinar Karsiy
Ludwigsburg Mar.28 Banvit BK 63%
Banco di Srd Mar.28 Monaco 64%
Next Round Schedule

Game 1 (Semi-Finals)

Oostende Mar.29 Chalon 99%
Nanterre Mar.29 Telekom Bsk 53%
ProA Round 20: Gravelines-Dunkerque defeats Le Mans in the closest game of the week - Feb 25, 2013


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The most exciting game of round 20 in the ProA took place in Gravelines. This derby game ended with only three-point defeat on the road of 4th ranked Le Mans (12-8) to first ranked Gravelines-Dunkerque (15-5) 71-68 on Saturday evening. The hosts trailed by 8 points at the halftime before their 41-30 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Worth to mention a great performance of American point guard Dwight Buycks (190-89, college: Marquette) who helped to win the game recording 14 points and American-FYR Macedonian swingman Kennedy Winston (198-84, college: Alabama) who added 14 points during the contest. Gravelines-Dunkerque's coach Christian Monschau used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. American guard Cam Long (193-88, college: George Mason, agency: KMG Sports Management) responded with 15 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. Gravelines-Dunkerque have an impressive seven-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 15-5 record, which they share with Strasbourg. Le Mans at the other side keeps the fourth place with eight games lost. Gravelines-Dunkerque is looking forward to face Chalon/Saor (#3) on the road in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Le Mans will play against Paris-Levallois and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game between Top Four teams took place in Strasbourg. Second ranked host Strasbourg IG (15-5) defeated 3rd ranked Chalon/Saor (12-7) 80-65. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Chalon/Saor. The winners were led by American-Dominican swingman Ricardo Greer (197-78, college: Pittsburgh) who had that evening a triple-double by scoring 16 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists and Louis Campbell supported him with 16 points, 6 rebounds and 9 assists. Even 22 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists by American swingman Blake Schilb (200-83, college: Loyola, IL, agency: Z.A.G. - Law Offices) did not help to save the game for Chalon/Saor. Strasbourg IG have an impressive ten-game winning streak. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with Gravelines. Defending champion Chalon/Saor keeps the third place with seven games lost. Strasbourg IG will play against Chorale de Roanne (#7) on the road in the next round where they are favorite. Chalon/Saor will play against the league's leader Gravelines-Dunkerque (#1) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
An interesting game took place in Nanterre where 7th ranked Entente Orleans 45 (9-11) was upset on the court of tenth ranked JSF Nanterre (10-10) 93-78 on Saturday. Americans were the main players on the court. The best player for the winners was Chris Warren who scored 23 points. Brian Greene produced 24 points and 7 rebounds for the guests. JSF Nanterre have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to seventh place, which they share with Dijon and Roanne. Entente Orleans 45 lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the tenth position with 11 games lost. They share it with Cholet. JSF Nanterre will meet Sluc Nancy (#14) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Entente Orleans 45 will play against JDA Dijon (#8) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
An interesting game took place in Levallois where 6th ranked Paris-Levallois (11-9) was upset on its own court by ninth ranked JDA Dijon (10-10) 78-70. Andre Harris orchestrated the victory by scoring 14 points and 6 rebounds. JDA Dijon's coach Jean-Louis Borg allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. JDA Dijon moved-up to seventh place, which they share with Roanne and Nanterre. Paris-Levallois at the other side dropped to the fifth position with nine games lost. JDA Dijon's next round opponent will be Entente Orleans 45 (#11) at home. Paris-Levallois will play against Le Mans (#4) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
An interesting game took place in Villeurbanne where higher ranked ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket (11-9) was upset on its own court by fifteenth ranked Poitiers (7-13) 86-78 on Saturday. Worth to mention a great performance of Dominic James who helped to win the game recording 34 points (!!!). ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Poitiers moved-up to fourteenth place, which they share with Nancy. Loser ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket keeps the fifth position with nine games lost. Poitiers will face bottom-ranked Boulazac Basket (#16) at home in the next round. ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket will play against Cholet (#10).

There were no shocking results in the other games in round 20: Roanne won against Limoges on the opponent's court 90-77. Le Havre managed to outperform Nancy in a home game 85-78. Cholet managed to beat Boulazac on the road 86-75.


Strasbourg - Chalon 80-65

The game between Top Four teams took place in Strasbourg. Second ranked host Strasbourg IG (15-5) defeated 3rd ranked Chalon/Saor (12-7) 80-65. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Chalon/Saor. It was a very close game until the last quarter, when Strasbourg IG's pressure prevailed and they won that period 25-13 extending their advantage to 15 points. They dominated down low during the game scoring 58 of its points in the paint compared to Chalon/Saor's 36. Strasbourg IG players were unselfish on offense dishing 27 assists comparing to just 13 passes made by Chalon/Saor's players. The winners were led by American-Dominican swingman Ricardo Greer (197-78, college: Pittsburgh) who had that evening a triple-double by scoring 16 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists and American point guard Louis Campbell (190-79, college: Buffalo, agency: Pro One Sports) supported him with 16 points, 6 rebounds and 9 assists. Four Strasbourg IG players scored in double figures. Even 22 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists by American swingman Blake Schilb (200-83, college: Loyola, IL, agency: Z.A.G. - Law Offices) did not help to save the game for Chalon/Saor. His fellow American import forward Shelden Williams (206-83, college: Duke) added 11 points and 6 rebounds for the guests. Strasbourg IG have an impressive ten-game winning streak. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with Gravelines. Defending champion Chalon/Saor keeps the third place with seven games lost. Strasbourg IG will play against Chorale de Roanne (#7) on the road in the next round where they are favorite. Chalon/Saor will play against the league's leader Gravelines-Dunkerque (#1) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Chalon: B.Schilb 22+6reb+4ast, S.Williams 11+6reb+1ast, K.Houston 10+1reb+4ast, M.Denmon 9+1reb+2ast, I.Evtimov 7+2reb, A.Michel Jean-Baptiste 4+3reb
Strasbourg: R.Greer 16+10reb+11ast, L.Campbell 16+6reb+9ast, A.Ajinca 16+5reb+1ast, R.Duport 12+6reb, A.Toupane 6+1reb+1ast, J.Shurna 5+1reb+1ast
gschID: 178998


Limoges - Roanne 77-90

Rather expected game when 11th ranked Limoges CSP Elite (8-11) was defeated at home by eighth ranked Chorale de Roanne (10-10) 90-77 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Chorale de Roanne. Limoges CSP Elite was better in second period 21-20. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Chorale de Roanne made 24-of-29 free shots (82.8 percent) during the game. It was a great shooting night for Chorale de Roanne especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 57.1 percentage. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Chorale de Roanne made 7 blocks. Limoges CSP Elite was plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. Worth to mention a great performance of naturalized Ivorian guard Pape-Philippe Amagou (185-85, agency: Beo Basket) who helped to win the game recording 23 points and 7 assists and American power forward Coleman Collins (206-86, college: Virginia Tech, agency: Interperformances) who added 14 points and 8 rebounds during the contest. American forward Jon Brockman (201-87, college: Washington) responded with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 11 rebounds and the former international point guard Joseph Gomis (180-78) scored 14 points. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Chorale de Roanne moved-up to seventh place, which they share with Dijon and Nanterre. Newly promoted Limoges CSP Elite dropped to the twelfth position with 11 games lost. Chorale de Roanne will face league's second-placed Strasbourg IG at home in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Limoges CSP Elite will play against STB Le Havre (#13) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Limoges: J.Gomis 14+2reb+2ast, J.Brockman 13+11reb+1ast, K.McAlarney 12+3ast, J.Mipoka 11+2reb+3ast, T.Plaisted 10+5reb, B.Wanamaker 8+4reb+5ast
Roanne: P.Amagou 23+2reb+7ast, V.Samnick 15+3reb+2ast, C.Collins 14+8reb, W.Gradit 13+3reb+2ast, M.Howard 8+4reb, S.Gray 6+2reb
gschID: 179003


Nanterre - Orleans 93-78

An interesting game took place in Nanterre where 7th ranked Entente Orleans 45 (9-11) was upset on the court of tenth ranked JSF Nanterre (10-10) 93-78 on Saturday. The hosts trailed by 3 points at the halftime before their 54-36 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. JSF Nanterre shot the lights out from three sinking 16 long-distance shots on high 53.3 percentage. Americans were the main players on the court. The best player for the winners was point guard Chris Warren (178-88, college: Mississippi) who scored 23 points. Forward Chris Oliver (198-85, college: Radford) chipped in 16 points and 6 rebounds. Forward Brian Greene (204-81, college: Colorado St.) produced 24 points and 7 rebounds and guard Christopher Hill (191-83, college: Michigan St., agency: Higher Vision Sports) added 18 points and 5 rebounds respectively for the guests. Four JSF Nanterre and five Entente Orleans 45 players scored in double figures. JSF Nanterre have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to seventh place, which they share with Dijon and Roanne. Entente Orleans 45 lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the tenth position with 11 games lost. They share it with Cholet. JSF Nanterre will meet Sluc Nancy (#14) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Entente Orleans 45 will play against JDA Dijon (#8) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Orleans: B.Greene 24+7reb+2ast, C.Hill 18+5reb+3ast, B.Hunter 10+3reb, D.Viney 10+2reb+1ast, J.Young 10+1reb+1ast, M.Lebrun 4+1reb
Nanterre: C.Warren 23+1reb+3ast, C.Oliver 16+6reb, J.Palacios 11+4reb, T.Meacham 10+3reb+3ast, J.Nzeulie 9+3reb+2ast, J.Passave-Ducteil 9+1reb+2ast
gschID: 179002


Le Havre - Nancy 85-78

Everything could happen at the game between two tied teams. Both fourteenth ranked STB Le Havre and 13th ranked Sluc Nancy had identical 7-12 record. This time STB Le Havre used a home court advantage and defeated the opponent from Nancy 85-78 on Saturday night. Sluc Nancy trailed by 13 points after 3 quarters before a 28-22 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 78-85 at the end of the game. STB Le Havre shot 60.7 percent from the field. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. Worth to mention a great performance of American center Graham Brown (205-84, college: Michigan) who helped to win the game recording 19 points and 8 rebounds (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) and Romanian forward Vlad Moldoveanu (209-88, college: the other American import) who added 19 points and 6 rebounds during the contest. Four STB Le Havre players scored in double figures. Naturalized Ivorian point guard Souleyman Diabate (183-87, agency: Beo Basket) responded with 20 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists and American forward Marcellus Sommerville (200-82, college: Bradley) scored 19 points and 7 rebounds. Sluc Nancy's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. STB Le Havre (8-12) moved-up to thirteenth place. Sluc Nancy lost fifth consecutive game. They dropped to the fourteenth position with 13 games lost. STB Le Havre will face higher ranked Limoges CSP Elite (#12) at home in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Sluc Nancy will play against JSF Nanterre.
Top scorers:
Nancy: S.Diabate 20+6reb+7ast, M.Sommerville 19+7reb+1ast, J.Shuler 19+3reb+2ast, A.Kader Sylla 7+3reb+1ast, B.Merriex 5+1reb, J.Linehan 4+4reb+1ast
Le Havre: G.Brown 19+8reb+2ast, V.Moldoveanu 19+6reb+3ast, G.Pitard 15+3reb+1ast, B.King 13+5reb+10ast, M.Kouguere 7+3reb+3ast, B.Smith 6+1reb+1ast
gschID: 179001


Paris-Levallois - Dijon 70-78

An interesting game took place in Levallois where 6th ranked Paris-Levallois (11-9) was upset on its own court by ninth ranked JDA Dijon (10-10) 78-70. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 20-13. But Paris-Levallois won second period 25-21. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. American power forward Andre Harris (201-85, college: Fair Dickinson) orchestrated the victory by scoring 14 points and 6 rebounds. The other American import forward Zach Moss (201-81, college: Mountain St.) contributed with 11 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. JDA Dijon's coach Jean-Louis Borg allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. The former international point guard Andrew Albicy (178-90) replied with 15 points, 7 assists and 5 steals and the former international point guard Antoine Diot (191-89) added 15 points and 5 assists in the effort for Paris-Levallois. Five JDA Dijon and four Paris-Levallois players scored in double figures. JDA Dijon moved-up to seventh place, which they share with Roanne and Nanterre. Paris-Levallois at the other side dropped to the fifth position with nine games lost. JDA Dijon's next round opponent will be Entente Orleans 45 (#11) at home. Paris-Levallois will play against Le Mans (#4) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Paris-Levallois: A.Albicy 15+4reb+7ast, A.Diot 15+4reb+5ast, J.Cox 10+2reb+2ast, S.May 10+9reb+1ast, G.Oniangue 7+5reb+1ast, L.Labeyrie 6+4reb+2ast
Dijon: D.Melody 14+4reb+2ast, A.Harris 14+6reb+3ast, T.Campbell 13+2reb+6ast, Z.Moss 11+8reb+3ast, J.Leloup 10+5reb+3ast, L.Owens 9
gschID: 179000


Boulazac - Cholet 75-86

Not a big story in a game when 16th ranked Boulazac Basket (5-15) was defeated at home by twelfth ranked Cholet (9-11) 86-75 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Cholet. Boulazac Basket was better in fourth quarter 25-20. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Americans were the main players on the court also this time. Worth to mention a great performance of point guard A.J. Slaughter (191-87, college: W.Kentucky) who helped to win the game recording 24 points and 5 assists and forward Marcus Goree (201-77, college: W.Virginia) who added 18 points and 6 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) during the contest. Power forward Darryl Monroe (202-86, college: George Mason, agency: SportsTalent) responded with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 15 rebounds and Amadi McKenzie (201-86, college: Tenn Tech) scored 17 points and 9 rebounds. Four Boulazac Basket players scored in double figures. Cholet moved-up to tenth place, which they share with Orleans. Newly promoted Boulazac Basket stay at the bottom position with 15 games lost. Cholet will face higher ranked ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket (#5) at home in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Boulazac Basket will play against Poitiers (#15) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Boulazac: D.Monroe 17+15reb+3ast, A.McKenzie 17+9reb+1ast, T.Dubiez 14+3reb+2ast, Y.Gaillou 12+1reb+1ast, D.Harris 9+1reb, A.Acker 4+1reb+4ast
Cholet: A.Slaughter 24+1reb+5ast, M.Goree 18+6reb+2ast, D.Obasohan 12+4reb, R.Jomby 8+3reb+3ast, L.Vebobe 7+1reb, K.Souchu 6+1reb+1ast
gschID: 178999


ASVEL - Poitiers 78-86

An interesting game took place in Villeurbanne where higher ranked ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket (11-9) was upset on its own court by fifteenth ranked Poitiers (7-13) 86-78 on Saturday. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 18-11. But ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket won second period 22-18. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when Poitiers won last quarter 27-21. They made 18-of-23 free shots (78.3 percent) during the game. Poitiers outrebounded ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket 31-20 including a 25-13 advantage in defensive rebounds. Worth to mention a great performance of American point guard Dominic James (180-86, college: Marquette) who helped to win the game recording 34 points (!!!) and the other American import forward Ahmad Nivins (206-87, college: St.Joseph's) who added 13 points and 7 rebounds during the contest. The former international guard Edwin Jackson (191-89) responded with 25 points and Nigerian power forward Uche Nsonwu-Amadi (208-78, college: Wyoming, agency: Beo Basket) scored 21 points and 5 rebounds (on 9-of-10 shooting from the field). ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Poitiers moved-up to fourteenth place, which they share with Nancy. Loser ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket keeps the fifth position with nine games lost. Poitiers will face bottom-ranked Boulazac Basket (#16) at home in the next round. ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket will play against Cholet (#10).
Top scorers:
ASVEL: E.Jackson 25+2reb+2ast, U.Nsonwu-Amadi 21+5reb+1ast, M.Thompson 7+1reb+1ast, T.Larrouquis 7+3reb+5ast, P.Morlende 7+2ast, A.Sy 5+5reb+5ast
Poitiers: D.James 34+3reb+3ast, A.Nivins 13+7reb, L.Kante 9+1reb+1ast, A.Smith 8+1reb+2ast, A.Grant 7+3reb+2ast, A.Dobbins 6+7reb+2ast
gschID: 178997


Gravelines - Le Mans 71-68

The most exciting game of round 20 in the ProA took place in Gravelines. This derby game ended with only three-point defeat on the road of 4th ranked Le Mans (12-8) to first ranked Gravelines-Dunkerque (15-5) 71-68 on Saturday evening. The hosts trailed by 8 points at the halftime before their 41-30 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Worth to mention a great performance of American point guard Dwight Buycks (190-89, college: Marquette) who helped to win the game recording 14 points and American-FYR Macedonian swingman Kennedy Winston (198-84, college: Alabama) who added 14 points during the contest. Gravelines-Dunkerque's coach Christian Monschau used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. American guard Cam Long (193-88, college: George Mason, agency: KMG Sports Management) responded with 15 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists and Bosnian-Serbian Marko Keselj (206-88, agency: Beo Basket) scored 14 points and 9 rebounds. Four Le Mans players scored in double figures. Gravelines-Dunkerque have an impressive seven-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 15-5 record, which they share with Strasbourg. Le Mans at the other side keeps the fourth place with eight games lost. Gravelines-Dunkerque is looking forward to face Chalon/Saor (#3) on the road in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Le Mans will play against Paris-Levallois and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Le Mans: C.Long 15+5reb+5ast, J.Paulo Batista 15+5reb+2ast, C.Victor 15+3reb+2ast, M.Keselj 14+9reb+1ast, D.Washington 5+5reb+4ast, A.Koffi 4+4reb+2ast
Gravelines: J.Johnson 15+2reb+1ast, D.Buycks 14+3reb+2ast, K.Winston 14+3reb+1ast, L.Vaty 8+4reb+1ast, J.Edwards 6+6reb+1ast, Y.Bokolo 5+3reb+6ast
gschID: 178996


  




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