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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:6/4/2017
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 
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 
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
 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 men teams in Euro cups 2016-2017
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ProA Round 23: Chalon/Saor defeat JSF Nanterre in the game between Top 4 teams - Mar 20, 2017


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The fans could enjoy quite many interesting games in the last round. The round ended with favorites losing the games and games ending by tiny margin.

An interesting game for Chalon/Saor (17-6) which hosted in Chalon 3rd placed JSF Nanterre (16-7). Second ranked Chalon/Saor managed to get a 4-point victory 94-90. It ended at the same time the six-game winning streak of JSF Nanterre. It was a key game for the second position in the league. Chalon/Saor made 23-of-27 free shots (85.2 percent) during the game. 24 personal fouls committed by JSF Nanterre helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Abdoulaye Loum (209-91) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 16 points, 12 rebounds and 4 assists. Center Moustapha Fall (218-92) contributed with 18 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) for the winners. American swingman Spencer Butterfield (190-92, college: Utah St., agency: Three Eye Sports) answered with 20 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists for JSF Nanterre. JSF Nanterre's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Chalon/Saor maintains second place with 17-6 record having just three points less than leader Monaco, which they share with Pau-Lacq-Orthez. JSF Nanterre at the other side dropped to the fourth position with seven games lost. Chalon/Saor is looking forward to face Strasbourg IG (#6) on the road in the next round. JSF Nanterre will play against Gravelines-Dunkerque and is hoping to prove to their supporters that this time they can win.
Bottom-ranked Sluc Nancy managed to get the second consecutive victory. This time they won against fourteenth-ranked JDA Dijon 87-70. It's especially surprising that the victory came too easily and 17-point difference suggests that Sluc Nancy is in a good shape to leave the bottom place. It was a great evening for Spanish guard Alex Urtasun (193-84) who led his team to a victory scoring 22 points (perfect from the field making all seven shots !!!). Brion Rush helped adding 11 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. American point guard David Holston (168-86, college: Chicago St.) responded with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 11 assists. Sluc Nancy (6-17) moved-up to seventeenth place, which they share with Orleans. JDA Dijon at the other side dropped to the thirteenth position with 15 games lost. They share it with Cholet and Chalons-Reims. Sluc Nancy will play against bottom-ranked Entente Orleans 45 (#18) on the road in the next round. JDA Dijon will play against Olympique Antibes (#16) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
ProA top team - Monaco (20-3) managed to deliver another win on Saturday. This time they beat thirteenth ranked Chalons-Reims (8-15) 81-72. It was a quality performance for Billy Ouattara who led the winners and scored 27 points and 6 rebounds. Monaco's coach Zvezdan Mitrovic used an eleven-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Mark Payne came up with 19 points, 7 assists and 4 steals (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) for Chalons-Reims in the defeat. Monaco maintains first place with 20-3 record. Chalons-Reims lost third consecutive game. They keep the thirteenth position with 15 games lost. They share it with Cholet and Dijon. Monaco will meet Hyeres-Toulon (#12) on the road in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Chalons-Reims will play against Le Portel and hope to secure a win.
Fifteenth-ranked Cholet Basket (8-15) was very close to win a game against fifth ranked Paris-Levallois (14-9). Paris-Levallois managed to secure only one-point victory 75-74. However their fans expected much easier game. The best player for the winners was Jason Rich who scored 24 points (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field). Cholet Basket's coach tested ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Paris-Levallois maintains fifth place with 14-9 record, which they share with Strasbourg. Cholet Basket at the other side dropped to the thirteenth position with 15 games lost. Paris-Levallois' next round opponent will be Limoges CSP Elite (#10) on the road which should be theoretically an easy game. Cholet Basket will play against Pau-Lacq-Orthez and hope to win that game.
Twelfth-ranked Hyeres-Toulon (9-14) was very close to win a game against seventh ranked Gravelines-Dunkerque (13-10) on Saturday. Gravelines-Dunkerque managed to secure only one-point victory 81-80. However their fans expected much easier game. Justin Cobbs saved the victory by scoring 24 points and 4 assists. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Gravelines-Dunkerque maintains seventh place with 13-10 record. Hyeres-Toulon lost fifth consecutive game. They keep the twelfth position with 14 games lost. Gravelines-Dunkerque will face higher ranked JSF Nanterre (#4) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Hyeres-Toulon will play against the league's leader Monaco (#1) and will have a slim chance for a victory.

There were no big surprises in other games of round 23: Limoges was smashed by Le Portel on the road 80-59. Pau-Lacq-Orthez won against Le Mans on its own court 85-71. Orleans unfortunately lost to ASVEL in Villeurbanne 78-82. Antibes recorded a loss to Strasbourg at home 72-81.
The most impressive performance of 23th round was 21 points, 5 assists and 4 steals by Ronald Lewis of Pau-Lacq-Orthez.

Le Portel - Limoges 80-59

We could consider it a predictable result in the game between close teams when tenth ranked Le Portel (11-12) crushed at home 9th ranked Limoges CSP Elite (11-12) 80-59 on Monday. The game without a history. Le Portel led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Le Portel outrebounded Limoges CSP Elite 36-24 including 25 on the defensive glass. Limoges CSP Elite was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. American point guard Darrin Dorsey (188-87, college: Dakota Wesleyan) orchestrated the victory by scoring 20 points and 9 assists. His fellow American import power forward Franklin Hassell (203-88, college: ODU) contributed with 18 points and 5 rebounds (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field) for the winners. Four Le Portel players scored in double figures. Le Portel's coach Eric Girard felt very confident that he used 10 players and allowed the starting five to rest. Slovenian guard Klemen Prepelic (191-92) answered with 13 points and American forward CJ Fair (203-91, college: Syracuse) added 13 points in the effort for Limoges CSP Elite. Le Portel have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to ninth place, which they share with Limoges. Le Portel will face Chalons-Reims (#14) on the road in the next round which should be theoretically another easy game.
Top scorers:
Limoges: C.Fair 13+1reb+1ast, K.Prepelic 13+2reb+1ast, J.Randle 8+5ast, O.Camara 8+4reb+1ast, D.Wood 7+2reb+1ast, W.Buford 5+6reb
Le Portel: D.Dorsey 20+3reb+9ast, F.Hassell 18+5reb, L.Goulbourne 10+10reb+1ast, J.Donaldson 10+7reb+2ast, E.Lasisi 6+3reb, J.Begarin 6+3reb+2ast
gschID: 485535


Pau-Lacq-Orthez - Le Mans 85-71

Very expected game when 11th ranked Le Mans (10-13) lost on the road to third ranked Pau-Lacq-Orthez (17-6) 85-71 on Sunday. It was a very close game until the last quarter, when Pau-Lacq-Orthez's pressure prevailed and they won that period 23-15 extending their advantage to 14 points. They shot the lights out from three sinking 14 long-distance shots on high 51.9 percentage. Pau-Lacq-Orthez looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. American point guard DJ Cooper (183-90, college: Ohio) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 14 points, 6 rebounds and 12 assists. His fellow American import Ronald Lewis (193-84, college: Ohio St., agency: Pensack Sports) contributed with 21 points, 5 assists and 4 steals for the winners. Five Pau-Lacq-Orthez players scored in double figures. The former international Wilfried Yeguete (201-91, college: Florida, agency: BeoBasket) answered with 10 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists and naturalized Ivorian guard Pape-Philippe Amagou (186-85, agency: BeoBasket) added 15 points in the effort for Le Mans. Le Mans' coach Alexandre Menard let to play ten players and allowed the starting five to rest. Pau-Lacq-Orthez moved-up to second place, which they share with Chalon. Loser Le Mans keeps the eleventh position with 13 games lost. Pau-Lacq-Orthez will face Cholet Basket (#15) on the road in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Le Mans will play against ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket (#8) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Le Mans: P.Amagou 15+1reb+1ast, R.Pearson 12+3reb, W.Yeguete 10+6reb+4ast, O.Hanlan 9+3reb, M.Gelabale 7+3reb+4ast, L.Konate 7+4reb+4ast
Pau-Lacq-Orthez: R.Lewis 21+4reb+5ast, T.Dean 17+1ast, D.Cooper 14+6reb+12ast, V.Chikoko 12+5reb+2ast, J.Mipoka 10+5reb+1ast, Y.Bokolo 6+1reb+1ast
gschID: 485542


Nancy - Dijon 87-70

Bottom-ranked Sluc Nancy managed to get the second consecutive victory. This time they won against fourteenth-ranked JDA Dijon 87-70. It's especially surprising that the victory came too easily and 17-point difference suggests that Sluc Nancy is in a good shape to leave the bottom place. The game without a history. Sluc Nancy led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 54 of its points in the paint compared to JDA Dijon's 28. Sluc Nancy had a 30-19 advantage in offensive rebounds. It was a great evening for Spanish guard Alex Urtasun (193-84) who led his team to a victory scoring 22 points (perfect from the field making all seven shots !!!). American-Montenegrin point guard Brion Rush (186-84, college: Grambling St., agency: Three Eye Sports) helped adding 11 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. Five Sluc Nancy players scored in double figures. American point guard David Holston (168-86, college: Chicago St.) responded with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 11 assists and the other American import forward Isaiah Miles (201-94, college: St.Joseph's) scored 9 points and 10 rebounds. Sluc Nancy (6-17) moved-up to seventeenth place, which they share with Orleans. JDA Dijon at the other side dropped to the thirteenth position with 15 games lost. They share it with Cholet and Chalons-Reims. Sluc Nancy will play against bottom-ranked Entente Orleans 45 (#18) on the road in the next round. JDA Dijon will play against Olympique Antibes (#16) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Dijon: R.Brooks 16+2reb, D.Holston 15+11ast, I.Miles 9+10reb+2ast, A.Julien 8+4ast, J.Passave-Ducteil 6+1reb, B.Peterson 6+7reb+1ast
Nancy: A.Urtasun 22+4reb+2ast, B.Rush 11+5reb+5ast, D.Mallet 11+2reb+3ast, J.Jeanne 11+4reb, M.Trasolini 10+4reb, E.Brown 10+5reb+1ast
gschID: 485541


Gravelines - Hyeres-Toulon 81-80

Twelfth-ranked Hyeres-Toulon (9-14) was very close to win a game against seventh ranked Gravelines-Dunkerque (13-10) on Saturday. Gravelines-Dunkerque managed to secure only one-point victory 81-80. However their fans expected much easier game. Hyeres-Toulon trailed by 12 points after 3 quarters before a 33-22 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 80-81 at the end of the game. American guard Justin Cobbs (191-91, college: California, agency: Pensack Sports) saved the victory by scoring 24 points and 4 assists. American-Jamaican guard Sek Henry (193-87, college: Nebraska) contributed with 22 points for the winners. American forward Paul Carter (205-87, college: Ill.-Chicago, agency: Inception Sports) answered with 20 points and 6 rebounds and William Howard (201-93) added 15 points in the effort for Hyeres-Toulon. Four Hyeres-Toulon players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Gravelines-Dunkerque maintains seventh place with 13-10 record. Hyeres-Toulon lost fifth consecutive game. They keep the twelfth position with 14 games lost. Gravelines-Dunkerque will face higher ranked JSF Nanterre (#4) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Hyeres-Toulon will play against the league's leader Monaco (#1) and will have a slim chance for a victory.
Top scorers:
Hyeres-Toulon: P.Carter 20+6reb+1ast, A.Chassang 16+5reb, W.Howard 15+4reb+3ast, D.Michineau 11+4reb+3ast, M.Acker 7+2reb+1ast, F.Prenom 4+4reb+3ast
Gravelines: J.Cobbs 24+2reb+4ast, S.Henry 22+3reb+1ast, R.Solomon 10+12reb, K.Gibson 7+3reb+2ast, F.Raposo Laurencio 6+2reb+1ast, A.Cel 5+5reb+1ast
gschID: 485540


Monaco - Chalons-Reims 81-72

ProA top team - Monaco (20-3) managed to deliver another win on Saturday. This time they beat thirteenth ranked Chalons-Reims (8-15) 81-72. The hosts started the game with a very strong first quarter 31-20. But Chalons-Reims won second period 19-13. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Chalons-Reims 50-35 including 20 on the offensive glass. Monaco looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. It was a quality performance for international Billy Ouattara (191-92) who led the winners and scored 27 points and 6 rebounds. American center Brandon Davies (208-91, college: BYU) accounted for 9 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists for the winning side. Monaco's coach Zvezdan Mitrovic used an eleven-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American swingman Mark Payne (203-88, college: Cal-Davis) came up with 19 points, 7 assists and 4 steals (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) and the other American import power forward Tyler Cain (203-88, college: S.Dakota) added 12 points and 9 rebounds respectively for Chalons-Reims in the defeat. Monaco maintains first place with 20-3 record. Chalons-Reims lost third consecutive game. They keep the thirteenth position with 15 games lost. They share it with Cholet and Dijon. Monaco will meet Hyeres-Toulon (#12) on the road in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Chalons-Reims will play against Le Portel and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Chalons-Reims: M.Payne 19+4reb+7ast, T.Cain 12+9reb+3ast, S.Smith 11+6reb, N.de Jong 9+5reb, A.Young 8+3reb+3ast, M.Souleyman Diabate 6+1reb+2ast
Monaco: B.Ouattara 27+6reb+1ast, N.Caner-Medley 13+5reb, D.Bost 10+2reb+4ast, B.Davies 9+9reb+4ast, Z.Wright 6+4reb+3ast, S.Gladyr 6+2reb+3ast
gschID: 485538


Chalon - Nanterre 94-90

An interesting game for Chalon/Saor (17-6) which hosted in Chalon 3rd placed JSF Nanterre (16-7). Second ranked Chalon/Saor managed to get a 4-point victory 94-90. It ended at the same time the six-game winning streak of JSF Nanterre. It was a key game for the second position in the league. Chalon/Saor made 23-of-27 free shots (85.2 percent) during the game. 24 personal fouls committed by JSF Nanterre helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Abdoulaye Loum (209-91) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 16 points, 12 rebounds and 4 assists. Center Moustapha Fall (218-92) contributed with a double-double by scoring 18 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) for the winners. American swingman Spencer Butterfield (190-92, college: Utah St., agency: Three Eye Sports) answered with 20 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists and German point guard Heiko Schaffartzik (183-84) added 14 points and 5 assists in the effort for JSF Nanterre. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. JSF Nanterre's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Chalon/Saor maintains second place with 17-6 record having just three points less than leader Monaco, which they share with Pau-Lacq-Orthez. JSF Nanterre at the other side dropped to the fourth position with seven games lost. Chalon/Saor is looking forward to face Strasbourg IG (#6) on the road in the next round. JSF Nanterre will play against Gravelines-Dunkerque and is hoping to prove to their supporters that this time they can win.
Top scorers:
Nanterre: S.Butterfield 20+6reb+4ast, B.Conklin 17+1reb, H.Schaffartzik 14+2reb+5ast, H.Invernizzi 14+1reb+2ast, C.Warren 13+3reb+4ast, M.Lessort 8+11reb
Chalon: J.Roberson 23+2reb+3ast, M.Fall 18+10reb+4ast, A.Loum 16+12reb+4ast, J.Nzeulie 11+1reb+5ast, L.Harris 10+2reb, G.Pitard 7+1reb
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Paris-Levallois - Cholet 75-74

Fifteenth-ranked Cholet Basket (8-15) was very close to win a game against fifth ranked Paris-Levallois (14-9). Paris-Levallois managed to secure only one-point victory 75-74. However their fans expected much easier game. It looked good early as Cholet Basket took a 4-point small lead at the end of first quarter. But then Paris-Levallois had a 22-15 second period charge getting the lead and Cholet Basket was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 74-75. The best player for the winners was American guard Jason Rich (191-86) who scored 24 points (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field). The former international power forward Louis Labeyrie (209-92) chipped in 12 points and 7 rebounds. American swingman David Noel (201-84, college: N.Carolina) produced 15 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists and the former international point guard Jonathan Rousselle (187-90) added 16 points (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) respectively for the guests. Cholet Basket's coach tested ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Paris-Levallois maintains fifth place with 14-9 record, which they share with Strasbourg. Cholet Basket at the other side dropped to the thirteenth position with 15 games lost. Paris-Levallois' next round opponent will be Limoges CSP Elite (#10) on the road which should be theoretically an easy game. Cholet Basket will play against Pau-Lacq-Orthez and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Cholet: J.Rousselle 16+1reb+2ast, D.Noel 15+6reb+4ast, J.Boutsiele 15+2reb, I.Evtimov 8+2reb+1ast, I.Almeida 8+1reb+2ast, G.Brown 4+2reb+1ast
Paris-Levallois: J.Rich 24+3reb+2ast, L.Sane 13+3reb+2ast, L.Labeyrie 12+7reb+2ast, V.Poirier 8+5reb+1ast, M.N'Doye 7+2reb, R.Lesca 5+1reb+3ast
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ASVEL - Orleans 82-78

Very predictable result when eighth ranked ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket (12-11) won against at home bottom-ranked Entente Orleans 45 (6-17) 82-78 on Friday. However just four-point win is not that big difference and the fans of host team counted on more convincing victory. ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket made 21-of-25 free shots (84.0 percent) during the game. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists. Entente Orleans 45 was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. American center Darryl Watkins (211-84, college: Syracuse, agency: Inception Sports) orchestrated the victory by scoring 18 points and 9 rebounds. U.S. Virgin Islands-Puerto Rican point guard Walter Hodge (183-86, college: Florida) contributed with 20 points for the winners. British center Gabriel Olaseni (211-91, college: Iowa, agency: Pensack Sports) answered with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 11 rebounds and American forward Marcellus Sommerville (200-82, college: Bradley) added 13 points and 10 rebounds in the effort for Entente Orleans 45. Five Entente Orleans 45 players scored in double figures. Defending champion maintains eighth place with 12-11 record. Entente Orleans 45 lost seventh consecutive game. They dropped to the bottom position with 17 games lost. ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket will face Le Mans (#11) on the road in the next round. Entente Orleans 45 will play against Sluc Nancy (#17) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Orleans: K.McAlarney 19+1reb+1ast, J.Prince 15+3reb+4ast, G.Olaseni 14+11reb, M.Sommerville 13+10reb+1ast, A.Eito 11+4reb+5ast, V.Jones III 6+2ast
ASVEL: W.Hodge 20+3reb+3ast, D.Watkins 18+9reb+3ast, C.Ware 13+1reb+4ast, C.Kahudi 8+4reb+1ast, N.Dragovic 8+3reb+2ast, N.Lang 6+4reb+4ast
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Antibes - Strasbourg 72-81

Not a big story in a game when 16th ranked Olympique Antibes (7-16) lost at home to sixth ranked Strasbourg IG (14-9) 81-72 on Friday. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Olympique Antibes won third quarter 21-13. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when Strasbourg IG won last quarter 27-20. Strasbourg IG outrebounded Olympique Antibes 36-24 including 21 on the defensive glass. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists. International center Mouhammadou Jaiteh (208-94, agency: BeoBasket) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 12 points and 13 rebounds. American point guard Erving Walker (173-90, college: Florida, agency: Two Points) contributed with 13 points and 8 assists for the winners. Four Strasbourg IG players scored in double figures. Isaia Cordinier (194-96) answered with 19 points and American Tim Blue (205-84, college: Middle Tenn.St.) added 16 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Olympique Antibes. Strasbourg IG have a solid series of four victories in a row. They moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Paris-Levallois. Olympique Antibes lost third consecutive game. They keep the sixteenth position with 16 games lost. Strasbourg IG will face league's second-placed Chalon/Saor at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Olympique Antibes will play against JDA Dijon (#13) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Antibes: I.Cordinier 19+3reb+3ast, T.Blue 16+5reb+3ast, C.Otule 10+7reb+1ast, F.Bourdillon 9+1reb+4ast, W.Solomon 5+2reb+2ast, C.Galliou 4+1reb+1ast
Strasbourg: J.Leloup 16+4reb, R.Travis 13+6reb+1ast, E.Walker 13+8ast, M.Jaiteh 12+13reb, A.Slaughter 8+4ast, P.Lacombe 7+3reb+5ast
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