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ProA Standings
 1. Monaco 30-4 
 2. Chalon 27-7 
 3. Nanterre 25-9 
 4. Strasbourg 23-11 
 5. Pau-Lacq-Orthez 22-12 
 6. Paris-Levallois 20-14 
 7. Le Portel 19-15 
 8. ASVEL 19-15 
 9. Gravelines 16-18 
 10. Limoges 15-19 
 11. Cholet 14-20 
 12. Le Mans 14-20 
 13. Dijon 12-22 
 14. Antibes 12-22 
 15. Hyeres-Toulon 11-23 
 16. Chalons-Reims 10-24 
 17. Orleans 9-25 
 18. Nancy 8-26 
Full Standings
Last:5/17/2017
ProB Standings
 1. Bourg 25-9 
 2. Provence Basket 22-12 
 3. Lille 21-13 
 4. Boulazac 19-15 
 5. Charleville 19-15 
 6. Nantes 18-16 
 7. Le Havre 18-16 
 8. Evreux 18-16 
 9. Blois 17-17 
 10. Poitiers 17-17 
 11. Rouen 16-18 
 12. Denain 15-19 
 13. St Chamond 14-20 
 14. Vichy Clermont 14-20 
 15. Roanne 14-20 
 16. Boulogne 13-21 
 17. Maurienne 13-21 
 18. St Quentin 13-21 
Full Standings
Last:5/20/2017
NM1 Standings
 1. Caen 27-7 
 2. Quimper 24-10 
 3. Souffel 23-11 
 4. GET Vosges 21-13 
 5. Challans 19-15 
 6. Orchies 19-15 
 7. RAC Basket 19-15 
 8. Lourdes 19-15 
 9. ALS Basket 17-17 
 10. Chartres 17-17 
 11. Lorient 16-18 
 12. St Vallier 16-18 
 13. Gries/Oberhoffen 16-18 
 14. SAP Vaucluse 15-19 
 15. Angers BC 13-21 
 16. Vitre 13-21 
 17. Rennes 12-22 
 18. CFBB 0-34 
Full Standings
Last:4/24/2017
NM2 Standings
Group A
 1. Toulouse 16-6 
 2. Bordeaux 15-7 
 3. Dax-Gamarde 15-7 
 4. Gardonne 15-7 
 5. Garonne 15-7 
 6. Golfe Juan 15-7 
 7. Marmande 12-10 
 8. Toulouges 12-10 
 9. Real Chalossais 11-11 
 10. Le Cannet 9-13 
 11. Valence 8-14 
 12. Marseille 6-16 
 13. Union Venelles 4-18 
 14. Pau Nord-Est 1-21 
Group B
 1. La Charite 18-4 
 2. Brissac-Aubance 17-5 
 3. Cognac 16-6 
 4. La Rochelle 14-8 
 5. Union Tours 14-8 
 6. Cherbourg 13-9 
 7. Pays dOlonnes 12-10 
 8. Fougeres 10-12 
 9. Gravenchon 10-12 
 10. Pornic 9-13 
 11. USV Re Basket 9-13 
 12. Angers EOSL 8-14 
 13. Reze 4-18 
 14. Chateauroux 0-21 
Group C
 1. Cergy-Pontoise 19-3 
 2. Kaysersberg 17-5 
 3. Berck 16-6 
 4. Calais 16-6 
 5. Vanves 15-7 
 6. W.O.S.B. 12-10 
 7. Maubeuge 11-11 
 8. Joeuf Homecourt 8-14 
 9. Juvisy 8-14 
 10. Tourcoing 8-14 
 11. Tremblay 8-14 
 12. Metz-Ste Marie 6-16 
 13. Bruay 5-17 
 14. Longwy 5-17 
Group D
 1. Aubenas 18-4 
 2. Cheruy 16-6 
 3. Oullins 15-7 
 4. Feurs EF 13-9 
 5. Pfastatt 13-9 
 6. Beaujolais 12-10 
 7. Besancon 11-11 
 8. Bourg II 11-11 
 9. Ouest Lyonnais 10-12 
 10. Prisse Macon 10-12 
 11. Montbrison 8-14 
 12. Le Puy 7-15 
 13. Mulhouse 7-15 
 14. Clermont 3-19 
Last:4/13/2017
Basketball Champions League Standings
Group A
 1. Monaco 12-2 
 2. Banvit BK 11-3 
 3. CEZ Nymburk 10-4 
 4. Aris 8-6 
 5. Fraport SKY 7-7 
 6. Ironi Nahariya 5-9 
 7. Helios 2-12 
 8. Bakken 1-13 
Group B
 1. Le Mans 9-5 
 2. Umana VE 9-5 
 3. Pinar Karsiyaka 9-5 
 4. Avtodor 7-7 
 5. Maccabi Rishon 7-7 
 6. Oradea 6-8 
 7. Kataja Basket 6-8 
 8. Khimik 3-11 
Group C
 1. ASVEL 10-4 
 2. Neptunas 10-4 
 3. EWE Baskets 10-4 
 4. PAOK 7-7 
 5. Ventspils 7-7 
 6. Usak 5-9 
 7. Openjobmetis V. 4-10 
 8. Rosa Radom 3-11 
Group D
 1. Iberostar Tener. 11-3 
 2. Scandone AV 10-4 
 3. Strasbourg 9-5 
 4. Juventus 8-6 
 5. Oostende 6-8 
 6. Cibona 5-9 
 7. Mega Leks 4-10 
 8. Mornar Bar 3-11 
Group E
 1. Besiktas 12-2 
 2. AEK Athens 9-5 
 3. Partizan 8-6 
 4. Ludwigsburg 8-6 
 5. Banco di Srd 7-7 
 6. Spirou 6-8 
 7. Stelmet ZG 4-10 
 8. Szolnok 2-12 
Last:1/25/2017
FIBA Europe Cup Stage Two Standings
Group K
 1. Chalon 5-1 
 2. Gaziantep 5-1 
 3. Sodertalje 1-5 
 4. Targu Mures 1-5 
Group L
 1. Demir IBB 5-1 
 2. Antwerp 4-2 
 3. Gravelines 2-4 
 4. Prievidza 1-5 
Group M
 1. Telekom Bsk 5-1 
 2. Vytautas 4-2 
 3. Oberwart 2-4 
 4. Apoel 1-5 
Group N
 1. Kormend 4-2 
 2. Nanterre 4-2 
 3. Tsmoki-Minsk 3-3 
 4. Bnei Hertzeliyya 1-5 
Group O
 1. Pau-Lacq-Orthez 4-2 
 2. Alba 4-2 
 3. UBT Cluj Napoca 2-4 
 4. BK Pardubice 2-4 
Group P
 1. Groningen 4-2 
 2. Lukoil Acad. 3-3 
 3. Enisey 0-0 
 4. Benfica 0-6 
Group Q
 1. Cibona 0-0 
 2. Ironi Nahariya 0-0 
 3. Kataja Basket 0-0 
 4. Oostende 0-0 
 5. Oradea 0-0 
 6. Spirou 0-0 
 7. Stelmet ZG 0-0 
 8. Usak 0-0 
Stage One Standings
Last:2/9/2017
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Cameron CLARK
  Chalon
  (201-G/F-91)
  Avg: 18.4
 1. Clark, Chalon18.4 
 2. Rich, Paris-Levallois17.4 
 3. Cobbs, Gravelines16.9 
 4. Gibson, Gravelines16.8 
 5. Roberson, Chalon16.1 
 6. Rush, Nancy15.9 
 7. Prepelic, Limoges15.8 
 8. Young, Chalons-.14.8 
 9. Warren, Nanterre14.8 
 10. Dorsey, Le Portel14.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Moustapha FALL
  Chalon
  (218-C-92)
  Avg: 9.1
 1. Fall, Chalon9.1 
 2. Labeyrie, Paris-Le.8.5 
 3. Solomon, Gravelines8.0 
 4. Poirier, Paris-Le.7.9 
 5. Hassell, Le Portel7.7 
 6. Donaldson, Le Po.7.4 
 7. Hunt, Nancy7.2 
 8. Lessort, Nanterre7.1 
 9. Cain, Chalons-Reims7.0 
 10. Yeguete, Le Mans6.9 
Assists Per Game
 D.J. COOPER
  Pau-Lacq.
  (183-PG-90)
  Avg: 11
 1. Cooper, Pau-Lacq.11.0 
 2. Roberson, Chalon7.2 
 3. Holston, Dijon6.3 
 4. Prince, Orleans5.8 
 5. Hodge, AS.5.6 
 6. Cobbs, Gravelines5.5 
 7. Bost, Monaco5.3 
 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. Grant, Dijon1.6 
 8. Dorsey, Le Portel1.6 
 9. Campbell, Paris-Le.1.5 
 10. Lacombe, Stras.1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Moustapha FALL
  Chalon
  (218-C-92)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Fall, Chalon2.3 
 2. Fofana, Monaco1.3 
 3. Uter, AS.1.1 
 4. Otule, Antibes1.0 
 5. Lessort, Nanterre1.0 
 6. Cain, Chalons-Reims1.0 
 7. Trasolini, Nancy0.9 
 8. Agbelese, Pau-Lacq.0.8 
 9. Joseph, Orleans0.8 
 10. Jeanne, Nancy0.8 
French men teams in Euro cups 2016-2017
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Next Round Schedule

Game 3 (Quarter-Finals)

Strasbourg 71% May.26 Pau-Lacq-Ort
Monaco 69% May.26 ASVEL
Next Round Schedule

Game 1 (Quarter-Finals)

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

Game 1 (Finals)

Quimper 54% May.27 Souffel
ProA Round 19: Gravelines-Dunkerque edge ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket by one point - Feb 14, 2017


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The most exciting game of round 19 in the ProA took place in Gravelines. This derby game ended with only one-point defeat on the road of 7th ranked ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket (10-9) to sixth ranked Gravelines-Dunkerque (11-8) 82-81 on Sunday evening. The hosts trailed by 10 points after three quarters before their 27-16 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Gravelines-Dunkerque shot 30 for 40 from the free-throw line, while ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket only scored nine points from the stripe. 30 personal fouls committed by ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American guard Justin Cobbs (191-91, college: California, agency: Pensack Sports) fired 22 points and 7 assists for the winners. His fellow American import guard Kyle Gibson (196-87, college: Louisiana Tech, agency: BeoBasket) chipped in 22 points and 5 assists. Gravelines-Dunkerque's coach Christian Monschau used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. American-Serbian guard DeMarcus Nelson (193-85, college: Duke) produced a double-double by scoring 15 points and 10 rebounds for lost side. Gravelines-Dunkerque moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Paris-Levallois. Defending champion ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket keeps the seventh position with nine games lost. They share it with Strasbourg. Gravelines-Dunkerque is looking forward to face Strasbourg IG (#8) on the road in the next round. ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket will play against Pau-Lacq-Orthez and is hoping to prove to their supporters that this time they can win.
Leader Monaco delivered the seventeenth victory. This time they beat 16th ranked Olympique Antibes (6-13) 91-84. Worth to mention a great performance of American-Bulgarian point guard Dee Bost (188-89, college: Mississippi St., agency: BeoBasket) who helped to win the game recording 21 points and 8 assists (made all of his ten free throws !!!). Jamal Shuler contributed with 14 points and 4 assists for the winners. Monaco's coach Zvezdan Mitrovic allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. American guard Morris Curry (181-87, college: Providence, agency: Inception Sports) answered with 14 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists for Olympique Antibes. Monaco (17-2) have an impressive series of eight victories in a row. They maintain first place. Olympique Antibes at the other side dropped to the fifteenth position with 13 games lost. They share it with Cholet and Orleans. Monaco will play against Le Mans (#11) at home in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Olympique Antibes will play against Entente Orleans 45 (#17) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
We should mention about the upset which took place in Limoges, where 8th ranked Strasbourg IG (10-9) lost to eleventh ranked Limoges CSP Elite (9-10) in a road game 76-83 on Saturday. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Strasbourg IG. It was a great evening for Klemen Prepelic who led his team to a victory scoring 19 points and 6 assists. At the losing side AJ Slaughter responded with 15 points and 6 assists. Limoges CSP Elite moved-up to ninth place, which they share with Le Mans and Hyeres-Toulon. Loser Strasbourg IG dropped to the seventh position with nine games lost. They share it with ASVEL. Limoges CSP Elite will meet at home league's second-placed Chalon/Saor in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Strasbourg IG will play against Gravelines-Dunkerque (#5) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
An interesting game took place in JDA Dijon, where higher ranked Hyeres-Toulon (9-10) lost to fourteenth ranked JDA Dijon (7-12) in a road game 72-78. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Hyeres-Toulon. It was an exceptional evening for David Holston who led the winners and scored 14 points and 8 assists. JDA Dijon moved-up to thirteenth place, which they share with Chalons-Reims. Hyeres-Toulon at the other side keeps the ninth position with ten games lost. JDA Dijon's next round opponent will be Cholet Basket (#15) on the road.
The game with biggest result difference took place in Le Portel. Local Le Portel (8-11) outscored 18th ranked Sluc Nancy (4-15) 98-64 on Friday night. Darrin Dorsey fired 21 points and 6 assists for the winners. Le Portel maintains twelfth place with 8-11 record. Loser Sluc Nancy stay at the bottom position with 15 games lost. Le Portel will face higher ranked JSF Nanterre (#4) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Sluc Nancy will play against Paris-Levallois (#6) and hope to win that game.

Other games of round 19 were very predictable and ended without any surprises. Here they are:
Paris-Levallois defeated Chalons-Reims in a road game 94-88. Orleans was beaten by Pau-Lacq-Orthez at home 53-64. Nanterre won against Le Mans on the opponent's court 85-75. Chalon managed to outperform Cholet in a home game 79-66.
The best stats of 19th round was 19 points by Ronald Lewis of Pau-Lacq-Orthez.

Chalons-Reims - Paris-Levallois 88-94

There was no surprise when 13th ranked Chalons-Reims (7-12) was defeated at home by sixth ranked Paris-Levallois (11-8) 94-88 on Monday. Chalons-Reims was plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. American guard Jason Rich (191-86) fired 24 points for the winners. The former international center Vincent Poirier (210-93) chipped in 19 points and 6 rebounds. American forward Steven Smith (203-83, college: La Salle) produced a double-double by scoring 16 points, 12 rebounds and 4 assists and the other American import swingman Mark Payne (203-88, college: Cal-Davis) added 20 points and 8 assists (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) respectively for lost side. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Paris-Levallois moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Gravelines. Chalons-Reims lost their third game in a row. They keep the thirteenth position with 12 games lost. Paris-Levallois will face bottom-ranked Sluc Nancy (#18) on the road in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Chalons-Reims will play against Hyeres-Toulon (#10) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Paris-Levallois: J.Rich 24+3reb+3ast, V.Poirier 19+6reb, L.Sane 11+6reb, T.Harris 11+3reb+1ast, L.Campbell 11+7reb+4ast, L.Labeyrie 7+10reb+1ast
Chalons-Reims: M.Payne 20+3reb+8ast, A.Young 20+3reb+2ast, S.Smith 16+12reb+4ast, N.de Jong 11+5reb+1ast, A.Lawrence 9+3reb+5ast, T.Cain 7+4reb+1ast
gschID: 485499


Gravelines - ASVEL 82-81

The most exciting game of round 19 in the ProA took place in Gravelines. This derby game ended with only one-point defeat on the road of 7th ranked ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket (10-9) to sixth ranked Gravelines-Dunkerque (11-8) 82-81 on Sunday evening. The hosts trailed by 10 points after three quarters before their 27-16 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Gravelines-Dunkerque shot 30 for 40 from the free-throw line, while ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket only scored nine points from the stripe. 30 personal fouls committed by ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American guard Justin Cobbs (191-91, college: California, agency: Pensack Sports) fired 22 points and 7 assists for the winners. His fellow American import guard Kyle Gibson (196-87, college: Louisiana Tech, agency: BeoBasket) chipped in 22 points and 5 assists. Gravelines-Dunkerque's coach Christian Monschau used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. American-Serbian guard DeMarcus Nelson (193-85, college: Duke) produced a double-double by scoring 15 points and 10 rebounds and American center Darryl Watkins (211-84, college: Syracuse, agency: Inception Sports) added 17 points and 5 rebounds respectively for lost side. Four ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket players scored in double figures. Gravelines-Dunkerque moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Paris-Levallois. Defending champion ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket keeps the seventh position with nine games lost. They share it with Strasbourg. Gravelines-Dunkerque is looking forward to face Strasbourg IG (#8) on the road in the next round. ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket will play against Pau-Lacq-Orthez and is hoping to prove to their supporters that this time they can win.
Top scorers:
Gravelines: K.Gibson 22+3reb+5ast, J.Cobbs 22+2reb+7ast, M.Hesson 18+6reb+1ast, S.Henry 7+5reb+1ast, R.Solomon 6+8reb+1ast, R.Jomby 6+2reb
ASVEL: D.Watkins 17+5reb+1ast, D.Nelson 15+10reb+2ast, N.Lang 14+2ast, A.Uter 11+4reb+3ast, B.Sy 7+3reb, W.Hodge 7+2reb+6ast
gschID: 485503


Orleans - Pau-Lacq-Orthez 53-64

No shocking result in a game when third ranked Pau-Lacq-Orthez (14-5) defeated on the road 16th ranked Entente Orleans 45 (6-13) 64-53 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Pau-Lacq-Orthez. Entente Orleans 45 was better in fourth quarter 23-11. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. American Ronald Lewis (193-84, college: Ohio St., agency: Pensack Sports) fired 19 points for the winners. His fellow American import point guard DJ Cooper (183-90, college: Ohio) chipped in 8 points, 5 rebounds and 8 assists. American point guard Kyle McAlarney (183-87, college: Notre Dame) produced 10 points and 4 assists and Seychellois center Abdel-Kader Sylla (205-90) added 6 points respectively for lost side. Entente Orleans 45's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. The victory was the fifth consecutive win for Pau-Lacq-Orthez. They moved-up to second place, which they share with Chalon. Entente Orleans 45 lost their third game in a row. They dropped to the fifteenth position with 13 games lost. Pau-Lacq-Orthez will face ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket (#7) on the road in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Entente Orleans 45 will play against Olympique Antibes (#16) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Pau-Lacq-Orthez: R.Lewis 19+1reb+2ast, J.Mipoka 12+4reb+1ast, D.Cooper 8+5reb+8ast, V.Chikoko 6+8reb, A.Koffi 6+5reb, E.Okobo 6+5reb
Orleans: K.McAlarney 10+1reb+4ast, M.Sommerville 9, V.Jones III 8+4reb, K.Dinal 7+6reb, A.Kader Sylla 6+4reb+3ast, J.Kazadi 5+5reb+1ast
gschID: 485506


Limoges - Strasbourg 83-76

We should mention about the upset which took place in Limoges, where 8th ranked Strasbourg IG (10-9) lost to eleventh ranked Limoges CSP Elite (9-10) in a road game 76-83 on Saturday. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Strasbourg IG. The hosts trailed by 4 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 3-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 83-76. Limoges CSP Elite made 17-of-20 free shots (85.0 percent) during the game. They shot the lights out from three sinking 14 long-distance shots on high 53.8 percentage. Limoges CSP Elite looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. It was a great evening for Slovenian guard Klemen Prepelic (191-92) who led his team to a victory scoring 19 points and 6 assists. American point guard DaShaun Wood (185-85, college: Wright St., agency: Inception Sports) helped adding 17 points, 5 assists and 4 steals. Five Limoges CSP Elite players scored in double figures. At the losing side American-Polish point guard AJ Slaughter (191-87, college: W.Kentucky, agency: BeoBasket) responded with 15 points and 6 assists and international center Mouhammadou Jaiteh (208-94, agency: BeoBasket) scored 14 points (perfect from the field making all seven shots !!!). Limoges CSP Elite moved-up to ninth place, which they share with Le Mans and Hyeres-Toulon. Loser Strasbourg IG dropped to the seventh position with nine games lost. They share it with ASVEL. Limoges CSP Elite will meet at home league's second-placed Chalon/Saor in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Strasbourg IG will play against Gravelines-Dunkerque (#5) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Limoges: K.Prepelic 19+1reb+6ast, D.Wood 17+3reb+5ast, W.Buford 14+3reb+3ast, M.Wojciechowski 13+3reb+1ast, C.Fair 11+2reb, O.Camara 4+3reb+1ast
Strasbourg: A.Slaughter 15+4reb+6ast, E.Walker 15+1reb+3ast, M.Jaiteh 14+4reb+2ast, P.Lacombe 9+1reb+3ast, E.Murphy 8+2reb, J.Leloup 6+4reb
gschID: 485505


Le Mans - Nanterre 75-85

Very expected game when 9th ranked Le Mans (9-10) was defeated at home by fourth ranked JSF Nanterre (13-6) 85-75 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by JSF Nanterre. Le Mans was better in second period 25-13. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Le Mans was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. American point guard Chris Warren (178-88, college: Mississippi) fired 29 points and 8 assists for the winners. His fellow American import Mykal Riley (198-85, college: Alabama) chipped in 13 points and 5 rebounds. American forward Ryan Pearson (198-90, college: George Mason, agency: Inception Sports) produced a double-double by scoring 16 points and 10 rebounds and Canadian guard Olivier Hanlan (193-93, college: Boston Coll.) added 13 points respectively for lost side. The victory was the third consecutive win for JSF Nanterre. They maintain fourth place with 13-6 record. Le Mans lost their third game in a row. They keep the ninth position with ten games lost. JSF Nanterre will face Le Portel (#12) at home in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Le Mans will play against the league's leader Monaco and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Nanterre: C.Warren 29+2reb+8ast, M.Riley 13+5reb, S.Butterfield 10+6reb+2ast, J.Morency 9+4reb+1ast, H.Invernizzi 8+4reb+4ast, H.Schaffartzik 5+2reb+2ast
Le Mans: R.Pearson 16+10reb+2ast, O.Hanlan 13+2reb+1ast, G.Watson 10+2reb+2ast, P.Amagou 10+4ast, M.Gelabale 8+5reb+1ast, M.Yarou 8+6reb
gschID: 485504


Chalon - Cholet 79-66

Very predictable result when second ranked Chalon/Saor (14-5) beat at home 15th ranked Cholet Basket (6-13) 79-66 on Saturday. The hosts trailed by 8 points at the halftime before their 46-25 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Chalon/Saor dominated down low during the game scoring 52 of its points in the paint compared to Cholet Basket's 28. Cholet Basket was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. American swingman Cameron Clark (201-91, college: Oklahoma) fired 21 points and 4 assists for the winners. Center Moustapha Fall (218-92) chipped in a double-double by scoring 14 points and 12 rebounds. Cape Verdean-Portuguese Ivan Almeida (198-89, college: Stonehill) produced a double-double by scoring 10 points and 10 rebounds and the former international forward Ilian Evtimov (201-83, college: N.Carolina St.) added 13 points and 4 assists respectively for lost side. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Chalon/Saor maintains second place with 14-5 record having just three points less than leader Monaco, which they share with Pau-Lacq-Orthez. Cholet Basket lost their fourth game in a row. They keep the fifteenth position with 13 games lost. Chalon/Saor will face Limoges CSP Elite (#9) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Cholet Basket will play against JDA Dijon (#14) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Chalon: C.Clark 21+4reb+4ast, A.Bouteille 16+5reb+1ast, L.Harris 16+5reb, M.Fall 14+12reb+2ast, G.Pitard 6+1reb+5ast, J.Nzeulie 2+4ast
Cholet: D.Noel 15+2reb+1ast, I.Evtimov 13+3reb+4ast, I.Almeida 10+10reb+1ast, J.Rousselle 10+2reb+3ast, A.Rodriguez 6+4reb+3ast, J.Boutsiele 5+10reb+2ast
gschID: 485502


Antibes - Monaco 84-91

Leader Monaco delivered the seventeenth victory. This time they beat 16th ranked Olympique Antibes (6-13) 91-84. It looked good early as Olympique Antibes took a 5-point small lead at the end of first quarter. But then Monaco had a 30-16 second period charge getting the lead and Olympique Antibes was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 84-91. Monaco made 25-of-30 charity shots (83.3 percent) during the game. Olympique Antibes was plagued by 27 personal fouls down the stretch. Worth to mention a great performance of American-Bulgarian point guard Dee Bost (188-89, college: Mississippi St., agency: BeoBasket) who helped to win the game recording 21 points and 8 assists (made all of his ten free throws !!!). American Jamal Shuler (191-86) contributed with 14 points and 4 assists for the winners. Monaco's coach Zvezdan Mitrovic allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. American guard Morris Curry (181-87, college: Providence, agency: Inception Sports) answered with 14 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists and the other American import Tim Blue (205-84, college: Middle Tenn.St.) added 17 points in the effort for Olympique Antibes. Four Olympique Antibes players scored in double figures. Monaco (17-2) have an impressive series of eight victories in a row. They maintain first place. Olympique Antibes at the other side dropped to the fifteenth position with 13 games lost. They share it with Cholet and Orleans. Monaco will play against Le Mans (#11) at home in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Olympique Antibes will play against Entente Orleans 45 (#17) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Monaco: D.Bost 21+4reb+8ast, J.Shuler 14+3reb+4ast, B.Davies 10+5reb, B.Fofana 9+4reb+2ast, A.Sy 8+5reb, N.Caner-Medley 8+4reb+2ast
Antibes: T.Blue 17+4reb, W.Solomon 15+1ast, M.Curry 14+7reb+6ast, C.Otule 11+4reb, M.Kouguere 7+5reb+1ast, J.Tornato 6
gschID: 485498


Le Portel - Nancy 98-64

The game with biggest result difference took place in Le Portel. Local Le Portel (8-11) outscored 18th ranked Sluc Nancy (4-15) 98-64 on Friday night. The game was mostly controlled by Le Portel. Sluc Nancy was better in third quarter 26-14. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Le Portel shot 63.2 percent from the field. They shot the lights out from three sinking 13 long-distance shots on high 54.2 percentage. Le Portel looked well-organized offensively handing out 30 assists comparing to just 12 passes made by Sluc Nancy's players. American point guard Darrin Dorsey (188-87, college: Dakota Wesleyan) fired 21 points and 6 assists for the winners. The former international Gary Chathuant (190-83) chipped in 26 points (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field). Four Le Portel players scored in double figures. American forward Dario Hunt (206-89, college: Nevada) produced 18 points and 7 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) and Spanish guard Alex Urtasun (193-84) added 12 points respectively for lost side. Le Portel maintains twelfth place with 8-11 record. Loser Sluc Nancy stay at the bottom position with 15 games lost. Le Portel will face higher ranked JSF Nanterre (#4) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Sluc Nancy will play against Paris-Levallois (#6) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Le Portel: G.Chathuant 26+3ast, D.Dorsey 21+2reb+6ast, L.Goulbourne 14+3reb+2ast, J.Donaldson 13+9reb+3ast, J.Begarin 9+1reb+1ast, F.Hassell 9+5reb+2ast
Nancy: D.Hunt 18+7reb+2ast, B.Rush 13+4reb+1ast, A.Urtasun 12+4reb+2ast, M.Trasolini 8+4reb+1ast, J.Jeanne 5+6reb+1ast, E.Brown 4
gschID: 485501


Dijon - Hyeres-Toulon 78-72

An interesting game took place in JDA Dijon, where higher ranked Hyeres-Toulon (9-10) lost to fourteenth ranked JDA Dijon (7-12) in a road game 72-78. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Hyeres-Toulon. The hosts were ahead by 1 point but lost the second period ending it with a 10-point deficit before their 29-13 run, which allowed them to win the game. Strangely Hyeres-Toulon outrebounded JDA Dijon 31-19 including 21 on the defensive glass. It was an exceptional evening for American point guard David Holston (168-86, college: Chicago St.) who led the winners and scored 14 points and 8 assists. The former international point guard Axel Julien (184-92) accounted for 20 points and 4 assists for the winning side. Four JDA Dijon players scored in double figures. American swingman Ryan Evans (203-90, college: Wisconsin) came up with 12 points and 7 rebounds and the other American import swingman Trevis Simpson (193-91, college: NC-Greensboro, agency: Three Eye Sports) added 15 points respectively for Hyeres-Toulon in the defeat. JDA Dijon moved-up to thirteenth place, which they share with Chalons-Reims. Hyeres-Toulon at the other side keeps the ninth position with ten games lost. JDA Dijon's next round opponent will be Cholet Basket (#15) on the road.
Top scorers:
Dijon: A.Julien 20+2reb+4ast, I.Miles 18+2reb, D.Holston 14+4reb+8ast, R.Brooks 11+4reb+2ast, B.Peterson 8+3reb, J.Passave-Ducteil 5+2reb+2ast
Hyeres-Toulon: T.Simpson 15+1reb+1ast, R.Evans 12+7reb+3ast, F.Prenom 10+5reb+2ast, D.Michineau 9+1ast, M.Acker 9+1reb+2ast, W.Howard 6+5reb+1ast
gschID: 485500


  




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