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ProA Standings
 1. Antibes 0-0 
 2. ASVEL 0-0 
 3. Boulazac 0-0 
 4. Bourg 0-0 
 5. Chalon 0-0 
 6. Chalons-Reims 0-0 
 7. Cholet 0-0 
 8. Dijon 0-0 
 9. Gravelines 0-0 
 10. Hyeres-Toulon 0-0 
 11. Le Mans 0-0 
 12. Le Portel 0-0 
 13. Limoges 0-0 
 14. Monaco 0-0 
 15. Nanterre 0-0 
 16. Paris-Levallois 0-0 
 17. Pau-Lacq-Orthez 0-0 
 18. Strasbourg 0-0 
Last:7/20/2017
ProB Standings
 1. Aix-Maurienne 0-0 
 2. Blois 0-0 
 3. Caen 0-0 
 4. Charleville 0-0 
 5. Denain 0-0 
 6. Evreux 0-0 
 7. Fos-Provence 0-0 
 8. Le Havre 0-0 
 9. Lille 0-0 
 10. Nancy 0-0 
 11. Nantes 0-0 
 12. Orleans 0-0 
 13. Poitiers 0-0 
 14. Quimper 0-0 
 15. Roanne 0-0 
 16. Rouen 0-0 
 17. Saint-Chamond 0-0 
 18. Vichy Clermont 0-0 
Last:7/20/2017
NM1 Standings
 1. ALS Basket 0-0 
 2. Aubenas 0-0 
 3. Boulogne 0-0 
 4. Brissac-Aubance 0-0 
 5. CFBB 0-0 
 6. Challans 0-0 
 7. Chartres 0-0 
 8. GET Vosges 0-0 
 9. Gries/Oberhoffen 0-0 
 10. La Charite 0-0 
 11. Lorient 0-0 
 12. Lourdes 0-0 
 13. Orchies 0-0 
 14. RAC Basket 0-0 
 15. Saint-Quentin 0-0 
 16. SAP Vaucluse 0-0 
 17. Souffel 0-0 
 18. St Vallier 0-0 
Last:8/8/2017
U21 Standings
 1. Nancy 33-1 
 2. Limoges 24-10 
 3. Cholet 24-10 
 4. Pau-Lacq-Orthez 24-10 
 5. Hyeres-Toulon 24-10 
 6. Chalon/Saone 23-11 
 7. Nanterre 22-12 
 8. Gravelines 20-14 
 9. Strasbourg 20-14 
 10. Le Mans 16-18 
 11. Lyon-Villeurbanne 15-19 
 12. Dijon 15-19 
 13. Chalons-Reims 13-21 
 14. Orleans 10-24 
 15. Le Portel 9-25 
 16. Paris-Levallois 7-27 
 17. Antibes 4-30 
 18. Monaco 3-31 
Last:7/1/2017
NM2 Standings
Group A
 1. Beaujolais 0-0 
 2. Besancon 0-0 
 3. Cheruy 0-0 
 4. CTC Lyon 0-0 
 5. Feurs EF 0-0 
 6. Golfe Juan 0-0 
 7. Le Cannet 0-0 
 8. Le Puy 0-0 
 9. Lons-le-Saunier 0-0 
 10. Marseille 0-0 
 11. Montbrison 0-0 
 12. Ouest Lyonnais 0-0 
 13. Prisse Macon 0-0 
 14. Sapela 0-0 
Group B
 1. Bordeaux 0-0 
 2. Cognac 0-0 
 3. Dax-Gamarde 0-0 
 4. Gardonne 0-0 
 5. Garonne 0-0 
 6. La Rochelle 0-0 
 7. Marmande 0-0 
 8. Pays dOlonnes 0-0 
 9. Real Chalossais 0-0 
 10. Serrelous 0-0 
 11. Toulouse 0-0 
 12. USV Re Basket 0-0 
 13. Val DAbret 0-0 
 14. Valence 0-0 
Group C
 1. Angers EOSL 0-0 
 2. Berck 0-0 
 3. Calais 0-0 
 4. Cherbourg 0-0 
 5. Fougeres 0-0 
 6. Gravenchon 0-0 
 7. Juvisy 0-0 
 8. Laval 0-0 
 9. Poissy 0-0 
 10. Pornic 0-0 
 11. Rennes 0-0 
 12. Union Tours 0-0 
 13. Vanves 0-0 
 14. Vitre 0-0 
Group D
 1. Cergy-Pontoise 0-0 
 2. CTC Paris 0-0 
 3. Eveil Recy 0-0 
 4. Gennevilliers 0-0 
 5. Holtzheim 0-0 
 6. Joeuf Homecourt 0-0 
 7. Kaysersberg 0-0 
 8. Maubeuge 0-0 
 9. Metz-Ste Marie 0-0 
 10. Mulhouse 0-0 
 11. Pfastatt 0-0 
 12. Tourcoing 0-0 
 13. Tremblay 0-0 
 14. W.O.S.B. 0-0 
Last:8/1/2017
Basketball Champions League Standings
Group A
 1. Banco di Srd 0-0 
 2. Enisey 0-0 
 3. EWE Baskets 0-0 
 4. Hapoel Holon 0-0 
 5. Monaco 0-0 
 6. UCAM Murcia 0-0 
Group B
 1. Chalon 0-0 
 2. Gaziantep 0-0 
 3. Iberostar Tener. 0-0 
 4. Neptunas 0-0 
 5. PAOK 0-0 
 6. Ventspils 0-0 
Group C
 1. AEK Athens 0-0 
 2. Banvit BK 0-0 
 3. Bayreuth 0-0 
 4. Strasbourg 0-0 
 5. Umana VE 0-0 
 6. Un.Olimpija 0-0 
Group D
 1. Aris 0-0 
 2. Besiktas 0-0 
 3. CEZ Nymburk 0-0 
 4. Oostende 0-0 
 5. Scandone AV 0-0 
 6. Stelmet ZG 0-0 
Last:7/12/2017
FIBA Europe Cup Standings
 1. AEK 0-0 
 2. Balkan 0-0 
 3. Beroe 0-0 
 4. BK Pardubice 0-0 
 5. Bnei Hertzeliyya 0-0 
 6. Boras 0-0 
 7. CSU Sibiu 0-0 
 8. Demir IBB 0-0 
 9. Dnipro 0-0 
 10. Falco KC 0-0 
 11. FC Porto 0-0 
 12. Istanbul BBSK 0-0 
 13. Khimik 0-0 
 14. Kormend 0-0 
 15. KR 0-0 
 16. Le Portel 0-0 
 17. Mons-Hainaut 0-0 
 18. Nevezis 0-0 
 19. Oradea 0-0 
 20. Parma 0-0 
 21. Rabotnicki 0-0 
 22. Rilski 0-0 
 23. Sodertalje 0-0 
 24. Spirou 0-0 
 25. Stal Ostrow 0-0 
 26. Steaua CSM 0-0 
 27. Szolnok 0-0 
 28. Tartu Ulikool 0-0 
 29. Trabzonspor 0-0 
 30. Wuerzburg 0-0 
Last:8/8/2017
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Jason RICH
  Paris-Levallois
  (191-G-86)
  Avg: 17.5
 1. Rich, Paris-Levallois17.5 
 2. Clark, Chalon17.5 
 3. Cobbs, Gravelines16.9 
 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 
Rebounds Per Game
 Louis LABEYRIE
  Paris-Le.
  (209-C/F-92)
  Avg: 8.7
 1. Labeyrie, Paris-Le.8.7 
 2. Fall, Chalon8.3 
 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, Chalon6.6 
 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. Grant, Dijon1.6 
 9. Campbell, Paris-Le.1.6 
 10. Henry, Gravelines1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Moustapha FALL
  Chalon
  (218-C-92)
  Avg: 2
 1. Fall, Chalon2.0 
 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. Ibekwe, Chalon0.9 
 9. Jean-Charles, AS.0.9 
 10. Koffi, Pau-Lacq.0.8 

First Round Schedule
Antibes 57% Sep.23 Strasbourg
Chalon 57% Sep.23 Pau-Lacq-Ort
Dijon 57% Sep.23 Chalons-Reim
Hyeres-Toulo 57% Sep.23 Boulazac
Le Mans 57% Sep.23 Gravelines
Le Portel 57% Sep.23 Cholet
ASVEL 57% Sep.23 Limoges
Nanterre 57% Sep.23 Bourg
Paris-Levall 57% Sep.23 Monaco
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First Round Schedule
Blois 60% Oct.13 Fos-Provence
Denain 59% Oct.13 Poitiers
Lille 54% Oct.13 Caen
Nancy 53% Oct.13 Aix-Maurienn
Orleans 58% Oct.13 Vichy Clermo
Quimper 56% Oct.13 Le Havre
Roanne 55% Oct.13 Evreux
Saint-Chamon 54% Oct.13 Charleville
Nantes 58% Oct.13 Rouen
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First Round Schedule
RAC Basket 53% Sep.23 ALS Basket
Lorient 57% Sep.23 Lourdes
Souffel 56% Sep.23 La Charite
SAP Vauclus 54% Sep.23 Boulogne
Orchies 55% Sep.23 Challans
St Vallier 56% Sep.23 Saint-Quenti
Aubenas 60% Sep.23 GET Vosges
Chartres 58% Sep.23 Gries/Oberho
CFBB 56% Sep.23 Brissac-Auba
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First Round Schedule
Din.Tbilisi 50% Sep.19 Joventut
Keravnos 50% Sep.19 Avtodor
Bosna-Royal 50% Sep.19 Ludwigsburg
Karpos Sokol 50% Sep.19 TLU/Kalev
Groningen 50% Sep.19 Vytautas
Sigal Prisht 50% Sep.19 Tsmoki-Minsk
Kapfenberg 50% Sep.19 Benfica
BC Lulea 50% Sep.19 Antwerp
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First Round Schedule
Balkan 50% Sep.20 Oradea
Szolnok 50% Sep.20 Trabzonspor
Demir IBB 50% Sep.20 Dnipro
Boras 50% Sep.20 Kormend
CSU Sibiu 50% Sep.20 BK Pardubice
KR 50% Sep.20 Mons-Hainaut
Bnei Hertzel 50% Sep.20 Stal Ostrow
Nevezis 50% Sep.20 Rilski
Parma 50% Sep.20 Rabotnicki
Wuerzburg 50% Sep.20 Istanbul BB
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ProA Round 28: Monaco beats Pau-Lacq-Orthez in the most crucial game of the week - Apr 16, 2017


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The Regular Season in ProA is slowly approaching the end. But there may be still some important changes in the final standings in the last 6 rounds.

An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Pau. First ranked Monaco faced 3rd ranked Pau-Lacq-Orthez. Guests from Monaco (25-3) defeated host Pau-Lacq-Orthez (19-9) 85-73. The guests trailed by 4 points at the halftime before their 48-32 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Monaco forced 27 Pau-Lacq-Orthez turnovers. American-Bulgarian point guard Dee Bost (188-89, college: Mississippi St., agency: BeoBasket) fired 20 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. American center Brandon Davies (208-91, college: BYU) chipped in 15 points and 5 rebounds. Monaco's coach Zvezdan Mitrovic used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American point guard DJ Cooper (183-90, college: Ohio) produced a double-double by scoring 24 points, 5 rebounds, 17 assists and 4 steals for lost side. Monaco have an impressive six-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 25-3 record. Pau-Lacq-Orthez at the other side keeps the third place with nine games lost. They share the position with Strasbourg and Nanterre. Monaco are looking forward to face Limoges CSP Elite (#10) at home in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Pau-Lacq-Orthez will play against Gravelines-Dunkerque (#7) and is hoping to prove to their fans that the loss was just an accident.
Bottom-ranked Sluc Nancy managed to get a seventh victory, breaking the four-game losing streak. This time they won against seventh-ranked Gravelines-Dunkerque 83-72. Worth to mention a great performance of American center Elton Brown (206-83, college: Virginia) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 12 points, 17 rebounds and 7 assists. Brion Rush contributed with 15 points and 4 assists (made all of his seven free throws) for the winners. American forward Richard Solomon (208-92, college: California, agency: Pensack Sports) replied with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 12 rebounds for Gravelines-Dunkerque. Gravelines-Dunkerque's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Sluc Nancy maintains eighteenth position with 7-21 record. Gravelines-Dunkerque at the other side keeps the seventh place with 13 games lost. Sluc Nancy will play against higher ranked ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket (#9) at home in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Gravelines-Dunkerque will play against Pau-Lacq-Orthez and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Twelfth-ranked JDA Dijon (10-18) made lots of trouble for ninth ranked ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket (14-14) on Saturday. ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket managed to secure only one-point victory 74-73. However their fans expected easier game. Worth to mention a great performance of Walter Hodge who helped to win the game recording 19 points and 4 assists. ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket's coach J.D. Jackson allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. At the losing side David Holston responded with 30 points, 9 assists and 4 steals. Defending champion moved-up to eighth place, which they share with Limoges and Le Portel. JDA Dijon lost third consecutive game. They keep the twelfth position with 18 games lost. They share it with Cholet and Hyeres-Toulon. ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket will meet bottom-ranked Sluc Nancy (#18) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. JDA Dijon will play against the league's second-placed Chalon/Saor (#2) having rather not much hope for a victory.
The game with biggest result difference took place in Strasbourg. Local Strasbourg IG (19-9) beat 14th ranked Cholet Basket (10-18) 85-68. The winners were led by AJ Slaughter who scored that evening 12 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. Strasbourg IG's coach Vincent Collet allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Strasbourg IG have an impressive nine-game winning streak. They moved-up to third place, which they share with Pau-Lacq-Orthez and Nanterre. Cholet Basket at the other side dropped to the twelfth position with 18 games lost. Strasbourg IG's next round opponent will be Hyeres-Toulon (#13) on the road and are hoping to win another game. Cholet Basket will play against Chalons-Reims and hope to win that game.

Rest of the games of round 28 were quite predictable and ended without any surprises. Here they are:
Nanterre defeated Orleans in a road game 92-86. Limoges beat Le Mans at home 79-68. Le Portel lost to Chalon on the opponent's court 76-83. Paris-Levallois managed to outperform Hyeres-Toulon in a home game 88-84. Chalons-Reims recorded a loss to Antibes on the road 82-69.

Pau-Lacq-Orthez - Monaco 73-85

An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Pau. First ranked Monaco faced 3rd ranked Pau-Lacq-Orthez. Guests from Monaco (25-3) defeated host Pau-Lacq-Orthez (19-9) 85-73. The guests trailed by 4 points at the halftime before their 48-32 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Monaco forced 27 Pau-Lacq-Orthez turnovers. American-Bulgarian point guard Dee Bost (188-89, college: Mississippi St., agency: BeoBasket) fired 20 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. American center Brandon Davies (208-91, college: BYU) chipped in 15 points and 5 rebounds. Five Monaco players scored in double figures. Monaco's coach Zvezdan Mitrovic used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American point guard DJ Cooper (183-90, college: Ohio) produced a double-double by scoring 24 points, 5 rebounds, 17 assists and 4 steals and the former international center Alain Koffi (207-83, agency: BeoBasket) added 22 points and 8 rebounds respectively for lost side. Monaco have an impressive six-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 25-3 record. Pau-Lacq-Orthez at the other side keeps the third place with nine games lost. They share the position with Strasbourg and Nanterre. Monaco are looking forward to face Limoges CSP Elite (#10) at home in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Pau-Lacq-Orthez will play against Gravelines-Dunkerque (#7) and is hoping to prove to their fans that the loss was just an accident.
Top scorers:
Monaco: D.Bost 20+7reb+5ast, B.Ouattara 15, B.Davies 15+5reb+1ast, A.Sy 13+5reb+1ast, B.Fofana 13+5reb, T.Jeram 3+1reb+1ast
Pau-Lacq-Orthez: D.Cooper 24+5reb+17ast, A.Koffi 22+8reb, J.Mipoka 13+5reb, D.Agbelese 7+9reb+1ast, T.Dean 4+4reb, L.Cavaliere 3+8reb
gschID: 486066


Strasbourg - Cholet 85-68

The game with biggest result difference took place in Strasbourg. Local Strasbourg IG (19-9) beat 14th ranked Cholet Basket (10-18) 85-68. The game was mostly controlled by Strasbourg IG. Cholet Basket was better in third quarter 21-13. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when Strasbourg IG won last quarter 31-15. They dominated down low during the game scoring 52 of its points in the paint compared to Cholet Basket's 18. They outrebounded Cholet Basket 37-26 including 26 on the defensive glass. Strasbourg IG players were unselfish on offense dishing 25 assists. The winners were led by American-Polish point guard AJ Slaughter (191-87, college: W.Kentucky, agency: BeoBasket) who scored that evening 12 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists and American-FYR Macedonian Romeo Travis (201-84, college: Akron) supported him with 17 points (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field). Strasbourg IG's coach Vincent Collet allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Even 9 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists by the former international point guard Jonathan Rousselle (187-90) did not help to save the game for Cholet Basket. American guard Marcus Williams (191-85, college: Connecticut) added 15 points for lost side. Strasbourg IG have an impressive nine-game winning streak. They moved-up to third place, which they share with Pau-Lacq-Orthez and Nanterre. Cholet Basket at the other side dropped to the twelfth position with 18 games lost. Strasbourg IG's next round opponent will be Hyeres-Toulon (#13) on the road and are hoping to win another game. Cholet Basket will play against Chalons-Reims and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Strasbourg: R.Travis 17+2reb+1ast, A.Slaughter 12+6reb+4ast, E.Walker 12+1reb+6ast, M.Howard 9+8reb+2ast, F.Ntilikina 9+2reb, J.Leloup 8+4reb+1ast
Cholet: M.Williams 15+3reb+1ast, B.Dewar 10+2reb+1ast, G.Bell 9+3reb, J.Rousselle 9+6reb+5ast, I.Almeida 6+4reb+3ast, D.Noel 5+1reb+1ast
gschID: 486067


Orleans - Nanterre 86-92

There was no surprise when 17th ranked Entente Orleans 45 (8-20) was defeated at home by fifth ranked JSF Nanterre (19-9) 92-86. The guests were tied after three quarters but managed to speed up in last quarter eventually winning the game. The winners were led by American point guard Chris Warren (178-88, college: Mississippi) who scored that evening 26 points and 6 assists and Mathias Lessort (205-95) supported him with 21 points and 11 rebounds. Four JSF Nanterre players scored in double figures. JSF Nanterre's coach Pascal Donadieu allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Even 19 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists by American swingman Micah Downs (195-86, college: Gonzaga) did not help to save the game for Entente Orleans 45. His fellow American import forward Marcellus Sommerville (200-82, college: Bradley) added 25 points for lost side. JSF Nanterre moved-up to third place, which they share with Pau-Lacq-Orthez and Strasbourg. Entente Orleans 45 at the other side keeps the seventeenth position with 20 games lost. JSF Nanterre's next round opponent will be Olympique Antibes (#15) at home which should be an easy win for them. Entente Orleans 45 will play against Paris-Levallois and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Nanterre: C.Warren 26+4reb+6ast, M.Lessort 21+11reb, H.Schaffartzik 13+2reb+3ast, M.Riley 12+3reb+1ast, S.Butterfield 9+4reb+1ast, J.Morency 5+1reb+2ast
Orleans: M.Sommerville 25+4reb+2ast, M.Downs 19+6reb+6ast, J.Prince 12+2reb+7ast, K.McAlarney 7+1reb+2ast, A.Eito 6+3reb+3ast, G.Olaseni 6+6reb+1ast
gschID: 486065


Limoges - Le Mans 79-68

The game between closely ranked teams ended with tenth ranked Limoges CSP Elite's (14-14) home victory over 11th ranked Le Mans (11-17) 79-68. It looked good early as Le Mans took a 1-point small lead at the end of first quarter. But then Limoges CSP Elite had a 16-14 second period charge getting the lead and Le Mans was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 68-79. The winners were led by the former international center Ousmane Camara (202-89) who had that evening a double-double by scoring 16 points and 12 rebounds (perfect from the field making all eight shots !!!) and Slovenian guard Klemen Prepelic (191-92) supported him with 17 points and 5 assists. Even 15 points and 7 rebounds by American forward Ryan Pearson (198-90, college: George Mason, agency: Inception Sports) did not help to save the game for Le Mans. His fellow American import point guard Giordan Watson (178-85, college: Cent.Michigan, agency: BeoBasket) added 15 points for lost side. Le Mans' coach Alexandre Menard tested ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Limoges CSP Elite have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to eighth place, which they share with ASVEL and Le Portel. Le Mans lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the eleventh position with 17 games lost. Limoges CSP Elite's next round opponent will be league's leader Monaco on the road and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Le Mans will play against Le Portel (#8) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Limoges: K.Prepelic 17+3reb+5ast, O.Camara 16+12reb+2ast, C.Fair 12+4reb+1ast, W.Buford 9+2reb+2ast, L.Frejus Zerbo 8+1reb, J.Randle 7+2reb+4ast
Le Mans: R.Pearson 15+7reb, G.Watson 15+1reb+3ast, S.Shorter 12+1ast, M.Gelabale 9+4reb, W.Yeguete 8+3reb+2ast, O.Hanlan 4+2reb+3ast
gschID: 486064


Gravelines - Nancy 72-83

Bottom-ranked Sluc Nancy managed to get a seventh victory, breaking the four-game losing streak. This time they won against seventh-ranked Gravelines-Dunkerque 83-72. It looked good early as Gravelines-Dunkerque took a 1-point small lead at the end of first quarter. But then Sluc Nancy had a 21-16 second period charge getting the lead and Gravelines-Dunkerque was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 72-83. Worth to mention a great performance of American center Elton Brown (206-83, college: Virginia) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 12 points, 17 rebounds and 7 assists. American-Montenegrin point guard Brion Rush (186-84, college: Grambling St., agency: Three Eye Sports) contributed with 15 points and 4 assists (made all of his seven free throws) for the winners. Four Sluc Nancy players scored in double figures. American forward Richard Solomon (208-92, college: California, agency: Pensack Sports) replied with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 12 rebounds and his fellow American import guard Kyle Gibson (196-87, college: Louisiana Tech, agency: BeoBasket) added 20 points in the effort for Gravelines-Dunkerque. Gravelines-Dunkerque's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Sluc Nancy maintains eighteenth position with 7-21 record. Gravelines-Dunkerque at the other side keeps the seventh place with 13 games lost. Sluc Nancy will play against higher ranked ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket (#9) at home in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Gravelines-Dunkerque will play against Pau-Lacq-Orthez and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Nancy: D.Mallet 17+2reb, B.Rush 15+1reb+4ast, M.Trasolini 12+4reb+2ast, E.Brown 12+17reb+7ast, E.Ere 9+5reb+4ast, B.Sene 8+4reb+1ast
Gravelines: K.Gibson 20+4reb+2ast, R.Solomon 13+12reb+1ast, J.Cobbs 13+2reb+5ast, S.Henry 8+2reb+1ast, F.Pietrus 7+5reb+3ast, Q.Serron 6+2reb+1ast
gschID: 486063


Chalon - Le Portel 83-76

Very expected game when 8th ranked Le Portel (14-14) was defeated on the road by second ranked Chalon/Saor (21-7) 83-76. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 25-17. But Le Portel won second period 16-14. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Chalon/Saor players were unselfish on offense dishing 23 assists. They brought some defensive toughness making 7 blocks. The winners were led by center Moustapha Fall (218-92) who had that evening a double-double by scoring 15 points, 14 rebounds, 9 assists and 5 blocks and American point guard John Roberson (180-88, college: Texas Tech) supported him with 25 points and 5 assists. Even 16 points, 6 rebounds and 8 assists by American center Jakim Donaldson (204-83, college: Edinboro) did not help to save the game for Le Portel. Guard Benoit Mangin (191-88) added 14 points and 7 assists for lost side. Four Chalon/Saor and five Le Portel players scored in double figures. Chalon/Saor have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain second position with 21-7 record having four points less than leader Monaco. Le Portel at the other side keeps the eighth place with 14 games lost. Chalon/Saor's next round opponent will be JDA Dijon (#12) on the road and are hoping to win another game. Le Portel will play against Le Mans (#11) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Chalon: J.Roberson 25+1reb+5ast, J.Nzeulie 21+3reb+3ast, M.Fall 15+14reb+9ast, C.Clark 11+5reb+3ast, L.Harris 5, A.Bouteille 4+2reb
Le Portel: J.Donaldson 16+6reb+8ast, B.Mangin 14+2reb+7ast, D.Dorsey 11+2reb+4ast, G.Chathuant 11+3reb, F.Hassell 10+4reb+4ast, E.Lasisi 8+2reb+1ast
gschID: 486062


Paris-Levallois - Hyeres-Toulon 88-84

Very predictable result when sixth ranked Paris-Levallois (18-10) beat at home 13th ranked Hyeres-Toulon (10-18) 88-84. However just four-point win is not that big difference and the fans of host team counted on more convincing victory. The winners were led by American guard Jason Rich (191-86) who scored that evening 20 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists and the former international power forward Louis Labeyrie (209-92) supported him with 10 points and 11 rebounds. Even 9 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists by William Howard (201-93) did not help to save the game for Hyeres-Toulon. Nigerian-American Ike-Joseph Udanoh (203-89, college: Wayne St., MI, agency: Octagon Europe) added 13 points and 5 rebounds for lost side. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Hyeres-Toulon's coach Kyle Milling tested ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Paris-Levallois maintains sixth position with 18-10 record. Hyeres-Toulon at the other side dropped to the twelfth place with 18 games lost. Paris-Levallois' next round opponent will be Entente Orleans 45 (#17) on the road which should be an easy win for them. Hyeres-Toulon will play against Strasbourg IG (#4) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Paris-Levallois: J.Rich 20+6reb+5ast, R.Lesca 14+4reb+1ast, L.Sane 11+7reb+1ast, T.Harris 11, L.Labeyrie 10+11reb, L.Campbell 7+1reb+6ast
Hyeres-Toulon: T.Simpson 15+1reb+2ast, I.Joseph Udanoh 13+5reb, M.Acker 13+1reb+1ast, D.Michineau 12+2reb+3ast, W.Howard 9+7reb+5ast, P.Carter 7+2reb
gschID: 486061


ASVEL - Dijon 74-73

Twelfth-ranked JDA Dijon (10-18) made lots of trouble for ninth ranked ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket (14-14) on Saturday. ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket managed to secure only one-point victory 74-73. However their fans expected easier game. The hosts trailed by 3 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 1-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 74-73. ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. Worth to mention a great performance of U.S. Virgin Islands-Puerto Rican point guard Walter Hodge (183-86, college: Florida) who helped to win the game recording 19 points and 4 assists and American center Darryl Watkins (211-84, college: Syracuse, agency: Inception Sports) who added 10 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists during the contest. ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket's coach J.D. Jackson allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. At the losing side American point guard David Holston (168-86, college: Chicago St.) responded with 30 points, 9 assists and 4 steals and his fellow American import power forward Brandon Peterson (204-90, college: Arkansas St., agency: Inception Sports) produced a double-double by scoring 17 points and 10 rebounds. Defending champion moved-up to eighth place, which they share with Limoges and Le Portel. JDA Dijon lost third consecutive game. They keep the twelfth position with 18 games lost. They share it with Cholet and Hyeres-Toulon. ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket will meet bottom-ranked Sluc Nancy (#18) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. JDA Dijon will play against the league's second-placed Chalon/Saor (#2) having rather not much hope for a victory.
Top scorers:
ASVEL: W.Hodge 19+1reb+4ast, N.Dragovic 13+6reb+1ast, D.Watkins 10+8reb+4ast, C.Ware 9+1reb+3ast, N.Lang 7+1reb+3ast, L.Jean-Charles 6+4reb
Dijon: D.Holston 30+9ast, B.Peterson 17+10reb+1ast, I.Miles 8+1reb, R.Brooks 6+1reb+1ast, M.Judith 4+1reb, J.Passave-Ducteil 4+2reb+1ast
gschID: 486060


Antibes - Chalons-Reims 82-69

We cannot really consider it an upset in the game between close teams when 15th ranked Chalons-Reims (9-19) was defeated on the road by sixteenth ranked Olympique Antibes (9-19) 82-69. The game was mostly controlled by Olympique Antibes. Chalons-Reims was better in second period 18-15. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Chalons-Reims 49-30 including a 34-21 advantage in defensive rebounds. 29 personal fouls committed by Chalons-Reims helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The winners were led by American point guard Jerel Blassingame (175-81, college: UNLV) who scored that evening 19 points, 6 rebounds and 8 assists and American-Nigerian center Chris Otule (211-90, college: Marquette) supported him with 20 points and 10 rebounds. Even 14 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists by naturalized Ivorian point guard Mouloukou-Souleyman Diabate (181-87) did not help to save the game for Chalons-Reims. American swingman Alex Young (198-89, college: IUPUI, agency: Two Points) added 17 points and 5 rebounds for lost side. Four Chalons-Reims players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Olympique Antibes moved-up to fifteenth place, which they share with defeated Chalons-Reims. Chalons-Reims lost fourth consecutive game. Olympique Antibes' next round opponent will be higher ranked JSF Nanterre (#3) on the road and they do not belong to the favorites in that game.
Top scorers:
Antibes: C.Otule 20+10reb, J.Blassingame 19+6reb+8ast, I.Cordinier 13+6reb+2ast, T.Blue 9+9reb+3ast, J.Tornato 8+5reb, M.Kouguere 7+8reb
Chalons-Reims: A.Young 17+5reb+1ast, M.Payne 17+2reb+3ast, M.Souleyman Diabate 14+6reb+4ast, N.de Jong 12+4reb, S.Smith 4+3reb+3ast, M.Vasl 3
gschID: 486059


  




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