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ProA Standings
 1. Monaco 15-2 
 2. Chalon 13-4 
 3. Pau-Lacq-Orthez 12-5 
 4. Nanterre 11-6 
 5. ASVEL 10-7 
 6. Gravelines 10-7 
 7. Le Mans 9-8 
 8. Paris-Levallois 9-8 
 9. Strasbourg 9-8 
 10. Hyeres-Toulon 8-9 
 11. Limoges 7-10 
 12. Le Portel 7-10 
 13. Chalons-Reims 7-10 
 14. Cholet 6-11 
 15. Antibes 6-11 
 16. Orleans 6-11 
 17. Dijon 5-12 
 18. Nancy 3-14 
Full Standings
Last:1/23/2017
ProB Standings
 1. Provence Basket 13-2 
 2. Bourg 11-4 
 3. Charleville 11-4 
 4. Nantes 9-6 
 5. Le Havre 9-6 
 6. Denain 9-6 
 7. Lille 8-7 
 8. Vichy Clermont 8-7 
 9. Blois 7-8 
 10. Boulazac 7-8 
 11. Roanne 6-9 
 12. Maurienne 6-9 
 13. Poitiers 6-9 
 14. St Quentin 6-9 
 15. Evreux 6-9 
 16. Rouen 5-10 
 17. Boulogne 4-11 
 18. St Chamond 4-11 
Full Standings
Last:1/21/2017
NM1 Standings
 1. Quimper 14-5 
 2. Souffel 14-5 
 3. RAC Basket 13-6 
 4. Caen 13-6 
 5. GET Vosges 12-7 
 6. Orchies 11-8 
 7. St Vallier 11-8 
 8. Chartres 10-9 
 9. Lourdes 10-9 
 10. Rennes 9-10 
 11. ALS Basket 9-11 
 12. Angers BC 8-11 
 13. Vitre 8-11 
 14. SAP Vaucluse 8-12 
 15. Gries/Oberhoffen 7-11 
 16. Lorient 7-12 
 17. Challans 7-12 
 18. CFBB 0-18 
Full Standings
Last:1/21/2017
NM2 Standings
Group A
 1. Golfe Juan 10-1 
 2. Bordeaux 8-3 
 3. Gardonne 8-3 
 4. Toulouse 8-3 
 5. Dax-Gamarde 7-4 
 6. Garonne 7-4 
 7. Le Cannet 6-5 
 8. Marmande 6-5 
 9. Toulouges 6-5 
 10. Real Chalossais 5-6 
 11. Marseille 2-9 
 12. Union Venelles 2-9 
 13. Pau Nord-Est 1-10 
 14. Valence 1-10 
Group B
 1. La Charite 10-1 
 2. La Rochelle 10-1 
 3. Brissac-Aubance 8-3 
 4. Cherbourg 8-3 
 5. Cognac 8-3 
 6. Fougeres 6-5 
 7. Pays dOlonnes 6-5 
 8. Pornic 5-6 
 9. Union Tours 5-6 
 10. Gravenchon 3-8 
 11. Reze 3-8 
 12. USV Re Basket 3-8 
 13. Angers EOSL 2-9 
 14. Chateauroux 0-10 
Group C
 1. Cergy-Pontoise 10-1 
 2. Calais 9-2 
 3. Maubeuge 8-3 
 4. Vanves 8-3 
 5. Berck 7-4 
 6. Kaysersberg 7-4 
 7. Tremblay 5-6 
 8. W.O.S.B. 5-6 
 9. Juvisy 4-7 
 10. Tourcoing 4-7 
 11. Bruay 3-8 
 12. Joeuf Homecourt 3-8 
 13. Longwy 2-9 
 14. Metz-Ste Marie 2-9 
Group D
 1. Oullins 9-2 
 2. Cheruy 8-3 
 3. Aubenas 7-4 
 4. Prisse Macon 7-4 
 5. Besancon 6-5 
 6. Ouest Lyonnais 6-5 
 7. Pfastatt 6-5 
 8. Beaujolais 5-6 
 9. Bourg II 5-6 
 10. Montbrison 5-6 
 11. Feurs EF 4-7 
 12. Le Puy 4-7 
 13. Mulhouse 4-7 
 14. Clermont 1-10 
Last:1/10/2017
Basketball Champions League Standings
Group A
 1 Monaco 11-2 
 2 Banvit BK 10-3 
 3 CEZ Nymburk 9-4 
 4 Aris 8-5 
 5 Fraport SKY 6-7 
 6 Ironi Nahariya 5-8 
 7 Helios 2-11 
 8 Bakken 1-12 
Group B
 1 Le Mans 9-4 
 2 Pinar Karsiyaka 8-5 
 3 Umana VE 8-5 
 4 Avtodor 6-7 
 5 Oradea 6-7 
 6 Kataja Basket 6-7 
 7 Maccabi Rishon 6-7 
 8 Khimik 3-10 
Group C
 1 ASVEL 10-3 
 2 EWE Baskets 9-4 
 3 Neptunas 9-4 
 4 Ventspils 7-6 
 5 PAOK 6-7 
 6 Usak 4-9 
 7 Openjobmetis V. 4-9 
 8 Rosa Radom 3-10 
Group D
 1 Iberostar Tener. 10-3 
 2 Scandone AV 9-4 
 3 Strasbourg 8-5 
 4 Juventus 8-5 
 5 Oostende 5-8 
 6 Cibona 5-8 
 7 Mega Leks 4-9 
 8 Mornar Bar 3-10 
Group E
 1 Besiktas 11-2 
 2 AEK Athens 8-5 
 3 Partizan 8-5 
 4 Ludwigsburg 8-5 
 5 Banco di Srd 6-7 
 6 Spirou 5-8 
 7 Stelmet ZG 4-9 
 8 Szolnok 2-11 
Last:1/19/2017
FIBA Europe Cup Standings
Group K
 1 Chalon 5-0 
 2 Gaziantep 4-1 
 3 Sodertalje 1-4 
 4 Targu Mures 0-5 
Group L
 1 Demir IBB 4-1 
 2 Antwerp 3-2 
 3 Gravelines 2-3 
 4 Prievidza 1-4 
Group M
 1 Telekom Bsk 4-1 
 2 Vytautas 4-1 
 3 Oberwart 1-4 
 4 Apoel 1-4 
Group N
 1 Nanterre 4-1 
 2 Kormend 3-2 
 3 Tsmoki-Minsk 2-3 
 4 Bnei Hertzeliyya 1-4 
Group O
 1 Pau-Lacq-Orthez 4-2 
 2 Alba 4-2 
 3 UBT Cluj Napoca 2-3 
 4 BK Pardubice 1-4 
Group P
 1 Enisey 4-1 
 2 Lukoil Acad. 3-2 
 3 Groningen 3-2 
 4 Benfica 0-5 
Stage One Standings
Last:1/24/2017
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Kyle GIBSON
  Gravelines
  (196-G-87)
  Avg: 19.2
 1. Gibson, Gravelines19.2 
 2. Rich, Paris-Levallois17.2 
 3. Clark, Chalon17.1 
 4. Prepelic, Limoges16.1 
 5. Cobbs, Gravelines15.8 
 6. Roberson, Chalon15.8 
 7. Sommerville, Orleans15.6 
 8. Smith, Chalons-Reims15.4 
 9. Cooper, Pau-Lacq.14.6 
 10. Buford, Limoges14.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Vincent POIRIER
  Paris-Le.
  (210-C-93)
  Avg: 8.8
 1. Poirier, Paris-Le.8.8 
 2. Fall, Chalon8.6 
 3. Hunt, Nancy8.0 
 4. Yeguete, Le Mans7.9 
 5. Labeyrie, Paris-Le.7.6 
 6. Donaldson, Le Po.7.4 
 7. Blue, Antibes7.4 
 8. Hassell, Le Portel7.1 
 9. Lessort, Nanterre6.9 
 10. Koffi, Pau-Lacq.6.8 
Assists Per Game
 D.J. COOPER
  Pau-Lacq.
  (183-PG-90)
  Avg: 11.5
 1. Cooper, Pau-Lacq.11.5 
 2. Roberson, Chalon7.4 
 3. Hodge, AS.6.4 
 4. Holston, Dijon5.9 
 5. Cobbs, Gravelines5.5 
 6. Vargas, Nancy5.5 
 7. Campbell, Paris-Le.5.1 
 8. Eito, Orleans5.0 
 9. Bost, Monaco4.9 
 10. Hammonds, Limoges4.5 
Steals Per Game
 D.J. COOPER
  Pau-Lacq.
  (183-PG-90)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Cooper, Pau-Lacq.2.5 
 2. Eito, Orleans2.3 
 3. Wood, Limoges2.3 
 4. Payne, Chalons-.1.9 
 5. Holston, Dijon1.7 
 6. Grant, Dijon1.6 
 7. Yeguete, Le Mans1.6 
 8. Campbell, Paris-Le.1.6 
 9. Young, Chalons-.1.4 
 10. Jones, Hyeres-T.1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Moustapha FALL
  Chalon
  (218-C-92)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Fall, Chalon2.7 
 2. Uter, AS.1.3 
 3. Fofana, Monaco1.2 
 4. Hassell, Le Portel1.1 
 5. Joseph, Orleans1.1 
 6. Poirier, Paris-Le.1.0 
 7. Jeanne, Nancy1.0 
 8. Hunt, Nancy1.0 
 9. Murphy, Strasbourg0.9 
 10. Jaiteh, Strasbourg0.9 
Player of the Week

 Cameron Clark
  Chalon
  ( 201-G/F-95-91 )
  

 Martin Hermannsson
  Charleville
  ( 190-G-77-94 )
  

 Will Felder
  RAC Basket
  ( 201-F-92-91 )
  
French men teams in Euro cups 2016-2017
 FIBA Europe Cup:
 Bb Cham.League:
Next Round Schedule

Round 18 (Regular Season)

Monaco 88% Feb.4 Le Portel
Cholet 55% Feb.4 Limoges
Gravelines 77% Feb.4 Dijon
Nancy Feb.4 Chalons-Reim 67%
Pau-Lacq-Ort 62% Feb.4 Chalon
Strasbourg 56% Feb.4 Le Mans
Hyeres-Toulo 63% Feb.3 Orleans
ASVEL 62% Feb.3 Nanterre
Paris-Levall 60% Feb.3 Antibes
Next Round Schedule

Round 16 (Regular Season)

Blois 56% Jan.24 Vichy Clermo
Maurienne Jan.24 Denain 58%
Boulogne Jan.24 Charleville 84%
Nantes 52% Jan.24 Boulazac
Poitiers 51% Jan.24 Lille
Provence Bsk Jan.24 Bourg 51%
Roanne 58% Jan.24 St Quentin
Rouen Jan.24 Le Havre 63%
St Chamond 50% Jan.24 Evreux
Next Round Schedule

Round 20 (Regular Season)

Souffel Jan.28 Chartres 52%
ALS Basket 52% Jan.28 SAP Vauclus
Lourdes 52% Jan.28 Caen
Quimper 98% Jan.28 CFBB
RAC Basket 62% Jan.28 Orchies
GET Vosges 66% Jan.28 Gries/Oberho
Challans 57% Jan.28 Lorient
Vitre Jan.28 Rennes 58%
Angers BC Jan.27 St Vallier 62%
Next Round Schedule

Round 14 (Regular Season)

Group A
Fraport SKY 59% Jan.25 Ironi Nahari
Helios Jan.25 CEZ Nymburk 87%
Monaco 71% Jan.25 Aris
Bakken Jan.25 Banvit BK 93%
Group B
Avtodor Jan.24 Le Mans 52%
Kataja Bsk Jan.24 Pinar Karsiy 64%
Khimik 52% Jan.24 Macc.Rishon
Umana VE 59% Jan.24 Oradea
Group C
Usak Jan.24 ASVEL 83%
EWE Baskets 77% Jan.24 Openjobmetis
Rosa Radom Jan.24 Neptunas 83%
Ventspils 67% Jan.24 PAOK
Group D
Scandone AV 60% Jan.25 Juventus
Cibona 60% Jan.25 Oostende
Mega Leks Jan.25 Iberostar Te 81%
Mornar Bar Jan.25 Strasbourg 69%
Group E
AEK Athens 82% Jan.25 Stelmet ZG
Banco di Srd Jan.25 Partizan 58%
Spirou 65% Jan.25 Szolnok
Besiktas 74% Jan.25 Ludwigsburg
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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