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ProA Standings
 1. Monaco 26-3 
 2. Chalon 22-7 
 3. Nanterre 20-9 
 4. Strasbourg 20-9 
 5. Pau-Lacq-Orthez 20-9 
 6. Paris-Levallois 19-10 
 7. Gravelines 15-14 
 8. Le Portel 15-14 
 9. ASVEL 15-14 
 10. Limoges 14-15 
 11. Cholet 11-18 
 12. Le Mans 11-18 
 13. Dijon 10-19 
 14. Hyeres-Toulon 10-19 
 15. Antibes 9-20 
 16. Chalons-Reims 9-20 
 17. Orleans 8-21 
 18. Nancy 7-22 
Full Standings
Last:4/30/2017
ProB Standings
 1. Bourg 22-8 
 2. Provence Basket 20-10 
 3. Charleville 17-13 
 4. Lille 17-13 
 5. Blois 16-14 
 6. Boulazac 16-14 
 7. Evreux 16-14 
 8. Poitiers 16-14 
 9. Nantes 15-15 
 10. Le Havre 15-15 
 11. Rouen 15-15 
 12. Denain 14-16 
 13. Roanne 13-17 
 14. St Quentin 12-18 
 15. Boulogne 12-18 
 16. Vichy Clermont 12-18 
 17. Maurienne 11-19 
 18. St Chamond 11-19 
Full Standings
Last:4/30/2017
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: 18.4
 1. Clark, Chalon18.4 
 2. Rich, Paris-Levallois17.8 
 3. Gibson, Gravelines16.8 
 4. Cobbs, Gravelines16.8 
 5. Roberson, Chalon15.8 
 6. Prepelic, Limoges15.7 
 7. Rush, Nancy15.3 
 8. Dorsey, Le Portel14.8 
 9. Young, Chalons-.14.7 
 10. Sommerville, Orleans14.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Moustapha FALL
  Chalon
  (218-C-92)
  Avg: 9.1
 1. Fall, Chalon9.1 
 2. Labeyrie, Paris-Le.8.8 
 3. Solomon, Gravelines8.5 
 4. Poirier, Paris-Le.7.8 
 5. Donaldson, Le Po.7.3 
 6. Hunt, Nancy7.3 
 7. Lessort, Nanterre7.3 
 8. Hassell, Le Portel7.1 
 9. Yeguete, Le Mans6.9 
 10. Camara, Limoges6.7 
Assists Per Game
 D.J. COOPER
  Pau-Lacq.
  (183-PG-90)
  Avg: 10.7
 1. Cooper, Pau-Lacq.10.7 
 2. Roberson, Chalon7.2 
 3. Holston, Dijon6.2 
 4. Hodge, AS.5.7 
 5. Cobbs, Gravelines5.7 
 6. Campbell, Paris-Le.5.2 
 7. Bost, Monaco5.2 
 8. Payne, Chalons-.4.4 
 9. Eito, Orleans4.4 
 10. Rich, Paris-Levallois4.3 
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. Payne, Chalons-.1.8 
 4. Wood, Limoges1.8 
 5. Eito, Orleans1.7 
 6. Grant, Dijon1.6 
 7. Lacombe, Stras.1.5 
 8. Campbell, Paris-Le.1.5 
 9. Dorsey, Le Portel1.4 
 10. Henry, Gravelines1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Moustapha FALL
  Chalon
  (218-C-92)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Fall, Chalon2.4 
 2. Fofana, Monaco1.4 
 3. Uter, AS.1.1 
 4. Trasolini, Nancy1.0 
 5. Otule, Antibes1.0 
 6. Cain, Chalons-Reims1.0 
 7. Lessort, Nanterre0.9 
 8. Hassell, Le Portel0.9 
 9. Sane, Paris-Levallois0.9 
 10. Poirier, Paris-Le.0.8 
French men teams in Euro cups 2016-2017
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Next Round Schedule

Round 30 (Regular Season)

Antibes 60% May.2 Nancy
Chalons-Reim 58% May.2 Orleans
Chalon 86% May.2 Hyeres-Toulo
Cholet May.2 ASVEL 53%
Dijon 56% May.2 Le Mans
Le Portel 70% May.2 Gravelines
Limoges 56% May.2 Pau-Lacq-Ort
Paris-Levall May.2 Monaco 57%
Strasbourg 65% May.2 Nanterre
Next Round Schedule

Round 31 (Regular Season)

Blois May.5 Bourg 64%
Boulazac 59% May.5 Rouen
Denain May.5 Charleville 62%
Evreux 55% May.5 Lille
Nantes 58% May.5 Vichy Clermo
Poitiers 59% May.5 Boulogne
Roanne May.5 Provence Bsk 53%
St Quentin May.5 Le Havre 60%
St Chamond 70% May.5 Maurienne
Next Round Schedule

Game 2 (Quarter-Finals)

Chartres May.2 Quimper 56%
ALS Basket May.2 Souffel 64%
Lourdes 50% May.2 GET Vosges
RAC Basket May.2 Challans 51%
NM1 Round 32: Leader Orchesien BC loses to Monaco - Apr 21, 2013


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There are only two more rounds left in the Regular Season in NM1. There were many interesting games last round. The round ended with defeat of the leader, favorites losing the games and games ending by tiny margin.

Top ranked Orchesien BC (23-5) recorded its fifth loss on the court of sixth ranked Monaco on Saturday night. Visitors were defeated by Monaco 79-73. It ended at the same time the 11-game winning streak of Orchesien BC. Orchesien BC trailed by 12 points after 3 quarters before a 14-8 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 73-79 at the end of the game. Monaco had a 18-6 advantage in offensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. The best player for the winners was Serbian forward Milutin Aleksic (203-82) who had a double-double by scoring 12 points, 13 rebounds and 5 assists. Serbian-Bosnian center Nemanja Calasan (205-85, college: Purdue) chipped in 11 points and 11 assists. Monaco's coach Jean-Michel Senegal used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Serbian power forward Djordje Petrovic (204-84) produced 22 points and 8 rebounds for the guests. Monaco (17-11) moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Cognac. Orchesien BC at the other side still keeps top position with five games lost. Monaco is looking forward to face Vendee Challans (#14) at home in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Orchesien BC will play against Blois (#4) and is hoping to win this game.
Twelfth-ranked Angers BC 49 (11-17) made lots of trouble for second ranked Souffelweyersheim (20-9). The visitors from Souffel. managed to secure only three-point victory 63-60. However their fans expected much easier game. Naturalized Chadian forward Jacques Alingue (201-88) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 10 points and 16 rebounds. Abdoulaye N'Diaye contributed with 13 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. Guard Thibaut Lonzieme (195-89) replied with 13 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists for Angers BC 49. Souffelweyersheim maintains second position with 20-9 record having just two points less than leader Orchy, which they share with Vichy. Angers BC 49 at the other side keeps the twelfth place with 17 games lost. They share the position with St Chamond. Souffelweyersheim will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Angers BC 49 will play on the road against Quimper UJAP (#8) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
A very close game took place in Blois between Blois and Quimper UJAP. Fourth ranked Blois (18-10) got a very close home victory over 7th ranked Quimper UJAP (16-13). Blois managed to escape with a 3-point win 84-81 on Saturday evening. Worth to mention a great performance of Jonathan Tornato who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 25 points and 17 rebounds. Corey Raji responded with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 11 rebounds. Blois maintains fourth position with 18-10 record. Loser Quimper UJAP dropped to the eighth place with 13 games lost. Blois will meet league's leader Orchesien BC in the next round and it may be the game of the week. Quimper UJAP will play against Angers BC 49 (#12) and hope to secure a win and be promoted back to the ProB just one year after relegation.
Bottom-ranked CFBB (0-28) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 93-63 loss to fourteenth ranked Vendee Challans (10-18) in Challans. The winners were led by Fabien Herard who scored that evening 19 points (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field). Vendee Challans' coach Olivier Le Minor felt very confident that he used 10 players and allowed the starting five to rest. Vendee Challans maintains fourteenth position with 10-18 record. CFBB at the other side still closes the standings. Vendee Challans' next round opponent will be higher ranked Monaco (#6) on the road and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. CFBB will play against La Rochelle (#7) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Important game to mention about took place in Sorgues. Fifth ranked Cognac (17-11) saved a 3-point victory on the road edging 10th ranked Sorgues (13-15) 100-97 on Saturday evening. Guest team only slightly avoided a big embarassment. The best player for the winners was Jean-Philippe Ludon who scored 25 points and 5 rebounds (perfect from the field making all eight shots !!!). Cognac maintains fifth position with 17-11 record, which they share with Monaco. Loser Sorgues keeps the tenth place with 15 games lost. Cognac will face Chartres (#11) at home in the next round where they are favorite. Sorgues will play against Saint Chamond.

In the last two games of round 32 Rueil was defeated by Chartres in a road game 85-75. Rennes was smashed by Vichy at home 47-74.


Monaco - Orchy 79-73

Top ranked Orchesien BC (23-5) recorded its fifth loss on the court of sixth ranked Monaco on Saturday night. Visitors were defeated by Monaco 79-73. It ended at the same time the 11-game winning streak of Orchesien BC. Orchesien BC trailed by 12 points after 3 quarters before a 14-8 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 73-79 at the end of the game. Monaco had a 18-6 advantage in offensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. The best player for the winners was Serbian forward Milutin Aleksic (203-82) who had a double-double by scoring 12 points, 13 rebounds and 5 assists. Serbian-Bosnian center Nemanja Calasan (205-85, college: Purdue) chipped in a double-double by scoring 11 points and 11 assists. Four Monaco players scored in double figures. Monaco's coach Jean-Michel Senegal used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Serbian power forward Djordje Petrovic (204-84) produced 22 points and 8 rebounds and point guard Emilien Barbry (188-83) added 9 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists respectively for the guests. Monaco (17-11) moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Cognac. Orchesien BC at the other side still keeps top position with five games lost. Monaco is looking forward to face Vendee Challans (#14) at home in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Orchesien BC will play against Blois (#4) and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Orchy: D.Petrovic 22+8reb+1ast, O.Gouez 20+7reb, T.Stanley 10+1reb+1ast, E.Barbry 9+10reb+10ast, R.Carter 7+1ast, R.Brocheray 5+4reb+1ast
Monaco: J.Jones 18+4reb+1ast, M.Aleksic 12+13reb+5ast, M.Labeyrie-Hafsi 12+2reb+1ast, N.Calasan 11+4reb+11ast, M.Diallo 8+1reb+2ast, D.McClintock 6+5reb
gschID: 186337


Angers BC 49 - Souffel 60-63

Twelfth-ranked Angers BC 49 (11-17) made lots of trouble for second ranked Souffelweyersheim (20-9). The visitors from Souffel. managed to secure only three-point victory 63-60. However their fans expected much easier game. Angers BC 49 was ahead by 1 point at the halftime before a 37-33 second half run of Souffelweyersheim. They outrebounded Angers BC 49 44-33 including 33 on the defensive glass. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 22 assists. Naturalized Chadian forward Jacques Alingue (201-88) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 10 points and 16 rebounds. Senegalese power forward Abdoulaye N'Diaye (210-84, college: USC) contributed with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. Guard Thibaut Lonzieme (195-89) replied with 13 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists and American forward Anthony Hill (204-88, college: Wisc.-Milwaukee) added 13 points in the effort for Angers BC 49. Souffelweyersheim maintains second position with 20-9 record having just two points less than leader Orchy, which they share with Vichy. Angers BC 49 at the other side keeps the twelfth place with 17 games lost. They share the position with St Chamond. Souffelweyersheim will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Angers BC 49 will play on the road against Quimper UJAP (#8) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Angers BC 49: A.Hill 13+3reb+2ast, T.Lonzieme 13+7reb+5ast, M.Chupin 11+5reb+2ast, A.Fellah 9+5reb+2ast, L.Gunnarsson 7+2reb+2ast, S.Traore 7+6reb
Souffel: A.N'Diaye 13+11reb+1ast, F.Broliron 11+1reb+2ast, J.Alingue 10+16reb+2ast, J.Tschamber 8+3reb+5ast, F.Minet 8+2reb+5ast, M.M'Bodji 6+4reb+4ast
gschID: 186345


Blois - Quimper 84-81

A very close game took place in Blois between Blois and Quimper UJAP. Fourth ranked Blois (18-10) got a very close home victory over 7th ranked Quimper UJAP (16-13). Blois managed to escape with a 3-point win 84-81 on Saturday evening. The hosts trailed by 11 points at the halftime before their 26-10 charge in the third quarter, which allowed them to win the game. Blois forced 20 Quimper UJAP turnovers and outrebounded them 47-26 including a 20-5 advantage in offensive rebounds. Worth to mention a great performance of center Jonathan Tornato (210-89) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 25 points and 17 rebounds and Finnish forward Ville Kaunisto (205-82) who added 14 points and 16 rebounds during the contest. Nigerian forward Corey Raji (198-88, college: Boston Coll., agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) responded with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 11 rebounds and Spanish point guard Carlos Cherry (184-79, agency: Global Sports Plaza) scored 16 points and 9 assists. Four Blois and five Quimper UJAP players scored in double figures. Blois maintains fourth position with 18-10 record. Loser Quimper UJAP dropped to the eighth place with 13 games lost. Blois will meet league's leader Orchesien BC in the next round and it may be the game of the week. Quimper UJAP will play against Angers BC 49 (#12) and hope to secure a win and be promoted back to the ProB just one year after relegation.
Top scorers:
Quimper: F.Thibedore 18+5reb+3ast, C.Cherry 16+2reb+9ast, C.Raji 15+11reb+3ast, W.Molas 11+4reb, R.Gregoire 11+3reb, J.Moupegnou 10+1reb
Blois: J.Tornato 25+17reb+2ast, D.Davis 18+5reb+2ast, V.Kaunisto 14+16reb+2ast, P.Brochard 12+2reb+3ast, G.Staelens 8+5reb+5ast, K.Morlende 4+2reb
gschID: 186344


Sorgues - Cognac 97-100

Important game to mention about took place in Sorgues. Fifth ranked Cognac (17-11) saved a 3-point victory on the road edging 10th ranked Sorgues (13-15) 100-97 on Saturday evening. Guest team only slightly avoided a big embarassment. Sorgues trailed by 12 points after 3 quarters before a 30-21 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 97-100 at the end of the game. Cognac shot 60.7 percent from the field. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. The best player for the winners was Jean-Philippe Ludon (200-83) who scored 25 points and 5 rebounds (perfect from the field making all eight shots !!!). Guard Romain Hillotte (197-91) chipped in 22 points and 4 assists. American-Italian swingman Ryan Zamroz (192-87, college: Master's, agency: Players Group) produced 25 points and forward Cedric Mansare (195-85) added 20 points and 5 rebounds respectively for the hosts. Five Cognac and four Sorgues players scored in double figures. Cognac maintains fifth position with 17-11 record, which they share with Monaco. Loser Sorgues keeps the tenth place with 15 games lost. Cognac will face Chartres (#11) at home in the next round where they are favorite. Sorgues will play against Saint Chamond.
Top scorers:
Sorgues: R.Zamroz 25+1reb+2ast, A.Thinon 21+1reb+2ast, C.Mansare 20+5reb+3ast, J.Doreau 16+7reb+4ast, Q.Hankins-Cole 9+10reb+5ast, T.Albenque 4+1reb+2ast
Cognac: J.Ludon 25+5reb+1ast, R.Hillotte 22+4reb+4ast, S.Doucoure 14+4reb+3ast, C.Bertorelle 14+7reb+3ast, M.Buval 10+7reb+1ast, M.Choplin 6+3ast
gschID: 186342


Challans - CFBB 93-63

Bottom-ranked CFBB (0-28) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 93-63 loss to fourteenth ranked Vendee Challans (10-18) in Challans. The game without a history. Vendee Challans led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 66 of its points in the paint compared to CFBB's 40. They outrebounded CFBB 41-22 including a 33-15 advantage in defensive rebounds. Vendee Challans players were unselfish on offense dishing 24 assists. The winners were led by forward Fabien Herard (198-79) who scored that evening 19 points (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) and point guard Samir Mekdad (188-86) supported him with 10 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists. Four Vendee Challans players scored in double figures. Vendee Challans' coach Olivier Le Minor felt very confident that he used 10 players and allowed the starting five to rest. Even 11 points by forward Lucas Paoletti (202-95) did not help to save the game for CFBB. Ywen Smock (203-96) added 10 points for the guests. Vendee Challans maintains fourteenth position with 10-18 record. CFBB at the other side still closes the standings. Vendee Challans' next round opponent will be higher ranked Monaco (#6) on the road and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. CFBB will play against La Rochelle (#7) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
CFBB: L.Paoletti 11+2reb+3ast, O.Yao-Delon 11+1reb, C.Pontens 10+4reb+1ast, Y.Smock 10+3reb+2ast, C.Eliezer-Vanerot 9+3reb+1ast, E.Ory 6+1reb+5ast
Challans: F.Herard 19+3reb+2ast, C.UKINA S 18+10reb+1ast, P.Balocka 13+6reb+1ast, N.Gouacide 11+2reb+3ast, S.Mekdad 10+6reb+5ast, S.Cherasse 9+3reb+3ast
gschID: 186340


Chartres - Rueil 85-75

There was a minor upset when 9th ranked Rueil (15-14) was defeated on the road by eleventh ranked Chartres (12-16) 85-75 on Saturday. The hosts trailed by 1 point after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 8-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 85-75. Chartres dominated down low during the game scoring 58 of its points in the paint compared to Rueil's 38. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 28 assists. The best player for the winners was forward Guillaume Merie (198-83) who scored 19 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists. Serbian center Ljubomir Avramovic (201-79) chipped in 13 points and 6 rebounds. Chartres' coach Raphael Gaume allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Forward Karim Gourari (201-89) produced 12 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists and Serbian forward Slobodan Ocokoljic (204-80, college: Weber St., agency: TSS Management) added 17 points (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) respectively for the guests. Five Rueil players scored in double figures. Chartres maintains eleventh position with 12-16 record. Loser Rueil keeps the ninth place with 14 games lost. Chartres will face higher ranked Cognac (#5) on the road in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game.
Top scorers:
Rueil: S.Ocokoljic 17+4reb+2ast, D.Gentil 13+2reb, A.Desespringalle 13+2ast, K.Gourari 12+6reb+6ast, M.Diame 10+5reb+2ast, I.Saounera 6+1reb+6ast
Chartres: G.Merie 19+5reb+6ast, L.Avramovic 13+6reb+2ast, A.Barakaou 12+1reb+1ast, G.Lemon 12+1ast, M.Ipouck 10+3reb+4ast, V.Mendy 8+7reb+3ast
gschID: 186339


Rennes - Vichy 47-74

No shocking result in a game when third ranked JA Vichy (20-9) smashed on the road 15th ranked Union Rennes (7-21) 74-47 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by JA Vichy. Union Rennes was better in second period 17-9. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. JA Vichy dominated down low during the game scoring 48 of its points in the paint compared to Union Rennes' 18. JA Vichy forced 26 Union Rennes turnovers. The best player for the winners was point guard Benjamin Thomas (181-82) who scored 26 points. Power forward Gregory Lessort (197-85) chipped in 14 points (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). Senegalese guard El Kabir Pene (190-84) produced 14 points and forward Olivier Lamothe (201-79) added 12 points and 4 assists respectively for the hosts. 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 moved-up to second place, which they share with Souffel. Newly promoted Union Rennes keeps the fifteenth position with 21 games lost. JA Vichy will have a break next round. Union Rennes will play on the road against Rueil (#9).
Top scorers:
Rennes: E.Kabir Pene 14+4reb+3ast, O.Lamothe 12+3reb+4ast, A.Okafor 10+7reb, E.Esneu Doguet 4+2reb+1ast, L.Fontaine 3, O.Sall 2+6reb+2ast
Vichy: B.Thomas 26+1reb+3ast, G.Lessort 14+3reb+2ast, G.Pons 8+4reb+2ast, O.Da Silveira 8+7reb, J.Reynolds 5+4reb, R.El Amrani 5+4reb+1ast
gschID: 186338


  




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