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ProA Standings
 1. Antibes 0-0 
 2. ASVEL 0-0 
 3. Boulazac 0-0 
 4. Bourg 0-0 
 5. Chalon 0-0 
 6. Chalons-Reims 0-0 
 7. Cholet 0-0 
 8. Dijon 0-0 
 9. Gravelines 0-0 
 10. Hyeres-Toulon 0-0 
 11. Le Mans 0-0 
 12. Le Portel 0-0 
 13. Limoges 0-0 
 14. Monaco 0-0 
 15. Nanterre 0-0 
 16. Paris-Levallois 0-0 
 17. Pau-Lacq-Orthez 0-0 
 18. Strasbourg 0-0 
Last:7/20/2017
ProB Standings
 1. Aix-Maurienne 0-0 
 2. Blois 0-0 
 3. Caen 0-0 
 4. Charleville 0-0 
 5. Denain 0-0 
 6. Evreux 0-0 
 7. Fos-Provence 0-0 
 8. Le Havre 0-0 
 9. Lille 0-0 
 10. Nancy 0-0 
 11. Nantes 0-0 
 12. Orleans 0-0 
 13. Poitiers 0-0 
 14. Quimper 0-0 
 15. Roanne 0-0 
 16. Rouen 0-0 
 17. Saint-Chamond 0-0 
 18. Vichy Clermont 0-0 
Last:7/20/2017
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 
Last:4/24/2017
U21 Standings
 1. Nancy 33-1 
 2. Limoges 24-10 
 3. Cholet 24-10 
 4. Pau-Lacq-Orthez 24-10 
 5. Hyeres-Toulon 24-10 
 6. Chalon/Saone 23-11 
 7. Nanterre 22-12 
 8. Gravelines 20-14 
 9. Strasbourg 20-14 
 10. Le Mans 16-18 
 11. Lyon-Villeurbanne 15-19 
 12. Dijon 15-19 
 13. Chalons-Reims 13-21 
 14. Orleans 10-24 
 15. Le Portel 9-25 
 16. Paris-Levallois 7-27 
 17. Antibes 4-30 
 18. Monaco 3-31 
Last:7/1/2017
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. Banco di Srd 0-0 
 2. Enisey 0-0 
 3. EWE Baskets 0-0 
 4. Hapoel Holon 0-0 
 5. Monaco 0-0 
 6. UCAM Murcia 0-0 
Group B
 1. Chalon 0-0 
 2. Gaziantep 0-0 
 3. Iberostar Tener. 0-0 
 4. Neptunas 0-0 
 5. PAOK 0-0 
 6. Ventspils 0-0 
Group C
 1. AEK Athens 0-0 
 2. Banvit BK 0-0 
 3. Bayreuth 0-0 
 4. Strasbourg 0-0 
 5. Umana VE 0-0 
 6. Un.Olimpija 0-0 
Group D
 1. Aris 0-0 
 2. Besiktas 0-0 
 3. CEZ Nymburk 0-0 
 4. Oostende 0-0 
 5. Scandone AV 0-0 
 6. Stelmet ZG 0-0 
Last:7/12/2017
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
 Jason RICH
  Paris-Levallois
  (191-G-86)
  Avg: 17.5
 1. Rich, Paris-Levallois17.5 
 2. Clark, Chalon17.5 
 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
 Louis LABEYRIE
  Paris-Le.
  (209-C/F-92)
  Avg: 8.7
 1. Labeyrie, Paris-Le.8.7 
 2. Fall, Chalon8.3 
 3. Solomon, Gravelines8.0 
 4. Hassell, Le Portel7.7 
 5. Poirier, Paris-Le.7.5 
 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: 10.8
 1. Cooper, Pau-Lacq.10.8 
 2. Roberson, Chalon6.6 
 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. Wood, Limoges1.7 
 6. Eito, Orleans1.7 
 7. Dorsey, Le Portel1.6 
 8. Grant, Dijon1.6 
 9. Campbell, Paris-Le.1.6 
 10. Henry, Gravelines1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Moustapha FALL
  Chalon
  (218-C-92)
  Avg: 2
 1. Fall, Chalon2.0 
 2. Fofana, Monaco1.3 
 3. Uter, AS.1.1 
 4. Cain, Chalons-Reims1.0 
 5. Otule, Antibes1.0 
 6. Lessort, Nanterre1.0 
 7. Trasolini, Nancy0.9 
 8. Ibekwe, Chalon0.9 
 9. Jean-Charles, AS.0.9 
 10. Koffi, Pau-Lacq.0.8 
Player of the Week

 Elton Brown
  Nancy
  ( 206-C-83 )
  

 Zachery Peacock
  Bourg
  ( 203-C-87 )
  

 Richie Gordon
  Caen
  ( 203-F/C-89 )
  

French Basketball (Men)

First Round Schedule
Antibes 57% Sep.23 Strasbourg
Chalon 57% Sep.23 Pau-Lacq-Ort
Dijon 57% Sep.23 Chalons-Reim
Hyeres-Toulo 57% Sep.23 Boulazac
Le Mans 57% Sep.23 Gravelines
Le Portel 57% Sep.23 Cholet
ASVEL 57% Sep.23 Limoges
Nanterre 57% Sep.23 Bourg
Paris-Levall 57% Sep.23 Monaco
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Blois 60% Oct.13 Fos-Provence
Denain 59% Oct.13 Poitiers
Lille 54% Oct.13 Caen
Nancy 53% Oct.13 Aix-Maurienn
Orleans 58% Oct.13 Vichy Clermo
Quimper 56% Oct.13 Le Havre
Roanne 55% Oct.13 Evreux
Saint-Chamon 54% Oct.13 Charleville
Nantes 58% Oct.13 Rouen
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Din.Tbilisi 50% Sep.19 Joventut
Keravnos 50% Sep.19 Avtodor
Bosna-Royal 50% Sep.19 Ludwigsburg
Karpos Sokol 50% Sep.19 TLU/Kalev
Groningen 50% Sep.19 Vytautas
Sigal Prisht 50% Sep.19 Tsmoki-Minsk
Kapfenberg 50% Sep.19 Benfica
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NM1 Round 24: JA Vichy edges Quimper UJAP by three points - Mar 2, 2013


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The most exciting game of round 24 in the NM1 took place in Quimper. This derby game ended with only three-point home defeat of 5th ranked Quimper UJAP (14-7) to first ranked JA Vichy (17-5) 80-77 on Saturday evening. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Quimper UJAP won fourth quarter 18-16. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. JA Vichy dominated down low during the game scoring 54 of its points in the paint compared to Quimper UJAP's 30. The best player for the winners was point guard Benjamin Thomas (181-82) who scored 21 points and 6 assists. Octavio Da Silveira (204-89) chipped in 15 points (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). JA Vichy's coach Fabien Romeyer used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. At the other side the best for losing team was Spanish point guard Carlos Cherry (184-79, agency: Global Sports Plaza) who recorded 19 points and 9 assists (went 9 for 9 at the free throw line !!!). JA Vichy maintains first position with 17-5 record. Quimper UJAP at the other side dropped to the fourth place with seven games lost. They share the position with Cognac. JA Vichy are looking forward to face league's second-placed Orchesien BC in Orchies in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Quimper UJAP will play on the road against Rueil and is hoping to prove to their fans that this time they can win.
Bottom-ranked CFBB (0-22) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 100-46 loss to seventh ranked Monaco (12-8) in Monaco. It was a good game for American center Jason Jones (203-86, college: Northeastern St.) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 11 points, 12 rebounds and 4 assists. Sylvain Marco contributed with 12 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. Monaco's coach Jean-Michel Senegal felt very confident that he used 10 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Swingman Lucas Dussoulier (200-96) replied with 11 points and 5 rebounds for CFBB. Monaco have a solid three-game winning streak. Newly promoted Monaco maintains seventh position with 12-8 record. CFBB at the other side still closes the standings. Monaco will play against higher ranked La Rochelle (#6) on the road in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. CFBB will play against Blois (#8) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
A very close game took place in Saint Chamond between Saint Chamond and Cognac. Thirteenth ranked Saint Chamond (8-13) got a very close home victory over higher ranked Cognac (14-7). Saint Chamond managed to escape with a 2-point win 78-76 on Saturday evening. It was quite big embarassment for the guest team. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Cognac. Worth to mention a great performance of Jean-Paul Landu-Bongo who helped to win the game recording 20 points and 5 rebounds. The best for the losing side was Dejan Sencanski with 18 points and 6 rebounds. Saint Chamond moved-up to twelfth place, which they share with Angers BC 49. Loser Cognac keeps the fourth position with seven games lost. They share it with Quimper. Saint Chamond will meet at home Vendee Challans (#14) in the next round. Cognac will play against Souffelweyersheim (#3) where they are definitely not considered as a favorite in this game either.
We should mention about the upset which took place in Challans, where higher ranked Sorgues (10-11) lost to fourteenth ranked Vendee Challans (7-14) in a road game 74-85. The winners were led by Johan Rathieuville who scored that evening 9 points, 11 rebounds and 6 assists. Vendee Challans maintains fourteenth position with 7-14 record. Sorgues lost third consecutive game. They keep the tenth place with 11 games lost. Vendee Challans' next round opponent will be higher ranked Saint Chamond (#13) on the road and it may be quite challenging game.

Rest of the games of round 24 were very predictable and ended without any surprises. Here they are:
Rennes was crushed by Angers BC 49 in a road game 85-60. Souffel beat Rueil at home 76-61. La Rochelle lost to Orchy on the opponent's court 72-77.
The best stats of 24th round was 20 points and 6 assists by Jeremy Tschamber of Souffel.

Angers BC 49 - Rennes 85-60

There was no surprise when 15th ranked Union Rennes (4-18) was crushed on the road by thirteenth ranked Angers BC 49 (8-13) 85-60. The game without a history. Angers BC 49 led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Angers BC 49 outrebounded Union Rennes 43-26 including a 31-17 advantage in defensive rebounds. The winners were led by guard Thibaut Lonzieme (195-89) who scored that evening 24 points and 8 rebounds and American forward Anthony Hill (204-88, college: Wisc.-Milwaukee) supported him with 15 points and 10 rebounds. Four Angers BC 49 players scored in double figures. Even 16 points and 7 rebounds by center Said Ben Driss (206-85) did not help to save the game for Union Rennes. American forward Alex Okafor (202-87, college: Princeton) added 9 points and 7 rebounds. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Angers BC 49 moved-up to twelfth place, which they share with St Chamond. Union Rennes lost eleventh consecutive game. Newly promoted Union Rennes keeps the fifteenth position with 18 games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Angers BC 49: T.Lonzieme 24+8reb+2ast, A.Hill 15+10reb+3ast, S.Traore 15+7reb+5ast, M.Chupin 11+7reb+1ast, P.Drouault 9+4reb+2ast, L.Gunnarsson 7+1reb+2ast
Rennes: S.Ben Driss 16+7reb+2ast, E.Kabir Pene 11+1reb+2ast, A.Okafor 9+7reb+2ast, O.Sall 6+5reb+2ast, B.M'Poy 6+1reb+2ast, G.Broudic 3+1ast
gschID: 186270


Souffel - Rueil 76-61

No shocking result in a game in Souffel. where third ranked Souffelweyersheim (15-6) defeated 9th ranked Rueil (11-11) 76-61. It looked good early as Rueil took an 4-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Souffelweyersheim had a 24-10 second period charge getting the lead and Rueil was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 61-76. The winners were led by guard Jeremy Tschamber (192-84) who scored that evening 20 points and 6 assists (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) and naturalized Chadian forward Jacques Alingue (201-88) supported him with 10 points, 10 rebounds and 4 blocks. Souffelweyersheim's coach Stephane Eberlin allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Even 13 points and 7 rebounds by Serbian forward Slobodan Ocokoljic (204-80, college: Weber St., agency: TSS Management) did not help to save the game for Rueil. Alexis Desespringalle (192-91) added 13 points. Souffelweyersheim maintains third position with 15-6 record having just three points less than leader Vichy. Rueil at the other side keeps the ninth place with 11 games lost. Souffelweyersheim's next round opponent will be Cognac (#4) on the road. Rueil will play against Quimper UJAP (#5).
Top scorers:
Souffel: J.Tschamber 20+4reb+6ast, F.Broliron 11+2reb, J.Cazenobe 10+3reb+1ast, J.Alingue 10+10reb, A.N'Diaye 9+6reb+1ast, M.M'Bodji 7+4reb+5ast
Rueil: S.Ocokoljic 13+7reb+3ast, A.Desespringalle 13+4reb+1ast, M.Diame 10+5reb, I.Saounera 8+1reb+1ast, S.Ricard 4+4reb+2ast, D.Gentil 4+2reb+1ast
gschID: 186273


Monaco - CFBB 100-46

Bottom-ranked CFBB (0-22) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 100-46 loss to seventh ranked Monaco (12-8) in Monaco. The game without a history. Monaco led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 82 of its points in the paint compared to CFBB's 26. They outrebounded CFBB 51-20 including a 40-13 advantage in defensive rebounds. Monaco players were unselfish on offense dishing 30 assists comparing to just 7 passes made by CFBB's players. It was a good game for American center Jason Jones (203-86, college: Northeastern St.) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 11 points, 12 rebounds and 4 assists. Center Sylvain Marco (206-85) contributed with a double-double by scoring 12 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. Four Monaco players scored in double figures. Monaco's coach Jean-Michel Senegal felt very confident that he used 10 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Swingman Lucas Dussoulier (200-96) replied with 11 points and 5 rebounds and forward Cyrille Eliezer-Vanerot (198-96) added 8 points in the effort for CFBB. Monaco have a solid three-game winning streak. Newly promoted Monaco maintains seventh position with 12-8 record. CFBB at the other side still closes the standings. Monaco will play against higher ranked La Rochelle (#6) on the road in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. CFBB will play against Blois (#8) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Monaco: S.Marco 12+11reb, N.Calasan 12+6reb+2ast, O.Bardet 11+2reb+2ast, J.Jones 11+12reb+4ast, M.Labeyrie-Hafsi 11+2reb+5ast, N.Peyre 11+3reb+3ast
CFBB: L.Dussoulier 11+5reb, P.Rigot 9+3reb, C.Pontens 9+2ast, C.Eliezer-Vanerot 8+4reb+2ast, A.Paquentin 4+2reb, L.Laporal 4+2reb
gschID: 186271


Quimper - Vichy 77-80

The most exciting game of round 24 in the NM1 took place in Quimper. This derby game ended with only three-point home defeat of 5th ranked Quimper UJAP (14-7) to first ranked JA Vichy (17-5) 80-77 on Saturday evening. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Quimper UJAP won fourth quarter 18-16. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. JA Vichy dominated down low during the game scoring 54 of its points in the paint compared to Quimper UJAP's 30. The best player for the winners was point guard Benjamin Thomas (181-82) who scored 21 points and 6 assists. Octavio Da Silveira (204-89) chipped in 15 points (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). JA Vichy's coach Fabien Romeyer used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. At the other side the best for losing team was Spanish point guard Carlos Cherry (184-79, agency: Global Sports Plaza) who recorded 19 points and 9 assists (went 9 for 9 at the free throw line !!!) and swingman Florian Thibedore (193-90) added 17 points respectively. JA Vichy maintains first position with 17-5 record. Quimper UJAP at the other side dropped to the fourth place with seven games lost. They share the position with Cognac. JA Vichy are looking forward to face league's second-placed Orchesien BC in Orchies in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Quimper UJAP will play on the road against Rueil and is hoping to prove to their fans that this time they can win.
Top scorers:
Vichy: B.Thomas 21+2reb+6ast, O.Da Silveira 15+3reb, J.Reynolds 10+5reb, G.Pons 9+4reb+3ast, D.Tshomba 9+2reb+2ast, G.Lessort 7+5reb
Quimper: C.Cherry 19+4reb+9ast, F.Thibedore 17+4reb+2ast, J.Moupegnou 12+6reb, W.Molas 8+5reb, C.Raji 7+9reb+2ast, O.Kolb 7+3reb
gschID: 186269


Orchy - La Rochelle 77-72

Very expected game in Orchies where 6th ranked La Rochelle (13-9) was defeated by second ranked Orchesien BC (16-4) 77-72. However just five-point win is not that big difference and the fans of host team counted on more convincing victory. The hosts were already 13 points ahead after 3 quarters before a 15-7 La Rochelle's run in the last quarter cut the lead to 77-72 at the end of the game. The winners were led by forward Renaud Brocheray (202-80) who scored that evening 17 points and 7 rebounds and point guard Emilien Barbry (188-83) supported him with 3 points, 9 rebounds and 7 assists. Orchesien BC's coach Philippe Namyst allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. Even 20 points and 9 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) by American forward Jarryd Cole (204-88, college: Iowa) did not help to save the game for La Rochelle. Naturalized Madagascar swingman Amy M'Boma (199-83) added 14 points and 8 rebounds. Five La Rochelle players scored in double figures. Orchesien BC have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain second position with 16-4 record behind leader Vichy. Newly promoted La Rochelle keeps the sixth place with nine games lost. Orchesien BC's next round opponent will be league's leader JA Vichy on the road and it will be for sure the game of the week. La Rochelle will play against Monaco (#7) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Orchy: R.Brocheray 17+7reb+1ast, J.Bestron 11+6reb+2ast, T.Stanley 11+3reb+1ast, D.Petrovic 9+1reb+3ast, R.Carter 8+5reb, J.Verbeke 7+1reb+2ast
La Rochelle: J.Cole 20+9reb+3ast, A.M'Boma 14+8reb+2ast, S.Soliman 12+3reb+1ast, F.Sahraoui 10+1reb+3ast, A.Thomson 10+4reb+1ast, L.Iglesias 4
gschID: 186267


St Chamond - Cognac 78-76

A very close game took place in Saint Chamond between Saint Chamond and Cognac. Thirteenth ranked Saint Chamond (8-13) got a very close home victory over higher ranked Cognac (14-7). Saint Chamond managed to escape with a 2-point win 78-76 on Saturday evening. It was quite big embarassment for the guest team. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Cognac. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Cognac won third quarter 17-15. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Worth to mention a great performance of naturalized DR Congolese guard Jean-Paul Landu-Bongo (187-85) who helped to win the game recording 20 points and 5 rebounds and point guard Romain Tillon (180-82, agency: ACMT) who added 14 points and 5 assists during the contest. The best for the losing side was Serbian forward Dejan Sencanski (198-84, college: Abil.Christian) with 18 points and 6 rebounds and Jean-Philippe Ludon (200-83) scored 15 points and 5 rebounds. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Saint Chamond moved-up to twelfth place, which they share with Angers BC 49. Loser Cognac keeps the fourth position with seven games lost. They share it with Quimper. Saint Chamond will meet at home Vendee Challans (#14) in the next round. Cognac will play against Souffelweyersheim (#3) where they are definitely not considered as a favorite in this game either.
Top scorers:
St Chamond: J.Landu-Bongo 20+5reb+1ast, I.Bankevics 16+3reb+1ast, R.Tillon 14+2reb+5ast, J.Rinna 12+5reb+2ast, E.Sadiku 5+2reb+4ast, B.Rey 5+1reb+3ast
Cognac: D.Sencanski 18+6reb+2ast, J.Ludon 15+5reb+2ast, M.Buval 13+3reb, C.Bertorelle 11+3reb+2ast, S.Doucoure 7+9reb, R.Hillotte 5+2reb+2ast
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Challans - Sorgues 85-74

We should mention about the upset which took place in Challans, where higher ranked Sorgues (10-11) lost to fourteenth ranked Vendee Challans (7-14) in a road game 74-85. It looked good early as Sorgues took an 4-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Vendee Challans had a 22-17 second period charge getting the lead and Sorgues was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 74-85. Vendee Challans players were unselfish on offense dishing 21 assists. The winners were led by guard Johan Rathieuville (177-85) who scored that evening 9 points, 11 rebounds and 6 assists and forward Fabien Herard (198-79) supported him with 15 points and 6 rebounds. Four Vendee Challans players scored in double figures. Even 27 points and 9 rebounds by forward Cedric Mansare (195-85) did not help to save the game for Sorgues. point guard Arnaud Thinon (178-87) added 20 points. Vendee Challans maintains fourteenth position with 7-14 record. Sorgues lost third consecutive game. They keep the tenth place with 11 games lost. Vendee Challans' next round opponent will be higher ranked Saint Chamond (#13) on the road and it may be quite challenging game.
Top scorers:
Challans: F.Herard 15+6reb+3ast, S.Mekdad 14+4reb, G.Jenkins 12+7reb, J.Geay 12+2reb+8ast, P.Balocka 11+6reb+1ast, J.Rathieuville 9+11reb+6ast
Sorgues: C.Mansare 27+9reb+1ast, A.Thinon 20+4reb, J.Doreau 8+5reb+3ast, Q.Hankins-Cole 8+4reb+1ast, P.Clerence 6+6reb, T.Albenque 5+1reb+2ast
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