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ProA Standings
 1. Monaco 26-3 
 2. Chalon 21-7 
 3. Strasbourg 20-9 
 4. Pau-Lacq-Orthez 20-9 
 5. Nanterre 19-9 
 6. Paris-Levallois 19-10 
 7. Gravelines 15-14 
 8. Le Portel 15-14 
 9. ASVEL 15-14 
 10. Limoges 14-15 
 11. Cholet 11-18 
 12. Le Mans 11-18 
 13. Dijon 10-18 
 14. Hyeres-Toulon 10-19 
 15. Antibes 9-19 
 16. Chalons-Reims 9-20 
 17. Orleans 8-21 
 18. Nancy 7-22 
Full Standings
Last:4/26/2017
ProB Standings
 1. Bourg 21-8 
 2. Provence Basket 19-10 
 3. Blois 16-13 
 4. Charleville 16-13 
 5. Boulazac 16-13 
 6. Lille 16-13 
 7. Poitiers 16-13 
 8. Evreux 16-13 
 9. Nantes 14-15 
 10. Le Havre 14-15 
 11. Denain 14-15 
 12. Rouen 14-15 
 13. Roanne 13-16 
 14. St Quentin 12-17 
 15. Boulogne 11-18 
 16. Maurienne 11-18 
 17. St Chamond 11-18 
 18. Vichy Clermont 11-18 
Full Standings
Last:4/26/2017
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: 18.6
 1. Clark, Chalon18.6 
 2. Rich, Paris-Levallois17.8 
 3. Gibson, Gravelines16.8 
 4. Cobbs, Gravelines16.8 
 5. Roberson, Chalon16.1 
 6. Prepelic, Limoges15.7 
 7. Rush, Nancy15.3 
 8. Dorsey, Le Portel14.8 
 9. Young, Chalons-.14.7 
 10. Warren, Nanterre14.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Moustapha FALL
  Chalon
  (218-C-92)
  Avg: 9
 1. Fall, Chalon9.0 
 2. Labeyrie, Paris-Le.8.8 
 3. Solomon, Gravelines8.5 
 4. Poirier, Paris-Le.7.8 
 5. Lessort, Nanterre7.4 
 6. Hunt, Nancy7.3 
 7. Donaldson, Le Po.7.3 
 8. Hassell, Le Portel7.1 
 9. Yeguete, Le Mans6.9 
 10. Watkins, AS.6.7 
Assists Per Game
 D.J. COOPER
  Pau-Lacq.
  (183-PG-90)
  Avg: 10.7
 1. Cooper, Pau-Lacq.10.7 
 2. Roberson, Chalon7.3 
 3. Holston, Dijon6.1 
 4. Hodge, AS.5.7 
 5. Cobbs, Gravelines5.7 
 6. Campbell, Paris-Le.5.2 
 7. Bost, Monaco5.2 
 8. Eito, Orleans4.4 
 9. Payne, Chalons-.4.4 
 10. Dorsey, Le Portel4.3 
Steals Per Game
 D.J. COOPER
  Pau-Lacq.
  (183-PG-90)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Cooper, Pau-Lacq.2.3 
 2. Holston, Dijon2.0 
 3. Payne, Chalons-.1.8 
 4. Wood, Limoges1.8 
 5. Eito, Orleans1.7 
 6. Grant, Dijon1.6 
 7. Lacombe, Stras.1.5 
 8. Campbell, Paris-Le.1.5 
 9. Henry, Gravelines1.4 
 10. Dorsey, Le Portel1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Moustapha FALL
  Chalon
  (218-C-92)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Fall, Chalon2.5 
 2. Fofana, Monaco1.4 
 3. Uter, AS.1.1 
 4. Trasolini, Nancy1.0 
 5. Otule, Antibes1.0 
 6. Cain, Chalons-Reims1.0 
 7. Lessort, Nanterre0.9 
 8. Hassell, Le Portel0.9 
 9. Sane, Paris-Levallois0.9 
 10. Poirier, Paris-Le.0.8 
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Next Round Schedule

Round 29 (Regular Season)

Nanterre 74% Apr.29 Antibes
Dijon Apr.28 Chalon 80%
Next Round Schedule

Round 30 (Regular Season)

Blois 65% Apr.28 Nantes
Maurienne Apr.28 Vichy Clermo 56%
Boulogne Apr.28 Boulazac 52%
Charleville 59% Apr.28 Evreux
Bourg 65% Apr.28 Poitiers
Le Havre Apr.28 Denain 56%
Lille Apr.28 Roanne 54%
Provence Bsk 64% Apr.28 St Chamond
Rouen 71% Apr.28 St Quentin
Next Round Schedule

Game 1 (Quarter-Finals)

Quimper 65% Apr.29 Chartres
Souffel 74% Apr.29 ALS Basket
GET Vosges 64% Apr.29 Lourdes
Challans 65% Apr.29 RAC Basket
Next Round Schedule

Game 1 (Semi-Finals)

Banvit BK 58% Apr.28 Monaco
Iberostar Te 60% Apr.28 Umana VE
NM1 Round 23: #1 Quimper UJAP are defeated by Lourdes-Tarbes - Feb 12, 2017


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There was no lack of interesting games this round. 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 Quimper UJAP (17-6) at the home court on Saturday night. Hosts were defeated by seventh ranked Lourdes-Tarbes (12-11) 82-76. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Quimper UJAP. Quimper UJAP trailed by 15 points after 3 quarters before a 26-17 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 76-82 at the end of the game. Lourdes-Tarbes forced 19 Quimper UJAP turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. It was a great evening for the former international point guard Xane d'Almeida (181-83) who led his team to a victory scoring 20 points, 9 rebounds and 8 assists. The former international center Ludovic Vaty (206-88, college: Moraine Valley CC) helped adding 23 points. American forward Dwight Burke (202-86, college: Marquette) responded with 19 points and 6 rebounds. Quimper UJAP's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Lourdes-Tarbes maintains seventh place with 12-11 record. Quimper UJAP at the other side still keeps top position with six games lost. They share it with Caen and Souffel. Lourdes-Tarbes are looking forward to face SAP Vaucluse (#15) in Sorgues in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Quimper UJAP will play on the road against Vendee Challans (#14) and is hoping to win this game.
Important game to mention about took place in Orchies. Sixth ranked Orchesien BC (14-9) saved a 2-point victory at home edging 8th ranked ALS Basket (11-12) 86-84 on Saturday evening. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of ALS Basket. It was an exceptional evening for Montenegrin power forward Zarko Rakocevic (204-84, agency: Mansfield and Associates) who led the winners and scored 21 points and 4 assists. Anthony Racine accounted for 18 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. American point guard Jerrold Brooks (183-91, college: S.Mississippi, agency: Interperformances) came up with 29 points, 6 assists and 4 steals (was perfect 8-for-8 from the free throw line) for ALS Basket in the defeat. Orchesien BC have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to fifth place, which they share with GET Vosges. Newly promoted ALS Basket keeps the eighth position with 12 games lost. They share it with Vitre and St Vallier. Orchesien BC will play against league's second-placed Souffelweyersheim on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. ALS Basket will play against Lorient (#17) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Bottom-ranked CFBB (0-23) is still winless. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their 23th consecutive match to tenth ranked Vitre (11-12) 84-59 on Saturday evening. The best player for the winners was Nikola Korac who had a double-double by scoring 19 points and 10 assists. Theo Maledon produced 12 points and 8 assists for the hosts. CFBB's coach Jean-Aime Toupane gave up on the game allowing to play ten players seeing no chance for a win. Vitre moved-up to eighth place, which they share with ALS Basket and St Vallier. Loser CFBB still closes the standings. Vitre will meet at home Gries/Oberhoffen (#12) in the next round. CFBB will play against Angers BC (#16) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
The game in Saint Vallier supposed to be also worth to mention about. Third ranked Caen (17-6) played at the court of 7th ranked Saint Vallier (11-12). Caen smashed Saint Vallier 96-75. BJ Monteiro orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 12 rebounds. Caen's coach Herve Coudray felt very confident that he used 10 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Caen have an impressive series of eight victories in a row. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with Quimper and Souffel. Saint Vallier lost fourth consecutive game. They dropped to the eighth place with 12 games lost. Caen's next round opponent will be Union Rennes (#11) at home and are hoping to win another game. Saint Vallier will play against UB Chartres and hope to win that game.
Eleventh-ranked Union Rennes (10-13) gave a tough game to third ranked Souffelweyersheim (17-6) on Saturday. The visitors from Souffelweyersheim managed to secure only one-point victory 82-81. However their fans expected much easier game. It was a great evening for Giedrius Staniulis who led his team to a victory scoring 20 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. Union Rennes' coach tested ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Souffelweyersheim keeps a position of league leader, which they share with Caen and Quimper. Newly promoted Union Rennes keeps the eleventh place with 13 games lost. Souffelweyersheim will face Orchesien BC (#6) in Orchies in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Union Rennes will play on the road against Caen (#3) and hope to win that game.

There were no shocking results in the rest of the games of round 23: Angers BC lost to Lorient on the opponent's court 78-84. SAP Vaucluse managed to outperform Chartres in a home game 90-72. RAC Basket was rolled over Gries/Oberhoffen on the road 100-73. GET Vosges was defeated by Challans on its own court 56-62.
The most impressive stats of the last round was 23 points and 8 rebounds by Gregg Thondique of Gries/Oberhoffen.

Lorient - Angers BC 84-78

We cannot really consider it an upset in the game between close teams when 16th ranked Angers BC (9-14) was defeated on the road by seventeenth ranked Lorient (9-14) 84-78 on Saturday. Lorient moved-up to sixteenth place, which they share with defeated Angers BC. Angers BC lost their third game in a row. Lorient will face higher ranked ALS Basket (#8) in Andrezieux in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
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CFBB - Vitre 59-84

Bottom-ranked CFBB (0-23) is still winless. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their 23th consecutive match to tenth ranked Vitre (11-12) 84-59 on Saturday evening. The game was mostly controlled by Vitre. CFBB managed to win second period 22-21. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They dominated on the defensive end, holding CFBB to just 7 points in fourth quarter. They outrebounded CFBB 40-24 including 30 on the defensive glass. Vitre looked well-organized offensively handing out 26 assists. The best player for the winners was Montenegrin guard Nikola Korac (185-86) who had a double-double by scoring 19 points and 10 assists. Swingman Maxence Claveau (194-94) chipped in 20 points. Four Vitre players scored in double figures. Guard Theo Maledon (191-1) produced 12 points and 8 assists and point guard Joel Ayayi (193-0) added 15 points respectively for the hosts. CFBB's coach Jean-Aime Toupane gave up on the game allowing to play ten players seeing no chance for a win. Vitre moved-up to eighth place, which they share with ALS Basket and St Vallier. Loser CFBB still closes the standings. Vitre will meet at home Gries/Oberhoffen (#12) in the next round. CFBB will play against Angers BC (#16) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
CFBB: J.Ayayi 15+4reb, I.Fevrier 13+1ast, T.Maledon 12+3reb+8ast, Y.Pons 6+1reb, S.Briki 5+4reb+4ast, T.Crusol 3+2ast
Vitre: M.Claveau 20+4reb+3ast, N.Korac 19+4reb+10ast, A.Radulovic 15+5reb, I.Miskovic 13+8reb+2ast, G.Merie 10+6reb+2ast, E.Akadiri 4+2reb+1ast
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Rennes - Souffel 81-82

Eleventh-ranked Union Rennes (10-13) gave a tough game to third ranked Souffelweyersheim (17-6) on Saturday. The visitors from Souffelweyersheim managed to secure only one-point victory 82-81. However their fans expected much easier game. Souffelweyersheim looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. It was a great evening for Lithuanian power forward Giedrius Staniulis (205-91) who led his team to a victory scoring 20 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. DR Congolese-Belgian power forward Ruphin Kayembe (200-92) helped adding 14 points and 9 rebounds. American swingman Daviin Davis (193-85, college: Weber St.) responded with 21 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists and point guard Johan Rathieuville (178-85) scored 16 points and 5 assists. Four Union Rennes players scored in double figures. Union Rennes' coach tested ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Souffelweyersheim keeps a position of league leader, which they share with Caen and Quimper. Newly promoted Union Rennes keeps the eleventh place with 13 games lost. Souffelweyersheim will face Orchesien BC (#6) in Orchies in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Union Rennes will play on the road against Caen (#3) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Rennes: D.Davis 21+6reb+7ast, J.Rathieuville 16+4reb+5ast, L.Negrobar 15+8reb+1ast, S.Dia 13+5reb+1ast, E.Kabir Pene 5+5reb+3ast, A.Hill 5+5reb+3ast
Souffel: G.Staniulis 20+7reb+4ast, F.Harris 17+2reb+2ast, R.Kayembe 14+9reb+2ast, F.Ateba 9+6reb+1ast, V.Correia 7+6reb+3ast, F.Minet 6+3reb+6ast
gschID: 484954


Quimper - Lourdes 76-82

The most surprising game was a loss of top-ranked Quimper UJAP (17-6) at the home court on Saturday night. Hosts were defeated by seventh ranked Lourdes-Tarbes (12-11) 82-76. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Quimper UJAP. Quimper UJAP trailed by 15 points after 3 quarters before a 26-17 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 76-82 at the end of the game. Lourdes-Tarbes forced 19 Quimper UJAP turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. It was a great evening for the former international point guard Xane d'Almeida (181-83) who led his team to a victory scoring 20 points, 9 rebounds and 8 assists. The former international center Ludovic Vaty (206-88, college: Moraine Valley CC) helped adding 23 points. Four Lourdes-Tarbes players scored in double figures. American forward Dwight Burke (202-86, college: Marquette) responded with 19 points and 6 rebounds and Ukrainian forward Vyacheslav Bobrov (201-92) scored 15 points and 5 rebounds. Quimper UJAP's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Lourdes-Tarbes maintains seventh place with 12-11 record. Quimper UJAP at the other side still keeps top position with six games lost. They share it with Caen and Souffel. Lourdes-Tarbes are looking forward to face SAP Vaucluse (#15) in Sorgues in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Quimper UJAP will play on the road against Vendee Challans (#14) and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Quimper: D.Burke 19+6reb+1ast, V.Bobrov 15+5reb+3ast, J.Bluntt 13+1reb+1ast, M.Tensorer 9+3reb+4ast, M.Choplin 9+2reb+6ast, R.Temgoua 6+4reb+2ast
Lourdes: L.Vaty 23+4reb+1ast, X.d'Almeida 20+9reb+8ast, M.Kazonas 12+6reb+3ast, F.Lesca 10+3reb+2ast, F.Bondron 8+2reb, J.Demuynck 7+5reb+6ast
gschID: 484957


SAP Vaucluse - Chartres 90-72

There was a surprise result in Sorgues where fifteenth ranked SAP Vaucluse (10-13) defeated higher ranked UB Chartres (10-13) 90-72 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by SAP Vaucluse. UB Chartres was better in fourth quarter 24-21. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They dominated on the defensive end, holding UB Chartres to just 7 points in third quarter. SAP Vaucluse made 18-of-23 free shots (78.3 percent) during the game. It was a great evening for Lithuanian forward Darius Tarvydas (200-91) who led his team to a victory scoring 21 points and 6 rebounds. Mali power forward Cheick Soumaoro (204-90) helped adding 11 points and 7 rebounds. Swingman Kevin Bichard (195-86) responded with 17 points and 8 rebounds and forward Jeremy Ricard (200-94) scored 12 points and 5 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. SAP Vaucluse moved-up to eleventh place, which they share with 4 other teams including defeated UB Chartres. UB Chartres lost their fifth game in a row. SAP Vaucluse will face higher ranked Lourdes-Tarbes (#7) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Top scorers:
Chartres: K.Bichard 17+8reb+1ast, J.Ricard 12+5reb, H.Disy 10+2reb+2ast, J.Mitchell 9+2ast, R.Malonga 8+6reb+2ast, P.Clerence 8+3reb+1ast
SAP Vaucluse: D.Tarvydas 21+6reb+2ast, B.Pierard 11, C.Soumaoro 11+7reb+1ast, B.Davis 10+6reb+3ast, A.Liorel 9+2reb+3ast, D.Geiger 9+2reb+5ast
gschID: 484956


Orchies - ALS Basket 86-84

Important game to mention about took place in Orchies. Sixth ranked Orchesien BC (14-9) saved a 2-point victory at home edging 8th ranked ALS Basket (11-12) 86-84 on Saturday evening. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of ALS Basket. The hosts were already 13 points ahead after 3 quarters before a 25-14 ALS Basket's run in the last quarter cut the lead to 86-84 at the end of the game. Orchesien BC players were unselfish on offense dishing 28 assists. It was an exceptional evening for Montenegrin power forward Zarko Rakocevic (204-84, agency: Mansfield and Associates) who led the winners and scored 21 points and 4 assists. Anthony Racine (190-94) accounted for 18 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists for the winning side. American point guard Jerrold Brooks (183-91, college: S.Mississippi, agency: Interperformances) came up with 29 points, 6 assists and 4 steals (was perfect 8-for-8 from the free throw line) and Bosnian power forward Nemanja Kovanusic (204-93) added 16 points and 14 rebounds respectively for ALS Basket in the defeat. Five Orchesien BC and four ALS Basket players scored in double figures. Orchesien BC have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to fifth place, which they share with GET Vosges. Newly promoted ALS Basket keeps the eighth position with 12 games lost. They share it with Vitre and St Vallier. Orchesien BC will play against league's second-placed Souffelweyersheim on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. ALS Basket will play against Lorient (#17) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
ALS Basket: J.Brooks 29+1reb+6ast, N.Kovanusic 16+14reb, Y.Bassine 13+3reb+1ast, J.Christnel 11+3reb+2ast, P.Blackwell 9+9reb, S.Neri 5+2reb+6ast
Orchies: Z.Rakocevic 21+4reb+4ast, A.Racine 18+5reb+4ast, S.Cisse 15, M.Simmons 14+9reb+2ast, H.Dumortier 10+4reb+8ast, C.Cairo 4+5reb+3ast
gschID: 484958


St Vallier - Caen 75-96

The game in Saint Vallier supposed to be also worth to mention about. Third ranked Caen (17-6) played at the court of 7th ranked Saint Vallier (11-12). Caen smashed Saint Vallier 96-75. The game without a history. Caen led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. American-Cape Verdean swingman BJ Monteiro (196-90, college: Duquesne) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 12 rebounds. Lithuanian forward Justas Sinica (203-85) contributed with 22 points and 4 assists for the winners. Caen's coach Herve Coudray felt very confident that he used 10 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Romain Gregoire (201-91) answered with a double-double by scoring 12 points and 13 rebounds and American power forward Steffon Bradford (198-77, college: Nebraska) added 16 points in the effort for Saint Vallier. Five Saint Vallier players scored in double figures. Caen have an impressive series of eight victories in a row. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with Quimper and Souffel. Saint Vallier lost fourth consecutive game. They dropped to the eighth place with 12 games lost. Caen's next round opponent will be Union Rennes (#11) at home and are hoping to win another game. Saint Vallier will play against UB Chartres and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
St Vallier: S.Bradford 16+4reb+2ast, S.Aded Hussein 14+3reb+1ast, R.Gregoire 12+13reb+2ast, O.Strong 10+1reb+2ast, J.Delhomme 10+4reb+8ast, V.Ateba 6+1reb+1ast
Caen: J.Sinica 22+3reb+4ast, B.Monteiro 22+12reb+3ast, T.Cornely 17+4reb+4ast, B.Pope 11+1reb+1ast, R.Gordon 8+5reb+1ast, L.Chelle 6+2reb+5ast
gschID: 484955


Gries/Oberhoffen - RAC Basket 100-73

There was an upset in Bischwiller where 4th placed Rueil (15-8) was rolled over by thirteenth ranked Gries/Oberhoffen (10-13) 100-73 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Gries/Oberhoffen. Rueil was better in second period 22-20. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Gries/Oberhoffen looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. It was a great evening for American forward Gregg Thondique (201-87, college: Virginia Union, agency: Octagon Europe) who led his team to a victory scoring 23 points and 8 rebounds (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field). Power forward Rony Delar (206-82) helped adding 12 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field). Five Gries/Oberhoffen players scored in double figures. Coach Ludovic Pouillart's team controlled all game and the coach could let to play 10 players and allowed the starting five to rest. Center Yohan Solle (205-91) responded with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 11 rebounds and American power forward Ron Anderson (205-89, college: S.Florida) scored 14 points and 6 rebounds. Gries/Oberhoffen moved-up to eleventh place, which they share with 4 other teams. Loser Rueil keeps the fourth position with eight games lost. Gries/Oberhoffen will face higher ranked Vitre (#10) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Rueil will play against GET Vosges (#5) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
RAC Basket: Y.Solle 18+11reb, R.Anderson 14+6reb, K.Gourari 14+2reb+3ast, W.Felder 10+1reb, L.Sambe 9+3reb+4ast, J.Bichard 5+5reb+4ast
Gries/Oberhoffen: G.Thondique 23+8reb+1ast, O.Varanauskas 16+7ast, A.Doumbia 15+5reb+1ast, R.Delar 12+8reb+4ast, R.Jakstas 12+6reb+2ast, T.Ghezala 10+5reb+5ast
gschID: 484962


GET Vosges - Challans 56-62

There was a surprise result in Golbey where fourteenth ranked Vendee Challans (10-13) beat higher ranked GET Vosges (14-9) 62-56 on Saturday. GET Vosges trailed by 12 points after 3 quarters before a 22-16 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 56-62 at the end of the game. Vendee Challans dominated on the defensive end, holding GET Vosges to just 6 points in second quarter. It was a great evening for American guard Jordan Barham (193-94, college: Davidson) who led his team to a victory scoring 18 points and 7 rebounds. Point guard Benjamin Thomas (182-82) helped adding 13 points. American center Kyle Tresnak (208-92, college: Weber St.) responded with 8 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists and forward Masse Doumbe (203-87, college: Kaiser) scored 8 points and 7 rebounds. GET Vosges' coach Laurent Mathis let to play ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Vendee Challans moved-up to eleventh place, which they share with 4 other teams. Loser GET Vosges keeps the fifth position with nine games lost. Vendee Challans will face league's leader Quimper UJAP at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. GET Vosges will play against Rueil (#4) and will have a slim chance for a victory.
Top scorers:
GET Vosges: S.Ricard 11+3reb, G.Boucard 10+3reb+2ast, M.Doumbe 8+7reb, K.Tresnak 8+9reb+4ast, M.Gountas 6+1reb+1ast, I.Sidibe 5+1reb+1ast
Challans: J.Barham 18+7reb+1ast, B.Thomas 13+1reb+1ast, D.Gentil 10+3reb+1ast, D.Petrovic 7+4reb, O.Gouez 4, D.Cox 3+6reb+1ast
gschID: 484961


  




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