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ProA Standings
 1. Monaco 25-3 
 2. Chalon 21-7 
 3. Nanterre 19-9 
 4. Strasbourg 19-9 
 5. Pau-Lacq-Orthez 19-9 
 6. Paris-Levallois 18-10 
 7. Gravelines 15-13 
 8. Le Portel 14-14 
 9. ASVEL 14-14 
 10. Limoges 14-14 
 11. Le Mans 11-17 
 12. Dijon 10-18 
 13. Hyeres-Toulon 10-18 
 14. Cholet 10-18 
 15. Antibes 9-19 
 16. Chalons-Reims 9-19 
 17. Orleans 8-20 
 18. Nancy 7-21 
Full Standings
Last:4/16/2017
ProB Standings
 1. Bourg 20-8 
 2. Provence Basket 19-9 
 3. Charleville 16-12 
 4. Blois 16-12 
 5. Lille 16-12 
 6. Boulazac 15-13 
 7. Evreux 15-13 
 8. Poitiers 15-13 
 9. Le Havre 14-14 
 10. Rouen 14-14 
 11. Denain 14-14 
 12. Nantes 13-15 
 13. Roanne 12-16 
 14. St Quentin 12-16 
 15. Maurienne 11-17 
 16. Boulogne 10-18 
 17. St Chamond 10-18 
 18. Vichy Clermont 10-18 
Full Standings
Last:4/21/2017
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-Levallois17.9 
 3. Gibson, Gravelines17.0 
 4. Cobbs, Gravelines16.5 
 5. Roberson, Chalon16.1 
 6. Rush, Nancy16.0 
 7. Prepelic, Limoges15.7 
 8. Sommerville, Orleans14.8 
 9. Warren, Nanterre14.5 
 10. Dorsey, Le Portel14.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Moustapha FALL
  Chalon
  (218-C-92)
  Avg: 9
 1. Fall, Chalon9.0 
 2. Labeyrie, Paris-Le.8.8 
 3. Solomon, Gravelines8.3 
 4. Poirier, Paris-Le.7.8 
 5. Donaldson, Le Po.7.5 
 6. Lessort, Nanterre7.4 
 7. Hunt, Nancy7.3 
 8. Hassell, Le Portel7.0 
 9. Yeguete, Le Mans6.9 
 10. Watkins, AS.6.7 
Assists Per Game
 D.J. COOPER
  Pau-Lacq.
  (183-PG-90)
  Avg: 10.4
 1. Cooper, Pau-Lacq.10.4 
 2. Roberson, Chalon7.3 
 3. Holston, Dijon6.1 
 4. Cobbs, Gravelines5.8 
 5. Hodge, AS.5.7 
 6. Campbell, Paris-Le.5.1 
 7. Bost, Monaco5.1 
 8. Eito, Orleans4.4 
 9. Rich, Paris-Levallois4.4 
 10. Payne, Chalons-.4.4 
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. Wood, Limoges1.8 
 4. Payne, Chalons-.1.8 
 5. Eito, Orleans1.7 
 6. Grant, Dijon1.6 
 7. Campbell, Paris-Le.1.5 
 8. Cobbs, Gravelines1.4 
 9. Henry, Gravelines1.4 
 10. Lacombe, Stras.1.4 
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. Cain, Chalons-Reims1.1 
 5. Trasolini, Nancy1.0 
 6. Otule, Antibes1.0 
 7. Fair, Limoges0.9 
 8. Hassell, Le Portel0.9 
 9. Lessort, Nanterre0.9 
 10. Hunt, Nancy0.8 
French men teams in Euro cups 2016-2017
 FIBA Europe Cup:
 Bb Cham.League:

Next Round Schedule

Round 29 (Regular Season)

Monaco 77% Apr.25 Limoges
Chalons-Reim Apr.25 Cholet 57%
Dijon Apr.25 Chalon 80%
Hyeres-Toulo Apr.25 Strasbourg 74%
Le Mans Apr.25 Le Portel 61%
Nancy Apr.25 ASVEL 54%
Nanterre 74% Apr.25 Antibes
Orleans Apr.25 Paris-Levall 78%
Pau-Lacq-Ort 71% Apr.25 Gravelines
Next Round Schedule

Round 29 (Regular Season)

Boulazac 58% Apr.25 Charleville
Evreux 66% Apr.25 Denain
Lille 62% Apr.25 Boulogne
Nantes Apr.25 Rouen 52%
Poitiers 50% Apr.25 Provence Bsk
Roanne 62% Apr.25 Maurienne
St Quentin Apr.25 Bourg 58%
St Chamond Apr.25 Blois 66%
Vichy Clermo 63% Apr.25 Le Havre
Next Round Schedule

Game 1 (Semi-Finals)

Banvit BK 58% Apr.28 Monaco
Iberostar Te 60% Apr.28 Umana VE
Next Round Schedule

Game 2 (Finals)

Nanterre Apr.25 Chalon 58%
ProA Round 25: Pau-Lacq-Orthez is upset by Paris-Levallois - Apr 3, 2017


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The game between second ranked Pau-Lacq-Orthez (18-7) and sixth ranked Paris-Levallois (16-9) was the most important one in the last round on Sunday night. Pau-Lacq-Orthez was crushed by Paris-Levallois in Levallois 86-64. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Pau-Lacq-Orthez. The hosts trailed by 1 point at the halftime before their 47-24 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Paris-Levallois made 17-of-19 free shots (89.5 percent) during the game. Paris-Levallois outrebounded Pau-Lacq-Orthez 33-19 including 25 on the defensive glass. American guard Jason Rich (191-86) fired 21 points and 5 assists for the winners. The former international center Vincent Poirier (210-93) chipped in 16 points and 7 rebounds (made all of his ten free throws !!!). The former international center Alain Koffi (207-83, agency: BeoBasket) produced 19 points for lost side. Paris-Levallois have a solid series of four victories in a row. They moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Strasbourg. Pau-Lacq-Orthez at the other side keeps the second position with seven games lost. They share it with Chalon. Paris-Levallois is looking forward to face Strasbourg IG (#6) on the road in the next round. Pau-Lacq-Orthez will play against Le Portel (#9) and is hoping to win this game.
Leader Monaco delivered the twenty second victory. This time they crushed 7th ranked Gravelines-Dunkerque (14-11) 92-72. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Gravelines-Dunkerque. Worth to mention a great performance of American-Bosnian guard Zack Wright (191-85, college: Central Mo.) who helped to win the game recording 16 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists and 5 steals (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field). Dee Bost contributed with 15 points and 10 assists for the winners. American forward Richard Solomon (208-92, college: California, agency: Pensack Sports) answered with 15 points and 7 rebounds for Gravelines-Dunkerque. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Monaco have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain first place with 22-3 record. Gravelines-Dunkerque at the other side keeps the seventh position with 11 games lost. Monaco will play against ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket (#8) at home in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Gravelines-Dunkerque will play against Le Mans and hopes to get back on the winning track.
We should mention about the upset which took place in Cholet, where higher ranked Le Mans (11-14) was outleveled in a road game by fifteenth ranked Cholet Basket (9-16) 78-58 on Sunday. Ilian Evtimov stepped up and scored 24 points for the winners. At the losing side Shannon Shorter responded with 12 points. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Cholet Basket moved-up to thirteenth place, which they share with Chalons-Reims and Hyeres-Toulon. Loser Le Mans keeps the tenth position with 14 games lost. They share it with Limoges. Cholet Basket will meet Entente Orleans 45 (#17) on the road in the next round. Le Mans will play against Gravelines-Dunkerque (#7) and hope to secure a win.

Other games of round 25 were quite predictable and ended without any surprises. Here they are:
Hyeres-Toulon was defeated by ASVEL in Villeurbanne 73-59. Bottom-ranked Nancy was beaten by Nanterre at home 73-78. Orleans was destroyed by Le Portel on the opponent's court 85-63. Dijon outscored Limoges in a home game 93-74. Strasbourg rolled over Chalons-Reims on the road 79-58. Antibes was defeated by Chalon on its own court 74-87.
The best stats of 25th round was 28 points and 5 rebounds by Brion Rush of Nancy.

ASVEL - Hyeres-Toulon 73-59

There was no surprise when 13th ranked Hyeres-Toulon (9-16) was defeated on the road by eighth ranked ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket (13-12) 73-59 on Monday. The game was mostly controlled by ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket. Hyeres-Toulon managed to win third quarter 20-14. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Hyeres-Toulon 38-27 including 30 on the defensive glass. ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket looked well-organized offensively handing out 27 assists. American center Darryl Watkins (211-84, college: Syracuse, agency: Inception Sports) stepped up and scored 18 points and 8 rebounds (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field) for the winners and U.S. Virgin Islands-Puerto Rican point guard Walter Hodge (183-86, college: Florida) chipped in 12 points and 9 assists. Four ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket players scored in double figures. At the losing side American swingman Trevis Simpson (193-91, college: NC-Greensboro, agency: Three Eye Sports) responded with 15 points and the other American import swingman Ryan Evans (203-90, college: Wisconsin) scored 11 points and 6 rebounds. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Defending champion maintains eighth place with 13-12 record. Hyeres-Toulon lost seventh consecutive game. They keep the thirteenth position with 16 games lost. They share it with Cholet and Chalons-Reims. ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket will meet league's leader Monaco on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Hyeres-Toulon will play against Olympique Antibes (#16) and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Hyeres-Toulon: T.Simpson 15+3reb+1ast, R.Evans 11+6reb+1ast, M.Acker 8+3ast, F.Prenom 8+1reb+1ast, I.Joseph Udanoh 5+6reb+2ast, D.Michineau 4+2reb+3ast
ASVEL: D.Watkins 18+8reb+2ast, W.Hodge 12+2reb+9ast, D.Nelson 10+6reb+5ast, B.Sy 10+2reb+1ast, C.Kahudi 9+2reb+2ast, D.Andersen 8+9reb+3ast
gschID: 486036


Cholet - Le Mans 78-58

We should mention about the upset which took place in Cholet, where higher ranked Le Mans (11-14) was outleveled in a road game by fifteenth ranked Cholet Basket (9-16) 78-58 on Sunday. The game without a history. Cholet Basket led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. It was a great shooting night for Cholet Basket especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 55.6 percentage. The former international forward Ilian Evtimov (201-83, college: N.Carolina St.) stepped up and scored 24 points for the winners and the former international point guard Jonathan Rousselle (187-90) chipped in 10 points and 9 assists. Four Cholet Basket players scored in double figures. At the losing side American guard Shannon Shorter (193-89, college: N.Texas) responded with 12 points and naturalized Ivorian guard Pape-Philippe Amagou (186-85, agency: BeoBasket) scored 9 points and 4 assists. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Cholet Basket moved-up to thirteenth place, which they share with Chalons-Reims and Hyeres-Toulon. Loser Le Mans keeps the tenth position with 14 games lost. They share it with Limoges. Cholet Basket will meet Entente Orleans 45 (#17) on the road in the next round. Le Mans will play against Gravelines-Dunkerque (#7) and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Le Mans: S.Shorter 12+2reb, M.Yarou 9+3reb+1ast, P.Amagou 9+1reb+4ast, M.Gelabale 7+2reb, L.Konate 5+1reb+1ast, P.Cornelie 4+2reb
Cholet: I.Evtimov 24+3reb, J.Rousselle 10+3reb+9ast, M.Williams 10+1reb+3ast, J.Boutsiele 10+5reb, I.Almeida 8+5reb+1ast, M.Rhett 8+2reb+1ast
gschID: 486038


Paris-Levallois - Pau-Lacq-Orthez 86-64

The game between second ranked Pau-Lacq-Orthez (18-7) and sixth ranked Paris-Levallois (16-9) was the most important one in the last round on Sunday night. Pau-Lacq-Orthez was crushed by Paris-Levallois in Levallois 86-64. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Pau-Lacq-Orthez. The hosts trailed by 1 point at the halftime before their 47-24 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Paris-Levallois made 17-of-19 free shots (89.5 percent) during the game. Paris-Levallois outrebounded Pau-Lacq-Orthez 33-19 including 25 on the defensive glass. American guard Jason Rich (191-86) fired 21 points and 5 assists for the winners. The former international center Vincent Poirier (210-93) chipped in 16 points and 7 rebounds (made all of his ten free throws !!!). Four Paris-Levallois players scored in double figures. The former international center Alain Koffi (207-83, agency: BeoBasket) produced 19 points and American point guard DJ Cooper (183-90, college: Ohio) added 5 points, 6 rebounds and 9 assists respectively for lost side. Paris-Levallois have a solid series of four victories in a row. They moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Strasbourg. Pau-Lacq-Orthez at the other side keeps the second position with seven games lost. They share it with Chalon. Paris-Levallois is looking forward to face Strasbourg IG (#6) on the road in the next round. Pau-Lacq-Orthez will play against Le Portel (#9) and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Pau-Lacq-Orthez: A.Koffi 19+1reb+1ast, V.Chikoko 12+2reb+1ast, T.Dean 8+1reb+2ast, Y.Bokolo 7+1reb+3ast, D.Agbelese 6+4reb, D.Cooper 5+6reb+9ast
Paris-Levallois: J.Rich 21+2reb+5ast, V.Poirier 16+7reb, M.N'Doye 16+2reb+1ast, L.Sane 15+3reb, C.Eliezer-Vanerot 8+3reb+1ast, T.Harris 6+2reb+1ast
gschID: 486037


Gravelines - Monaco 72-92

Leader Monaco delivered the twenty second victory. This time they crushed 7th ranked Gravelines-Dunkerque (14-11) 92-72. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Gravelines-Dunkerque. The game without a history. Monaco led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 58 of its points in the paint compared to Gravelines-Dunkerque's 30. Monaco had a 28-17 advantage in offensive rebounds. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 25 assists. Worth to mention a great performance of American-Bosnian guard Zack Wright (191-85, college: Central Mo.) who helped to win the game recording 16 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists and 5 steals (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field). American-Bulgarian point guard Dee Bost (188-89, college: Mississippi St., agency: BeoBasket) contributed with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 10 assists for the winners. American forward Richard Solomon (208-92, college: California, agency: Pensack Sports) answered with 15 points and 7 rebounds and the other American import guard Justin Cobbs (191-91, college: California, agency: Pensack Sports) added 14 points and 6 assists in the effort for Gravelines-Dunkerque. Five Gravelines-Dunkerque players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Monaco have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain first place with 22-3 record. Gravelines-Dunkerque at the other side keeps the seventh position with 11 games lost. Monaco will play against ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket (#8) at home in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Gravelines-Dunkerque will play against Le Mans and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Gravelines: R.Solomon 15+7reb, J.Cobbs 14+2reb+6ast, K.Gibson 13+4reb+2ast, S.Henry 10+2reb+2ast, Q.Serron 10+1reb+2ast, M.Keita 3
Monaco: Z.Wright 16+7reb+4ast, D.Bost 15+2reb+10ast, S.Gladyr 11+1reb+3ast, J.Aboudou 11+3reb, B.Fofana 10+1reb, B.Davies 9+10reb
gschID: 486039


Nancy - Nanterre 73-78

No shocking result in a game when fourth ranked JSF Nanterre (17-8) defeated on the road bottom-ranked Sluc Nancy (6-19) 78-73 on Saturday. The guests trailed by 8 points after first quarter, but they rallied back and won the game by 5 points. Strangely Sluc Nancy outrebounded JSF Nanterre 52-31 including a 24-7 advantage in offensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. Mathias Lessort (205-95) stepped up and scored 20 points and 9 rebounds for the winners and German point guard Heiko Schaffartzik (183-84) chipped in 18 points and 9 assists. Four JSF Nanterre players scored in double figures. At the losing side American-Montenegrin point guard Brion Rush (186-84, college: Grambling St., agency: Three Eye Sports) responded with 28 points and 5 rebounds and Canadian-Italian power forward Marc Trasolini (206-90, college: Santa Clara) produced a double-double by scoring 14 points and 13 rebounds. JSF Nanterre maintains fourth place with 17-8 record. Loser Sluc Nancy stay at the bottom position with 19 games lost. JSF Nanterre will meet at home JDA Dijon (#12) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Sluc Nancy will play against Limoges CSP Elite (#10) and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Nancy: B.Rush 28+5reb+2ast, M.Trasolini 14+13reb, B.Sene 9+2reb+1ast, A.Urtasun 8+5reb+6ast, D.Hunt 7+14reb+4ast, D.Mallet 3+2ast
Nanterre: M.Lessort 20+9reb, H.Schaffartzik 18+1reb+9ast, C.Warren 17+1reb+7ast, H.Invernizzi 12+6reb, J.Morency 6+8reb+3ast, B.Conklin 3+1reb
gschID: 486040


Le Portel - Orleans 85-63

Very expected game when 17th ranked Entente Orleans 45 (7-18) was rolled over on the road by ninth ranked Le Portel (12-13) 85-63 on Friday. The game was mostly controlled by Le Portel. Entente Orleans 45 managed to win second period 19-17. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. American center Jakim Donaldson (204-83, college: Edinboro) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 12 points and 10 rebounds for the winners and guard Benoit Mangin (191-88) chipped in 14 points and 5 assists. Five Le Portel players scored in double figures. Le Portel's coach Eric Girard felt very confident that he used 10 players saving starting five for next games. At the losing side Montenegrin Nemanja Milosevic (204-87, college: W.Kentucky, agency: 011 Sports) responded with 13 points and 7 rebounds and American point guard Kyle McAlarney (183-87, college: Notre Dame) scored 20 points. Le Portel maintains ninth place with 12-13 record. Loser Entente Orleans 45 dropped to the sixteenth position with 18 games lost. They share it with Antibes. Le Portel will meet higher ranked Pau-Lacq-Orthez (#3) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Entente Orleans 45 will play against Cholet Basket (#15) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Orleans: K.McAlarney 20+1reb, J.Prince 15+3reb+2ast, N.Milosevic 13+7reb+3ast, G.Olaseni 9+9reb, L.Loubaki 2+1reb+1ast, A.Eito 2+3reb+4ast
Le Portel: J.Begarin 15+3reb+3ast, B.Mangin 14+2reb+5ast, D.Dorsey 13+1reb+1ast, J.Donaldson 12+10reb+2ast, F.Hassell 12+5reb+3ast, L.Goulbourne 12+4reb+1ast
gschID: 486035


Dijon - Limoges 93-74

There was a small surprise when thirteenth ranked JDA Dijon (10-15) outscored at home 11th ranked Limoges CSP Elite (11-14) 93-74 on Friday. The game was mostly controlled by JDA Dijon. Limoges CSP Elite managed to win second period 24-13. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. JDA Dijon made 21-of-25 free shots (84.0 percent) during the game. American forward Isaiah Miles (201-94, college: St.Joseph's) stepped up and scored 25 points and 5 rebounds (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field) for the winners and his fellow American import guard Ryan Brooks (193-88, college: Temple) chipped in 25 points and 4 assists (perfect from the field making all nine shots !!!). At the losing side Slovenian guard Klemen Prepelic (191-92) responded with 15 points and American point guard DaShaun Wood (185-85, college: Wright St., agency: Inception Sports) scored 13 points and 4 assists. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. JDA Dijon moved-up to twelfth place. Limoges CSP Elite lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the tenth position with 14 games lost. They share it with Le Mans. JDA Dijon will meet higher ranked JSF Nanterre (#4) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Limoges CSP Elite will play against Sluc Nancy (#18) and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Limoges: K.Prepelic 15+3reb+3ast, D.Wood 13+3reb+4ast, C.Fair 11+4reb, W.Buford 10+4reb+1ast, O.Camara 8+4reb+3ast, J.Randle 7+5ast
Dijon: I.Miles 25+5reb+1ast, R.Brooks 25+1reb+4ast, B.Peterson 14+3reb+1ast, D.Holston 13+1reb+8ast, J.Alingue 5+6reb+3ast, G.Gajovic 5+2reb+1ast
gschID: 486034


Chalons-Reims - Strasbourg 58-79

Not a big story in a game when 12th ranked Chalons-Reims (9-16) was outplayed at home by sixth ranked Strasbourg IG (16-9) 79-58 on Friday. The game was mostly controlled by Strasbourg IG. Chalons-Reims managed to win second period 17-14. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The former international guard Paul Lacombe (195-90, agency: BeoBasket) stepped up and scored 12 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists and 5 steals for the winners and the former international forward Jeremy Leloup (202-87) chipped in 15 points. At the losing side American swingman Mark Payne (203-88, college: Cal-Davis) responded with 9 points, 6 rebounds and 9 assists (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field) and Dutch center Nicolas de-Jong (210-88) scored 15 points and 5 rebounds. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Strasbourg IG have an impressive series of six victories in a row. They moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Paris-Levallois. Loser Chalons-Reims dropped to the thirteenth position with 16 games lost. They share it with Cholet and Hyeres-Toulon. Strasbourg IG will meet at home Paris-Levallois (#5) in the next round. Chalons-Reims will play against the league's second-placed Chalon/Saor (#2) and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Chalons-Reims: N.de Jong 15+5reb, M.Souleyman Diabate 11+1reb+2ast, M.Payne 9+6reb+9ast, A.Lawrence 8+2reb+1ast, A.Young 6+1reb+1ast, M.Vasl 3+1reb+1ast
Strasbourg: J.Leloup 15+1reb, P.Lacombe 12+6reb+4ast, E.Murphy 12+2reb, M.Jaiteh 10+6reb, R.Travis 8+5reb+2ast, E.Walker 7+2reb+5ast
gschID: 486033


Antibes - Chalon 74-87

Everything went according to plan when third ranked Chalon/Saor (18-7) won against on the road 16th ranked Olympique Antibes (7-18) 87-74 on Friday. The guests trailed by 6 points at the halftime before their 45-26 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. American point guard John Roberson (180-88, college: Texas Tech) stepped up and scored 18 points and 9 assists for the winners and swingman Axel Bouteille (201-95) chipped in 17 points and 10 rebounds. Five Chalon/Saor players scored in double figures. At the losing side Isaia Cordinier (194-96) responded with 13 points and 9 rebounds and American-Nigerian center Chris Otule (211-90, college: Marquette) scored 19 points and 6 rebounds. Olympique Antibes' coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Chalon/Saor moved-up to second place, which they share with Pau-Lacq-Orthez. Olympique Antibes lost fifth consecutive game. They keep the sixteenth position with 18 games lost. They share it with Orleans. Chalon/Saor will meet at home Chalons-Reims (#13) in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Olympique Antibes will play against Hyeres-Toulon and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Antibes: C.Otule 19+6reb, I.Cordinier 13+9reb+3ast, W.Solomon 9+2reb+2ast, T.Blue 8+3reb+4ast, M.Kouguere 8+2reb, J.Tornato 6+4reb
Chalon: J.Roberson 18+1reb+9ast, A.Bouteille 17+10reb, C.Clark 13+7reb+1ast, J.Nzeulie 11+5reb+4ast, M.Fall 10+4reb+3ast, L.Harris 10
gschID: 486032


  




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