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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 
French men teams in Euro cups 2016-2017
 FIBA Europe Cup:
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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
ProA Round 20: Top-ranked Monaco win another game - Feb 27, 2017


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ProA top team - Monaco (18-2) managed to deliver another win on Saturday. This time they beat tenth ranked Le Mans (9-11) 88-77. The hosts trailed by 1 point at the halftime before their 53-41 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. 24 personal fouls committed by Le Mans helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American-Bulgarian point guard Dee Bost (188-89, college: Mississippi St., agency: BeoBasket) orchestrated the victory by scoring 22 points and 5 assists. American Jamal Shuler (191-86) contributed with 17 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Monaco's coach Zvezdan Mitrovic used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American point guard Giordan Watson (178-85, college: Cent.Michigan, agency: BeoBasket) replied with 20 points and 5 assists for Le Mans. Monaco have an impressive nine-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 18-2 record. Le Mans lost fourth consecutive game. They dropped to the ninth place with 11 games lost. They share the position with Limoges and Hyeres-Toulon. Monaco are looking forward to face league's second-placed Chalon/Saor on the road in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Le Mans will play against Entente Orleans 45 (#17) and is hoping to prove to their fans that they can break losing series.
The game in Villeurbanne was also worth to mention about. Third ranked Pau-Lacq-Orthez (15-5) played at the court of 8th ranked ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket (10-10). Pau-Lacq-Orthez managed to secure a 9-point victory 72-63. Worth to mention a great performance of Zimbabwean power forward Vitalis Chikoko (207-91) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 22 points and 11 rebounds (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field) and DJ Cooper who added 13 points and 7 assists during the contest. U.S. Virgin Islands-Puerto Rican point guard Walter Hodge (183-86, college: Florida) responded with 22 points and 4 assists. Pau-Lacq-Orthez have an impressive six-game winning streak. They moved-up to second place, which they share with Chalon. ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket lost third consecutive game. Defending champion keeps the eighth position with ten games lost. Pau-Lacq-Orthez will play against Hyeres-Toulon (#10) at home in the next round and are hoping to win another game. ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket will play against Paris-Levallois and hopes to get back on the winning track.
The game in Strasbourg was also quite interesting. 5th ranked Gravelines-Dunkerque (11-9) played at the court of eighth ranked Strasbourg IG (11-9). Strasbourg IG managed to secure a 8-point victory 72-64 on Saturday. The winners were led by Paul Lacombe who scored that evening 12 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists. Even a double-double of 16 points and 12 rebounds by Richard Solomon did not help to save the game for Gravelines-Dunkerque. Gravelines-Dunkerque's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Strasbourg IG moved-up to sixth place, which they share with Gravelines. Strasbourg IG will meet bottom-ranked Sluc Nancy (#18) on the road in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Gravelines-Dunkerque will play against Limoges CSP Elite (#9) and hope to secure a win.
A very interesting game took place in Cholet. It ended with only one-point defeat on the road of 14th ranked JDA Dijon (7-13) to fifteenth ranked Cholet Basket (7-13) 72-71 in the fight for the fourteenth place. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of JDA Dijon. The best player for the winners was Ilian Evtimov who scored 17 points and 6 rebounds. Cholet Basket's coach Philippe Herve allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. Cholet Basket moved-up to fourteenth place, which they share with Antibes and Dijon. Cholet Basket's next round opponent will be Olympique Antibes (#15) on the road.
Worth to mention about the upset in a game between Hyeres-Toulon (9-11) and Chalons-Reims (8-12), which took place in Toulon. 10th ranked Hyeres-Toulon was outleveled at home by thirteenth ranked Chalons-Reims 90-71 on Friday. Tyler Cain orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 28 points, 12 rebounds and 4 blocks (on 11-of-13 shooting from the field). Chalons-Reims moved-up to twelfth place, which they share with Le Portel. Hyeres-Toulon at the other side dropped to the ninth position with 11 games lost. Chalons-Reims will face higher ranked JSF Nanterre (#4) at home in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game.

There were no big surprises in other games of round 20: Paris-Levallois smashed Nancy on the road 78-59. Orleans lost to Antibes on its own court 78-87. Le Portel unfortunately lost to Nanterre in a road game 66-76. Limoges recorded a loss to Chalon at home 70-82.

Nancy - Paris-Levallois 59-78

No shocking result in a game when fifth ranked Paris-Levallois (12-8) crushed on the road bottom-ranked Sluc Nancy (4-16) 78-59 on Monday. The guests trailed by 2 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 9-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 78-59. Paris-Levallois outrebounded Sluc Nancy 52-32 including a 36-17 advantage in defensive rebounds. The former international power forward Louis Labeyrie (209-92) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 17 rebounds (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field). The former international center Vincent Poirier (210-93) contributed with 13 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Four Paris-Levallois players scored in double figures. Paris-Levallois' coach Frederic Fauthoux used an eleven-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. Canadian-Italian power forward Marc Trasolini (206-90, college: Santa Clara) replied with 19 points and 7 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) and Spanish guard Alex Urtasun (193-84) added 14 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists in the effort for Sluc Nancy. Paris-Levallois have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain fifth position with 12-8 record. Sluc Nancy at the other side stay at the bottom place with 16 games lost. Paris-Levallois will face ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket (#8) at home in the next round. Sluc Nancy will play against Strasbourg IG (#6) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Nancy: M.Trasolini 19+7reb+1ast, A.Urtasun 14+7reb+4ast, B.Rush 7+1reb+2ast, D.Mallet 7+3reb+2ast, B.Sene 6+2reb+2ast, D.Hunt 5+4reb+5ast
Paris-Levallois: L.Labeyrie 17+17reb+2ast, L.Sane 17+4reb, V.Poirier 13+8reb, J.Rich 10+8ast, T.Harris 7+7reb, R.Lesca 6+5reb+3ast
gschID: 485512


ASVEL - Pau-Lacq-Orthez 63-72

The game in Villeurbanne was also worth to mention about. Third ranked Pau-Lacq-Orthez (15-5) played at the court of 8th ranked ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket (10-10). Pau-Lacq-Orthez managed to secure a 9-point victory 72-63. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket won third quarter 22-9. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Pau-Lacq-Orthez made 23-of-29 charity shots (79.3 percent) during the game. ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket was plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. Worth to mention a great performance of Zimbabwean power forward Vitalis Chikoko (207-91) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 22 points and 11 rebounds (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field) and American point guard DJ Cooper (183-90, college: Ohio) who added 13 points and 7 assists during the contest. Four Pau-Lacq-Orthez players scored in double figures. U.S. Virgin Islands-Puerto Rican point guard Walter Hodge (183-86, college: Florida) responded with 22 points and 4 assists and American-Serbian guard DeMarcus Nelson (193-85, college: Duke) scored 18 points and 4 assists. Pau-Lacq-Orthez have an impressive six-game winning streak. They moved-up to second place, which they share with Chalon. ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket lost third consecutive game. Defending champion keeps the eighth position with ten games lost. Pau-Lacq-Orthez will play against Hyeres-Toulon (#10) at home in the next round and are hoping to win another game. ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket will play against Paris-Levallois and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
ASVEL: W.Hodge 22+1reb+4ast, D.Nelson 18+2reb+4ast, D.Watkins 12+8reb, N.Dragovic 5+5reb+1ast, T.Meacham 3+3ast, A.Noua 3+3reb+1ast
Pau-Lacq-Orthez: V.Chikoko 22+11reb+1ast, D.Cooper 13+3reb+7ast, R.Lewis 11+4reb+3ast, A.Koffi 11+7reb+3ast, T.Dean 9+1ast, J.Mipoka 5+4reb
gschID: 485508


Strasbourg - Gravelines 72-64

The game in Strasbourg was also quite interesting. 5th ranked Gravelines-Dunkerque (11-9) played at the court of eighth ranked Strasbourg IG (11-9). Strasbourg IG managed to secure a 8-point victory 72-64 on Saturday. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Gravelines-Dunkerque won third quarter 15-12. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Strasbourg IG looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. The winners were led by the former international guard Paul Lacombe (195-90, agency: BeoBasket) who scored that evening 12 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists and international center Mouhammadou Jaiteh (208-94, agency: BeoBasket) supported him with 12 points and 9 rebounds. Four Strasbourg IG players scored in double figures. Even a double-double of 16 points and 12 rebounds by American forward Richard Solomon (208-92, college: California, agency: Pensack Sports) did not help to save the game for Gravelines-Dunkerque. The former international Florent Pietrus (202-81) added 10 points and 5 rebounds for the guests. Gravelines-Dunkerque's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Strasbourg IG moved-up to sixth place, which they share with Gravelines. Strasbourg IG will meet bottom-ranked Sluc Nancy (#18) on the road in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Gravelines-Dunkerque will play against Limoges CSP Elite (#9) and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Gravelines: R.Solomon 16+12reb, K.Gibson 14+1reb+2ast, F.Pietrus 10+5reb+2ast, J.Cobbs 8+4reb+3ast, R.Jomby 5+2reb+3ast, J.Djimrabaye 5+2reb
Strasbourg: F.Ntilikina 12+2reb, P.Lacombe 12+8reb+4ast, M.Jaiteh 12+9reb+1ast, E.Walker 10+3reb+3ast, A.Slaughter 9+4reb+6ast, J.Leloup 7+1reb+4ast
gschID: 485515


Orleans - Antibes 78-87

Everything could happen at the game between two tied teams. Both sixteenth ranked Olympique Antibes and 17th ranked Entente Orleans 45 had identical 6-13 record. But Entente Orleans 45 was not able to use a home court advantage and lost to the opponent from Antibes 87-78 on Saturday night. Entente Orleans 45 was trailing by 2 points at halftime but managed to get 4-point lead after three quarters before a 25-12 charge of Olympique Antibes, which allowed them to win the game. Olympique Antibes outrebounded Entente Orleans 45 34-23 including 22 on the defensive glass. Entente Orleans 45 was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. American Tim Blue (205-84, college: Middle Tenn.St.) orchestrated the victory by scoring 16 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. American-Nigerian center Chris Otule (211-90, college: Marquette) contributed with 14 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Olympique Antibes' coach Julien Espinosa used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. American forward Marcellus Sommerville (200-82, college: Bradley) replied with 18 points and 5 rebounds and naturalized Senegalese forward Antoine Mendy (198-83) added 14 points in the effort for Entente Orleans 45. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Olympique Antibes (7-13) moved-up to fourteenth place, which they share with Cholet and Dijon. Entente Orleans 45 lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the seventeenth position with 14 games lost. Olympique Antibes will face Cholet Basket (#16) at home in the next round. Entente Orleans 45 will play against Le Mans and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Orleans: M.Sommerville 18+5reb+2ast, A.Mendy 14+4reb+2ast, A.Eito 13+1reb+5ast, K.McAlarney 10+2reb+1ast, V.Jones III 8+1reb+3ast, A.Kader Sylla 7+3reb+2ast
Antibes: T.Blue 16+5reb+5ast, C.Otule 14+8reb, W.Solomon 12+3reb+2ast, I.Cordinier 11+4reb+1ast, F.Bourdillon 10+2reb, M.Curry 10+1reb+6ast
gschID: 485514


Nanterre - Le Portel 76-66

Very predictable result when fourth ranked JSF Nanterre (14-6) won against at home 12th ranked Le Portel (8-12) 76-66 on Saturday. Le Portel was tied after three quarters but could not keep up in the last quarter eventually losing the game. Bathiste Tchouaffe (195-98) orchestrated the victory by scoring 15 points. Mathias Lessort (205-95) contributed with 10 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Four JSF Nanterre players scored in double figures. JSF Nanterre's coach Pascal Donadieu used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. American power forward Franklin Hassell (203-88, college: ODU) replied with 14 points and 5 rebounds and his fellow American import center Jakim Donaldson (204-83, college: Edinboro) added 14 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Le Portel. JSF Nanterre have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain fourth position with 14-6 record. Le Portel at the other side keeps the twelfth place with 12 games lost. JSF Nanterre will face Chalons-Reims (#13) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Le Portel will play against JDA Dijon and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Le Portel: F.Hassell 14+5reb+2ast, J.Donaldson 14+5reb+2ast, E.Lasisi 13+2reb+1ast, G.Chathuant 9+5reb, J.Begarin 8+1reb+3ast, B.Mangin 6+7reb+3ast
Nanterre: B.Tchouaffe 15+3reb+1ast, C.Warren 11+1reb+2ast, B.Conklin 11+5reb+2ast, M.Lessort 10+9reb, S.Butterfield 10+6reb+1ast, T.Zanna 7+7reb+1ast
gschID: 485513


Limoges - Chalon 70-82

Not a big story in a game when 9th ranked Limoges CSP Elite (9-11) lost at home to second ranked Chalon/Saor (15-5) 82-70 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Chalon/Saor. Limoges CSP Elite was better in fourth quarter 19-14. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Chalon/Saor made 21-of-26 free shots (80.8 percent) during the game. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. American swingman Cameron Clark (201-91, college: Oklahoma) orchestrated the victory by scoring 28 points (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field). The other American import point guard John Roberson (180-88, college: Texas Tech) contributed with a double-double by scoring 13 points, 5 rebounds and 12 assists for the winners. The former international center Ousmane Camara (202-89) replied with a double-double by scoring 23 points and 15 rebounds and American guard William Buford (196-90, college: Ohio St., agency: Two Points) added 13 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Limoges CSP Elite. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Chalon/Saor maintains second position with 15-5 record having just three points less than leader Monaco, which they share with Pau-Lacq-Orthez. Limoges CSP Elite at the other side keeps the ninth place with 11 games lost. Chalon/Saor will face league's leader Monaco at home in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Limoges CSP Elite will play against Gravelines-Dunkerque (#7) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Limoges: O.Camara 23+15reb+1ast, K.Prepelic 14+4reb+2ast, W.Buford 13+6reb+3ast, C.Fair 10+4reb+1ast, D.Wood 5+2reb+2ast, M.Wojciechowski 3+4reb+1ast
Chalon: C.Clark 28+4reb+1ast, A.Bouteille 16+9reb+1ast, J.Roberson 13+5reb+12ast, M.Fall 11+7reb+4ast, L.Harris 8+2ast, A.Loum 4+2reb
gschID: 485511


Cholet - Dijon 72-71

A very interesting game took place in Cholet. It ended with only one-point defeat on the road of 14th ranked JDA Dijon (7-13) to fifteenth ranked Cholet Basket (7-13) 72-71 in the fight for the fourteenth place. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of JDA Dijon. The hosts were tied after three quarters but managed to speed up in last quarter eventually winning the game. 24 personal fouls committed by JDA Dijon helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was the former international forward Ilian Evtimov (201-83, college: N.Carolina St.) who scored 17 points and 6 rebounds. The former international point guard Jonathan Rousselle (187-90) chipped in 14 points, 6 assists and 4 steals. Cholet Basket's coach Philippe Herve allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. American point guard David Holston (168-86, college: Chicago St.) produced 11 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists and 6 steals and his fellow American import Keaton Grant (193-86, college: Purdue) added 15 points respectively for the guests. Four JDA Dijon players scored in double figures. Cholet Basket moved-up to fourteenth place, which they share with Antibes and Dijon. Cholet Basket's next round opponent will be Olympique Antibes (#15) on the road.
Top scorers:
Dijon: K.Grant 15+2reb+1ast, I.Miles 14+4reb, M.Judith 12+2reb+2ast, D.Holston 11+6reb+4ast, B.Peterson 6+2reb+2ast, G.Gajovic 5+1reb+2ast
Cholet: I.Evtimov 17+6reb+2ast, J.Rousselle 14+4reb+6ast, G.Brown 10+4reb, J.Boutsiele 9+4reb, B.Dewar 7+2reb+1ast, A.Rodriguez 6+1reb+2ast
gschID: 485510


Monaco - Le Mans 88-77

ProA top team - Monaco (18-2) managed to deliver another win on Saturday. This time they beat tenth ranked Le Mans (9-11) 88-77. The hosts trailed by 1 point at the halftime before their 53-41 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. 24 personal fouls committed by Le Mans helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American-Bulgarian point guard Dee Bost (188-89, college: Mississippi St., agency: BeoBasket) orchestrated the victory by scoring 22 points and 5 assists. American Jamal Shuler (191-86) contributed with 17 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Monaco's coach Zvezdan Mitrovic used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American point guard Giordan Watson (178-85, college: Cent.Michigan, agency: BeoBasket) replied with 20 points and 5 assists and the former international Mickael Gelabale (202-83, agency: BeoBasket) added 16 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for Le Mans. Monaco have an impressive nine-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 18-2 record. Le Mans lost fourth consecutive game. They dropped to the ninth place with 11 games lost. They share the position with Limoges and Hyeres-Toulon. Monaco are looking forward to face league's second-placed Chalon/Saor on the road in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Le Mans will play against Entente Orleans 45 (#17) and is hoping to prove to their fans that they can break losing series.
Top scorers:
Le Mans: G.Watson 20+1reb+5ast, M.Gelabale 16+7reb+1ast, W.Yeguete 11+7reb+1ast, R.Pearson 9+5reb+1ast, O.Hanlan 8+3reb+1ast, M.Yarou 8+12reb+1ast
Monaco: D.Bost 22+3reb+5ast, J.Shuler 17+7reb+5ast, B.Davies 14+4reb+2ast, A.Sy 8+7reb+4ast, N.Caner-Medley 7+5reb+1ast, Z.Wright 6+1reb+1ast
gschID: 485509


Hyeres-Toulon - Chalons-Reims 71-90

Worth to mention about the upset in a game between Hyeres-Toulon (9-11) and Chalons-Reims (8-12), which took place in Toulon. 10th ranked Hyeres-Toulon was outleveled at home by thirteenth ranked Chalons-Reims 90-71 on Friday. The guests trailed by 3 points at the halftime before their 50-28 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. It was a great shooting night for Chalons-Reims especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 52.6 percentage. American power forward Tyler Cain (203-88, college: S.Dakota) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 28 points, 12 rebounds and 4 blocks (on 11-of-13 shooting from the field). The other American import forward Steven Smith (203-83, college: La Salle) contributed with 23 points for the winners. Four Chalons-Reims players scored in double figures. William Howard (201-93) replied with 15 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field) and American swingman Trevis Simpson (193-91, college: NC-Greensboro, agency: Three Eye Sports) added 17 points in the effort for Hyeres-Toulon. Chalons-Reims moved-up to twelfth place, which they share with Le Portel. Hyeres-Toulon at the other side dropped to the ninth position with 11 games lost. Chalons-Reims will face higher ranked JSF Nanterre (#4) at home in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game.
Top scorers:
Hyeres-Toulon: T.Simpson 17+4reb+1ast, W.Howard 15+5reb+4ast, D.Michineau 9+1reb+3ast, F.Prenom 8+2reb+3ast, A.Williams 7+4reb+2ast, M.Acker 7+1reb+1ast
Chalons-Reims: T.Cain 28+12reb+2ast, S.Smith 23+4reb+3ast, A.Young 16+5reb+8ast, M.Payne 14+4reb+3ast, M.Souleyman Diabate 6+5reb+2ast, A.Karolak 3+1reb
gschID: 485507


  




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