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Last:6/4/2017
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 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
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 2. Quimper 24-10 
 3. Souffel 23-11 
 4. GET Vosges 21-13 
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 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
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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 
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 5. Union Tours 14-8 
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 10. Pornic 9-13 
 11. USV Re Basket 9-13 
 12. Angers EOSL 8-14 
 13. Reze 4-18 
 14. Chateauroux 0-21 
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 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 
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 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 
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 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
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 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
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 1. Chalon 5-1 
 2. Gaziantep 5-1 
 3. Sodertalje 1-5 
 4. Targu Mures 1-5 
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 1. Demir IBB 5-1 
 2. Antwerp 4-2 
 3. Gravelines 2-4 
 4. Prievidza 1-5 
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 1. Telekom Bsk 5-1 
 2. Vytautas 4-2 
 3. Oberwart 2-4 
 4. Apoel 1-5 
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 1. Kormend 4-2 
 2. Nanterre 4-2 
 3. Tsmoki-Minsk 3-3 
 4. Bnei Hertzeliyya 1-5 
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 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 
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 4. Gibson, Gravelines16.8 
 5. Roberson, Chalon16.1 
 6. Rush, Nancy15.9 
 7. Prepelic, Limoges15.8 
 8. Young, Chalons-.14.8 
 9. Warren, Nanterre14.4 
 10. Dorsey, Le Portel14.3 
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 Louis LABEYRIE
  Paris-Le.
  (209-C/F-92)
  Avg: 8.7
 1. Labeyrie, Paris-Le.8.7 
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  Pau-Lacq.
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 7. Bost, Monaco5.3 
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 9. Warren, Nanterre4.5 
 10. Payne, Chalons-.4.4 
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 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. Grant, Dijon1.6 
 9. Campbell, Paris-Le.1.6 
 10. Henry, Gravelines1.4 
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  Chalon
  (218-C-92)
  Avg: 2
 1. Fall, Chalon2.0 
 2. Fofana, Monaco1.3 
 3. Uter, AS.1.1 
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 5. Otule, Antibes1.0 
 6. Lessort, Nanterre1.0 
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ProB Round 27: Lille Metropole is defeated by Nantes - Apr 10, 2017


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There was no lack of interesting games this round. The round ended with favorites losing the games and games ending by tiny margin.

The game between third ranked Lille Metropole (16-11) and eleventh ranked Nantes (13-14) was the most important one in the last round on Friday night. Lille Metropole was defeated by Nantes in a tough game in Nantes 66-75. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 20-12. But Lille Metropole won second period 17-12. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Nantes looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. It was a great evening for American-British power forward Laurence Ekperigin (200-88, college: Le Moyne) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 12 rebounds. Swingman Valentin Bigote (196-92) helped adding 24 points. The best for the losing side was Austrian Luka Asceric (202-97) with 14 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists. Nantes moved-up to tenth place, which they share with Denain. Lille Metropole at the other side keeps the third position with 11 games lost. Nantes is looking forward to face Denain Voltaire (#11) on the road in the next round. Lille Metropole will play against ADA Blois (#6) and is hoping to win this game.
Very important is a road loss of second ranked Provence Basket (18-9) against fifteenth ranked Aix-Maurienne (11-16) on Friday night. Visiting Provence Basket was defeated by Aix-Maurienne in Aix-les-Bains 79-67. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Provence Basket. It was an exceptional evening for Gambian forward Moses Sonko (196-83, college: Co.Carolina, agency: HMS) who led the winners and scored 16 points and 6 rebounds. Andre Williamson accounted for 16 points. American center Brad Waldow (208-91, college: St.Mary's, CA) came up with 18 points and 5 rebounds for Provence Basket in the defeat. Provence Basket's coach Remi Giutta rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Aix-Maurienne maintains fifteenth place with 11-16 record. Provence Basket at the other side keeps the second position with nine games lost. Aix-Maurienne will play against higher ranked Boulazac Basket (#7) at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Provence Basket will play against ALM Evreux (#5) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Bottom-ranked JA Vichy managed to get a tenth victory on Saturday night. This time they outleveled fourth-ranked Charleville-Mezieres 83-61. It's especially surprising that the victory came too easily and 22-point difference suggests that JA Vichy is in a good shape to leave the bottom place. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Charleville-Mezieres. The best player for the winners was Dustin Ware who scored 20 points, 5 assists and 4 steals. At the other side the best for losing team was Mohamed Kone who recorded 9 points and 11 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. JA Vichy (10-17) moved-up to sixteenth place, which they share with Boulogne and St Chamond. Loser Charleville-Mezieres keeps the fourth position with 12 games lost. They share it with Evreux. JA Vichy will meet league's leader JL Bourg on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Charleville-Mezieres will play against Saint-Quentin and hope to secure a win.
ProB top team - JL Bourg (19-8) managed to deliver another win. This time they beat seventeenth ranked Saint Chamond (10-17) 77-66. It was a good game for Youssou Ndoye who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 14 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). JL Bourg's coach Savo Vucevic allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. JL Bourg maintains first place with 19-8 record. Saint Chamond lost fourth consecutive game. They dropped to the sixteenth position with 17 games lost. JL Bourg's next round opponent will be bottom-ranked JA Vichy (#18) at home which should be an easy win for them. Saint Chamond will play against SPO Rouen and hope to win that game.
Important game to mention about took place in Saint-Quentin. Fourteenth ranked Saint-Quentin (12-15) saved a 1-point victory at home edging higher ranked Denain Voltaire (13-14) 70-69 on Sunday evening. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Denain Voltaire. It was a great evening for Ryan Rhoomes who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 12 points and 12 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Saint-Quentin moved-up to thirteenth place. Loser Denain Voltaire keeps the tenth position with 14 games lost. Saint-Quentin will face higher ranked Charleville-Mezieres (#4) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.

There were no shocking results in the rest of the games of round 27: Rouen won against Poitiers on the opponent's court 90-81. Roanne managed to outperform Le Havre in a home game 69-62. Boulogne recorded a loss to Evreux on the road 86-76.

St Quentin - Denain 70-69

Important game to mention about took place in Saint-Quentin. Fourteenth ranked Saint-Quentin (12-15) saved a 1-point victory at home edging higher ranked Denain Voltaire (13-14) 70-69 on Sunday evening. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Denain Voltaire. The hosts were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. They outrebounded Denain Voltaire 39-28 including 28 on the defensive glass. It was a great evening for American center Ryan Rhoomes (203-92, college: Fordham) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 12 points and 12 rebounds. Canadian point guard Hernst Laroche (185-89, college: N.Mexico St., agency: HMS) helped adding 21 points. The best for the losing side was power forward Jerome Cazenobe (203-89) with 17 points and 9 rebounds and naturalized American guard Terry Tarpey (196-94, college: William & Mary) scored 16 points and 8 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Saint-Quentin moved-up to thirteenth place. Loser Denain Voltaire keeps the tenth position with 14 games lost. Saint-Quentin will face higher ranked Charleville-Mezieres (#4) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Top scorers:
St Quentin: H.Laroche 21+3reb+2ast, P.Drouault 19+3reb+2ast, R.Rhoomes 12+12reb+2ast, A.Charles 5+1reb, M.Mutuale 4+5reb+2ast, D.Williams 3+2ast
Denain: J.Cazenobe 17+9reb+1ast, T.Tarpey 16+8reb+2ast, B.Gillet 15+1ast, D.Harris 9+2reb, C.Abouo 7+1reb, Y.Smock 2+3reb+1ast
gschID: 484511


Vichy Clermont - Charleville 83-61

Bottom-ranked JA Vichy managed to get a tenth victory on Saturday night. This time they outleveled fourth-ranked Charleville-Mezieres 83-61. It's especially surprising that the victory came too easily and 22-point difference suggests that JA Vichy is in a good shape to leave the bottom place. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Charleville-Mezieres. The best player for the winners was American point guard Dustin Ware (183-90, college: Georgia) who scored 20 points, 5 assists and 4 steals. Power forward Charles-Henri Bronchard (200-82, agency: Court Side) chipped in 14 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. Four JA Vichy players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was naturalized Ivorian center Mohamed Kone (211-81, college: Valparaiso) who recorded 9 points and 11 rebounds and American guard Jordan Fouse (201-94, college: Green Bay, agency: Three Eye Sports) added 6 points and 8 rebounds respectively. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. JA Vichy (10-17) moved-up to sixteenth place, which they share with Boulogne and St Chamond. Loser Charleville-Mezieres keeps the fourth position with 12 games lost. They share it with Evreux. JA Vichy will meet league's leader JL Bourg on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Charleville-Mezieres will play against Saint-Quentin and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Vichy Clermont: D.Ware 20+3reb+5ast, C.Bronchard 14+7reb+5ast, R.Morency 12+3reb+1ast, C.Ona-Embo 11+2reb+1ast, D.Denave 9+8reb+6ast, J.Cole 8+5reb
Charleville: M.Hermannsson 10+1reb+3ast, M.Kone 9+11reb+1ast, V.Mukuna 8+2reb, W.Mensah 8+1reb+1ast, S.Saumont 7+1reb+1ast, W.Brown 7+7reb
gschID: 484513


Poitiers - Rouen 81-90

There was an upset when higher ranked Poitiers (14-13) was defeated at home by twelfth ranked SPO Rouen (12-14) 90-81 on Saturday. Poitiers was trailing by 4 points at halftime but managed to get 3-point lead after three quarters before a 27-15 charge of SPO Rouen, which allowed them to win the game. They made 18-of-23 free shots (78.3 percent) during the game. SPO Rouen forced 19 Poitiers turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 26 assists. It was a great evening for American-Bahamas forward Jonathan Fairell (201-93, college: Murray St., agency: Duran International) who led his team to a victory scoring 26 points and 6 rebounds (on 11-of-13 shooting from the field). Icelandic Haukur Palsson (197-92, college: Maryland) helped adding 21 points and 8 assists. The best for the losing side was Senegalese center Youssoupha Fall (221-95) with a double-double by scoring 23 points and 12 rebounds (on 10-of-12 shooting from the field) and American point guard Jay Threatt (180-89, college: Delaware St.) scored 16 points, 6 assists and 4 steals. Poitiers' coach Rudy Nelhomme tested ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. SPO Rouen maintains twelfth place with 12-14 record. Loser Poitiers keeps the eighth position with 13 games lost. SPO Rouen will face Saint Chamond (#17) at home in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game.
Top scorers:
Rouen: J.Fairell 26+6reb+1ast, H.Palsson 21+3reb+8ast, J.Woodard 13+7reb+5ast, G.Curier 9+5reb, S.Ho You Fat 6+4reb+4ast, D.Colter 5+4reb+4ast
Poitiers: Y.Fall 23+12reb+1ast, J.Threatt 16+2reb+6ast, M.Var 10+6reb, D.Reed 9+5reb+2ast, M.Joseph 6+2reb, J.Greer 5+4reb+1ast
gschID: 484509


St Chamond - Bourg 66-77

ProB top team - JL Bourg (19-8) managed to deliver another win. This time they beat seventeenth ranked Saint Chamond (10-17) 77-66. Saint Chamond was ahead by 3 points at the halftime before a 42-28 second half run of JL Bourg. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 27 assists. It was a good game for Senegalese center Youssou Ndoye (213-91, college: St.Bonaventure) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 14 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). American point guard Garrett Sim (188-90, college: Oregon) contributed with 16 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Four JL Bourg players scored in double figures. JL Bourg's coach Savo Vucevic allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. American guard BA Walker (184-84, college: VCU, agency: Inception Sports) answered with 12 points and 6 assists and naturalized Ivorian swingman Guy-Landry Edi (202-88, college: Gonzaga, agency: Promotex) added 8 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for Saint Chamond. JL Bourg maintains first place with 19-8 record. Saint Chamond lost fourth consecutive game. They dropped to the sixteenth position with 17 games lost. JL Bourg's next round opponent will be bottom-ranked JA Vichy (#18) at home which should be an easy win for them. Saint Chamond will play against SPO Rouen and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Bourg: Z.Peacock 16+3reb+5ast, Y.Ndoye 16+14reb+3ast, G.Sim 16+5reb+3ast, T.Kyzlink 13+6reb+4ast, P.Pelos 7+1reb+1ast, M.Courby 7+2reb+3ast
St Chamond: S.Gombauld 12+3reb, B.Walker 12+1reb+6ast, J.Hoyaux 10+2ast, G.Landry Edi 8+7reb+3ast, J.Rinna 7+6reb+2ast, M.Guichard 6+4reb+6ast
gschID: 484512


Roanne - Le Havre 69-62

There was a surprise result when fourteenth ranked Chorale de Roanne (11-15) defeated at home higher ranked STB Le Havre (14-13) 69-62 on Friday. The hosts were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. Chorale de Roanne forced 21 STB Le Havre turnovers. It was a great evening for American forward Joe Burton (201-90, college: Oregon St.) who led his team to a victory scoring 20 points and 9 rebounds. Point guard Arthur Rozenfeld (178-95) helped adding 11 points and 7 rebounds. The best for the losing side was Nigerian power forward Dinma Odiakosa (203-85, college: Illinois St., agency: Inception Sports) with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 10 rebounds and naturalized American Nicholas Pope (196-84, college: Oklah.Baptist) scored 12 points. Both coaches tested many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Chorale de Roanne maintains fourteenth place with 11-15 record. Loser STB Le Havre dropped to the eighth position with 13 games lost. Chorale de Roanne will face SO Maritime Boulogne (#16) in Boulogne-sur-Mer in the next round.
Top scorers:
Roanne: J.Burton 20+9reb+3ast, A.Rozenfeld 11+7reb+3ast, C.Cavallo 10+5reb+3ast, A.Kanervo 7+2reb+2ast, M.Nuutinen 6+4reb, R.Nelson 6+1reb+2ast
Le Havre: D.Odiakosa 14+10reb, N.Pope 12+2reb+2ast, F.Paschal 11+2reb, B.King 9+2reb+4ast, Y.Morin 5+8reb+1ast, J.Greene 4+3reb+4ast
gschID: 484510


Nantes - Lille 75-66

The game between third ranked Lille Metropole (16-11) and eleventh ranked Nantes (13-14) was the most important one in the last round on Friday night. Lille Metropole was defeated by Nantes in a tough game in Nantes 66-75. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 20-12. But Lille Metropole won second period 17-12. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Nantes looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. It was a great evening for American-British power forward Laurence Ekperigin (200-88, college: Le Moyne) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 12 rebounds. Swingman Valentin Bigote (196-92) helped adding 24 points. The best for the losing side was Austrian Luka Asceric (202-97) with 14 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists and Cameroonian center Junior MBida (204-90) scored 10 points. Nantes moved-up to tenth place, which they share with Denain. Lille Metropole at the other side keeps the third position with 11 games lost. Nantes is looking forward to face Denain Voltaire (#11) on the road in the next round. Lille Metropole will play against ADA Blois (#6) and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Nantes: V.Bigote 24+3reb+2ast, L.Ekperigin 15+12reb+3ast, C.McKnight 11+8reb+2ast, K.Mitchell 8+3reb+7ast, R.Kuksiks 7+6reb, V.Fofana 7+6reb+4ast
Lille: L.Asceric 14+5reb+6ast, M.Queta 11+4reb, J.MBida 10+3reb+2ast, J.Traore 8+6reb+1ast, P.Duwiquet 8+1reb+3ast, B.Pamba-Juille 7+1reb+5ast
gschID: 484508


Evreux - Boulogne 86-76

Not a big story in a game when 16th ranked SO Maritime Boulogne (10-17) was defeated on the road by ninth ranked ALM Evreux (15-12) 86-76 on Friday. The hosts trailed by 4 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 9-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 86-76. ALM Evreux outrebounded SO Maritime Boulogne 40-25 including 18 on the offensive glass. It was a great evening for American point guard Corin Henry (178-88, college: Tarleton St., agency: Octagon Europe) who led his team to a victory scoring 17 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists. Lamine Kante (200-87) helped adding 13 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. The best for the losing side was American guard Teddy Gipson (191-80, college: Arkansas) with 23 points and 5 assists and the other American import power forward Germain Jordan (198-86, college: Dillard) scored 13 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists. Five ALM Evreux and four SO Maritime Boulogne players scored in double figures. ALM Evreux have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Charleville. Loser SO Maritime Boulogne keeps the sixteenth position with 17 games lost. ALM Evreux will face league's second-placed Provence Basket in Fos-sur-Mer in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. SO Maritime Boulogne will play at home against Chorale de Roanne (#14) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Evreux: C.Henry 17+7reb+6ast, C.Walker 16+3reb+2ast, R.Dibo 13+5reb, B.Pinault 13+2reb+3ast, L.Kante 13+7reb+4ast, P.Beye 8+7reb
Boulogne: T.Gipson 23+2reb+5ast, W.de Jong 15+2reb+2ast, G.Jordan 13+8reb+6ast, A.Michel Jean-Baptiste 10+4reb+4ast, K.Moendadze 9+3reb, X.Corosine 6
gschID: 484507


Maurienne - Provence Basket 79-67

Very important is a road loss of second ranked Provence Basket (18-9) against fifteenth ranked Aix-Maurienne (11-16) on Friday night. Visiting Provence Basket was defeated by Aix-Maurienne in Aix-les-Bains 79-67. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Provence Basket. The game was mostly controlled by Aix-Maurienne. Provence Basket was better in fourth quarter 18-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Provence Basket was plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. It was an exceptional evening for Gambian forward Moses Sonko (196-83, college: Co.Carolina, agency: HMS) who led the winners and scored 16 points and 6 rebounds. American forward Andre Williamson (202-89, college: Appalachian St.) accounted for 16 points for the winning side. Four Aix-Maurienne players scored in double figures. American center Brad Waldow (208-91, college: St.Mary's, CA) came up with 18 points and 5 rebounds and swingman Raphael Desroses (199-80) added 10 points and 5 rebounds respectively for Provence Basket in the defeat. Provence Basket's coach Remi Giutta rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Aix-Maurienne maintains fifteenth place with 11-16 record. Provence Basket at the other side keeps the second position with nine games lost. Aix-Maurienne will play against higher ranked Boulazac Basket (#7) at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Provence Basket will play against ALM Evreux (#5) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Maurienne: M.Sonko 16+6reb+1ast, A.Williamson 16+4reb+2ast, K.Atamna 13+4reb+3ast, P.Dambrauskas 13+3reb+3ast, R.Rice 8+3reb+3ast, R.Dardaine 5+4reb+1ast
Provence Basket: B.Waldow 18+5reb, R.Desroses 10+5reb+1ast, L.Vebobe 8+3reb, D.Obasohan 7+4reb+2ast, S.Hernandez 6+3reb, A.Broussard 6+4reb+3ast
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