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Bonzie Colson Jr.

Bonzie Colson Jr.





There are only two more rounds left in the Regular Season in Jeep ELITE ProA. The fans could enjoy quite many interesting games in the last round. The round ended with favorites losing the games and games ending by tiny margin. Here is the last round review presented by ESL.

Seventh-ranked ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket (11-6) was very close to win a game against third ranked SIG Strasbourg (15-6) on Tuesday. SIG Strasbourg managed to secure only three-point victory 98-95. However their fans expected much easier game. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket. SIG Strasbourg made 21-of-24 free shots (87.5 percent) during the game. 26 personal fouls committed by ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American Bonzie Colson Jr (198-96, college: Notre Dame) orchestrated the victory by scoring 29 points and 6 rebounds (was perfect 10-for-10 from the free throw line !!!). His fellow American import point guard Brandon Jefferson (175-91, college: MSU Denver) contributed with 24 points for the winners. The former international point guard Thomas Heurtel (189-89, agency: BeoBasket) answered with a double-double by scoring 10 points and 11 assists for ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket. ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket’s coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn’t help. SIG Strasbourg maintains third place with 15-6 record having just two points less than leader Dijon. ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket at the other side keeps the seventh position with six games lost. SIG Strasbourg are looking forward to face bottom-ranked Boulazac Basket (#18) on the road in the next round which should be an easy win for them. ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket will play against Chalon/Saor (#14) and is hoping to prove to their supporters that this time they can win.
An interesting game for Monaco (16-2) which played road game in Strasbourg against 3rd placed SIG Strasbourg (15-6). Second ranked Monaco managed to get a 12-point victory 82-70. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of SIG Strasbourg. It was a great evening for Senegalese Ibrahima Fall-Faye (207-97) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 11 points and 12 rebounds. Mathias Lessort helped adding 12 points and 4 assists. American point guard Brandon Jefferson (175-91, college: MSU Denver) responded with 17 points. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Monaco have an impressive series of five victories in a row. Defending champion maintains second place with 16-2 record behind leader Dijon. SIG Strasbourg at the other side keeps the third position with six games lost. Monaco will play against Limoges CSP Elite (#8) on the road in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. SIG Strasbourg will play against Boulazac Basket (#18) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
A very close game took place in Chalon between Chalon/Saor and Gravelines-Dunkerque. Sixteenth ranked Chalon/Saor (8-14) got a very close home victory over higher ranked Gravelines-Dunkerque (8-13). Chalon/Saor managed to escape with a 1-point win 81-80 on Tuesday evening. It was an exceptional evening for Jordon Crawford who led the winners and scored 20 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists. Romuald Morency came up with 22 points for Gravelines-Dunkerque in the defeat. Gravelines-Dunkerque’s coach tested ten players, but that didn’t help to avoid defeat in this game. Chalon/Saor moved-up to fourteenth place. Gravelines-Dunkerque lost their fifth game in a row. They dropped to the thirteenth position with 13 games lost. Chalon/Saor will meet higher ranked ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket (#7) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Gravelines-Dunkerque will play against JSF Nanterre (#15) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Sixteenth-ranked Chalon/Saor (8-14) was very close to win a game against fourth ranked JL Bourg (14-8). JL Bourg managed to secure only three-point victory 88-85. However their fans expected much easier game. The best player for the winners was Danilo Andjusic who scored 25 points (was perfect 7-for-7 from the free throw line). JL Bourg’s coach Savo Vucevic allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. Despite that victory JL Bourg went down to fifth position due to points difference. Chalon/Saor lost their fifth game in a row. They dropped to the fourteenth place with 14 games lost. JL Bourg’s next round opponent will be Le Portel (#10) on the road which should be theoretically an easy game. Chalon/Saor will play against ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket (#7) and hope to win that game.
Worth to mention about the upset in a game between Le Portel (9-12) and Pau-Lacq-Orthez (7-15), which took place in Pau. Higher ranked Le Portel was outleveled in a road game by seventeenth ranked Pau-Lacq-Orthez 90-68 on Tuesday. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Le Portel. Petr Cornelie orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 14 rebounds. Pau-Lacq-Orthez’s coach Laurent Vila felt very confident that he used 11 players and allowed the starting five to rest. Pau-Lacq-Orthez maintains seventeenth place with 7-15 record. Loser Le Portel dropped to the tenth position with 12 games lost. Pau-Lacq-Orthez will face higher ranked Le Mans (#6) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.

There were no big surprises in other games of round 23: Levallois beat Boulazac on the road 91-85. Cholet won against Roanne on its own court 83-72. Bourg unfortunately lost to Orleans in a road game 70-78. Chalons-Reims recorded a loss to Dijon at home 80-90. Limoges crushed Nanterre on the opponent’s court 88-66. Bottom-ranked Boulazac was beaten by Cholet in a home game 77-83. Le Mans lost to Levallois on the road 92-101. Orleans unfortunately lost to Nanterre on its own court 89-98. Roanne recorded a loss to Strasbourg in a road game 74-87.
The most impressive performance of 23th round was 22 points by Jaromir Bohacik of Strasbourg.


Pau-Lacq-Orthez – Le Portel 90-68

Worth to mention about the upset in a game between Le Portel (9-12) and Pau-Lacq-Orthez (7-15), which took place in Pau. Higher ranked Le Portel was outleveled in a road game by seventeenth ranked Pau-Lacq-Orthez 90-68 on Tuesday. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Le Portel. Power forward Petr Cornelie (211-95) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 14 rebounds. American guard Vincent Sanford (193-90, college: Dayton, agency: Slash Sports) contributed with 15 points for the winners. Four Pau-Lacq-Orthez players scored in double figures. Pau-Lacq-Orthez’s coach Laurent Vila felt very confident that he used 11 players and allowed the starting five to rest. Point guard Benoit Mangin (188-88) answered with 10 points and point guard Mehdy-Sofian Ngouama (188-95, college: Alabama St.) added 11 points in the effort for Le Portel. Pau-Lacq-Orthez maintains seventeenth place with 7-15 record. Loser Le Portel dropped to the tenth position with 12 games lost. Pau-Lacq-Orthez will face higher ranked Le Mans (#6) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Top scorers:
Pau-Lacq-Orthez: J.Threatt 16+2reb+2ast, V.Sanford 15+4reb+2ast, P.Cornelie 14+14reb, J.Bibbins 12+1reb+6ast, D.Diawara 8, H.N’Diaye 7+3reb
Le Portel: M.Ngouama 11+1reb+3ast, B.Mangin 10+3reb+2ast, J.Passave-Ducteil 9+3reb+1ast, C.Eliezer-Vanerot 9+2reb+1ast, M.Wojciechowski 8+3reb, G.Joseph 7+1reb+1ast

gschID: 867068

Boulazac – Levallois 85-91

No shocking result in a game when fifth ranked Levallois (15-8) beat on the road bottom-ranked Boulazac Basket (2-17) 91-85 on Tuesday. Levallois made 16-of-21 free shots (76.2 percent) during the game. Zimbabwean power forward Vitalis Chikoko (208-91) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 18 points, 16 rebounds and 4 assists. International point guard David Michineau (191-94) contributed with 20 points for the winners. Beninese power forward Mouphtaou Yarou (206-90, college: Villanova) answered with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 11 rebounds and Canadian guard Aaron Best (193-92, college: Ryerson) added 13 points in the effort for Boulazac Basket. Five Boulazac Basket players scored in double figures. Both coaches tested many bench players saving starting five for next games. Levallois moved-up to fourth place. Boulazac Basket lost their seventh game in a row. They stay at the bottom position with 17 games lost. Levallois will face Chalons-Reims (#16) at home in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Boulazac Basket will play against SIG Strasbourg and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Levallois: D.Michineau 20+4reb+2ast, V.Chikoko 18+16reb+4ast, A.Brown 13+5reb+3ast, T.Ginat 9+3reb+2ast, M.Roos 9+1reb+1ast, A.Goodwin 6+2ast
Boulazac: M.Yarou 18+11reb+2ast, A.Best 13+3reb+2ast, C.Wells 11+1reb+5ast, J.Nzeulie 10+4reb+3ast, J.Flowers 10+4reb+1ast, M.Kouguere 7+5reb

gschID: 867069

Cholet – Roanne 83-72

There was an upset when higher ranked Chorale de Roanne (9-13) lost on the road to fourteenth ranked Cholet Basket (8-12) 83-72 on Tuesday. Cholet Basket looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. American-Liberian Lasan Kromah (198-91, college: UConn) orchestrated the victory by scoring 24 points. Slovenian Gregor Hrovat (196-94) contributed with 14 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Point guard Sylvain Francisco (180-97) answered with 15 points and 7 assists and American forward Jamel Artis (201-93, college: Pittsburgh) added 17 points in the effort for Chorale de Roanne. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Cholet Basket moved-up to twelfth place. Loser Chorale de Roanne dropped to the eleventh position with 13 games lost. Cholet Basket will face league’s leader JDA Dijon on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Top scorers:
Cholet: L.Kromah 24+3reb+1ast, G.Hrovat 14+5reb+5ast, I.Miller 13+2reb+1ast, A.Jones 10+9reb+4ast, N.Diarra 8+3reb, Y.Makoundou 8+4reb
Roanne: J.Artis 17+3reb+2ast, S.Francisco 15+3reb+7ast, E.Ibekwe 12+4reb+1ast, S.Ho You Fat 10+5reb+1ast, B.Toure 8+6reb+2ast, C.Cavallo 5+7reb+1ast

gschID: 867070

Orleans – Bourg 78-70

There was a surprise result when eleventh ranked Entente Orleans 45 (9-11) won against at home 4th placed JL Bourg (14-8) 78-70 on Tuesday. American point guard Paris Lee (183-95, college: Illinois St.) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 20 points, 5 rebounds, 10 assists and 4 steals. Armenian-American center Luke Fischer (211-94, college: Marquette) contributed with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 12 rebounds for the winners. Four Entente Orleans 45 players scored in double figures. Serbian guard Danilo Andjusic (194-91) answered with 19 points and British-Canadian forward Thomas Scrubb (199-91, college: Carleton) added 10 points and 9 rebounds in the effort for JL Bourg. JL Bourg’s coach let to play ten players, but that didn’t help to avoid defeat in this game. Entente Orleans 45 moved-up to ninth place. Loser JL Bourg dropped to the fifth position with eight games lost. Entente Orleans 45 will face Chorale de Roanne (#11) on the road in the next round. JL Bourg will play against Le Portel (#10) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Orleans: P.Lee 20+5reb+10ast, L.Fischer 14+12reb+1ast, T.McCall 14+9reb+2ast, G.Oniangue 13+3reb+1ast, G.Florimont 10+1reb, L.Sane 4+5reb+2ast
Bourg: D.Andjusic 19+2reb+2ast, P.Pelos 12+3reb, T.Scrubb 10+9reb+1ast, C.Miller-McIntyre 9+2reb+5ast, A.Omic 8+6reb+4ast, M.Courby 6+6reb

gschID: 867071

Chalons-Reims – Dijon 80-90

Not a big story in a game when 15th ranked Chalons-Reims (7-13) lost at home to second ranked JDA Dijon (17-4) 90-80 on Tuesday. JDA Dijon made 18-of-18 free shots (100 percent !!!) during the game. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. Belgian Hans Vanwijn (208-95, agency: Network Sports International) orchestrated the victory by scoring 20 points and 6 rebounds (perfect from the field making all eight shots !!!). American point guard David Holston (173-86, college: Chicago St.) contributed with 15 points and 4 assists for the winners. Five JDA Dijon players scored in double figures. Nigerian-American power forward Gani Lawal (206-88, college: Georgia Tech) answered with 19 points and 8 rebounds and American swingman Travis Leslie (193-90, college: Georgia) added 17 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals in the effort for Chalons-Reims. Both coaches tested many bench players saving starting five for next games. The victory was the fifth consecutive win for JDA Dijon. They keep a position of league leader. Loser Chalons-Reims keeps the fifteenth place with 13 games lost. JDA Dijon will face Cholet Basket (#12) at home in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Chalons-Reims will play against Levallois and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Dijon: H.Vanwijn 20+6reb+3ast, D.Holston 15+3reb+4ast, C.Simon 15+3reb, J.Johnson 13+1reb+3ast, A.Chassang 11+5reb+2ast, J.Alingue 6+3reb+1ast
Chalons-Reims: G.Lawal 19+8reb+1ast, T.Leslie 17+5reb+4ast, D.Archie 11+3reb+1ast, D.Waters 9+2reb+3ast, J.Taylor 7+3reb+1ast, J.MBida 6+4reb+1ast

gschID: 867072

Nanterre – Limoges 66-88

Everything went according to plan when eighth ranked Limoges CSP Elite (10-10) outplayed on the road 13th ranked JSF Nanterre (7-13) 88-66 on Tuesday. They outrebounded JSF Nanterre 34-23 including a 27-16 advantage in defensive rebounds. Limoges CSP Elite looked well-organized offensively handing out 28 assists comparing to just 13 passes made by JSF Nanterre’s players. Swedish-Polish power forward Maciej Lampe (210-85) orchestrated the victory by scoring 19 points and 8 rebounds. Brazilian Bruno Caboclo (206-95) contributed with 14 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. International Isaia Cordinier (196-96) answered with 14 points and 4 assists and power forward Victor Wembanyama (219-4) added 10 points in the effort for JSF Nanterre. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Defending champion maintains eighth place with 10-10 record. Loser JSF Nanterre dropped to the fifteenth position with 13 games lost. Limoges CSP Elite will face league’s second-placed Monaco at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. JSF Nanterre will play against Gravelines-Dunkerque (#13) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Limoges: M.Lampe 19+8reb+3ast, H.Invernizzi 16+4reb+2ast, B.Caboclo 14+7reb+2ast, N.Lang 9+3reb+6ast, M.Ginyard 9+3reb+2ast, P.Scrubb 8+4reb+3ast
Nanterre: I.Cordinier 14+4reb+4ast, W.Victor 10+4reb+1ast, B.Conklin 9, M.Reed 8+3reb+1ast, C.Warren 8+2reb+1ast, N.Rebic 6+1ast

gschID: 867073

Strasbourg – ASVEL 98-95

Seventh-ranked ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket (11-6) was very close to win a game against third ranked SIG Strasbourg (15-6) on Tuesday. SIG Strasbourg managed to secure only three-point victory 98-95. However their fans expected much easier game. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket. SIG Strasbourg made 21-of-24 free shots (87.5 percent) during the game. 26 personal fouls committed by ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American Bonzie Colson Jr (198-96, college: Notre Dame) orchestrated the victory by scoring 29 points and 6 rebounds (was perfect 10-for-10 from the free throw line !!!). His fellow American import point guard Brandon Jefferson (175-91, college: MSU Denver) contributed with 24 points for the winners. The former international point guard Thomas Heurtel (189-89, agency: BeoBasket) answered with a double-double by scoring 10 points and 11 assists and the former international point guard Antoine Diot (192-89) added 14 points in the effort for ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket. Four ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket players scored in double figures. ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket’s coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn’t help. SIG Strasbourg maintains third place with 15-6 record having just two points less than leader Dijon. ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket at the other side keeps the seventh position with six games lost. SIG Strasbourg are looking forward to face bottom-ranked Boulazac Basket (#18) on the road in the next round which should be an easy win for them. ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket will play against Chalon/Saor (#14) and is hoping to prove to their supporters that this time they can win.
Top scorers:
Strasbourg: B.Colson Jr. 29+6reb+2ast, B.Jefferson 24+2reb+3ast, Y.Morin 16+6reb, J.Bohacik 9+3reb+1ast, J.Maille 8+2reb+4ast, L.Cavaliere 6+3reb+2ast
ASVEL: D.Lighty 14+1reb+1ast, A.Diot 14+1reb+2ast, C.Kahudi 13+3reb, A.Noua 12+1reb, I.Bako 10+5reb, T.Heurtel 10+4reb+11ast

gschID: 867074

Chalon – Gravelines 81-80

A very close game took place in Chalon between Chalon/Saor and Gravelines-Dunkerque. Sixteenth ranked Chalon/Saor (8-14) got a very close home victory over higher ranked Gravelines-Dunkerque (8-13). Chalon/Saor managed to escape with a 1-point win 81-80 on Tuesday evening. Chalon/Saor forced 20 Gravelines-Dunkerque turnovers. It was an exceptional evening for American point guard Jordon Crawford (168-90, college: BGSU) who led the winners and scored 20 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists. British forward Myles Hesson (198-90) accounted for 13 points and 5 rebounds for the winning side. Romuald Morency (202-95) came up with 22 points and American power forward Gavin Ware (206-93, college: MSU) added 11 points and 12 rebounds (was perfect 7-for-7 from the free throw line) respectively for Gravelines-Dunkerque in the defeat. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Gravelines-Dunkerque’s coach tested ten players, but that didn’t help to avoid defeat in this game. Chalon/Saor moved-up to fourteenth place. Gravelines-Dunkerque lost their fifth game in a row. They dropped to the thirteenth position with 13 games lost. Chalon/Saor will meet higher ranked ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket (#7) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Gravelines-Dunkerque will play against JSF Nanterre (#15) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Chalon: J.Crawford 20+7reb+6ast, M.Hesson 13+5reb+1ast, R.Menco 12+2reb+1ast, G.Sim 10+2reb+2ast, M.Gelabale 9+8reb+2ast, Y.MBaya 8+4reb
Gravelines: R.Morency 22+3reb+1ast, C.Davis 15+2reb+3ast, G.Ware 11+12reb+1ast, P.Sy 10+4reb, A.Nikolic 10+3reb+5ast, B.Weber 8+1reb+7ast

gschID: 867075

Boulazac – Cholet 77-83

There was no surprise when 18th ranked Boulazac Basket (2-17) lost at home to fourteenth ranked Cholet Basket (8-12) 83-77 on Friday. Cholet Basket dominated down low during the game scoring 52 of its points in the paint compared to Boulazac Basket’s 28 and made 19-of-25 free shots (76.0 percent) during the game. They outrebounded Boulazac Basket 43-29 including a 32-21 advantage in defensive rebounds. Cholet Basket looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. American power forward Chris Horton (202-94, college: Austin Peay, agency: Octagon Europe) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 11 rebounds. Slovenian Gregor Hrovat (196-94) contributed with 13 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists for the winners. Five Cholet Basket players scored in double figures. Beninese power forward Mouphtaou Yarou (206-90, college: Villanova) answered with 17 points and 9 rebounds and naturalized Cameroonian Jeremy Nzeulie (188-91) added 18 points in the effort for Boulazac Basket. Boulazac Basket’s coach let to play ten players, but that didn’t help to avoid defeat in this game. Cholet Basket moved-up to twelfth place. Boulazac Basket lost their seventh game in a row. They stay at the bottom position with 17 games lost. Cholet Basket will face league’s leader JDA Dijon on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Boulazac Basket will play against SIG Strasbourg (#3) and will have a slim chance for a victory.
Top scorers:
Cholet: C.Horton 17+11reb+3ast, Y.Makoundou 13+7reb+1ast, L.Kromah 13+5reb+2ast, G.Hrovat 13+5reb+7ast, M.Stockton 10+4reb+7ast, I.Miller 10+2reb+2ast
Boulazac: J.Nzeulie 18+1reb+2ast, M.Yarou 17+9reb+2ast, J.Flowers 15+1reb+2ast, A.Best 6+6reb+3ast, M.Faye 6+4reb, C.Wells 6+2reb+5ast

gschID: 887686

Levallois – Le Mans 101-92

The game between closely ranked teams ended with fifth ranked Levallois‘ (15-8) home victory over 6th ranked Le Mans (12-7) 101-92 on Friday. Levallois looked well-organized offensively handing out 26 assists. Le Mans was plagued by 30 personal fouls down the stretch. Israeli Tomer Ginat (202-94, agency: Avi Zilberman) orchestrated the victory by scoring 20 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists. Zimbabwean power forward Vitalis Chikoko (208-91) contributed with 20 points and 6 rebounds (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field) for the winners. Kosovan-American swingman Scott Bamforth (188-89, college: Weber St., agency: BeoBasket) answered with 16 points and 5 rebounds and Canadian point guard Kaza Kajami-Keane (185-94, college: Carleton, agency: BeoBasket) added 17 points and 4 assists in the effort for Le Mans. Five Levallois and four Le Mans players scored in double figures. Both coaches tested many bench players saving starting five for next games. Levallois moved-up to fourth place. Loser Le Mans keeps the sixth position with seven games lost. Levallois will face Chalons-Reims (#16) at home in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Le Mans will play against Pau-Lacq-Orthez (#17) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Levallois: V.Chikoko 20+6reb, T.Ginat 20+9reb+6ast, A.Goodwin 18+7reb, D.Michineau 12+5reb+9ast, A.Brown 11+2reb+3ast, B.Pinault 7+2reb
Le Mans: K.Kajami-Keane 17+2reb+4ast, D.Poirier 17+3reb, S.Bamforth 16+5reb+3ast, W.Narace 12+5reb+2ast, O.Soko 9+6reb+5ast, V.Bigote 6+3reb

gschID: 887687

Bourg – Chalon 88-85

Sixteenth-ranked Chalon/Saor (8-14) was very close to win a game against fourth ranked JL Bourg (14-8). JL Bourg managed to secure only three-point victory 88-85. However their fans expected much easier game. JL Bourg made 16-of-17 charity shots (94.1 percent) during the game. They shot the lights out from three nailing 14 long-distance shots on high 53.8 percentage. The best player for the winners was Serbian guard Danilo Andjusic (194-91) who scored 25 points (was perfect 7-for-7 from the free throw line). American guard Codi Miller-McIntyre (191-94, college: Wake Forest) chipped in 17 points and 7 assists. JL Bourg’s coach Savo Vucevic allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. British forward Myles Hesson (198-90) produced 22 points and American point guard Jordon Crawford (168-90, college: BGSU) added 15 points and 5 assists respectively for the guests. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Despite that victory JL Bourg went down to fifth position due to points difference. Chalon/Saor lost their fifth game in a row. They dropped to the fourteenth place with 14 games lost. JL Bourg’s next round opponent will be Le Portel (#10) on the road which should be theoretically an easy game. Chalon/Saor will play against ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket (#7) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Bourg: D.Andjusic 25+2reb+3ast, C.Miller-McIntyre 17+4reb+7ast, P.Pelos 12+6reb+1ast, Z.Peacock 10+7reb+2ast, M.Courby 9+1reb+3ast, T.Scrubb 7+1reb+1ast
Chalon: M.Hesson 22+4reb+3ast, J.Crawford 15+2reb+5ast, S.Armand 14+2reb+2ast, A.Ndoye 10+3reb+1ast, R.Menco 6+2reb, M.Meiers 6+3reb+1ast

gschID: 887688

Orleans – Nanterre 89-98

There was a minor upset when 11th ranked Entente Orleans 45 (9-11) lost at home to thirteenth ranked JSF Nanterre (7-13) 98-89 on Friday. JSF Nanterre made 18-of-18 free shots (100 percent !!!) during the game. American Brian Conklin (201-89, college: St.Louis) orchestrated the victory by scoring 17 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists (perfect from the field making all eight shots !!!). His fellow American import guard Marcquise Reed (190-95, college: Clemson, agency: Pensack Sports) contributed with 20 points (was perfect 9-for-9 from the free throw line !!!) for the winners. JSF Nanterre’s coach Pascal Donadieu used an eleven-player rotation saving starting five for next games. Nigerian forward Chima Moneke (198-95, college: UC Davis) answered with 19 points and 5 rebounds and Armenian-American center Luke Fischer (211-94, college: Marquette) added 20 points and 4 blocks in the effort for Entente Orleans 45. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Despite that victory JSF Nanterre went down to fifteenth position due to points difference, which they share with Chalons-Reims. Loser Entente Orleans 45 dropped to the ninth place with 11 games lost. JSF Nanterre will face higher ranked Gravelines-Dunkerque (#13) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Top scorers:
Nanterre: J.Berhanemeskel 21+2reb+3ast, M.Reed 20+4reb+3ast, B.Conklin 17+6reb+5ast, C.Warren 14+2reb, W.Victor 12+6reb+1ast, I.Fevrier 6+1ast
Orleans: L.Fischer 20+4reb+1ast, C.Moneke 19+5reb+3ast, G.Oniangue 16+4reb+3ast, L.Sane 12, P.Lee 11+2reb+9ast, M.Mutuale 6+1reb+8ast

gschID: 887689

Strasbourg – Monaco 70-82

An interesting game for Monaco (16-2) which played road game in Strasbourg against 3rd placed SIG Strasbourg (15-6). Second ranked Monaco managed to get a 12-point victory 82-70. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of SIG Strasbourg. It was a great evening for Senegalese Ibrahima Fall-Faye (207-97) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 11 points and 12 rebounds. International center Mathias Lessort (205-95, agency: BeoBasket) helped adding 12 points and 4 assists. American point guard Brandon Jefferson (175-91, college: MSU Denver) responded with 17 points and the other American import Bonzie Colson Jr (198-96, college: Notre Dame) scored 10 points. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Monaco have an impressive series of five victories in a row. Defending champion maintains second place with 16-2 record behind leader Dijon. SIG Strasbourg at the other side keeps the third position with six games lost. Monaco will play against Limoges CSP Elite (#8) on the road in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. SIG Strasbourg will play against Boulazac Basket (#18) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Monaco: M.Lessort 12+3reb+4ast, R.Gray 12+4reb, I.Fall-Faye 11+12reb+2ast, A.N’Doye 10+1reb+1ast, D.Bost 8+1reb+5ast, D.Inglis 8+5reb+2ast
Strasbourg: B.Jefferson 17+2reb+2ast, L.Cavaliere 12+3reb, B.Colson Jr. 10+4reb+2ast, Y.Morin 8+1reb+4ast, I.Joseph Udanoh 7+2reb+2ast, D.Lansdowne 6+2reb+1ast

gschID: 887690

Strasbourg – Roanne 87-74

Very predictable result when third ranked SIG Strasbourg (15-6) won against at home 10th ranked Chorale de Roanne (9-13) 87-74 on Sunday. SIG Strasbourg forced 19 Chorale de Roanne turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 27 assists comparing to just 9 passes made by Chorale de Roanne’s players. Czech Jaromir Bohacik (197-92, agency: Octagon Europe) orchestrated the victory by scoring 22 points (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field). American point guard Brandon Jefferson (175-91, college: MSU Denver) contributed with 16 points and 7 assists for the winners. Point guard Sylvain Francisco (180-97) answered with 20 points and Steeve Ho You Fat (202-88) added 10 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Chorale de Roanne. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches tested many bench players saving starting five for next games. SIG Strasbourg maintains third place with 15-6 record having just two points less than leader Dijon. Loser Chorale de Roanne dropped to the eleventh position with 13 games lost. SIG Strasbourg will face bottom-ranked Boulazac Basket (#18) on the road in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Chorale de Roanne will play against Entente Orleans 45 (#9) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Strasbourg: J.Bohacik 22+1reb+3ast, B.Jefferson 16+2reb+7ast, I.Wainright 12+4reb+3ast, J.Maille 10+3reb+4ast, Y.Morin 8+2reb, J.Tchicamboud 6+2reb+1ast
Roanne: S.Francisco 20+2reb+2ast, J.Artis 12+4reb, S.Ho You Fat 10+6reb+3ast, E.Ibekwe 10+9reb, B.Toure 8+2reb+1ast, B.Arthur 6+3reb+1ast

gschID: 887750

Tags : BONZIE COLSON JR., SIG STRASBOURG, FRENCH BASKETBALL




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