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ProA Standings
 1. Monaco 30-4 
 2. Chalon 27-7 
 3. Nanterre 25-9 
 4. Strasbourg 23-11 
 5. Pau-Lacq-Orthez 22-12 
 6. Paris-Levallois 20-14 
 7. Le Portel 19-15 
 8. ASVEL 19-15 
 9. Gravelines 16-18 
 10. Limoges 15-19 
 11. Cholet 14-20 
 12. Le Mans 14-20 
 13. Dijon 12-22 
 14. Antibes 12-22 
 15. Hyeres-Toulon 11-23 
 16. Chalons-Reims 10-24 
 17. Orleans 9-25 
 18. Nancy 8-26 
Full Standings
Last:6/4/2017
ProB Standings
 1. Bourg 25-9 
 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
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 
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
 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 
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ProA Round 26: #1 Gravelines-Dunkerque is defeated by Chorale de Roanne - Apr 8, 2013


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The games are now more important than at the beginning of the Regular Season. We may still expect few shocking results in upcoming 4 rounds. There was no lack of excitement in the last round games. The round ended with defeat of the leader, favorites losing the games and games ending by tiny margin.

The most surprising game was a loss of top-ranked Gravelines-Dunkerque (18-8) on the court of fifth ranked Chorale de Roanne on Tuesday night. Visitors were defeated by Chorale de Roanne 80-76. The hosts trailed by 7 points at the halftime before their 39-28 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Chorale de Roanne looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. The former international William Gradit (197-82, college: Hill JC) scored 19 points to lead the charge for the winners and naturalized Ivorian guard Pape-Philippe Amagou (185-85, agency: Beo Basket) chipped in 11 points and 7 assists during the contest. Chorale de Roanne's coach Luka Pavicevic used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. American-FYR Macedonian swingman Kennedy Winston (198-84, college: Alabama) responded with 21 points. Chorale de Roanne (15-11) have an impressive seven-game winning streak. They moved-up to fourth place, which they share with ASVEL and Le Mans. Gravelines-Dunkerque at the other side still keeps top position with eight games lost. Chorale de Roanne is looking forward to face Entente Orleans 45 (#9) at home in the next round where they are favorite. Gravelines-Dunkerque will play against Boulazac Basket (#15) and is hoping to win this game.
Important game to mention about took place in Villeurbanne. Sixth ranked ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket (15-11) saved a 3-point victory at home edging second-ranked Strasbourg IG (17-9) 84-81 on Monday evening. The former international guard Edwin Jackson (191-89) notched 18 points and 5 assists to lead the effort and Tim Abromaitis supported him with 18 points and 6 rebounds. ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket's coach Pierre Vincent allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. Even 19 points and 7 rebounds by the former international center Alexis Ajinca (215-88, agency: Priority Sports) did not help to save the game for Strasbourg IG. ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Le Mans and Roanne. Strasbourg IG at the other side keeps the second position with nine games lost. They share it with Chalon. ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket will play against Sluc Nancy (#14) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Strasbourg IG will play against Limoges CSP Elite (#13) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Very important is a home loss of third ranked Chalon/Saor (17-9) against seventh ranked JSF Nanterre (14-12) on Saturday night. Host Chalon/Saor was defeated by JSF Nanterre in Chalon 86-71. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Chalon/Saor. Americans were the main players on the court. The best player for the winners was Trenton Meacham who scored 22 points and 6 assists. Blake Schilb produced 17 points and 7 rebounds for the hosts. JSF Nanterre have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain seventh position with 14-12 record. Defending champion Chalon/Saor dropped to the second place with nine games lost. They share the position with Strasbourg. JSF Nanterre will meet at home STB Le Havre (#12) in the next round where they are favorite. Chalon/Saor will play against Paris-Levallois (#8) and hope to secure a win.
Bottom-ranked Boulazac Basket managed to get a eighth victory, breaking the two-game losing streak. This time newly promoted Boulazac Basket edged fifth-ranked Chorale de Roanne 67-65. It ended at the same time the seven-game winning streak of Chorale de Roanne. Americans were the main players on the court also this time. Alex Acker orchestrated the victory by scoring 21 points and 4 assists. Boulazac Basket (8-18) moved-up to fifteenth place, which they share with Poitiers. Chorale de Roanne at the other side dropped to the fourth position with 11 games lost. Boulazac Basket's next round opponent will be league's leader Gravelines-Dunkerque on the road and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Chorale de Roanne will play against Entente Orleans 45.
ProA top team - Gravelines-Dunkerque (18-8) managed to deliver another win on Saturday. This time they beat eleventh ranked STB Le Havre (11-15) 90-76. Dwight Buycks scored 25 points and 4 assists to lead the charge for the winners. Gravelines-Dunkerque's coach Christian Monschau used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Gravelines-Dunkerque maintains first position with 18-8 record. Loser STB Le Havre dropped to the twelfth place with 15 games lost. Gravelines-Dunkerque will face Boulazac Basket (#15) at home in the next round which should be an easy win for them. STB Le Havre will play against JSF Nanterre.

There were no shocking results in the other games in round 26: Limoges lost to Dijon on the opponent's court 72-80. Paris-Levallois unfortunately lost to Nancy in a home game 73-79. Poitiers recorded a loss to Orleans on the road 67-73. Cholet defeated Le Mans on its own court 89-82.


ASVEL - Strasbourg 84-81

Important game to mention about took place in Villeurbanne. Sixth ranked ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket (15-11) saved a 3-point victory at home edging second-ranked Strasbourg IG (17-9) 84-81 on Monday evening. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 24-18. But Strasbourg IG won second period 20-19. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket players were unselfish on offense dishing 22 assists. The former international guard Edwin Jackson (191-89) notched 18 points and 5 assists to lead the effort and American forward Tim Abromaitis (203-89, college: Notre Dame) supported him with 18 points and 6 rebounds. ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket's coach Pierre Vincent allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. Even 19 points and 7 rebounds by the former international center Alexis Ajinca (215-88, agency: Priority Sports) did not help to save the game for Strasbourg IG. American-Dominican swingman Ricardo Greer (197-78, college: Pittsburgh) added 14 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists for the guests. Four Strasbourg IG players scored in double figures. ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Le Mans and Roanne. Strasbourg IG at the other side keeps the second position with nine games lost. They share it with Chalon. ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket will play against Sluc Nancy (#14) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Strasbourg IG will play against Limoges CSP Elite (#13) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
ASVEL: E.Jackson 18+2reb+5ast, T.Abromaitis 18+6reb, U.Nsonwu-Amadi 14+4reb, M.Thompson 9+1reb+4ast, G.Joseph 8+2reb+2ast, L.Jean-Charles 7+5reb+1ast
Strasbourg: J.Greer 19+4reb+1ast, A.Ajinca 19+7reb, R.Greer 14+5reb+7ast, L.Campbell 11+4reb+2ast, R.Duport 8+3reb, J.Shurna 6+5reb
gschID: 179045


Dijon - Limoges 80-72

Rather expected game when 13th ranked Limoges CSP Elite (10-16) was defeated on the road by tenth ranked JDA Dijon (13-13) 80-72 on Saturday. The hosts trailed by 3 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 3-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 80-72. JDA Dijon forced 22 Limoges CSP Elite turnovers. It was a great shooting night for JDA Dijon especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 60.0 percentage. Limoges CSP Elite was plagued by 30 personal fouls down the stretch. American forward Zach Moss (201-81, college: Mountain St.) had a double-double by scoring 18 points and 13 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and forward Jeremy Leloup (202-87) chipped in 22 points and 4 assists during the contest. American forward Jon Brockman (201-87, college: Washington) responded with 14 points and 9 rebounds and his fellow American import guard Teddy Gipson (193-80, college: Arkansas, agency: Court Side) scored 13 points and 5 assists. Four JDA Dijon and five Limoges CSP Elite players scored in double figures. Limoges CSP Elite's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. JDA Dijon moved-up to eighth place, which they share with Paris-Levallois and Orleans. Limoges CSP Elite lost third consecutive game. Newly promoted team keeps the thirteenth position with 16 games lost. JDA Dijon will face higher ranked Le Mans (#4) on the road in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Limoges CSP Elite will play against the league's second-placed Strasbourg IG (#2) and will have a slim chance for a victory.
Top scorers:
Dijon: J.Leloup 22+4ast, Z.Moss 18+13reb+2ast, A.Harris 15+4reb+3ast, T.Campbell 12+1reb+1ast, D.Melody 6+5ast, F.Prenom 4
Limoges: J.Brockman 14+9reb, T.Gipson 13+3reb+5ast, J.Gomis 12+2reb+1ast, K.McAlarney 11+2ast, T.Plaisted 10+5reb+1ast, N.Boungou Colo 8+1reb+2ast
gschID: 179051


Chalon - Nanterre 71-86

Very important is a home loss of third ranked Chalon/Saor (17-9) against seventh ranked JSF Nanterre (14-12) on Saturday night. Host Chalon/Saor was defeated by JSF Nanterre in Chalon 86-71. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Chalon/Saor. The game without a history. JSF Nanterre led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists comparing to just 9 passes made by Chalon/Saor's players. Americans were the main players on the court. The best player for the winners was guard Trenton Meacham (188-85, college: Illinois) who scored 22 points and 6 assists. point guard Chris Warren (178-88, college: Mississippi) chipped in 15 points. Swingman Blake Schilb (200-83, college: Loyola, IL, agency: Z.A.G. - Law Offices) produced 17 points and 7 rebounds and forward Shelden Williams (206-83, college: Duke) added 11 points and 8 rebounds respectively for the hosts. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. JSF Nanterre have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain seventh position with 14-12 record. Defending champion Chalon/Saor dropped to the second place with nine games lost. They share the position with Strasbourg. JSF Nanterre will meet at home STB Le Havre (#12) in the next round where they are favorite. Chalon/Saor will play against Paris-Levallois (#8) and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Nanterre: T.Meacham 22+4reb+6ast, C.Warren 15+2reb+3ast, C.Oliver 13+4reb+2ast, X.Corosine 11+4reb+4ast, J.Palacios 8+3reb+2ast, D.Lighty 8+2reb+3ast
Chalon: B.Schilb 17+7reb+2ast, S.Williams 11+8reb, S.Tchicamboud 11+1reb+3ast, A.Michel Jean-Baptiste 10+3reb, J.Aboudou 8+1reb, M.Denmon 7+2reb+1ast
gschID: 179050


Paris-Levallois - Nancy 73-79

There was a surprise result when fourteenth ranked Sluc Nancy (9-17) defeated on the road higher ranked Paris-Levallois (13-13) 79-73 on Saturday. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 20-16. But Paris-Levallois won second period 11-10. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Sluc Nancy made 16-of-20 free shots (80.0 percent) during the game. They also forced 19 Paris-Levallois turnovers. Naturalized Ivorian forward Herve Toure (202-82) scored 20 points and 8 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and naturalized Ivorian point guard Souleyman Diabate (183-87, agency: Beo Basket) chipped in 13 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists and 8 steals during the contest. Five Sluc Nancy players scored in double figures. American forward Jawad Williams (204-83, college: N.Carolina) responded with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 11 rebounds and U.S. Virgin Islands-Antiguan guard Julius Hodge (201-83, college: N.Carolina St.) scored 19 points and 5 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Sluc Nancy maintains fourteenth position with 9-17 record. Loser Paris-Levallois keeps the eighth place with 13 games lost. Sluc Nancy will face higher ranked ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket (#6) at home in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game.
Top scorers:
Nancy: H.Toure 20+8reb+1ast, J.Shuler 17+1reb+3ast, C.Marquis 13+4reb+1ast, S.Diabate 13+6reb+5ast, M.Sommerville 12+7reb+1ast, A.Kader Sylla 3+7reb+1ast
Paris-Levallois: J.Hodge 19+5reb+1ast, J.Williams 19+11reb+3ast, S.May 14+8reb+3ast, A.Albicy 8+1reb+3ast, A.Diot 7+3ast, J.Cox 6+1ast
gschID: 179049


Boulazac - Roanne 67-65

Bottom-ranked Boulazac Basket managed to get a eighth victory, breaking the two-game losing streak. This time newly promoted Boulazac Basket edged fifth-ranked Chorale de Roanne 67-65. It ended at the same time the seven-game winning streak of Chorale de Roanne. It looked good early as Chorale de Roanne took an 12-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Boulazac Basket had a 25-8 second period charge getting the lead and Chorale de Roanne was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 65-67. Americans were the main players on the court also this time. Guard Alex Acker (196-83, college: Pepperdine) orchestrated the victory by scoring 21 points and 4 assists. Amadi McKenzie (201-86, college: Tenn Tech) contributed with 16 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Power forward Coleman Collins (206-86, college: Virginia Tech, agency: Interperformances) replied with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 10 rebounds and Matt Howard (203-89, college: Butler) added 9 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists in the effort for Chorale de Roanne. Boulazac Basket (8-18) moved-up to fifteenth place, which they share with Poitiers. Chorale de Roanne at the other side dropped to the fourth position with 11 games lost. Boulazac Basket's next round opponent will be league's leader Gravelines-Dunkerque on the road and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Chorale de Roanne will play against Entente Orleans 45.
Top scorers:
Boulazac: A.Acker 21+4reb+4ast, A.McKenzie 16+9reb+2ast, T.Dubiez 9+3reb+1ast, M.Jefferson 9+8reb+1ast, D.Harris 8+4reb+1ast, A.Kerckhof 4
Roanne: C.Collins 20+10reb, P.Amagou 11+2reb+3ast, W.Gradit 10+1reb+3ast, M.Howard 9+11reb+4ast, S.Gray 6+4reb+3ast, R.Reid 6+2reb+1ast
gschID: 179048


Le Havre - Gravelines 76-90

ProA top team - Gravelines-Dunkerque (18-8) managed to deliver another win on Saturday. This time they beat eleventh ranked STB Le Havre (11-15) 90-76. The guests were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. Gravelines-Dunkerque made 23-of-26 free shots (88.5 percent) during the game. They also forced 22 STB Le Havre turnovers. STB Le Havre was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. American point guard Dwight Buycks (190-89, college: Marquette) scored 25 points and 4 assists to lead the charge for the winners and the former international point guard Abdoulaye M'Baye (189-88) chipped in 20 points during the contest. Gravelines-Dunkerque's coach Christian Monschau used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American guard Bernard King (196-81, college: Texas A&M) responded with 13 points and 9 assists and Congolese-Central African forward Max Kouguere (198-87) scored 15 points and 5 rebounds. Five STB Le Havre players scored in double figures. Gravelines-Dunkerque maintains first position with 18-8 record. Loser STB Le Havre dropped to the twelfth place with 15 games lost. Gravelines-Dunkerque will face Boulazac Basket (#15) at home in the next round which should be an easy win for them. STB Le Havre will play against JSF Nanterre.
Top scorers:
Gravelines: D.Buycks 25+4reb+4ast, A.M'Baye 20+3reb, C.Akpomedah 16+4reb+2ast, J.Edwards 9+5reb+2ast, K.Winston 9+1reb+2ast, L.Vaty 6+3reb+1ast
Le Havre: M.Kouguere 15+5reb+1ast, B.King 13+4reb+9ast, B.Fofana 11+4reb, G.Brown 11+6reb, G.Pitard 10+4reb+3ast, V.Moldoveanu 7+4reb+1ast
gschID: 179047


Orleans - Poitiers 73-67

Not a big story in a game when 15th ranked Poitiers (8-18) was defeated on the road by ninth ranked Entente Orleans 45 (13-13) 73-67 on Saturday. However just six-point win is not that big difference and the fans of host team counted on more convincing victory. The hosts trailed by 12 points after three quarters before their 24-6 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Entente Orleans 45 dominated on the defensive end, holding Poitiers to just 6 points in fourth quarter. They made 19-of-21 free shots (90.5 percent) during the game. Poitiers was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. American guard Christopher Hill (191-83, college: Michigan St., agency: Higher Vision Sports) scored 17 points and 5 assists (was perfect 7-for-7 from the free throw line) to lead the charge for the winners and the other American import forward Brian Greene (204-81, college: Colorado St.) chipped in 19 points during the contest. American-Italian guard Anthony Dobbins (194-81, college: Richmond) responded with 12 points and 6 rebounds and American guard Anthony Smith (196-86, college: Liberty) scored 11 points and 5 assists. Entente Orleans 45 moved-up to eighth place, which they share with Dijon and Paris-Levallois. Loser Poitiers dropped to the bottom position with 18 games lost. Entente Orleans 45 will face higher ranked Chorale de Roanne (#5) on the road in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Poitiers will play against Cholet (#11).
Top scorers:
Orleans: B.Greene 19+2reb+2ast, C.Hill 17+4reb+5ast, B.Hunter 13+3reb+1ast, M.Lebrun 8+5reb+1ast, T.Martin 7+6reb+2ast, A.Eito 6+4reb+1ast
Poitiers: A.Dobbins 12+6reb+2ast, A.Smith 11+4reb+5ast, A.Grant 9+4reb+2ast, A.Nivins 9+6reb+1ast, L.Kante 8+1reb, D.James 7+3reb+2ast
gschID: 179046


Cholet - Le Mans 89-82

There was a surprise result when twelfth ranked Cholet (12-14) beat at home higher ranked Le Mans (15-11) 89-82 on Saturday. The hosts started the game with a very strong first quarter 25-14. But Le Mans won second period 19-18. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. American forward Marcus Goree (201-77, college: W.Virginia) scored 19 points and 8 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and the other American import guard Aubrey Coleman (193-87, college: Houston) chipped in 21 points during the contest. American guard Cam Long (193-88, college: George Mason, agency: KMG Sports Management) responded with 28 points and 5 assists and FYR Macedonian-American point guard Darius Washington (188-85, college: Memphis) scored 18 points and 7 rebounds. Cholet moved-up to eleventh place. Loser Le Mans keeps the fourth position with 11 games lost. Cholet will face bottom-ranked Poitiers (#16) on the road in the next round where they are favorite. Le Mans will play against JDA Dijon (#10).
Top scorers:
Cholet: A.Coleman 21+3reb+3ast, M.Goree 19+8reb+1ast, A.Slaughter 17+1reb+3ast, T.Bryant 10+2reb+1ast, R.Jomby 8+4reb+4ast, R.Gobert 8+7reb+1ast
Le Mans: C.Long 28+2reb+5ast, D.Washington 18+7reb+3ast, J.Paulo Batista 13+2reb+1ast, A.Koffi 8+3reb, M.Keselj 6+6reb, P.Sy 5+5reb+1ast
gschID: 179044


Round 23
Roanne - Gravelines 80-76

The most surprising game was a loss of top-ranked Gravelines-Dunkerque (18-8) on the court of fifth ranked Chorale de Roanne on Tuesday night. Visitors were defeated by Chorale de Roanne 80-76. The hosts trailed by 7 points at the halftime before their 39-28 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Chorale de Roanne looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. The former international William Gradit (197-82, college: Hill JC) scored 19 points to lead the charge for the winners and naturalized Ivorian guard Pape-Philippe Amagou (185-85, agency: Beo Basket) chipped in 11 points and 7 assists during the contest. Five Chorale de Roanne players scored in double figures. Chorale de Roanne's coach Luka Pavicevic used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. American-FYR Macedonian swingman Kennedy Winston (198-84, college: Alabama) responded with 21 points and the former international center Ludovic Vaty (206-88, college: Moraine Valley CC) scored 13 points and 8 rebounds. Chorale de Roanne (15-11) have an impressive seven-game winning streak. They moved-up to fourth place, which they share with ASVEL and Le Mans. Gravelines-Dunkerque at the other side still keeps top position with eight games lost. Chorale de Roanne is looking forward to face Entente Orleans 45 (#9) at home in the next round where they are favorite. Gravelines-Dunkerque will play against Boulazac Basket (#15) and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Roanne: W.Gradit 19+4reb+3ast, S.Gray 14+2reb+1ast, V.Samnick 13+2reb+2ast, P.Amagou 11+2reb+7ast, C.Collins 11+6reb+1ast, M.Howard 6+7reb+2ast
Gravelines: K.Winston 21+1reb+1ast, J.Edwards 18+1reb+1ast, L.Vaty 13+8reb+2ast, D.Buycks 8+1ast, O.Camara 6+5reb+1ast, Y.Bokolo 4+2reb+6ast
gschID: 236254


  




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