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ProA Standings
 1. Monaco 17-2 
 2. Chalon 14-5 
 3. Pau-Lacq-Orthez 14-5 
 4. Nanterre 13-6 
 5. Gravelines 11-8 
 6. Paris-Levallois 11-8 
 7. ASVEL 10-9 
 8. Strasbourg 10-9 
 9. Limoges 9-10 
 10. Hyeres-Toulon 9-10 
 11. Le Mans 9-10 
 12. Le Portel 8-11 
 13. Chalons-Reims 7-12 
 14. Dijon 7-12 
 15. Cholet 6-13 
 16. Antibes 6-13 
 17. Orleans 6-13 
 18. Nancy 4-15 
Full Standings
Last:2/14/2017
ProB Standings
 1. Provence Basket 14-4 
 2. Bourg 13-5 
 3. Charleville 11-7 
 4. Le Havre 10-8 
 5. Nantes 10-8 
 6. Lille 10-8 
 7. Roanne 9-9 
 8. Blois 9-9 
 9. Denain 9-9 
 10. Boulazac 8-10 
 11. Vichy Clermont 8-10 
 12. Poitiers 8-10 
 13. Maurienne 8-10 
 14. St Quentin 8-10 
 15. Evreux 8-10 
 16. Rouen 7-11 
 17. Boulogne 6-12 
 18. St Chamond 6-12 
Full Standings
Last:2/11/2017
NM1 Standings
 1. Caen 18-6 
 2. Quimper 17-7 
 3. Souffel 17-7 
 4. RAC Basket 16-8 
 5. Orchies 15-9 
 6. GET Vosges 14-10 
 7. Lourdes 13-11 
 8. ALS Basket 12-12 
 9. Chartres 11-13 
 10. St Vallier 11-13 
 11. Challans 11-13 
 12. Gries/Oberhoffen 11-13 
 13. Vitre 11-13 
 14. Rennes 10-14 
 15. SAP Vaucluse 10-14 
 16. Angers BC 10-14 
 17. Lorient 9-15 
 18. CFBB 0-24 
Full Standings
Last:2/18/2017
NM2 Standings
Group A
 1. Bordeaux 12-4 
 2. Golfe Juan 12-4 
 3. Toulouse 12-4 
 4. Dax-Gamarde 11-5 
 5. Garonne 11-5 
 6. Gardonne 10-6 
 7. Toulouges 9-7 
 8. Marmande 8-8 
 9. Le Cannet 7-9 
 10. Real Chalossais 7-9 
 11. Marseille 5-11 
 12. Valence 5-11 
 13. Union Venelles 2-14 
 14. Pau Nord-Est 1-15 
Group B
 1. La Charite 14-2 
 2. Brissac-Aubance 13-3 
 3. La Rochelle 13-3 
 4. Cognac 11-5 
 5. Cherbourg 9-7 
 6. Pays dOlonnes 9-7 
 7. Union Tours 9-7 
 8. Fougeres 7-9 
 9. Pornic 7-9 
 10. USV Re Basket 7-9 
 11. Gravenchon 6-10 
 12. Angers EOSL 4-12 
 13. Reze 3-13 
 14. Chateauroux 0-15 
Group C
 1. Cergy-Pontoise 14-2 
 2. Vanves 13-3 
 3. Calais 12-4 
 4. Kaysersberg 12-4 
 5. Berck 11-5 
 6. Maubeuge 9-7 
 7. W.O.S.B. 8-8 
 8. Tremblay 7-9 
 9. Tourcoing 6-10 
 10. Joeuf Homecourt 5-11 
 11. Juvisy 5-11 
 12. Bruay 4-12 
 13. Metz-Ste Marie 4-12 
 14. Longwy 2-14 
Group D
 1. Aubenas 12-4 
 2. Cheruy 12-4 
 3. Oullins 11-5 
 4. Pfastatt 10-6 
 5. Besancon 9-7 
 6. Feurs EF 9-7 
 7. Beaujolais 8-8 
 8. Ouest Lyonnais 8-8 
 9. Prisse Macon 8-8 
 10. Bourg II 7-9 
 11. Montbrison 7-9 
 12. Mulhouse 6-10 
 13. Le Puy 4-12 
 14. Clermont 1-15 
Last:2/14/2017
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
 Kyle GIBSON
  Gravelines
  (196-G-87)
  Avg: 19.1
 1. Gibson, Gravelines19.1 
 2. Clark, Chalon18.2 
 3. Rich, Paris-Levallois17.1 
 4. Prepelic, Limoges16.2 
 5. Cobbs, Gravelines16.2 
 6. Roberson, Chalon15.6 
 7. Smith, Chalons-Reims15.4 
 8. Sommerville, Orleans15.1 
 9. Cooper, Pau-Lacq.14.4 
 10. Warren, Nanterre14.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Moustapha FALL
  Chalon
  (218-C-92)
  Avg: 8.9
 1. Fall, Chalon8.9 
 2. Poirier, Paris-Le.8.7 
 3. Labeyrie, Paris-Le.7.9 
 4. Hunt, Nancy7.8 
 5. Yeguete, Le Mans7.3 
 6. Donaldson, Le Po.7.3 
 7. Hassell, Le Portel7.2 
 8. Blue, Antibes7.0 
 9. Lessort, Nanterre6.8 
 10. Solomon, Gravelines6.6 
Assists Per Game
 D.J. COOPER
  Pau-Lacq.
  (183-PG-90)
  Avg: 11.2
 1. Cooper, Pau-Lacq.11.2 
 2. Roberson, Chalon7.4 
 3. Hodge, AS.6.3 
 4. Holston, Dijon6.1 
 5. Cobbs, Gravelines5.8 
 6. Vargas, Nancy5.5 
 7. Bost, Monaco5.4 
 8. Campbell, Paris-Le.5.1 
 9. Mangin, Le Portel4.2 
 10. Warren, Nanterre4.2 
Steals Per Game
 D.J. COOPER
  Pau-Lacq.
  (183-PG-90)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Cooper, Pau-Lacq.2.5 
 2. Wood, Limoges2.3 
 3. Eito, Orleans1.9 
 4. Payne, Chalons-.1.8 
 5. Holston, Dijon1.7 
 6. Campbell, Paris-Le.1.7 
 7. Grant, Dijon1.6 
 8. Young, Chalons-.1.5 
 9. Yeguete, Le Mans1.5 
 10. Henry, Gravelines1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Moustapha FALL
  Chalon
  (218-C-92)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Fall, Chalon2.6 
 2. Fofana, Monaco1.3 
 3. Uter, AS.1.2 
 4. Hassell, Le Portel1.1 
 5. Joseph, Orleans1.0 
 6. Jaiteh, Strasbourg0.9 
 7. Trasolini, Nancy0.9 
 8. Jeanne, Nancy0.9 
 9. Hunt, Nancy0.9 
 10. Fair, Limoges0.9 
French men teams in Euro cups 2016-2017
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Next Round Schedule

Round 20 (Regular Season)

Monaco 86% Feb.25 Le Mans
Cholet Feb.25 Dijon 57%
Limoges 52% Feb.25 Chalon
Nancy Feb.25 Paris-Levall 73%
Nanterre 70% Feb.25 Le Portel
Orleans 57% Feb.25 Antibes
Strasbourg 59% Feb.25 Gravelines
Hyeres-Toulo 71% Feb.24 Chalons-Reim
ASVEL Feb.24 Pau-Lacq-Ort 64%
Next Round Schedule

Round 19 (Regular Season)

Boulazac Feb.24 Roanne 58%
Boulogne Feb.24 Provence Bsk 70%
Charleville Feb.24 Lille 53%
Denain Feb.24 Rouen 55%
Evreux 61% Feb.24 Maurienne
Bourg 69% Feb.24 Nantes
Le Havre 59% Feb.24 St Chamond
St Quentin 59% Feb.24 Blois
Vichy Clermo Feb.24 Poitiers 56%
Next Round Schedule

Round 25 (Regular Season)

Lorient Feb.25 Souffel 71%
St Vallier Feb.25 SAP Vauclus 54%
Challans 52% Feb.25 Lourdes
Gries/Oberho 66% Feb.25 Angers BC
GET Vosges Feb.25 Vitre 54%
Quimper Feb.25 RAC Basket 54%
CFBB Feb.25 ALS Basket 90%
Orchies Feb.25 Caen 55%
Rennes Feb.25 Chartres 58%
Next Round Schedule

Round 1 (1/8 Finals)

Pinar Karsiy Mar.1 Besiktas 55%
Ludwigsburg Mar.1 Neptunas 63%
Banco di Srd 63% Mar.1 Le Mans
Aris Mar.1 ASVEL 62%
Umana VE 51% Mar.1 Scandone AV
EWE Baskets 60% Feb.28 Banvit BK
AEK Athens 57% Feb.28 Monaco
PAOK Feb.28 Iberostar Te 52%
Next Round Schedule

Game 1 (Quarter-Finals)

Cibona 50% Mar.8 Chalon
Enisey 59% Mar.8 Oostende
Usak Mar.8 Nanterre 96%
Telekom Bsk 99% Mar.8 Ironi Nahari
NM1 Round 21: SAP Vaucluse edge Souffelweyersheim by three points - Feb 4, 2017


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The round was rather attractive and full of interesting results. The round ended with favorites losing the games and games ending by tiny margin.

The most exciting game of round 21 in the NM1 took place in Sorgues. This derby game ended with only three-point defeat on the road of second-best Souffelweyersheim (15-6) to fifteenth ranked SAP Vaucluse (9-12) 105-102 on Saturday evening. It was quite big embarassment for the guest team. SAP Vaucluse made 25-of-31 free shots (80.6 percent) during the game. 27 personal fouls committed by Souffelweyersheim helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was American point guard Deremy Geiger (180-90, college: Idaho, agency: Blacktop Management) who scored 29 points and 8 assists. Mali power forward Cheick Soumaoro (204-90) chipped in 17 points and 9 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was DR Congolese-Belgian power forward Ruphin Kayembe (200-92) who recorded 26 points and 7 rebounds (went 7 for 7 at the free throw line). SAP Vaucluse have a solid series of four victories in a row. They moved-up to twelfth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Souffelweyersheim at the other side keeps the second position with six games lost. They share it with Caen. SAP Vaucluse is looking forward to face higher ranked Caen (#3) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Souffelweyersheim will play against Saint Vallier and is hoping to win this game.
Eighth-ranked UB Chartres (10-11) made lots of trouble for fourth ranked Caen (15-6). The visitors from Caen managed to secure only three-point victory 77-74. However their fans expected much easier game. It was a good game for American power forward Richie Gordon (203-89, college: W.Carolina) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 10 rebounds. Ludovic Chelle contributed with 18 points and 5 assists for the winners. Swingman Kevin Bichard (195-86) answered with 16 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists for UB Chartres. Caen have an impressive series of six victories in a row. They moved-up to second place, which they share with Souffel. UB Chartres lost third consecutive game. They keep the eighth position with 11 games lost. They share it with 3 other teams. Caen will play against SAP Vaucluse (#12) in Sorgues in the next round and are hoping to win another game. UB Chartres will play on the road against Lourdes-Tarbes (#8) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Leader Quimper UJAP delivered the sixteenth victory on Saturday night. This time they beat 15th ranked Gries/Oberhoffen (8-13) 80-70 in Bischwiller. Dwight Burke stepped up and scored 15 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Quimper UJAP's coach Laurent Foirest used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. The best for the losing side was Gregg Thondique with a double-double by scoring 17 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists. The victory was the third consecutive win for Quimper UJAP. They maintain first place with 16-5 record. Newly promoted Gries/Oberhoffen dropped to the sixteenth position with 13 games lost. They share it with Lorient. Quimper UJAP will meet at home GET Vosges (#4) in the next round. Gries/Oberhoffen will play against Vendee Challans (#13) and hope to secure a win.
Bottom-ranked CFBB (0-21) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 102-78 loss to fourteenth ranked Vendee Challans (9-12) in Paris. Demarco Cox nailed 23 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists for the winning side. CFBB's coach Jean-Aime Toupane gave up on the game allowing to play ten players seeing no chance for a win. Vendee Challans moved-up to twelfth place, which they share with 3 other teams. CFBB lost their twenty first game in a row. They still close the standings. Vendee Challans' next round opponent will be Gries/Oberhoffen (#16) in Bischwiller. CFBB will play on the road against Rueil and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Bottom-ranked CFBB (0-21) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 78-55 loss to fifteenth ranked Gries/Oberhoffen (8-13) in Bischwiller on Tuesday evening. The best player for the winners was Gregg Thondique who scored 15 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. Despite that victory Gries/Oberhoffen went down to sixteenth position due to points difference, which they share with Lorient. CFBB lost their twenty first game in a row. They still close the standings. Gries/Oberhoffen will face higher ranked Vendee Challans (#13) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. CFBB will play against Rueil (#5) and looks forward to get finally their first victory.

Other games of round 21 were very predictable and ended without any surprises. Here they are:
Vitre was defeated by Orchies in a road game 78-73. Lorient beat RAC Basket at home 91-75. ALS Basket won against St Vallier on the opponent's court 108-92. Rennes outscored Angers BC in a home game 102-74. Lourdes recorded a loss to GET Vosges on the road 78-63.
The best stats of 21th round was 12 points by Ovidijus Varanauskas of Gries/Oberhoffen.

SAP Vaucluse - Souffel 105-102

The most exciting game of round 21 in the NM1 took place in Sorgues. This derby game ended with only three-point defeat on the road of second-best Souffelweyersheim (15-6) to fifteenth ranked SAP Vaucluse (9-12) 105-102 on Saturday evening. It was quite big embarassment for the guest team. SAP Vaucluse made 25-of-31 free shots (80.6 percent) during the game. 27 personal fouls committed by Souffelweyersheim helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was American point guard Deremy Geiger (180-90, college: Idaho, agency: Blacktop Management) who scored 29 points and 8 assists. Mali power forward Cheick Soumaoro (204-90) chipped in 17 points and 9 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was DR Congolese-Belgian power forward Ruphin Kayembe (200-92) who recorded 26 points and 7 rebounds (went 7 for 7 at the free throw line) and Valentin Correia (192-93) added 16 points respectively. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. SAP Vaucluse have a solid series of four victories in a row. They moved-up to twelfth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Souffelweyersheim at the other side keeps the second position with six games lost. They share it with Caen. SAP Vaucluse is looking forward to face higher ranked Caen (#3) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Souffelweyersheim will play against Saint Vallier and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
SAP Vaucluse: D.Geiger 29+1reb+8ast, C.Soumaoro 17+9reb+2ast, D.Tarvydas 14+3reb+2ast, D.Kaba 14+2reb+4ast, A.Liorel 13+3reb, B.Davis 12+3reb
Souffel: R.Kayembe 26+7reb+3ast, V.Correia 16+4reb, J.Delmas 14+2reb+1ast, G.Staniulis 12+6reb+2ast, A.El Gazhi 10+6reb, F.Harris 9+3reb+3ast
gschID: 484936


Gries/Oberhoffen - Quimper 70-80

Leader Quimper UJAP delivered the sixteenth victory on Saturday night. This time they beat 15th ranked Gries/Oberhoffen (8-13) 80-70 in Bischwiller. The game was mostly controlled by Quimper UJAP. Gries/Oberhoffen managed to win third quarter 20-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Quimper UJAP forced 21 Gries/Oberhoffen turnovers. American forward Dwight Burke (202-86, college: Marquette) stepped up and scored 15 points and 5 rebounds for the winners and his fellow American import guard Jahsha Bluntt (198-84, college: Delaware St.) chipped in 10 points and 5 rebounds. Burke is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Quimper UJAP's coach Laurent Foirest used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. The best for the losing side was American forward Gregg Thondique (201-87, college: Virginia Union, agency: Octagon Europe) with a double-double by scoring 17 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists and Lithuanian forward Rolandas Jakstas (202-92) scored 21 points (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field). The victory was the third consecutive win for Quimper UJAP. They maintain first place with 16-5 record. Newly promoted Gries/Oberhoffen dropped to the sixteenth position with 13 games lost. They share it with Lorient. Quimper UJAP will meet at home GET Vosges (#4) in the next round. Gries/Oberhoffen will play against Vendee Challans (#13) and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Quimper: D.Burke 15+5reb, M.Choplin 12+2reb+1ast, R.Temgoua 11+1reb, J.Bluntt 10+5reb+3ast, M.Tensorer 8+3reb+3ast, F.Herard 7+2reb
Gries/Oberhoffen: R.Jakstas 21+4reb+2ast, G.Thondique 17+10reb+4ast, A.Doumbia 10+4reb+4ast, T.Ghezala 9+2reb+7ast, G.Duro 8, O.Varanauskas 4+2reb+2ast
gschID: 484942


CFBB - Challans 78-102

Bottom-ranked CFBB (0-21) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 102-78 loss to fourteenth ranked Vendee Challans (9-12) in Paris. CFBB was ahead by 2 points at the halftime before a 58-32 second half run of Vendee Challans. They dominated down low during the game scoring 60 of its points in the paint compared to CFBB's 34. 28 personal fouls committed by CFBB helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American center Demarco Cox (203-90, college: Georgia Tech) nailed 23 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists (went 7 for 7 at the free throw line) for the winning side and Emmanuel Monceau (195-95) accounted for 17 points and 8 rebounds. Five Vendee Challans players scored in double figures. Point guard Yanik Blanc (184-99) came up with 23 points and 6 assists and forward Ivan Fevrier (203-99) added 17 points respectively for CFBB in the defeat. CFBB's coach Jean-Aime Toupane gave up on the game allowing to play ten players seeing no chance for a win. Vendee Challans moved-up to twelfth place, which they share with 3 other teams. CFBB lost their twenty first game in a row. They still close the standings. Vendee Challans' next round opponent will be Gries/Oberhoffen (#16) in Bischwiller. CFBB will play on the road against Rueil and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Challans: D.Cox 23+8reb+4ast, E.Monceau 17+8reb+1ast, D.Gentil 15+1reb+2ast, J.Barham 13+7reb+3ast, D.Petrovic 11+3reb+1ast, I.Saounera 10+2reb+1ast
CFBB: Y.Blanc 23+4reb+6ast, I.Fevrier 17+4reb+1ast, Y.Choupas 12+4reb+1ast, N.Dorez 5+1reb, J.Randriamananjara 5, M.Dossou Yovo 4+5reb+1ast
gschID: 484939


Orchies - Vitre 78-73

There was no surprise in Orchies where 12th ranked Vitre (9-12) was defeated by sixth ranked Orchesien BC (12-9) 78-73 on Saturday. However just five-point win is not that big difference and the fans of host team counted on more convincing victory. The hosts were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. Vitre was plagued by 28 personal fouls down the stretch. The best player for the winners was Montenegrin power forward Zarko Rakocevic (204-84, agency: Mansfield and Associates) who had a double-double by scoring 13 points, 12 rebounds and 5 assists. Hugo Dumortier (195-93) chipped in 17 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. At the other side the best for losing team was forward Guillaume Merie (198-83) who recorded 18 points (went 7 for 7 at the free throw line) and swingman Maxence Claveau (194-94) added 11 points and 8 rebounds respectively. Five Orchesien BC and four Vitre players scored in double figures. Orchesien BC maintains sixth place with 12-9 record. Loser Vitre keeps the twelfth position with 12 games lost. Orchesien BC will face Angers BC (#15) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Vitre will play against Lorient and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Orchies: H.Dumortier 17+5reb+4ast, S.Cisse 16+4reb+3ast, Z.Rakocevic 13+12reb+5ast, M.Simmons 11+6reb, A.Racine 11+1reb+3ast, C.Cairo 6+6reb+1ast
Vitre: G.Merie 18+2reb+2ast, Y.Siegwarth 16+1reb+1ast, A.Radulovic 15+5reb, M.Claveau 11+8reb+3ast, S.Pejovic 6+3reb+5ast, E.Akadiri 3+3ast
gschID: 484941


Lorient - RAC Basket 91-75

There was a surprise result when seventeenth ranked Lorient (8-13) defeated at home 4th placed Rueil (14-7) 91-75 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Lorient. Rueil was better in third quarter 27-26. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Lorient forced 23 Rueil turnovers. The best player for the winners was American forward Jared Newson (196-84, college: Tenn-Martin, agency: Inception Sports) who scored 29 points and 5 rebounds. Guard Mathieu Bigote (190-84) chipped in 18 points and 6 assists. At the other side the best for losing team was American power forward Ron Anderson (205-89, college: S.Florida) who recorded 26 points and 8 rebounds and the other American import forward Will Felder (201-91, college: Miami, OH, agency: Inception Sports) added 10 points and 8 rebounds respectively. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Rueil's coach rotated ten players seeing no chance for a win. Lorient moved-up to sixteenth place, which they share with Gries/Oberhoffen. Loser Rueil keeps the fourth position with seven games lost. Lorient will face higher ranked Vitre (#14) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Rueil will play against CFBB (#18) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Lorient: J.Newson 29+5reb, M.Bigote 18+3reb+6ast, M.Craion 15+6reb+5ast, C.Faroux 12+4reb+2ast, M.Oluic 5+3reb, R.Giaimo 4+2reb
RAC Basket: R.Anderson 26+8reb+2ast, D.Sencanski 13+2reb+1ast, J.Bichard 12+2reb+4ast, W.Felder 10+8reb+1ast, L.Sambe 7+3reb+3ast, K.Gourari 4+10reb+2ast
gschID: 484943


St Vallier - ALS Basket 92-108

There was an upset when higher ranked Saint Vallier (11-10) was defeated at home by eleventh ranked ALS Basket (10-11) 108-92 on Friday. The game was mostly controlled by ALS Basket. Saint Vallier was better in second period 27-17. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They made 27-of-29 free shots (93.1 percent) during the game. ALS Basket looked well-organized offensively handing out 29 assists. Saint Vallier was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. The game was dominated by American players. The best player for the winners was forward Perris Blackwell (205-91, college: Washington) who had a double-double by scoring 24 points and 12 rebounds (went 8 for 8 at the free throw line). Point guard Jerrold Brooks (183-91, college: S.Mississippi, agency: Interperformances) chipped in 26 points and 9 assists (went 8 for 8 at the free throw line). Five ALS Basket players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was point guard Omar Strong (175-90, college: Texas Southern) who recorded 33 points (!!!) and power forward Steffon Bradford (198-77, college: Nebraska) added 9 points and 8 rebounds respectively. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. ALS Basket moved-up to eighth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Loser Saint Vallier keeps the seventh position with ten games lost. ALS Basket will face Union Rennes (#9) at home in the next round.
Top scorers:
ALS Basket: J.Brooks 26+1reb+9ast, P.Blackwell 24+12reb, Y.Bassine 16+5reb+5ast, S.Neri 15+1reb+6ast, N.Kovanusic 12+7reb+5ast, R.Aubry 5+2reb+2ast
St Vallier: O.Strong 33+1reb+2ast, P.Njiba 12+4reb+2ast, S.Aded Hussein 11+5reb+1ast, R.Gregoire 10+2reb+3ast, J.Delhomme 9+3reb+3ast, S.Bradford 9+8reb+3ast
gschID: 484938


Chartres - Caen 74-77

Eighth-ranked UB Chartres (10-11) made lots of trouble for fourth ranked Caen (15-6). The visitors from Caen managed to secure only three-point victory 77-74. However their fans expected much easier game. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But UB Chartres won third quarter 21-19. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Caen forced 20 UB Chartres turnovers. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 23 assists. It was a good game for American power forward Richie Gordon (203-89, college: W.Carolina) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 10 rebounds. Naturalized Mali point guard Ludovic Chelle (183-83) contributed with 18 points and 5 assists for the winners. Swingman Kevin Bichard (195-86) answered with 16 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists and point guard Olivier Romain (180-88) added 20 points in the effort for UB Chartres. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Caen have an impressive series of six victories in a row. They moved-up to second place, which they share with Souffel. UB Chartres lost third consecutive game. They keep the eighth position with 11 games lost. They share it with 3 other teams. Caen will play against SAP Vaucluse (#12) in Sorgues in the next round and are hoping to win another game. UB Chartres will play on the road against Lourdes-Tarbes (#8) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Caen: L.Chelle 18+2reb+5ast, R.Gordon 14+10reb+1ast, T.Cornely 11+9reb+1ast, B.Monteiro 10+5reb+7ast, J.Sinica 9+2ast, M.Diarra 8+3reb+1ast
Chartres: O.Romain 20+2reb+3ast, K.Bichard 16+6reb+5ast, M.Ruikis 12+1reb, J.Mitchell 10+5reb+5ast, H.Disy 7+11reb+2ast, P.Clerence 6+5reb+1ast
gschID: 484937


Rennes - Angers BC 102-74

Everything could happen at the game between two tied teams. Both tenth ranked Union Rennes and 11th ranked Angers BC had identical 9-11 record. This time Union Rennes used a home court advantage and outscored the opponent from Angers 102-74 on Friday night. The game without a history. Union Rennes led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Union Rennes looked well-organized offensively handing out 35 assists comparing to just 14 passes made by Angers BC's players. The best player for the winners was Serbian swingman Vukan Zivkovic (199-91) who scored 22 points. American forward Anthony Hill (204-88, college: Wisc.-Milwaukee) chipped in 19 points and 6 rebounds. Five Union Rennes players scored in double figures. Union Rennes' coach Pascal Thibaud felt very confident that he used 10 players and allowed the starting five to rest. At the other side the best for losing team was Lithuanian forward Rokas Uzas (202-88) who recorded 14 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals and point guard Hugo Suhard (184-92) added 10 points, 6 rebounds and 8 assists respectively. Union Rennes (10-11) moved-up to eighth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Loser Angers BC dropped to the twelfth position with 12 games lost. Union Rennes will face ALS Basket (#11) in Andrezieux in the next round. Angers BC will play at home against Orchesien BC and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Rennes: V.Zivkovic 22+3reb+3ast, A.Hill 19+6reb+3ast, J.Sclear 14+3reb+2ast, D.Davis 14+4reb+5ast, E.Kabir Pene 13+4reb+7ast, S.Dia 7+4reb+2ast
Angers BC: R.Uzas 14+7reb+4ast, J.Douillet 13+5reb, H.Suhard 10+6reb+8ast, A.Calhoun 9+4reb+1ast, T.Lonzieme 8+2reb+1ast, G.Plas 8+1reb
gschID: 484940


GET Vosges - Lourdes 78-63

Not a big story in a game in Golbey where 9th ranked Lourdes-Tarbes (10-11) was defeated by fifth ranked GET Vosges (14-7) 78-63 on Friday. The hosts trailed by 4 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 2-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 78-63. GET Vosges dominated down low during the game scoring 46 of its points in the paint compared to Lourdes-Tarbes' 24. GET Vosges forced 20 Lourdes-Tarbes turnovers. The best player for the winners was Canadian Guillaume Boucard (197-88) who scored 17 points and 9 rebounds. Serbian Slobodan Ocokoljic (204-80, college: Weber St., agency: HMS) chipped in 13 points and 7 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was the former international point guard Xane d'Almeida (181-83) who recorded 12 points and 9 rebounds and the former international center Ludovic Vaty (206-88, college: Moraine Valley CC) added 9 points, 10 rebounds and 4 blocks respectively. Lourdes-Tarbes' coach rotated ten players and allowed the starting five to rest. The victory was the fifth consecutive win for GET Vosges. They moved-up to fourth place, which they share with RAC Basket. Lourdes-Tarbes lost their third game in a row. They dropped to the eighth position with 11 games lost. GET Vosges will face league's leader Quimper UJAP on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Lourdes-Tarbes will play against UB Chartres (#10) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
GET Vosges: G.Boucard 17+9reb+1ast, S.Ocokoljic 13+7reb+2ast, S.Ricard 11+2reb+1ast, M.Doumbe 8+8reb+1ast, I.Sidibe 7+2reb+1ast, L.Gigant 7+5reb+6ast
Lourdes: X.d'Almeida 12+9reb+2ast, F.Lesca 11+1ast, L.Vaty 9+10reb, M.Kazonas 8+1reb, F.Bondron 8+4reb+1ast, J.Demuynck 8+2reb+1ast
gschID: 484944


Round 18
Gries/Oberhoffen - CFBB 78-55

Bottom-ranked CFBB (0-21) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 78-55 loss to fifteenth ranked Gries/Oberhoffen (8-13) in Bischwiller on Tuesday evening. The hosts trailed by 7 points at the halftime before their 45-15 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Gries/Oberhoffen dominated on the defensive end, holding CFBB to just 2 points in fourth quarter. They made 17-of-20 free shots (85.0 percent) during the game. The best player for the winners was American forward Gregg Thondique (201-87, college: Virginia Union, agency: Octagon Europe) who scored 15 points and 7 rebounds. Ahmed Doumbia (195-89) chipped in 11 points. Four Gries/Oberhoffen players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was point guard Joel Ayayi (193-0) who recorded 7 points and 5 rebounds and forward Ivan Fevrier (203-99) added 12 points respectively. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Despite that victory Gries/Oberhoffen went down to sixteenth position due to points difference, which they share with Lorient. CFBB lost their twenty first game in a row. They still close the standings. Gries/Oberhoffen will face higher ranked Vendee Challans (#13) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. CFBB will play against Rueil (#5) and looks forward to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Gries/Oberhoffen: G.Thondique 15+7reb, O.Varanauskas 12+2reb+3ast, R.Jakstas 12+3reb+1ast, A.Doumbia 11+4reb+2ast, R.Delar 8+7reb+2ast, G.Duro 7+3reb
CFBB: I.Fevrier 12+2reb, S.Briki 10+2reb, Y.Blanc 9+3reb+1ast, T.Bazille 8+5reb, J.Ayayi 7+5reb+2ast, N.Dorez 7+3reb+1ast
gschID: 532979


  




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