Regular Season Round 11: Nancy - Le Havre 98-81 (23-23, 21-12, 26-23, 28-23)
Date: December 15, 2012 Everything could happen at the game between two tied teams. Both fourteenth ranked Sluc Nancy and 12th ranked STB Le Havre had identical 4-6 record. This time Sluc Nancy used a home court advantage and beat the opponent from Le Havre 98-81. Sluc Nancy shot the lights out from three nailing 13 long-distance shots on high 59.1 percentage. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 27 assists. American forward Marcellus Sommerville (200-82, college: Bradley) orchestrated the victory by scoring 31 points and 6 rebounds. Naturalized Ivorian point guard Souleyman Diabate (183-87, agency: Beo Basket) contributed with 9 points, 7 rebounds and 15 assists for the winners. American guard Bernard King (196-81, college: Texas A&M) answered with 20 points, 6 rebounds and 8 assists and power forward Bangaly Fofana (212-89) added 11 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for STB Le Havre. Four STB Le Havre players scored in double figures. Sluc Nancy (5-6) moved-up to eighth place, which they share with 5 other teams. STB Le Havre at the other side dropped to the bottom position with seven games lost. Sluc Nancy's next round opponent will be higher ranked ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket (#7) on the road and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. STB Le Havre will play against Le Mans (#3). Top scorers: Le Havre: B.King 20+6reb+8ast, B.Smith 14+4reb, B.Fofana 11+6reb+3ast, V.Moldoveanu 10+4reb+2ast, M.Kouguere 8+1reb, G.Brown 8+7reb Nancy: M.Sommerville 31+6reb+1ast, T.Martin 21+6reb+3ast, K.Grant 10+1ast, B.Merriex 9+5reb+3ast, C.Marquis 9+5reb+1ast, S.Diabate 9+7reb+15ast
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