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ProA Standings
 1. Monaco 30-4 
 2. Chalon 27-7 
 3. Nanterre 25-9 
 4. Strasbourg 23-11 
 5. Pau-Lacq-Orthez 22-12 
 6. Paris-Levallois 20-14 
 7. Le Portel 19-15 
 8. ASVEL 19-15 
 9. Gravelines 16-18 
 10. Limoges 15-19 
 11. Cholet 14-20 
 12. Le Mans 14-20 
 13. Dijon 12-22 
 14. Antibes 12-22 
 15. Hyeres-Toulon 11-23 
 16. Chalons-Reims 10-24 
 17. Orleans 9-25 
 18. Nancy 8-26 
Full Standings
Last:6/4/2017
ProB Standings
 1. Bourg 25-9 
 2. Provence Basket 22-12 
 3. Lille 21-13 
 4. Boulazac 19-15 
 5. Charleville 19-15 
 6. Nantes 18-16 
 7. Le Havre 18-16 
 8. Evreux 18-16 
 9. Blois 17-17 
 10. Poitiers 17-17 
 11. Rouen 16-18 
 12. Denain 15-19 
 13. St Chamond 14-20 
 14. Vichy Clermont 14-20 
 15. Roanne 14-20 
 16. Boulogne 13-21 
 17. Maurienne 13-21 
 18. St Quentin 13-21 
Last:5/20/2017
NM1 Standings
 1. Caen 27-7 
 2. Quimper 24-10 
 3. Souffel 23-11 
 4. GET Vosges 21-13 
 5. Challans 19-15 
 6. Orchies 19-15 
 7. RAC Basket 19-15 
 8. Lourdes 19-15 
 9. ALS Basket 17-17 
 10. Chartres 17-17 
 11. Lorient 16-18 
 12. St Vallier 16-18 
 13. Gries/Oberhoffen 16-18 
 14. SAP Vaucluse 15-19 
 15. Angers BC 13-21 
 16. Vitre 13-21 
 17. Rennes 12-22 
 18. CFBB 0-34 
Last:4/24/2017
NM2 Standings
Group A
 1. Toulouse 16-6 
 2. Bordeaux 15-7 
 3. Dax-Gamarde 15-7 
 4. Gardonne 15-7 
 5. Garonne 15-7 
 6. Golfe Juan 15-7 
 7. Marmande 12-10 
 8. Toulouges 12-10 
 9. Real Chalossais 11-11 
 10. Le Cannet 9-13 
 11. Valence 8-14 
 12. Marseille 6-16 
 13. Union Venelles 4-18 
 14. Pau Nord-Est 1-21 
Group B
 1. La Charite 18-4 
 2. Brissac-Aubance 17-5 
 3. Cognac 16-6 
 4. La Rochelle 14-8 
 5. Union Tours 14-8 
 6. Cherbourg 13-9 
 7. Pays dOlonnes 12-10 
 8. Fougeres 10-12 
 9. Gravenchon 10-12 
 10. Pornic 9-13 
 11. USV Re Basket 9-13 
 12. Angers EOSL 8-14 
 13. Reze 4-18 
 14. Chateauroux 0-21 
Group C
 1. Cergy-Pontoise 19-3 
 2. Kaysersberg 17-5 
 3. Berck 16-6 
 4. Calais 16-6 
 5. Vanves 15-7 
 6. W.O.S.B. 12-10 
 7. Maubeuge 11-11 
 8. Joeuf Homecourt 8-14 
 9. Juvisy 8-14 
 10. Tourcoing 8-14 
 11. Tremblay 8-14 
 12. Metz-Ste Marie 6-16 
 13. Bruay 5-17 
 14. Longwy 5-17 
Group D
 1. Aubenas 18-4 
 2. Cheruy 16-6 
 3. Oullins 15-7 
 4. Feurs EF 13-9 
 5. Pfastatt 13-9 
 6. Beaujolais 12-10 
 7. Besancon 11-11 
 8. Bourg II 11-11 
 9. Ouest Lyonnais 10-12 
 10. Prisse Macon 10-12 
 11. Montbrison 8-14 
 12. Le Puy 7-15 
 13. Mulhouse 7-15 
 14. Clermont 3-19 
Last:4/13/2017
Basketball Champions League Standings
Group A
 1. Monaco 12-2 
 2. Banvit BK 11-3 
 3. CEZ Nymburk 10-4 
 4. Aris 8-6 
 5. Fraport SKY 7-7 
 6. Ironi Nahariya 5-9 
 7. Helios 2-12 
 8. Bakken 1-13 
Group B
 1. Le Mans 9-5 
 2. Umana VE 9-5 
 3. Pinar Karsiyaka 9-5 
 4. Avtodor 7-7 
 5. Maccabi Rishon 7-7 
 6. Oradea 6-8 
 7. Kataja Basket 6-8 
 8. Khimik 3-11 
Group C
 1. ASVEL 10-4 
 2. Neptunas 10-4 
 3. EWE Baskets 10-4 
 4. PAOK 7-7 
 5. Ventspils 7-7 
 6. Usak 5-9 
 7. Openjobmetis V. 4-10 
 8. Rosa Radom 3-11 
Group D
 1. Iberostar Tener. 11-3 
 2. Scandone AV 10-4 
 3. Strasbourg 9-5 
 4. Juventus 8-6 
 5. Oostende 6-8 
 6. Cibona 5-9 
 7. Mega Leks 4-10 
 8. Mornar Bar 3-11 
Group E
 1. Besiktas 12-2 
 2. AEK Athens 9-5 
 3. Partizan 8-6 
 4. Ludwigsburg 8-6 
 5. Banco di Srd 7-7 
 6. Spirou 6-8 
 7. Stelmet ZG 4-10 
 8. Szolnok 2-12 
Last:1/25/2017
FIBA Europe Cup Stage Two Standings
Group K
 1. Chalon 5-1 
 2. Gaziantep 5-1 
 3. Sodertalje 1-5 
 4. Targu Mures 1-5 
Group L
 1. Demir IBB 5-1 
 2. Antwerp 4-2 
 3. Gravelines 2-4 
 4. Prievidza 1-5 
Group M
 1. Telekom Bsk 5-1 
 2. Vytautas 4-2 
 3. Oberwart 2-4 
 4. Apoel 1-5 
Group N
 1. Kormend 4-2 
 2. Nanterre 4-2 
 3. Tsmoki-Minsk 3-3 
 4. Bnei Hertzeliyya 1-5 
Group O
 1. Pau-Lacq-Orthez 4-2 
 2. Alba 4-2 
 3. UBT Cluj Napoca 2-4 
 4. BK Pardubice 2-4 
Group P
 1. Groningen 4-2 
 2. Lukoil Acad. 3-3 
 3. Enisey 0-0 
 4. Benfica 0-6 
Group Q
 1. Cibona 0-0 
 2. Ironi Nahariya 0-0 
 3. Kataja Basket 0-0 
 4. Oostende 0-0 
 5. Oradea 0-0 
 6. Spirou 0-0 
 7. Stelmet ZG 0-0 
 8. Usak 0-0 
Stage One Standings
Last:2/9/2017
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Cameron CLARK
  Chalon
  (201-G/F-91)
  Avg: 17.6
 1. Clark, Chalon17.6 
 2. Rich, Paris-Levallois17.5 
 3. Cobbs, Gravelines16.9 
 4. Gibson, Gravelines16.8 
 5. Roberson, Chalon16.3 
 6. Rush, Nancy15.9 
 7. Prepelic, Limoges15.8 
 8. Young, Chalons-.14.8 
 9. Warren, Nanterre14.4 
 10. Dorsey, Le Portel14.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Louis LABEYRIE
  Paris-Le.
  (209-C/F-92)
  Avg: 8.7
 1. Labeyrie, Paris-Le.8.7 
 2. Fall, Chalon8.4 
 3. Solomon, Gravelines8.0 
 4. Hassell, Le Portel7.7 
 5. Poirier, Paris-Le.7.5 
 6. Donaldson, Le Po.7.4 
 7. Hunt, Nancy7.2 
 8. Lessort, Nanterre7.2 
 9. Cain, Chalons-Reims7.0 
 10. Yeguete, Le Mans6.9 
Assists Per Game
 D.J. COOPER
  Pau-Lacq.
  (183-PG-90)
  Avg: 10.8
 1. Cooper, Pau-Lacq.10.8 
 2. Roberson, Chalon6.7 
 3. Holston, Dijon6.3 
 4. Prince, Orleans5.8 
 5. Hodge, AS.5.6 
 6. Cobbs, Gravelines5.5 
 7. Bost, Monaco5.3 
 8. Campbell, Paris-Le.5.2 
 9. Warren, Nanterre4.5 
 10. Payne, Chalons-.4.4 
Steals Per Game
 J.P. PRINCE
  Orleans
  (203-G/F-87)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Prince, Orleans2.4 
 2. Cooper, Pau-Lacq.2.3 
 3. Holston, Dijon2.0 
 4. Payne, Chalons-.1.8 
 5. Wood, Limoges1.7 
 6. Eito, Orleans1.7 
 7. Dorsey, Le Portel1.6 
 8. Campbell, Paris-Le.1.6 
 9. Grant, Dijon1.6 
 10. Cobbs, Gravelines1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Moustapha FALL
  Chalon
  (218-C-92)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Fall, Chalon2.1 
 2. Fofana, Monaco1.3 
 3. Uter, AS.1.1 
 4. Cain, Chalons-Reims1.0 
 5. Otule, Antibes1.0 
 6. Lessort, Nanterre1.0 
 7. Trasolini, Nancy0.9 
 8. Jean-Charles, AS.0.9 
 9. Ibekwe, Chalon0.9 
 10. Koffi, Pau-Lacq.0.8 
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ProB Round 21: #1 JL Bourg are defeated by Lille Metropole - Mar 8, 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 JL Bourg (15-6) at the home court on Tuesday night. Hosts were defeated by fifth ranked Lille Metropole (12-9) 68-59. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of JL Bourg. The guests were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. American point guard Deonte Burton (183-91, college: Nevada) stepped up and scored 23 points for the winners and naturalized Burkinabe Jean-Victor Traore (204-85) chipped in 5 points and 12 rebounds. The best for the losing side was Senegalese center Youssou Ndoye (213-91, college: St.Bonaventure) with a double-double by scoring 10 points and 12 rebounds. JL Bourg's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Lille Metropole moved-up to third place, which they share with Blois and Charleville. JL Bourg at the other side still keeps top position with six games lost. They share it with Provence Basket. Lille Metropole is looking forward to face Denain Voltaire (#12) at home in the next round and are hoping to win another game. JL Bourg will play against SPO Rouen (#11) and is hoping to win this game.
Very important is a road loss of second ranked Provence Basket (15-6) against thirteenth ranked Denain Voltaire (10-11) on Tuesday night. Visiting Provence Basket was defeated by Denain Voltaire in a tough game in Denain 73-80. American forward Kyle Spain (196-87, college: San Diego St., agency: HMS) nailed 22 points and 4 assists for the winning side and Charles Abouo accounted for 19 points and 5 rebounds. American-Nigerian Derrick Obasohan (198-81, college: Texas Arlington, agency: BeoBasket) came up with 19 points and 5 rebounds for Provence Basket in the defeat. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Denain Voltaire moved-up to eighth place, which they share with 4 other teams. Provence Basket at the other side still keeps top position with six games lost. They share it with Bourg. Denain Voltaire will play against higher ranked Lille Metropole (#5) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Provence Basket will play against STB Le Havre (#6) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
A very close game took place in Nantes between Poitiers and Nantes. Eleventh ranked Poitiers (10-11) got a very close victory on the road over higher ranked Nantes (10-11). Poitiers managed to escape with a 3-point win 78-75 in the game for the eighth place. The best player for the winners was Sekou-Omar Doumbouya who scored 14 points and 5 rebounds. Poitiers' coach Rudy Nelhomme used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. At the other side the best for losing team was Valentin Bigote who recorded 19 points and 5 rebounds. Poitiers moved-up to eighth place, which they share with 4 other teams including defeated Nantes. Nantes lost fourth consecutive game. Poitiers will meet at home Aix-Maurienne (#15) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Nantes will play against Chorale de Roanne (#14) and hope to secure a win.
An interesting game took place in Saint Chamond where higher ranked Boulazac Basket (10-11) was upset on the court of fourteenth ranked Saint Chamond (9-12) 85-70. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Boulazac Basket. It was a good game for Jonathan Hoyaux who led his team to a victory with 18 points. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Saint Chamond have an impressive series of five victories in a row. They moved-up to thirteenth place, which they share with Roanne and Maurienne. Boulazac Basket at the other side keeps the eighth position with 11 games lost. Saint Chamond's next round opponent will be higher ranked ALM Evreux (#7) on the road and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Third ranked Charleville-Mezieres (12-9) crushed at home 10th ranked Chorale de Roanne (9-12) by 26 points 96-70, which is the biggest margin this round on Tuesday night. Martin Hermannsson stepped up and scored 19 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists for the winners. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Charleville-Mezieres maintains third place with 12-9 record having just three points less than leader Bourg, which they share with Blois and Lille. Chorale de Roanne lost their third game in a row. They dropped to the thirteenth position with 12 games lost. Charleville-Mezieres will face ADA Blois (#4) at home in the next round. Chorale de Roanne will play against Nantes (#10) and hope to win that game.

There were no shocking results in the rest of the games of round 21: Boulogne lost to Blois on the opponent's court 80-86. Bottom-ranked Vichy Clermont unfortunately lost to Rouen in a home game 66-76. Maurienne managed to beat St Quentin on the road 69-61. Le Havre was defeated by Evreux on its own court 78-83.
The most impressive stats of the last round was 17 points, 6 rebounds and 4 blocks by Jonathan Fairell of Rouen.

Bourg - Lille 59-68

The most surprising game was a loss of top-ranked JL Bourg (15-6) at the home court on Tuesday night. Hosts were defeated by fifth ranked Lille Metropole (12-9) 68-59. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of JL Bourg. The guests were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. American point guard Deonte Burton (183-91, college: Nevada) stepped up and scored 23 points for the winners and naturalized Burkinabe Jean-Victor Traore (204-85) chipped in 5 points and 12 rebounds. The best for the losing side was Senegalese center Youssou Ndoye (213-91, college: St.Bonaventure) with a double-double by scoring 10 points and 12 rebounds and American center Zachery Peacock (203-87, college: Georgia Tech) scored 10 points and 9 rebounds. JL Bourg's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Lille Metropole moved-up to third place, which they share with Blois and Charleville. JL Bourg at the other side still keeps top position with six games lost. They share it with Provence Basket. Lille Metropole is looking forward to face Denain Voltaire (#12) at home in the next round and are hoping to win another game. JL Bourg will play against SPO Rouen (#11) and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Lille: D.Burton 23+4reb, D.Jones 12+3reb+1ast, B.Pamba-Juille 7+1reb+3ast, J.MBida 6+6reb+1ast, J.Traore 5+12reb, L.Asceric 5+5reb+1ast
Bourg: Z.Peacock 10+9reb+1ast, M.Houmounou 10+4reb+2ast, Y.Ndoye 10+12reb, P.Braud 9+1reb, G.Sim 8+2reb+5ast, A.Ponjavic 7+2reb
gschID: 484454


Blois - Boulogne 86-80

Very expected game when 15th ranked SO Maritime Boulogne (8-13) was defeated on the road by fifth ranked ADA Blois (12-9) 86-80 on Tuesday. However just six-point win is not that big difference and the fans of host team counted on more convincing victory. The hosts trailed by 1 point at the halftime before their 50-43 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. American point guard Frank Turner (178-88, college: Canisius, agency: Inception Sports) stepped up and scored 15 points, 5 assists and 5 steals for the winners and British-Ghanian center Eric Boateng (208-85, college: Arizona St.) chipped in 11 points and 7 rebounds. ADA Blois' coach Mickael Hay allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. The best for the losing side was American guard Teddy Gipson (191-80, college: Arkansas, agency: Court Side) with 21 points and 4 assists and Cuban power forward Grismay Paumier (204-88) scored 15 points and 6 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. The victory was the fourth consecutive win for ADA Blois. They moved-up to third place, which they share with Charleville and Lille. Loser SO Maritime Boulogne dropped to the sixteenth position with 13 games lost. ADA Blois will face Charleville-Mezieres (#3) on the road in the next round, which may be the game of the day. SO Maritime Boulogne will play against Saint-Quentin (#17) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Blois: F.Turner 15+3reb+5ast, A.Ndoye 14+2reb+1ast, L.Wilson 12+5reb+1ast, E.Boateng 11+7reb+2ast, B.Monclar 10+1reb+5ast, M.Diame 8+11reb
Boulogne: T.Gipson 21+3reb+4ast, G.Paumier 15+6reb+1ast, T.Duren 12+3reb+6ast, W.de Jong 11+4reb+2ast, X.Corosine 8+2reb+2ast, A.Michel Jean-Baptiste 6+3reb
gschID: 484451


St Chamond - Boulazac 85-70

An interesting game took place in Saint Chamond where higher ranked Boulazac Basket (10-11) was upset on the court of fourteenth ranked Saint Chamond (9-12) 85-70. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Boulazac Basket. It was a very close game until the last quarter, when Saint Chamond's pressure prevailed and they won that period 26-13 extending their advantage to 15 points. It was a great shooting night for Saint Chamond especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 57.9 percentage. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 21 assists. It was a good game for Jonathan Hoyaux (195-88) who led his team to a victory with 18 points. Lithuanian point guard Eigirdas Zukauskas (203-92) contributed with 16 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. The former international point guard Marc-Antoine Pellin (171-87) answered with 12 points and Nigerian Chamberlain Oguchi (196-86, college: Illinois St.) added 13 points in the effort for Boulazac Basket. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Saint Chamond have an impressive series of five victories in a row. They moved-up to thirteenth place, which they share with Roanne and Maurienne. Boulazac Basket at the other side keeps the eighth position with 11 games lost. Saint Chamond's next round opponent will be higher ranked ALM Evreux (#7) on the road and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Top scorers:
St Chamond: J.Hoyaux 18+4reb+3ast, B.Walker 17+4reb+3ast, E.Zukauskas 16+5reb+4ast, M.Guichard 8+2reb+10ast, G.Landry Edi 7+5reb, K.Larson 6+3reb
Boulazac: C.Oguchi 13+1reb+2ast, M.Pellin 12+2reb+3ast, J.Williams 9+4reb, M.Zianveni 8+3reb, T.Gipson 6+3reb+1ast, T.Sapp 5+2ast
gschID: 484458


Vichy Clermont - Rouen 66-76

Very predictable result when twelfth ranked SPO Rouen (10-11) defeated on the road bottom-ranked JA Vichy (8-13) 76-66 on Tuesday. The game was mostly controlled by SPO Rouen. JA Vichy was better in third quarter 19-10. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded JA Vichy 40-28 including 29 on the defensive glass. JA Vichy was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. American-Bahamas forward Jonathan Fairell (201-93, college: Murray St., agency: Duran International) stepped up and scored 17 points, 6 rebounds and 4 blocks for the winners and Icelandic Haukur Palsson (197-92, college: Maryland) chipped in 11 points and 12 rebounds. Four SPO Rouen players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was power forward Charles-Henri Bronchard (200-82, agency: Court Side) with 17 points and 8 rebounds and power forward Gregory Lessort (197-85) scored 12 points. JA Vichy's coach let to play ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. The victory was the fourth consecutive win for SPO Rouen. They moved-up to eighth place, which they share with 4 other teams. JA Vichy lost their sixth game in a row. They stay at the bottom position with 13 games lost. SPO Rouen will face league's leader JL Bourg at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. JA Vichy will play against Boulazac Basket (#8) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Rouen: J.Fairell 17+6reb+3ast, C.Ponsar 17+2reb+1ast, G.Curier 12+8reb+2ast, H.Palsson 11+12reb+3ast, S.Bangura 10+2reb, D.Colter 6
Vichy Clermont: C.Bronchard 17+8reb+1ast, G.Lessort 12+3reb+1ast, R.El Amrani 12+2reb, E.Ory 7, D.Ware 5+2ast, R.Morency 5+2reb+2ast
gschID: 484459


St Quentin - Maurienne 61-69

Everything could happen at the game between two tied teams. Both sixteenth ranked Aix-Maurienne and 17th ranked Saint-Quentin had identical 8-12 record. But Saint-Quentin was not able to use a home court advantage and was defeated by the opponent from Aix-les-Bains 69-61 on Tuesday night. The guests started the game with a very strong first quarter 20-10. But Saint-Quentin won second period 18-12. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Lithuanian guard Paulius Dambrauskas (192-85, agency: Players Group) stepped up and scored 13 points for the winners and Gambian forward Moses Sonko (196-83, college: Co.Carolina, agency: HMS) chipped in 10 points and 7 rebounds. The best for the losing side was American center Ryan Rhoomes (203-92, college: Fordham) with 24 points and 7 rebounds and point guard Malela Mutuale (188-91) scored 5 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists. Aix-Maurienne (9-12) moved-up to thirteenth place, which they share with Roanne and St Chamond. Saint-Quentin lost their third game in a row. They dropped to the sixteenth position with 13 games lost. Aix-Maurienne will face higher ranked Poitiers (#9) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Saint-Quentin will play against SO Maritime Boulogne (#16) in Boulogne-sur-Mer and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Maurienne: P.Dambrauskas 13+4reb+2ast, R.Rice 11+1reb, M.Sonko 10+7reb+1ast, G.Noel 8+1reb+1ast, R.Dardaine 7+7reb, K.Atamna 7+4reb+1ast
St Quentin: R.Rhoomes 24+7reb+1ast, E.Polynice 9+5reb, H.Laroche 9+2ast, R.Nyakundi 7+4reb+2ast, M.Mutuale 5+8reb+6ast, P.Drouault 4+4reb+2ast
gschID: 484457


Nantes - Poitiers 75-78

A very close game took place in Nantes between Poitiers and Nantes. Eleventh ranked Poitiers (10-11) got a very close victory on the road over higher ranked Nantes (10-11). Poitiers managed to escape with a 3-point win 78-75 in the game for the eighth place. The guests trailed by 1 point at the halftime before their 22-12 charge in the third quarter, which allowed them to win the game. Poitiers dominated down low during the game scoring 46 of its points in the paint compared to Nantes' 20. The best player for the winners was naturalized Guinean swingman Sekou-Omar Doumbouya (202-0) who scored 14 points and 5 rebounds. Power forward Mickael Var (205-90) chipped in 9 points and 9 rebounds. Poitiers' coach Rudy Nelhomme used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. At the other side the best for losing team was swingman Valentin Bigote (196-92) who recorded 19 points and 5 rebounds and American-British power forward Laurence Ekperigin (200-88, college: Le Moyne) added 8 points and 7 rebounds respectively. Poitiers moved-up to eighth place, which they share with 4 other teams including defeated Nantes. Nantes lost fourth consecutive game. Poitiers will meet at home Aix-Maurienne (#15) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Nantes will play against Chorale de Roanne (#14) and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Poitiers: C.Leonard 14+2reb+1ast, S.Omar Doumbouya 14+5reb+1ast, M.Var 9+9reb+1ast, D.Reed 9+2reb+1ast, J.Threatt 9+1reb+7ast, M.Joseph 7+2reb+2ast
Nantes: V.Bigote 19+5reb, R.Kuksiks 12+2reb+1ast, A.Desespringalle 12+1reb+2ast, C.McKnight 10+3reb+1ast, L.Ekperigin 8+7reb+2ast, H.Kahudi 8+3reb+3ast
gschID: 484456


Le Havre - Evreux 78-83

There was a surprise result when ninth ranked ALM Evreux (11-10) beat on the road 4th placed STB Le Havre (11-10) 83-78 on Tuesday. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 24-20. But STB Le Havre won second period 20-19. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. ALM Evreux forced 19 STB Le Havre turnovers. Strangely STB Le Havre outrebounded ALM Evreux 47-31 including a 33-19 advantage in defensive rebounds. American point guard Corin Henry (178-88, college: Tarleton St., agency: Octagon Europe) stepped up and scored 35 points (!!!), 5 assists and 7 steals for the winners and his fellow American import guard Caleb Walker (194-89, college: Nebraska) chipped in 13 points and 5 rebounds. The best for the losing side was power forward Yannis Morin (208-93) with a double-double by scoring 12 points, 14 rebounds, 5 assists and 5 blocks and Nigerian power forward Dinma Odiakosa (203-85, college: Illinois St., agency: Inception Sports) produced a double-double by scoring 16 points and 12 rebounds. STB Le Havre's coach let to play ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. The victory was the third consecutive win for ALM Evreux. They moved-up to sixth place, which they share with Le Havre. ALM Evreux will face Saint Chamond (#13) at home in the next round and are hoping to win another game.
Top scorers:
Evreux: C.Henry 35+4reb+5ast, C.Walker 13+5reb, R.Dibo 8+5reb+2ast, L.Kante 7+5reb, S.Mekdad 5+1reb+3ast, P.Beye 5+5reb
Le Havre: J.Greene 18+3ast, D.Odiakosa 16+12reb, Y.Morin 12+14reb+5ast, M.Lebrun 7+9reb+3ast, B.King 7+2reb+8ast, F.Paschal 6+3reb
gschID: 484455


Denain - Provence Basket 80-73

Very important is a road loss of second ranked Provence Basket (15-6) against thirteenth ranked Denain Voltaire (10-11) on Tuesday night. Visiting Provence Basket was defeated by Denain Voltaire in a tough game in Denain 73-80. Provence Basket was ahead by 3 points at the halftime before a 44-34 second half run of Denain Voltaire. They made 21-of-27 charity shots (77.8 percent) during the game. American forward Kyle Spain (196-87, college: San Diego St., agency: HMS) nailed 22 points and 4 assists for the winning side and Ivorian-American swingman Charles Abouo (196-89, college: BYU) accounted for 19 points and 5 rebounds. Four Denain Voltaire players scored in double figures. American-Nigerian Derrick Obasohan (198-81, college: Texas Arlington, agency: BeoBasket) came up with 19 points and 5 rebounds and American swingman Aaron Broussard (195-90, college: Seattle) added 15 points respectively for Provence Basket in the defeat. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Denain Voltaire moved-up to eighth place, which they share with 4 other teams. Provence Basket at the other side still keeps top position with six games lost. They share it with Bourg. Denain Voltaire will play against higher ranked Lille Metropole (#5) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Provence Basket will play against STB Le Havre (#6) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Denain: K.Spain 22+4reb+4ast, C.Abouo 19+5reb+3ast, D.Harris 10+2ast, T.Tarpey 10+7reb+2ast, Y.Smock 6+5reb+3ast, K.Harley 5+2reb+2ast
Provence Basket: D.Obasohan 19+5reb, A.Broussard 15+2reb+3ast, B.Waldow 14+4reb, R.Desroses 9+3ast, M.Dia 7+2reb+2ast, L.Vebobe 5+4reb
gschID: 484453


Charleville - Roanne 96-70

Third ranked Charleville-Mezieres (12-9) crushed at home 10th ranked Chorale de Roanne (9-12) by 26 points 96-70, which is the biggest margin this round on Tuesday night. The game was mostly controlled by Charleville-Mezieres. Chorale de Roanne was better in third quarter 18-17. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Charleville-Mezieres made 23-of-25 free shots (92.0 percent) during the game, while Chorale de Roanne only scored five points from the stripe. Charleville-Mezieres forced 20 Chorale de Roanne turnovers. Icelandic guard Martin Hermannsson (190-94, college: LIU Brooklyn) stepped up and scored 19 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists for the winners and American Wilbert Brown (200-84, college: Niagara) chipped in 19 points and 6 rebounds. The best for the losing side was American forward Joe Burton (201-90, college: Oregon St.) with 15 points and 8 rebounds and the other American import guard Andre Hollins (186-92, college: Minnesota, agency: Three Eye Sports) scored 12 points and 5 assists. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Charleville-Mezieres maintains third place with 12-9 record having just three points less than leader Bourg, which they share with Blois and Lille. Chorale de Roanne lost their third game in a row. They dropped to the thirteenth position with 12 games lost. Charleville-Mezieres will face ADA Blois (#4) at home in the next round. Chorale de Roanne will play against Nantes (#10) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Charleville: W.Brown 19+6reb, M.Hermannsson 19+6reb+7ast, L.Dussoulier 13+2reb, J.Fouse 12+2reb+1ast, M.Kone 9+7reb+4ast, S.Buterlevicius 8+2reb+2ast
Roanne: J.Burton 15+8reb+1ast, A.Gavrilovic 13+3reb, A.Hollins 12+2reb+5ast, T.Ville 7+8reb+1ast, A.Kanervo 7+3ast, C.Cavallo 5+1reb
gschID: 484452


  




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