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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
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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 23: Charleville-Mezieres lose to Saint Chamond - Mar 19, 2017


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The fans could enjoy quite many interesting games in the last round. The round ended with favorites losing the games and games ending by tiny margin.

The game between third ranked Charleville-Mezieres (13-10) and fourteenth ranked Saint Chamond (10-13) was the most important one in the last round on Friday night. Charleville-Mezieres was defeated by Saint Chamond in a tough game in Saint Chamond 79-84. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Charleville-Mezieres. The hosts trailed by 2 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 10-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 84-79. Saint Chamond forced 19 Charleville-Mezieres turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 27 assists. Jonathan Hoyaux (195-88) orchestrated the victory by scoring 18 points and 7 rebounds. Lithuanian point guard Eigirdas Zukauskas (203-92) contributed with 13 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Naturalized Ivorian center Mohamed Kone (211-81, college: Valparaiso) answered with a double-double by scoring 24 points and 12 rebounds for Charleville-Mezieres. Charleville-Mezieres' coach tried various players' combinations and tested in total eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Saint Chamond moved-up to eleventh place, which they share with 4 other teams. Charleville-Mezieres at the other side dropped to the fourth position with ten games lost. They share it with Blois. Saint Chamond is looking forward to face Saint-Quentin (#15) on the road in the next round. Charleville-Mezieres will play against STB Le Havre (#7) and is hoping to win this game.
Very important is a road loss of second ranked Provence Basket (16-7) against ninth ranked Nantes (12-11) on Friday night. Visiting Provence Basket was defeated by Nantes in Nantes 81-63. It was a great evening for American Christopher McKnight (201-87, college: Akron, agency: Octagon Europe) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 11 rebounds. Laurence Ekperigin helped adding 16 points and 9 rebounds. American swingman Aaron Broussard (195-90, college: Seattle) responded with 15 points. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Nantes moved-up to sixth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Provence Basket at the other side keeps the second position with seven games lost. Nantes will play against Boulazac Basket (#9) on the road in the next round. Provence Basket will play against Lille Metropole (#3) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
ProB top team - JL Bourg (17-6) had no problems winning another game on Saturday. This time they crushed sixth ranked ALM Evreux (12-11) 87-66. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of ALM Evreux. It was a quality performance for Youssou Ndoye who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 10 rebounds. JL Bourg's coach Savo Vucevic felt very confident that he used 10 players and allowed the starting five to rest. Caleb Walker came up with 9 points and 11 rebounds for ALM Evreux in the defeat. JL Bourg maintains first place with 17-6 record. Loser ALM Evreux keeps the sixth position with 11 games lost. They share it with 3 other teams. JL Bourg will meet SO Maritime Boulogne (#17) in the next round which should be another easy win for them. ALM Evreux will play against Poitiers (#10) and hope to secure a win.
A very interesting game took place in Denain. It ended with only three-point home defeat of 12th ranked Denain Voltaire (10-13) to thirteenth ranked Chorale de Roanne (10-13) 70-67 in the game for the eleventh place. The best player for the winners was Antti Kanervo who scored 17 points. Denain Voltaire's coach let to play ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Chorale de Roanne moved-up to eleventh place, which they share with 4 other teams including defeated Denain Voltaire. Chorale de Roanne's next round opponent will be higher ranked ADA Blois (#5) at home and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
The game between tenth ranked STB Le Havre (12-11) and 17th ranked SO Maritime Boulogne (8-15) in Le Havre on Friday ended with biggest points difference. STB Le Havre outscored guests from Boulogne-sur-Mer 95-70. Dinma Odiakosa orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 17 points, 17 rebounds and 4 assists. SO Maritime Boulogne's coach gave up on the game allowing to play ten players seeing no chance for a win. STB Le Havre moved-up to sixth place, which they share with 3 other teams. SO Maritime Boulogne lost third consecutive game. They keep the seventeenth position with 15 games lost. STB Le Havre will face higher ranked Charleville-Mezieres (#4) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. SO Maritime Boulogne will play against the league's leader JL Bourg (#1) and hope to win that game.

There were no big surprises in other games of round 23: St Quentin beat Vichy Clermont on the road 73-67. Poitiers was destroyed by Boulazac on its own court 66-89. Rouen unfortunately lost to Blois in a road game 78-94. Maurienne recorded a loss to Lille at home 76-80.
The most impressive performance of 23th round was 11 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists by Ryan Rhoomes of St Quentin.

Vichy Clermont - St Quentin 67-73

No shocking result in a game when fifteenth ranked Saint-Quentin (10-13) beat on the road bottom-ranked JA Vichy (8-15) 73-67 on Saturday. The guests trailed by 4 points at the halftime before their 34-24 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Saint-Quentin looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. Point guard Malela Mutuale (188-91) orchestrated the victory by scoring 18 points. American center Ryan Rhoomes (203-92, college: Fordham) contributed with 11 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Four Saint-Quentin players scored in double figures. Power forward Charles-Henri Bronchard (200-82, agency: Court Side) answered with a double-double by scoring 12 points and 10 rebounds and point guard Carl Ona-Embo (185-89, agency: Octagon Europe) added 18 points in the effort for JA Vichy. JA Vichy's coach gave the chance to play for ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Saint-Quentin moved-up to eleventh place, which they share with 4 other teams. JA Vichy lost eighth consecutive game. They dropped to the bottom position with 15 games lost. Saint-Quentin will face Saint Chamond (#14) at home in the next round. JA Vichy will play against Denain Voltaire (#13) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Vichy Clermont: C.Ona-Embo 18+3reb+3ast, C.Bronchard 12+10reb+3ast, J.Cole 10+1reb, R.Morency 8+9reb+2ast, G.Lessort 6+5reb, R.El Amrani 4+1ast
St Quentin: M.Mutuale 18+4reb+2ast, R.Rhoomes 11+9reb+4ast, R.Nyakundi 10+3reb+2ast, P.Drouault 10+5reb+1ast, H.Laroche 9+5reb+9ast, J.Robinson 7+1reb
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Poitiers - Boulazac 66-89

Everything could happen at the game between two tied teams. Both ninth ranked Boulazac Basket and 10th ranked Poitiers had identical 11-11 record. But Poitiers was not able to use a home court advantage and was smashed by the opponent from Boulazac 89-66 on Saturday night. The guests trailed by 3 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 4-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 89-66. Boulazac Basket dominated down low during the game scoring 44 of its points in the paint compared to Poitiers' 24. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 27 assists comparing to just 14 passes made by Poitiers' players. American power forward Jarvis Williams (198-93, college: Murray St.) orchestrated the victory by scoring 16 points and 7 rebounds. Point guard Arnaud Kerckhof (193-84) contributed with 11 points and 6 assists for the winners. Five Boulazac Basket players scored in double figures. American point guard Jay Threatt (180-89, college: Delaware St.) answered with 14 points and 4 assists and Senegalese center Youssoupha Fall (221-95) added 10 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for Poitiers. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Boulazac Basket (12-11) moved-up to sixth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Loser Poitiers keeps the tenth position with 12 games lost. Boulazac Basket will face Nantes (#6) at home in the next round. Poitiers will play against ALM Evreux (#8) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Poitiers: J.Threatt 14+4reb+4ast, Y.Fall 10+8reb+1ast, C.Leonard 10+1reb+1ast, J.Greer 8+2reb+1ast, M.Joseph 7+2reb+1ast, D.Reed 7+1reb+1ast
Boulazac: J.Williams 16+7reb+3ast, T.Sapp 14+2reb+3ast, M.Zianveni 11+2reb+4ast, A.Kerckhof 11+3reb+6ast, A.Tanghe 10+4reb+1ast, T.Gipson 9+5reb
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Bourg - Evreux 87-66

ProB top team - JL Bourg (17-6) had no problems winning another game on Saturday. This time they crushed sixth ranked ALM Evreux (12-11) 87-66. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of ALM Evreux. The hosts trailed by 2 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 2-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 87-66. It was a quality performance for Senegalese center Youssou Ndoye (213-91, college: St.Bonaventure) who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 10 rebounds. American center Zachery Peacock (203-87, college: Georgia Tech) accounted for 18 points and 7 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) for the winning side. Four JL Bourg players scored in double figures. JL Bourg's coach Savo Vucevic felt very confident that he used 10 players and allowed the starting five to rest. American guard Caleb Walker (194-89, college: Nebraska) came up with 9 points and 11 rebounds and the other American import point guard Corin Henry (178-88, college: Tarleton St., agency: Octagon Europe) added 14 points respectively for ALM Evreux in the defeat. JL Bourg maintains first place with 17-6 record. Loser ALM Evreux keeps the sixth position with 11 games lost. They share it with 3 other teams. JL Bourg will meet SO Maritime Boulogne (#17) in the next round which should be another easy win for them. ALM Evreux will play against Poitiers (#10) and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Evreux: B.Pinault 15+3reb, C.Henry 14+3reb+3ast, S.Mekdad 9+5reb, C.Walker 9+11reb, R.Dibo 7+4reb, A.Anagonye 7+3reb
Bourg: Z.Peacock 18+7reb, Y.Ndoye 17+10reb, G.Sim 14+3reb+6ast, P.Braud 11+1ast, P.Pelos 10+2reb, M.Houmounou 8+5reb+6ast
gschID: 484472


Blois - Rouen 94-78

Very predictable result when fifth ranked ADA Blois (13-10) won against at home 11th ranked SPO Rouen (10-13) 94-78 on Saturday. ADA Blois looked well-organized offensively handing out 27 assists. American point guard Frank Turner (178-88, college: Canisius, agency: Inception Sports) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 14 assists. His fellow American import Lamayn Wilson (203-80, college: Troy) contributed with 18 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. ADA Blois' coach Mickael Hay used an eleven-player rotation saving starting five for next games. Soriah Bangura (200-93) answered with 17 points and 7 rebounds and American-Bahamas forward Jonathan Fairell (201-93, college: Murray St., agency: Duran International) added 13 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for SPO Rouen. Four ADA Blois and five SPO Rouen players scored in double figures. ADA Blois moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Charleville. Loser SPO Rouen keeps the eleventh position with 13 games lost. ADA Blois will face Chorale de Roanne (#11) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. SPO Rouen will play against Aix-Maurienne and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Rouen: S.Bangura 17+7reb+1ast, H.Palsson 15+3reb+3ast, D.Colter 13+1reb+4ast, J.Fairell 13+8reb+2ast, J.Woodard 13+8reb+1ast, G.Curier 7+3reb+4ast
Blois: F.Turner 19+1reb+14ast, L.Wilson 18+8reb+2ast, B.Monclar 15+5reb+2ast, F.Thibedore 14+4reb+1ast, T.Hieu-Courtois 9+3reb+2ast, F.Tortosa 7+1reb
gschID: 484469


St Chamond - Charleville 84-79

The game between third ranked Charleville-Mezieres (13-10) and fourteenth ranked Saint Chamond (10-13) was the most important one in the last round on Friday night. Charleville-Mezieres was defeated by Saint Chamond in a tough game in Saint Chamond 79-84. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Charleville-Mezieres. The hosts trailed by 2 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 10-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 84-79. Saint Chamond forced 19 Charleville-Mezieres turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 27 assists. Jonathan Hoyaux (195-88) orchestrated the victory by scoring 18 points and 7 rebounds. Lithuanian point guard Eigirdas Zukauskas (203-92) contributed with 13 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Five Saint Chamond players scored in double figures. Naturalized Ivorian center Mohamed Kone (211-81, college: Valparaiso) answered with a double-double by scoring 24 points and 12 rebounds and Icelandic guard Martin Hermannsson (190-94, college: LIU Brooklyn) added 10 points and 5 assists in the effort for Charleville-Mezieres. Charleville-Mezieres' coach tried various players' combinations and tested in total eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Saint Chamond moved-up to eleventh place, which they share with 4 other teams. Charleville-Mezieres at the other side dropped to the fourth position with ten games lost. They share it with Blois. Saint Chamond is looking forward to face Saint-Quentin (#15) on the road in the next round. Charleville-Mezieres will play against STB Le Havre (#7) and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Charleville: M.Kone 24+12reb+1ast, M.Hermannsson 10+3reb+5ast, W.Brown 10+2reb+2ast, J.Fouse 9+4reb+2ast, A.Auburtin 6, V.Mukuna 6+1reb
St Chamond: J.Hoyaux 18+7reb+3ast, B.Walker 15+1reb+5ast, J.Rinna 14+4reb+2ast, E.Zukauskas 13+5reb+5ast, K.Larson 10+4reb+2ast, P.Turpin 5+3ast
gschID: 484476


Nantes - Provence Basket 81-63

Very important is a road loss of second ranked Provence Basket (16-7) against ninth ranked Nantes (12-11) on Friday night. Visiting Provence Basket was defeated by Nantes in Nantes 81-63. The game was mostly controlled by Nantes. Provence Basket was better in second period 19-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They made 17-of-22 charity shots (77.3 percent) during the game. Nantes players were unselfish on offense dishing 23 assists. It was a great evening for American Christopher McKnight (201-87, college: Akron, agency: Octagon Europe) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 11 rebounds. American-British power forward Laurence Ekperigin (200-88, college: Le Moyne) helped adding 16 points and 9 rebounds. American swingman Aaron Broussard (195-90, college: Seattle) responded with 15 points and American-Nigerian Derrick Obasohan (198-81, college: Texas Arlington, agency: BeoBasket) scored 15 points. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Nantes moved-up to sixth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Provence Basket at the other side keeps the second position with seven games lost. Nantes will play against Boulazac Basket (#9) on the road in the next round. Provence Basket will play against Lille Metropole (#3) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Provence Basket: D.Obasohan 15+3reb+1ast, A.Broussard 15+4reb+2ast, R.Desroses 10+2reb+1ast, M.Dia 8+5reb+2ast, L.Akono 6, J.Maille 4+3reb+6ast
Nantes: C.McKnight 21+11reb+1ast, R.Kuksiks 19+3reb+2ast, L.Ekperigin 16+9reb+3ast, V.Fofana 8+5reb+3ast, V.Bigote 8+1reb, K.Mitchell 7+5reb+9ast
gschID: 484474


Le Havre - Boulogne 95-70

The game between tenth ranked STB Le Havre (12-11) and 17th ranked SO Maritime Boulogne (8-15) in Le Havre on Friday ended with biggest points difference. STB Le Havre outscored guests from Boulogne-sur-Mer 95-70. The game without a history. STB Le Havre led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 20-of-23 free shots (87.0 percent) during the game. STB Le Havre outrebounded SO Maritime Boulogne 46-30 including 16 on the offensive glass. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 31 assists. Nigerian power forward Dinma Odiakosa (203-85, college: Illinois St., agency: Inception Sports) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 17 points, 17 rebounds and 4 assists. Gauthier Denis (201-97) contributed with 22 points (perfect from the field making all six shots) for the winners. Center Adolphe-Michel Jean-Baptiste (206-79) answered with a double-double by scoring 14 points, 10 rebounds and 4 blocks and Dutch Worthy de-Jong (194-88) added 14 points in the effort for SO Maritime Boulogne. SO Maritime Boulogne's coach gave up on the game allowing to play ten players seeing no chance for a win. STB Le Havre moved-up to sixth place, which they share with 3 other teams. SO Maritime Boulogne lost third consecutive game. They keep the seventeenth position with 15 games lost. STB Le Havre will face higher ranked Charleville-Mezieres (#4) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. SO Maritime Boulogne will play against the league's leader JL Bourg (#1) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Boulogne: W.de Jong 14+3reb+3ast, A.Michel Jean-Baptiste 14+10reb+1ast, T.Gipson 8+2reb+3ast, K.Moendadze 8+2reb+2ast, A.Moisy 7+1reb+3ast, X.Corosine 7+2reb+2ast
Le Havre: G.Denis 22+2reb+1ast, D.Odiakosa 17+17reb+4ast, B.King 15+8ast, J.Greene 9+4reb+8ast, N.Pope 9+5reb+2ast, F.Paschal 8+2reb
gschID: 484473


Denain - Roanne 67-70

A very interesting game took place in Denain. It ended with only three-point home defeat of 12th ranked Denain Voltaire (10-13) to thirteenth ranked Chorale de Roanne (10-13) 70-67 in the game for the eleventh place. It looked good early as Denain Voltaire took a 2-point small lead at the end of first quarter. But then Chorale de Roanne had a 24-11 second period charge getting the lead and Denain Voltaire was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 67-70. The best player for the winners was Finnish Antti Kanervo (192-89, agency: Blacktop Management) who scored 17 points. American forward Joe Burton (201-90, college: Oregon St.) chipped in 16 points and 5 rebounds. American forward Kyle Spain (196-87, college: San Diego St., agency: HMS) produced 19 points and 6 rebounds and Ivorian-American swingman Charles Abouo (196-89, college: BYU) added 16 points and 7 rebounds respectively for the hosts. Denain Voltaire's coach let to play ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Chorale de Roanne moved-up to eleventh place, which they share with 4 other teams including defeated Denain Voltaire. Chorale de Roanne's next round opponent will be higher ranked ADA Blois (#5) at home and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Top scorers:
Denain: K.Spain 19+6reb+1ast, T.Tarpey 16+5reb+1ast, C.Abouo 16+7reb+1ast, B.Gillet 7+1reb+2ast, Y.Smock 4+1reb+1ast, D.Harris 3+1reb+3ast
Roanne: A.Kanervo 17+2reb+2ast, J.Burton 16+5reb, C.Cavallo 11+5reb+2ast, A.Rozenfeld 9+5reb+6ast, A.Gavrilovic 7+6reb, T.Ville 5+5reb+4ast
gschID: 484471


Maurienne - Lille 76-80

Not a big story in a game when 15th ranked Aix-Maurienne (9-14) lost to fourth ranked Lille Metropole (14-9) in Aix-les-Bains 76-80 on Friday. Cameroonian center Junior MBida (204-90) orchestrated the victory by scoring 27 points and 6 rebounds (on 11-of-14 shooting from the field). Naturalized Burkinabe Jean-Victor Traore (204-85) contributed with a double-double by scoring 17 points, 10 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners. American guard Rayvonte Rice (193-92, college: Illinois, agency: Two Points) answered with 17 points and 7 rebounds and Gambian forward Moses Sonko (196-83, college: Co.Carolina, agency: HMS) added 12 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists in the effort for Aix-Maurienne. Five Aix-Maurienne players scored in double figures. Lille Metropole have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to third place. Loser Aix-Maurienne dropped to the sixteenth position with 14 games lost. Lille Metropole will face league's second-placed Provence Basket in Fos-sur-Mer in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Aix-Maurienne will play on the road against SPO Rouen (#12) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Maurienne: R.Rice 17+7reb, G.Noel 16+5reb+2ast, A.Rigaux 12+2reb+6ast, M.Sonko 12+6reb+6ast, K.Atamna 10+5reb+5ast, A.Williamson 5+5reb
Lille: J.MBida 27+6reb, J.Traore 17+10reb+6ast, D.Burton 13+4reb+6ast, T.Ceci-Diop 8+5reb, B.Pamba-Juille 7+2reb+5ast, L.Asceric 5+3reb+1ast
gschID: 484470


  




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