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ProA Standings
 1. Monaco 30-4 
 2. Chalon 27-7 
 3. Nanterre 25-9 
 4. Strasbourg 23-11 
 5. Pau-Lacq-Orthez 22-12 
 6. Paris-Levallois 20-14 
 7. Le Portel 19-15 
 8. ASVEL 19-15 
 9. Gravelines 16-18 
 10. Limoges 15-19 
 11. Cholet 14-20 
 12. Le Mans 14-20 
 13. Dijon 12-22 
 14. Antibes 12-22 
 15. Hyeres-Toulon 11-23 
 16. Chalons-Reims 10-24 
 17. Orleans 9-25 
 18. Nancy 8-26 
Full Standings
Last:5/17/2017
ProB Standings
 1. Bourg 25-9 
 2. Provence Basket 22-12 
 3. Lille 21-13 
 4. Boulazac 19-15 
 5. Charleville 19-15 
 6. Nantes 18-16 
 7. Le Havre 18-16 
 8. Evreux 18-16 
 9. Blois 17-17 
 10. Poitiers 17-17 
 11. Rouen 16-18 
 12. Denain 15-19 
 13. St Chamond 14-20 
 14. Vichy Clermont 14-20 
 15. Roanne 14-20 
 16. Boulogne 13-21 
 17. Maurienne 13-21 
 18. St Quentin 13-21 
Full Standings
Last:5/20/2017
NM1 Standings
 1. Caen 27-7 
 2. Quimper 24-10 
 3. Souffel 23-11 
 4. GET Vosges 21-13 
 5. Challans 19-15 
 6. Orchies 19-15 
 7. RAC Basket 19-15 
 8. Lourdes 19-15 
 9. ALS Basket 17-17 
 10. Chartres 17-17 
 11. Lorient 16-18 
 12. St Vallier 16-18 
 13. Gries/Oberhoffen 16-18 
 14. SAP Vaucluse 15-19 
 15. Angers BC 13-21 
 16. Vitre 13-21 
 17. Rennes 12-22 
 18. CFBB 0-34 
Full Standings
Last:4/24/2017
NM2 Standings
Group A
 1. Toulouse 16-6 
 2. Bordeaux 15-7 
 3. Dax-Gamarde 15-7 
 4. Gardonne 15-7 
 5. Garonne 15-7 
 6. Golfe Juan 15-7 
 7. Marmande 12-10 
 8. Toulouges 12-10 
 9. Real Chalossais 11-11 
 10. Le Cannet 9-13 
 11. Valence 8-14 
 12. Marseille 6-16 
 13. Union Venelles 4-18 
 14. Pau Nord-Est 1-21 
Group B
 1. La Charite 18-4 
 2. Brissac-Aubance 17-5 
 3. Cognac 16-6 
 4. La Rochelle 14-8 
 5. Union Tours 14-8 
 6. Cherbourg 13-9 
 7. Pays dOlonnes 12-10 
 8. Fougeres 10-12 
 9. Gravenchon 10-12 
 10. Pornic 9-13 
 11. USV Re Basket 9-13 
 12. Angers EOSL 8-14 
 13. Reze 4-18 
 14. Chateauroux 0-21 
Group C
 1. Cergy-Pontoise 19-3 
 2. Kaysersberg 17-5 
 3. Berck 16-6 
 4. Calais 16-6 
 5. Vanves 15-7 
 6. W.O.S.B. 12-10 
 7. Maubeuge 11-11 
 8. Joeuf Homecourt 8-14 
 9. Juvisy 8-14 
 10. Tourcoing 8-14 
 11. Tremblay 8-14 
 12. Metz-Ste Marie 6-16 
 13. Bruay 5-17 
 14. Longwy 5-17 
Group D
 1. Aubenas 18-4 
 2. Cheruy 16-6 
 3. Oullins 15-7 
 4. Feurs EF 13-9 
 5. Pfastatt 13-9 
 6. Beaujolais 12-10 
 7. Besancon 11-11 
 8. Bourg II 11-11 
 9. Ouest Lyonnais 10-12 
 10. Prisse Macon 10-12 
 11. Montbrison 8-14 
 12. Le Puy 7-15 
 13. Mulhouse 7-15 
 14. Clermont 3-19 
Last:4/13/2017
Basketball Champions League Standings
Group A
 1. Monaco 12-2 
 2. Banvit BK 11-3 
 3. CEZ Nymburk 10-4 
 4. Aris 8-6 
 5. Fraport SKY 7-7 
 6. Ironi Nahariya 5-9 
 7. Helios 2-12 
 8. Bakken 1-13 
Group B
 1. Le Mans 9-5 
 2. Umana VE 9-5 
 3. Pinar Karsiyaka 9-5 
 4. Avtodor 7-7 
 5. Maccabi Rishon 7-7 
 6. Oradea 6-8 
 7. Kataja Basket 6-8 
 8. Khimik 3-11 
Group C
 1. ASVEL 10-4 
 2. Neptunas 10-4 
 3. EWE Baskets 10-4 
 4. PAOK 7-7 
 5. Ventspils 7-7 
 6. Usak 5-9 
 7. Openjobmetis V. 4-10 
 8. Rosa Radom 3-11 
Group D
 1. Iberostar Tener. 11-3 
 2. Scandone AV 10-4 
 3. Strasbourg 9-5 
 4. Juventus 8-6 
 5. Oostende 6-8 
 6. Cibona 5-9 
 7. Mega Leks 4-10 
 8. Mornar Bar 3-11 
Group E
 1. Besiktas 12-2 
 2. AEK Athens 9-5 
 3. Partizan 8-6 
 4. Ludwigsburg 8-6 
 5. Banco di Srd 7-7 
 6. Spirou 6-8 
 7. Stelmet ZG 4-10 
 8. Szolnok 2-12 
Last:1/25/2017
FIBA Europe Cup Stage Two Standings
Group K
 1. Chalon 5-1 
 2. Gaziantep 5-1 
 3. Sodertalje 1-5 
 4. Targu Mures 1-5 
Group L
 1. Demir IBB 5-1 
 2. Antwerp 4-2 
 3. Gravelines 2-4 
 4. Prievidza 1-5 
Group M
 1. Telekom Bsk 5-1 
 2. Vytautas 4-2 
 3. Oberwart 2-4 
 4. Apoel 1-5 
Group N
 1. Kormend 4-2 
 2. Nanterre 4-2 
 3. Tsmoki-Minsk 3-3 
 4. Bnei Hertzeliyya 1-5 
Group O
 1. Pau-Lacq-Orthez 4-2 
 2. Alba 4-2 
 3. UBT Cluj Napoca 2-4 
 4. BK Pardubice 2-4 
Group P
 1. Groningen 4-2 
 2. Lukoil Acad. 3-3 
 3. Enisey 0-0 
 4. Benfica 0-6 
Group Q
 1. Cibona 0-0 
 2. Ironi Nahariya 0-0 
 3. Kataja Basket 0-0 
 4. Oostende 0-0 
 5. Oradea 0-0 
 6. Spirou 0-0 
 7. Stelmet ZG 0-0 
 8. Usak 0-0 
Stage One Standings
Last:2/9/2017
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Cameron CLARK
  Chalon
  (201-G/F-91)
  Avg: 18.4
 1. Clark, Chalon18.4 
 2. Rich, Paris-Levallois17.4 
 3. Cobbs, Gravelines16.9 
 4. Gibson, Gravelines16.8 
 5. Rush, Nancy15.9 
 6. Roberson, Chalon15.9 
 7. Prepelic, Limoges15.8 
 8. Young, Chalons-.14.8 
 9. Warren, Nanterre14.8 
 10. Dorsey, Le Portel14.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Moustapha FALL
  Chalon
  (218-C-92)
  Avg: 9
 1. Fall, Chalon9.0 
 2. Labeyrie, Paris-Le.8.5 
 3. Olaseni, Orleans8.0 
 4. Solomon, Gravelines8.0 
 5. Poirier, Paris-Le.7.9 
 6. Hassell, Le Portel7.7 
 7. Donaldson, Le Po.7.2 
 8. Hunt, Nancy7.2 
 9. Lessort, Nanterre7.1 
 10. Cain, Chalons-Reims7.0 
Assists Per Game
 D.J. COOPER
  Pau-Lacq.
  (183-PG-90)
  Avg: 11
 1. Cooper, Pau-Lacq.11.0 
 2. Roberson, Chalon7.2 
 3. Holston, Dijon6.3 
 4. Prince, Orleans5.8 
 5. Hodge, AS.5.6 
 6. Cobbs, Gravelines5.5 
 7. Bost, Monaco5.5 
 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.2.4 
 3. Holston, Dijon2.0 
 4. Payne, Chalons-.1.8 
 5. Eito, Orleans1.7 
 6. Wood, Limoges1.7 
 7. Dorsey, Le Portel1.6 
 8. Grant, Dijon1.6 
 9. Campbell, Paris-Le.1.5 
 10. Bokolo, Pau-Lacq.1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Moustapha FALL
  Chalon
  (218-C-92)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Fall, Chalon2.2 
 2. Fofana, Monaco1.4 
 3. Uter, AS.1.1 
 4. Otule, Antibes1.0 
 5. Cain, Chalons-Reims1.0 
 6. Lessort, Nanterre1.0 
 7. Trasolini, Nancy0.9 
 8. Watkins, AS.0.8 
 9. Jeanne, Nancy0.8 
 10. Hunt, Nancy0.8 
Player of the Week

 Elton Brown
  Nancy
  ( 206-C-83 )
  

 Zachery Peacock
  Bourg
  ( 203-C-87 )
  

 Richie Gordon
  Caen
  ( 203-F/C-89 )
  
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Game 2 (Quarter-Finals)

ASVEL May.24 Monaco 63%
Le Portel May.24 Chalon 63%
Paris-Levall May.24 Nanterre 62%
Pau-Lacq-Ort May.24 Strasbourg 57%
Next Round Schedule

Game 1 (Quarter-Finals)

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

Game 1 (Finals)

Quimper 54% May.27 Souffel
ProB Round 26: #1 Pau-Lacq-Orthez is defeated by SO Maritime Boulogne - Mar 9, 2013


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There was no lack of excitement in the last round games. 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 (20-6) on the court of fifth ranked SO Maritime Boulogne on Saturday night. Visitors were defeated by SO Maritime Boulogne 86-70. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Pau-Lacq-Orthez. The game was mostly controlled by SO Maritime Boulogne. Pau-Lacq-Orthez managed to win second period 26-19. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. SO Maritime Boulogne dominated on the defensive end, holding Pau-Lacq-Orthez to just 7 points in third quarter. They made 16-of-19 free shots (84.2 percent) during the game. SO Maritime Boulogne looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists. Center Mouhammadou Jaiteh (206-94) had a double-double by scoring 19 points and 13 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and American point guard Austen Rowland (186-81, college: Lehigh, agency: Court Side) chipped in 13 points, 5 rebounds, 11 assists and 4 steals (was perfect 8-for-8 from the free throw line) during the contest. Naturalized Senegalese forward Antoine Mendy (198-83) responded with 21 points and 7 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. SO Maritime Boulogne maintains fifth position with 16-10 record. Pau-Lacq-Orthez at the other side still keeps top place with six games lost. SO Maritime Boulogne are looking forward to face SPO Rouen (#6) on the road in the next round. Pau-Lacq-Orthez will play against Saint-Quentin (#13) and is hoping to win this game.
Important game to mention about took place in Antibes. Seventeenth ranked Bordeaux (7-19) saved a 2-point victory on the road edging higher ranked Olympique Antibes (15-11) 79-77 on Friday evening. It was quite big embarassment for the home team. Forward Boris Elisabeth-Mesnager (200-83, college: California, PA) notched 29 points to lead the effort and Nigel Wyatte supported him with 16 points and 9 rebounds. Even 23 points by American swingman Anthony Hilliard (193-86, college: Elizabeth City) did not help to save the game for Olympique Antibes. Bordeaux have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain seventeenth position with 7-19 record. Olympique Antibes lost third consecutive game. They keep the sixth place with 11 games lost. They share the position with Fos Ouest and Rouen. Bordeaux will play against league's second-placed ALM Evreux at home in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Olympique Antibes will play against Hyeres-Toulon (#12) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
A very close game took place in Saint-Quentin between Hyeres-Toulon and Saint-Quentin. Thirteenth ranked Hyeres-Toulon (11-15) got a very close victory on the road over 12th ranked Saint-Quentin (11-15). Hyeres-Toulon managed to escape with a 3-point win 82-79 in the game for the twelfth place. The best player for the winners was Landing Sane who scored 21 points and 5 rebounds. Jimmal Ball produced 14 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists for the hosts. Hyeres-Toulon have a solid four-game winning streak. They moved-up to twelfth place, which they share with St Quentin. Hyeres-Toulon will meet at home higher ranked Olympique Antibes (#7) in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Saint-Quentin will play against the league's leader Pau-Lacq-Orthez (#1) and will have a slim chance for a victory.
An interesting game took place in Denain where higher ranked Lille Metropole (12-14) was upset on the court of sixteenth ranked Denain Voltaire (8-18) 57-48. Americans were the main players on the court. John Flowers orchestrated the victory by scoring 17 points and 8 rebounds. Denain Voltaire's coach Fabrice Courcier allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Denain Voltaire maintains sixteenth position with 8-18 record. Lille Metropole at the other side keeps the eleventh place with 14 games lost. Denain Voltaire's next round opponent will be higher ranked Le Portel (#3) on the road and they do not belong to the favorites in that game.
Fourth ranked Chalons-Reims (17-9) crushed at home 8th ranked JL Bourg (14-12) by 38 points 75-37, which is the biggest margin this round on Friday night. Justin Burrell had a double-double by scoring 15 points and 10 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners. JL Bourg's coach gave up on the game allowing to play ten players seeing no chance for a win. Chalons-Reims maintains fourth position with 17-9 record. Loser JL Bourg dropped to the ninth place with 12 games lost. Chalons-Reims will face bottom-ranked Charleville-Mezieres (#18) on the road in the next round which should be another easy win for them. JL Bourg will play against Saint Vallier (#15).

There were no shocking results in the other games in round 26: bottom-ranked Charleville was destroyed by St Vallier on the opponent's court 107-80. Nantes unfortunately lost to Le Portel in a home game 79-95. Rouen rolled over Fos Ouest on the road 94-60. Evreux defeated Maurienne on its own court 60-56.
The most impressive stats of the last round was 25 points and 7 rebounds by Sherman Gay of Le Portel.


St Vallier - Charleville 107-80

Rather expected game when 18th ranked Charleville-Mezieres (5-21) was crushed on the road by fifteenth ranked Saint Vallier (9-17) 107-80 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Saint Vallier. Charleville-Mezieres was better in second period 19-17. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Saint Vallier shot 61.3 percent from the field. They also forced 20 Charleville-Mezieres turnovers. They shot the lights out from three sinking 14 long-distance shots on high 51.9 percentage. Saint Vallier looked well-organized offensively handing out 30 assists comparing to just 16 passes made by Charleville-Mezieres' players. American-Ivorian guard Errick Craven (188-83, college: USC) had a double-double by scoring 12 points and 13 assists to lead the charge for the winners and guard Jonathan Hoyaux (192-88) chipped in 24 points (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) during the contest. Five Saint Vallier players scored in double figures. American guard Darryl Hudson (195-85, college: Howard, agency: R.H.Consultancy) responded with 26 points (was perfect 12-for-12 from the free throw line !!!) and Lithuanian forward Vaidotas Pridotkas (200-84) scored 16 points and 8 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. Saint Vallier moved-up to fourteenth place, which they share with Nantes. Charleville-Mezieres lost twelfth consecutive game. Newly promoted team stay dead last with 21 lost games. Saint Vallier will face higher ranked JL Bourg (#9) on the road in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Charleville-Mezieres will play against Chalons-Reims (#4) and will have a slim chance for a victory.
Top scorers:
St Vallier: J.Hoyaux 24+1ast, F.Tortosa 18+5reb+2ast, I.Koma 15+3reb+2ast, B.Tinsley 13+5ast, E.Craven 12+2reb+13ast, C.Melicie 10+6reb+1ast
Charleville: D.Hudson 26+4reb+3ast, V.Pridotkas 16+8reb+2ast, F.Calvez 10+3reb+4ast, T.Toney 6+4reb+2ast, C.Guillarme 6+1reb, A.Racine 5+1reb+1ast
gschID: 179465


St Quentin - Hyeres-Toulon 79-82

A very close game took place in Saint-Quentin between Hyeres-Toulon and Saint-Quentin. Thirteenth ranked Hyeres-Toulon (11-15) got a very close victory on the road over 12th ranked Saint-Quentin (11-15). Hyeres-Toulon managed to escape with a 3-point win 82-79 in the game for the twelfth place. The guests trailed by 3 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 9-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 82-79. The best player for the winners was power forward Landing Sane (207-90) who scored 21 points and 5 rebounds. American swingman Jared Newson (195-84, college: Tenn-Martin, agency: Pro One Sports) chipped in 17 points and 8 rebounds. Naturalized American point guard Jimmal Ball (179-78, college: Akron, agency: ACMT) produced 14 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists and power forward Julien Lesieu (201-83) added 17 points respectively for the hosts. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Hyeres-Toulon have a solid four-game winning streak. They moved-up to twelfth place, which they share with St Quentin. Hyeres-Toulon will meet at home higher ranked Olympique Antibes (#7) in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Saint-Quentin will play against the league's leader Pau-Lacq-Orthez (#1) and will have a slim chance for a victory.
Top scorers:
Hyeres-Toulon: L.Sane 21+5reb+2ast, J.Newson 17+8reb, T.Dials 14+4reb, G.Radonjic 14+2reb+1ast, A.Julien 6+4reb+10ast, R.Wright 6+7reb+2ast
St Quentin: D.Quincy-Jones 17+2reb+1ast, J.Lesieu 17+4reb+2ast, J.Ball 14+7reb+6ast, D.Williams 13+3reb+1ast, O.Romain 6+2reb+2ast, L.Simmons 4+5reb
gschID: 179464


Boulogne - Pau-Lacq-Orthez 86-70

The most surprising game was a loss of top-ranked Pau-Lacq-Orthez (20-6) on the court of fifth ranked SO Maritime Boulogne on Saturday night. Visitors were defeated by SO Maritime Boulogne 86-70. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Pau-Lacq-Orthez. The game was mostly controlled by SO Maritime Boulogne. Pau-Lacq-Orthez managed to win second period 26-19. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. SO Maritime Boulogne dominated on the defensive end, holding Pau-Lacq-Orthez to just 7 points in third quarter. They made 16-of-19 free shots (84.2 percent) during the game. SO Maritime Boulogne looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists. Center Mouhammadou Jaiteh (206-94) had a double-double by scoring 19 points and 13 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and American point guard Austen Rowland (186-81, college: Lehigh, agency: Court Side) chipped in 13 points, 5 rebounds, 11 assists and 4 steals (was perfect 8-for-8 from the free throw line) during the contest. Five SO Maritime Boulogne players scored in double figures. Naturalized Senegalese forward Antoine Mendy (198-83) responded with 21 points and 7 rebounds and power forward Mory Correa (204-79, college: Wyoming) scored 10 points and 6 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. SO Maritime Boulogne maintains fifth position with 16-10 record. Pau-Lacq-Orthez at the other side still keeps top place with six games lost. SO Maritime Boulogne are looking forward to face SPO Rouen (#6) on the road in the next round. Pau-Lacq-Orthez will play against Saint-Quentin (#13) and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Boulogne: M.Jaiteh 19+13reb+2ast, J.Rousselle 16+3reb+1ast, A.Rowland 13+5reb+11ast, M.Var 11+2reb, Z.Bah 10+2reb+7ast, A.Loum 10+3reb
Pau-Lacq-Orthez: A.Mendy 21+7reb, D.Denave 11+5ast, M.Correa 10+6reb+2ast, R.Lesca 8+1ast, C.Jackson 7+7reb, S.Driss 5+5reb+2ast
gschID: 179463


Nantes - Le Portel 79-95

Very predictable result when third ranked Le Portel (18-8) defeated on the road 14th ranked Nantes (9-17) 95-79 on Saturday. The game without a history. Le Portel led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 19-of-25 free shots (76.0 percent) during the game. Le Portel forced 19 Nantes turnovers. Jamaican-American Sherman Gay (201-82, college: Loyola Mary) scored 25 points and 7 rebounds (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field) to lead the charge for the winners and American forward Darnell Wilson (198-85, college: Canisius, agency: Court Side) chipped in 21 points and 5 rebounds during the contest. American guard LaMarshall Corbett (190-88, college: Angelo St.) responded with 24 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists and his fellow American import forward Terrance Henry (208-89, college: Mississippi, agency: Pro One Sports) scored 13 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Le Portel have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain third position with 18-8 record having just two points less than leader Pau-Lacq-Orthez. Nantes lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the fourteenth place with 17 games lost. Le Portel will face Denain Voltaire (#16) at home in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Nantes will play against Lille Metropole.
Top scorers:
Le Portel: S.Gay 25+7reb+2ast, D.Wilson 21+5reb+1ast, R.Taylor 14+4reb+7ast, B.Mangin 9+3reb+4ast, C.Bronchard 9+2reb, M.Bigote 8+1reb+1ast
Nantes: L.Corbett 24+6reb+4ast, T.Henry 13+6reb+4ast, J.Douillet 10+4reb, J.Mathis 9+1reb+2ast, W.Soliman 6+3reb, N.Gayon 5+5reb+1ast
gschID: 179461


Fos Ouest - Rouen 60-94

There was a minor upset when 6th ranked Fos Ouest (15-11) was rolled over at home by eighth ranked SPO Rouen (15-11) 94-60 on Saturday. The game without a history. SPO Rouen led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. SPO Rouen had a 33-21 advantage in offensive rebounds. American forward Tai Wesley (200-86, college: Utah St.) had a double-double by scoring 18 points and 11 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and the other American import guard O'Darien Bassett (191-86, college: Troy) chipped in 18 points and 6 assists during the contest. Five SPO Rouen players scored in double figures. Moroccan-Canadian Mohamed Hachad (194-83, college: Northwestern) responded with 10 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists and naturalized Senegalese power forward Mamadou Dia (202-78) scored 15 points and 8 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. SPO Rouen have a solid four-game winning streak. They moved-up to sixth place, which they share with Antibes and Fos Ouest. SPO Rouen will face higher ranked SO Maritime Boulogne (#5) at home in the next round and it may be quite challenging game.
Top scorers:
Rouen: T.Wesley 18+11reb+1ast, O.Bassett 18+4reb+6ast, W.McKines 17+6reb+3ast, G.Chathuant 14+9reb, P.Da Silva 10+2reb+5ast, M.Courby 7+5reb+2ast
Fos Ouest: M.Dia 15+8reb, S.Giffa 11+2reb, M.Hachad 10+9reb+6ast, J.Williamson 8+4reb, A.Toto N'Kote 5+2reb+2ast, C.Davis 4+6reb+1ast
gschID: 179459


Chalons-Reims - Bourg 75-37

Fourth ranked Chalons-Reims (17-9) crushed at home 8th ranked JL Bourg (14-12) by 38 points 75-37, which is the biggest margin this round on Friday night. The game without a history. Chalons-Reims led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated on the defensive end, holding JL Bourg to just 7 points in second quarter. Chalons-Reims held JL Bourg to an opponent 24.5 percent shooting from the field compared to 50.9 percent accuracy of the winners. They outrebounded JL Bourg 39-20 including a 31-15 advantage in defensive rebounds. American forward Justin Burrell (206-88, college: St.John's) had a double-double by scoring 15 points and 10 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and the other American import forward Tyren Johnson (202-88, college: La-Lafayette) chipped in 11 points and 9 rebounds during the contest. Power forward Alexis Tanghe (208-90, agency: Beo Basket) responded with 12 points and American swingman Jason Forte (196-84, college: S.Mississippi) scored 4 points and 5 rebounds. JL Bourg's coach gave up on the game allowing to play ten players seeing no chance for a win. Chalons-Reims maintains fourth position with 17-9 record. Loser JL Bourg dropped to the ninth place with 12 games lost. Chalons-Reims will face bottom-ranked Charleville-Mezieres (#18) on the road in the next round which should be another easy win for them. JL Bourg will play against Saint Vallier (#15).
Top scorers:
Chalons-Reims: J.Burrell 15+10reb+2ast, K.Joss-Rauze 12+1reb+1ast, T.Johnson 11+9reb+1ast, B.Mullins 10+4reb+5ast, A.Tsagarakis 8+6reb, R.Mels 8+5reb+5ast
Bourg: A.Tanghe 12+3reb+2ast, J.Sanchez 5+2reb, P.Braud 5+1reb+1ast, A.Gomis 5+1reb, J.Forte 4+5reb+1ast, M.Sonko 3+3reb
gschID: 179462


Evreux - Maurienne 60-56

Everything went according to plan when second ranked ALM Evreux (19-7) beat at home 10th ranked Aix-Maurienne (13-13) 60-56 on Friday. However just four-point win is not that big difference and the fans of host team counted on more convincing victory. The hosts trailed by 5 points after three quarters before their 17-8 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Strangely Aix-Maurienne outrebounded ALM Evreux 42-26 including a 16-4 advantage in offensive rebounds. American power forward Jeremiah Wood (200-85, agency: Court Side) had a double-double by scoring 18 points and 10 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and Steeve Ho You Fat (203-88) chipped in 19 points and 5 rebounds during the contest. American power forward Erroyl Bing (198-82, college: E.Carolina) responded with 9 points and 11 rebounds and his fellow American import Wilbert Brown (200-84, college: Niagara, agency: Z.A.G. - Law Offices) scored 9 points and 8 rebounds. ALM Evreux maintains second position with 19-7 record behind leader Pau-Lacq-Orthez. Loser Aix-Maurienne keeps the tenth place with 13 games lost. ALM Evreux will face Bordeaux (#17) on the road in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Aix-Maurienne will play against Fos Ouest (#8) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Evreux: S.Ho You Fat 19+5reb, J.Wood 18+10reb+2ast, C.Hannah 12+3reb+5ast, D.Reed 4+2reb+1ast, L.Konate 3+2reb+1ast, G.Costentin 3+2reb+2ast
Maurienne: M.Houmounou 12+4reb+1ast, W.Chism 10+8reb+1ast, E.Bing 9+11reb, W.Brown 9+8reb+2ast, S.Darnauzan 6+3reb+6ast, G.Clerc 4+2reb
gschID: 179460


Antibes - Bordeaux 77-79

Important game to mention about took place in Antibes. Seventeenth ranked Bordeaux (7-19) saved a 2-point victory on the road edging higher ranked Olympique Antibes (15-11) 79-77 on Friday evening. It was quite big embarassment for the home team. It looked good early as Olympique Antibes took an 10-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Bordeaux had a 26-6 second period charge getting the lead and Olympique Antibes was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 77-79. Bordeaux dominated on the defensive end, holding Olympique Antibes to just 6 points in second quarter. Forward Boris Elisabeth-Mesnager (200-83, college: California, PA) notched 29 points to lead the effort and American power forward Nigel Wyatte (204-81, college: Wagner, agency: Court Side) supported him with 16 points and 9 rebounds. Even 23 points by American swingman Anthony Hilliard (193-86, college: Elizabeth City) did not help to save the game for Olympique Antibes. Swingman Lesly Bengaber (197-79) added 10 points and 8 rebounds for the hosts. Bordeaux have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain seventeenth position with 7-19 record. Olympique Antibes lost third consecutive game. They keep the sixth place with 11 games lost. They share the position with Fos Ouest and Rouen. Bordeaux will play against league's second-placed ALM Evreux at home in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Olympique Antibes will play against Hyeres-Toulon (#12) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Bordeaux: B.Elisabeth-Mesnager 29+4reb+1ast, N.Wyatte 16+9reb+3ast, G.Darrigand 9+2reb+3ast, K.Thalien 8+3reb+3ast, N.Carter 6+4reb, M.Humphrey 6+5reb+2ast
Antibes: A.Hilliard 23+4reb+3ast, B.Monclar 11+2reb+2ast, L.Bengaber 10+8reb+2ast, J.Fontenet 9+2reb+3ast, R.Desroses 8+3reb+1ast, M.Badiane 8+5reb+3ast
gschID: 179458


Denain - Lille 57-48

An interesting game took place in Denain where higher ranked Lille Metropole (12-14) was upset on the court of sixteenth ranked Denain Voltaire (8-18) 57-48. The game without a history. Denain Voltaire led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Lille Metropole to just 7 points in fourth quarter. Americans were the main players on the court. Forward John Flowers (200-89, college: W.Virginia, agency: KMG Sports Management) orchestrated the victory by scoring 17 points and 8 rebounds. Power forward Marcus Kitts (205-89, college: William & Mary) contributed with a double-double by scoring 11 points and 12 rebounds for the winners. Denain Voltaire's coach Fabrice Courcier allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Power forward Steffon Bradford (198-78, college: Nebraska, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) replied with 8 points and 10 rebounds and Jason Siggers (188-85, college: Albany) added 14 points in the effort for Lille Metropole. Denain Voltaire maintains sixteenth position with 8-18 record. Lille Metropole at the other side keeps the eleventh place with 14 games lost. Denain Voltaire's next round opponent will be higher ranked Le Portel (#3) on the road and they do not belong to the favorites in that game.
Top scorers:
Denain: J.Flowers 17+8reb+1ast, M.Kitts 11+12reb, A.Liorel 7+4ast, L.Humphrey 6+1ast, X.Gaillou 5+5reb+4ast, V.Ateba 4+2reb+1ast
Lille: J.Siggers 14+3reb, N.Taccoen 11+5reb, S.Bradford 8+10reb+3ast, M.Tensorer 5+3reb, S.Smith 5+2reb, B.Gillet 3+1reb
gschID: 179457


  




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