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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. 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
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. 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. 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 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 

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
Check Full Games/Schedule
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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ProA Round 29: Gravelines-Dunkerque defeats JDA Dijon in the closest game of the week - Apr 27, 2013


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Tenth-ranked JDA Dijon (14-15) gave a tough game to first ranked Gravelines-Dunkerque (20-9) on Saturday. Gravelines-Dunkerque managed to secure only three-point victory 68-65. However their fans expected much easier game. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 23-15. But JDA Dijon won second period 11-7. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. 25 personal fouls committed by JDA Dijon helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American point guard Dwight Buycks (190-89, college: Marquette) stepped up and scored 28 points and 5 rebounds for the winners and the former international center Ludovic Vaty (206-88, college: Moraine Valley CC) chipped in 5 points and 10 rebounds. American power forward Andre Harris (201-85, college: Fair Dickinson) responded with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 11 rebounds. Gravelines-Dunkerque maintains first place with 20-9 record. JDA Dijon at the other side dropped to the ninth position with 15 games lost. They share it with Orleans. Gravelines-Dunkerque are looking forward to face league's second-placed Strasbourg IG on the road in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. JDA Dijon will play against Cholet (#8) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Very important is a home loss of second ranked Chalon/Saor (18-11) against twelfth ranked STB Le Havre (13-16) on Saturday night. Host Chalon/Saor was defeated by STB Le Havre in a tough game in Chalon 78-83. Americans were the main players on the court. Center Graham Brown (205-84, college: Michigan) nailed a double-double by scoring 23 points and 11 rebounds for the winning side and Bryant Smith accounted for 17 points and 9 rebounds. Swingman Blake Schilb (200-83, college: Loyola, IL, agency: Z.A.G. - Law Offices) came up with 25 points, 9 assists and 4 steals for Chalon/Saor in the defeat. STB Le Havre moved-up to eleventh place, which they share with Paris-Levallois. Defending champion Chalon/Saor keeps the second position with 11 games lost. They share it with Strasbourg. STB Le Havre will play against Boulazac Basket (#15) at home in the next round. Chalon/Saor will play against ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket (#5) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Bottom-ranked Poitiers managed to get a ninth victory, breaking the series of three consecutive loses on Saturday night. This time they won against fourth-ranked Le Mans 92-84. The best player for the winners was Anthony Dobbins who had a double-double by scoring 15 points, 10 rebounds and 6 assists. Poitiers' coach Rudy Nelhomme used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Darius Washington produced 19 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists for the hosts. Poitiers maintains sixteenth place with 9-20 record. Loser Le Mans dropped to the sixth position with 13 games lost. Poitiers will meet at home higher ranked Chorale de Roanne (#4) in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Le Mans will play against Sluc Nancy and hope to secure a win.
The game in Nanterre was also worth to mention about. Third ranked Strasbourg IG (18-11) played at the court of 7th ranked JSF Nanterre (15-14). Strasbourg IG defeated JSF Nanterre 79-69. Ricardo Greer orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 18 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Strasbourg IG moved-up to second place, which they share with Chalon. JSF Nanterre at the other side keeps the seventh position with 14 games lost. Strasbourg IG's next round opponent will be league's leader Gravelines-Dunkerque at home and it will be for sure the game of the week. JSF Nanterre will play against Limoges CSP Elite (#13).
Ninth ranked Cholet (15-14) crushed at home 8th ranked Entente Orleans 45 (14-15) by 31 points 82-51, which is the biggest margin this round on Saturday night. Rudy Jomby stepped up and scored 16 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Cholet have a solid series of four victories in a row. They moved-up to seventh place, which they share with Nanterre. Loser Entente Orleans 45 dropped to the ninth position with 15 games lost. Cholet will face JDA Dijon (#10) on the road in the next round. Entente Orleans 45 will play against Paris-Levallois.

There were no shocking results in the rest of the games of round 29: ASVEL won against Paris-Levallois on the opponent's court 84-78. Roanne outscored Nancy in a home game 89-63. Limoges recorded a loss to Boulazac on the road 85-73.


Nanterre - Strasbourg 69-79

The game in Nanterre was also worth to mention about. Third ranked Strasbourg IG (18-11) played at the court of 7th ranked JSF Nanterre (15-14). Strasbourg IG defeated JSF Nanterre 79-69. JSF Nanterre was tied at the half but could not keep up in last two quarters eventually losing the game. Strasbourg IG dominated down low during the game scoring 58 of its points in the paint compared to JSF Nanterre's 36. Strasbourg IG forced 20 JSF Nanterre turnovers. American-Dominican swingman Ricardo Greer (197-78, college: Pittsburgh) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 18 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists. The former international center Alexis Ajinca (215-88, agency: Priority Sports) contributed with 23 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. American forward Chris Oliver (198-85, college: Radford) answered with 9 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists and Colombian power forward Juan Palacios (204-85) added 8 points and 9 rebounds in the effort for JSF Nanterre. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Strasbourg IG moved-up to second place, which they share with Chalon. JSF Nanterre at the other side keeps the seventh position with 14 games lost. Strasbourg IG's next round opponent will be league's leader Gravelines-Dunkerque at home and it will be for sure the game of the week. JSF Nanterre will play against Limoges CSP Elite (#13).
Top scorers:
Strasbourg: A.Ajinca 23+7reb, R.Greer 18+10reb+4ast, J.Shurna 8+2reb+1ast, L.Campbell 8+1reb+3ast, R.Duport 6+1reb, J.Siggers 6+3reb+2ast
Nanterre: J.Nzeulie 10+2reb, X.Corosine 9+1reb, C.Oliver 9+6reb+5ast, J.Palacios 8+9reb+1ast, D.Lighty 7+3reb, T.Meacham 7+1reb+5ast
gschID: 179075


Paris-Levallois - ASVEL 78-84

Very expected game when 11th ranked Paris-Levallois (13-16) was defeated at home by sixth ranked ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket (17-12) 84-78 on Saturday. The guests trailed by 1 point after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 7-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 84-78. ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket made 16-of-21 free shots (76.2 percent) during the game. It was a great shooting night for ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 61.5 percentage. Naturalized Mali forward Amara Sy (202-81) stepped up and scored 24 points and 6 rebounds for the winners and the former international guard Edwin Jackson (191-89) chipped in 16 points and 6 assists. Four ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket players scored in double figures. The former international point guard Antoine Diot (191-89) responded with 29 points and 6 assists and American forward Sean May (206-84, college: N.Carolina) produced a double-double by scoring 21 points and 12 rebounds. Both coaches tested many bench players saving starting five for next games. ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Roanne. Paris-Levallois lost fifth consecutive game. They keep the eleventh position with 16 games lost. ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket will face higher ranked Chalon/Saor (#3) at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Paris-Levallois will play against Entente Orleans 45 (#9) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
ASVEL: A.Sy 24+6reb+2ast, E.Jackson 16+6ast, U.Nsonwu-Amadi 11+1reb+1ast, M.Thompson 11+3reb+2ast, T.Abromaitis 11+5reb+2ast, G.Joseph 5+6reb+3ast
Paris-Levallois: A.Diot 29+3reb+6ast, S.May 21+12reb+3ast, M.N'Doye 9+3reb, J.Cox 9+4reb+6ast, J.Hodge 4+3reb+3ast, J.Williams 3+3reb+1ast
gschID: 179074


Le Mans - Poitiers 84-92

Bottom-ranked Poitiers managed to get a ninth victory, breaking the series of three consecutive loses on Saturday night. This time they won against fourth-ranked Le Mans 92-84. The guests trailed by 2 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 11-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 92-84. Poitiers outrebounded Le Mans 38-25 including 25 on the defensive glass. It was a great shooting night for Poitiers especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 52.9 percentage. The best player for the winners was American-Italian guard Anthony Dobbins (194-81, college: Richmond) who had a double-double by scoring 15 points, 10 rebounds and 6 assists. Lamine Kante (200-87) chipped in 21 points. Poitiers' coach Rudy Nelhomme used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. FYR Macedonian-American point guard Darius Washington (188-85, college: Memphis) produced 19 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists and U.S. Virgin Islands forward Cuthbert Victor (197-83, college: Murray St.) added 14 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists respectively for the hosts. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Poitiers maintains sixteenth place with 9-20 record. Loser Le Mans dropped to the sixth position with 13 games lost. Poitiers will meet at home higher ranked Chorale de Roanne (#4) in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Le Mans will play against Sluc Nancy and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Poitiers: L.Kante 21+4reb+1ast, A.Dobbins 15+10reb+6ast, A.Nivins 14+5reb+1ast, D.James 14+1reb+3ast, A.Grant 10+2reb+2ast, A.Smith 8+4reb+1ast
Le Mans: D.Washington 19+5reb+4ast, C.Victor 14+5reb+4ast, M.Keselj 14+3reb, C.Long 13+1reb+3ast, J.Paulo Batista 12+5reb+1ast, P.Sy 5+3reb+1ast
gschID: 179073


Chalon - Le Havre 78-83

Very important is a home loss of second ranked Chalon/Saor (18-11) against twelfth ranked STB Le Havre (13-16) on Saturday night. Host Chalon/Saor was defeated by STB Le Havre in a tough game in Chalon 78-83. The guests were ahead by 7 points but lost the second period ending it with a 1-point deficit before their 23-17 run, which allowed them to win the game. STB Le Havre made 19-of-25 charity shots (76.0 percent) during the game. It was a great shooting night for STB Le Havre especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 53.3 percentage. Americans were the main players on the court. Center Graham Brown (205-84, college: Michigan) nailed a double-double by scoring 23 points and 11 rebounds for the winning side and Bryant Smith (196-77, college: Auburn, agency: SportsTalent) accounted for 17 points and 9 rebounds. Four STB Le Havre players scored in double figures. Swingman Blake Schilb (200-83, college: Loyola, IL, agency: Z.A.G. - Law Offices) came up with 25 points, 9 assists and 4 steals and guard Marcus Denmon (190-90, college: Missouri) added 21 points and 7 assists respectively for Chalon/Saor in the defeat. STB Le Havre moved-up to eleventh place, which they share with Paris-Levallois. Defending champion Chalon/Saor keeps the second position with 11 games lost. They share it with Strasbourg. STB Le Havre will play against Boulazac Basket (#15) at home in the next round. Chalon/Saor will play against ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket (#5) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Le Havre: G.Brown 23+11reb+3ast, B.Smith 17+9reb+2ast, G.Pitard 15+1ast, M.Kouguere 13+1reb+5ast, C.Mason 7+4reb+1ast, V.Moldoveanu 6+6reb+2ast
Chalon: B.Schilb 25+3reb+9ast, M.Denmon 21+4reb+7ast, S.Williams 16+6reb, N.Lang 8+1reb+1ast, A.Michel Jean-Baptiste 4+5reb, S.Tchicamboud 2+2reb+1ast
gschID: 179072


Gravelines - Dijon 68-65

Tenth-ranked JDA Dijon (14-15) gave a tough game to first ranked Gravelines-Dunkerque (20-9) on Saturday. Gravelines-Dunkerque managed to secure only three-point victory 68-65. However their fans expected much easier game. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 23-15. But JDA Dijon won second period 11-7. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. 25 personal fouls committed by JDA Dijon helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American point guard Dwight Buycks (190-89, college: Marquette) stepped up and scored 28 points and 5 rebounds for the winners and the former international center Ludovic Vaty (206-88, college: Moraine Valley CC) chipped in 5 points and 10 rebounds. American power forward Andre Harris (201-85, college: Fair Dickinson) responded with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 11 rebounds and the other American import swingman Larry Owens (201-83, college: ORU) scored 21 points (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field). Gravelines-Dunkerque maintains first place with 20-9 record. JDA Dijon at the other side dropped to the ninth position with 15 games lost. They share it with Orleans. Gravelines-Dunkerque are looking forward to face league's second-placed Strasbourg IG on the road in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. JDA Dijon will play against Cholet (#8) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Gravelines: D.Buycks 28+5reb+1ast, K.Winston 9+1reb+1ast, A.M'Baye 6+4reb+1ast, Y.Bokolo 6+2reb+5ast, L.Vaty 5+10reb+3ast, J.Edwards 5+4reb+1ast
Dijon: L.Owens 21+4reb+2ast, A.Harris 16+11reb, J.Leloup 12+2ast, T.Campbell 6+2reb+6ast, M.Mutuale 4+1ast, Z.Moss 2+6reb
gschID: 179071


Roanne - Nancy 89-63

Very predictable result when fifth ranked Chorale de Roanne (17-12) smashed at home 14th ranked Sluc Nancy (11-18) 89-63 on Saturday. The game without a history. Chorale de Roanne led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 52 of its points in the paint compared to Sluc Nancy's 30 and made 22-of-23 free shots (95.7 percent) during the game. They outrebounded Sluc Nancy 39-23 including a 31-17 advantage in defensive rebounds. Sluc Nancy was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. Jamaican-American power forward Ryan Reid (203-86, college: Florida St.) stepped up and scored 21 points and 9 rebounds (was perfect 7-for-7 from the free throw line) for the winners and naturalized Ivorian guard Pape-Philippe Amagou (185-85, agency: Beo Basket) chipped in 20 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. Naturalized Ivorian point guard Souleyman Diabate (183-87, agency: Beo Basket) responded with 11 points and naturalized Ivorian forward Herve Toure (202-82) scored 10 points. Sluc Nancy's coach gave up on the game allowing to play eleven players seeing no chance for a win. Chorale de Roanne moved-up to fourth place, which they share with ASVEL. Loser Sluc Nancy keeps the fourteenth position with 18 games lost. Chorale de Roanne will face bottom-ranked Poitiers (#16) on the road in the next round which should be another easy win for them. Sluc Nancy will play against Le Mans.
Top scorers:
Roanne: R.Reid 21+9reb, P.Amagou 20+5reb+5ast, S.Gray 11+3reb+2ast, W.Gradit 9+3reb+3ast, M.Howard 9+8reb, C.Collins 8+5reb+3ast
Nancy: S.Diabate 11+4reb+2ast, H.Toure 10+4reb, K.Grant 7+2reb+1ast, C.Marquis 7+2reb, B.Brown 6+1reb, M.Sommerville 5+4reb+2ast
gschID: 179070


Boulazac - Limoges 85-73

There was a minor upset when 13th ranked Limoges CSP Elite (12-17) was defeated on the road by fifteenth ranked Boulazac Basket (10-19) 85-73 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Boulazac Basket. Limoges CSP Elite was better in third quarter 16-13. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Americans were the main players on the court also this time. Center Marvin Jefferson (206-86, college: Idaho) stepped up and scored 20 points and 8 rebounds (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field) for the winners and guard Alex Acker (196-83, college: Pepperdine) chipped in 18 points and 6 assists. Power forward Trent Plaisted (211-86, college: BYU, agency: Priority Sports) responded with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 13 rebounds and forward Jon Brockman (201-87, college: Washington) scored 14 points and 9 rebounds. Four Boulazac Basket 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. Newly promoted Boulazac Basket maintains fifteenth place with 10-19 record. Limoges CSP Elite at the other side, also newcomer in the league, keeps the thirteenth position with 17 games lost. Boulazac Basket will face higher ranked STB Le Havre (#11) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Top scorers:
Boulazac: M.Jefferson 20+8reb, T.Dubiez 19+1reb+1ast, A.Acker 18+2reb+6ast, T.Smith 10+5reb+2ast, A.McKenzie 7+2reb+1ast, A.Kerckhof 4+5reb+4ast
Limoges: K.McAlarney 17+1reb+2ast, J.Brockman 14+9reb, T.Plaisted 13+13reb, N.Boungou Colo 11+3reb+1ast, J.Gomis 10+1ast, J.Mipoka 4+2reb
gschID: 179069


Cholet - Orleans 82-51

Ninth ranked Cholet (15-14) crushed at home 8th ranked Entente Orleans 45 (14-15) by 31 points 82-51, which is the biggest margin this round on Saturday night. The game without a history. Cholet led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Cholet outrebounded Entente Orleans 45 40-27 including a 30-18 advantage in defensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. Swingman Rudy Jomby (197-88) stepped up and scored 16 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners and American point guard A.J. Slaughter (191-87, college: W.Kentucky) chipped in 16 points and 5 assists. Four Cholet players scored in double figures. American forward Brian Greene (204-81, college: Colorado St.) responded with 15 points and 9 rebounds and the other American import power forward Terence Dials (206-83, college: Ohio St.) scored 13 points. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Cholet have a solid series of four victories in a row. They moved-up to seventh place, which they share with Nanterre. Loser Entente Orleans 45 dropped to the ninth position with 15 games lost. Cholet will face JDA Dijon (#10) on the road in the next round. Entente Orleans 45 will play against Paris-Levallois.
Top scorers:
Cholet: K.Souchu 17+4reb+1ast, A.Slaughter 16+3reb+5ast, R.Jomby 16+9reb+5ast, R.Gobert 15+6reb, T.Bryant 6+10reb+2ast, M.Goree 5+4reb+4ast
Orleans: B.Greene 15+9reb+2ast, T.Dials 13+2reb, T.Martin 8+6reb+1ast, M.Lebrun 5+3reb, C.Hill 3+1reb+5ast, F.Raposo Laurencio 2+2reb
gschID: 179068


  




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