Date: March 2, 2013 Not a big story in a game when 10th ranked Cholet (9-12) was defeated at home by fifth ranked ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket (12-9) 81-71 on Saturday. The guests trailed by 1 point at the halftime before their 43-32 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket outrebounded Cholet 36-25 including 23 on the defensive glass. They shot the lights out from three sinking 12 long-distance shots on high 52.2 percentage. The best player for the winners was the former international guard Edwin Jackson (191-89) who scored 25 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. Naturalized Mali forward Amara Sy (202-81) chipped in 11 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. Four ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket players scored in double figures. ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket's coach Pierre Vincent used an eleven-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the other side the best for losing team was American forward Travon Bryant (206-83, college: Missouri) who recorded 19 points and the other American import point guard A.J. Slaughter (191-87, college: W.Kentucky) added 13 points and 6 assists respectively. ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket maintains fifth place with 12-9 record. Loser Cholet dropped to the eleventh position with 12 games lost. ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket will face higher ranked Le Mans (#4) at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Cholet will play against Paris-Levallois (#8). Top scorers: Cholet: T.Bryant 19+4reb+2ast, A.Slaughter 13+6ast, R.Gobert 9+5reb, R.Jomby 8+8reb+1ast, L.Vebobe 7+4reb, C.Ona-Embo 7+2ast ASVEL: E.Jackson 25+6reb+4ast, T.Abromaitis 15+4reb, A.Sy 11+7reb+4ast, M.Thompson 10+4reb+6ast, U.Nsonwu-Amadi 7+5reb+1ast, G.Joseph 6+2reb+1ast
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