LNB - France

French League final: June 13, 2010
Cholet Basket Champ France League 2009-10 (photo cholet-basket.com)Cholet Basket won the French League championship for the first time Sunday by beating Le Mans 81-65 in the title game in Paris. Antywane Robinson led six Cholet scorers in double figures with 15 points and Mickael Gelabale added 11 points and 9 rebounds as the team dominated the second half to cap an excellent season in which it was also the regular season champ. Cholet built an early 21-10 lead thanks to some baskets by Marcellus Sommerville, but Dee Spencer and Maleye Ndoye helped Le Mans back to 25-20 at the 10-minute mark and J.P. Batista made it a 1-point game early in the second quarter. However Le Mans never managed to go ahead and settled for a 40-38 halftime deficit. Randal Falker scored 5 in a 7-0 push to start the second half and Sommerville soon added a bucket as Cholet built a double-digit lead. Gelabale heated up to put his team up 58-45 as Cholet confidence grew. Spencer and Batista kept Le Mans within 10 with five minutes remaining, however any remaining Le Man hope vanished as Cholet reeled off 7 unanswered points to wrap up the win with time to spare. Falker added 14 points for the winners, Sammy Mejia scored 12, Sommerville 11 and John Linehan 10. Spencer scored 21 for Le Mans, Batista added 12 and Ndoye 11. MORE

French League, Final Playoffs, Single-game Final in Palais Omnisports Paris-Bercy
Record Team Game 1
1 Cholet (1) 81
0 Le Mans (2) 65
France League Champion 2009-10: Cholet Basket

Semifinals Playoffs, best of 3 games
Record Team Game 1 Game 2 Game 3
2 Cholet (1) 68 83 84
1 BCM Gravelines (4) 70 73 71
2 Le Mans (2) 75 95 80
1 Roanne (3) 68 99 65

Quarterfinals Playoffs, best of 3 games
Record Team Game 1 Game 2 Game 3
2 Cholet (1) 68 89 x
0 Poitiers (8) 59 82 x
2 BCM Gravelines (4) 84 74 x
0 Nancy (5) 82 58 x
2 Le Mans (2) 76 80 x
0 Paris-Levallois (7) 62 70 x
2 Roanne (3) 87 55 78
1 Orléans (6) 82 65 71

Final Playoffs round game
Game 1 Cholet vs. Le Mans 81-65 June 13

Semifinals Playoffs round games
Game 1 Cholet vs. BCM Gravelines 68-70 OT May 29
Game 1 Le Mans vs. Roanne 75-68 May 28
Game 2 BCM Gravelines vs. Cholet 73-83 June 2
Game 2 Roanne vs. Le Mans 99-95 OT June 1
Game 3 Cholet vs. BCM Gravelines 84-71 June 4
Game 3 Le Mans vs. Roanne 80-65 June 4

Quarterfinals Playoffs round games
Game 1 Cholet vs. Poitiers 68-59 May 18
Game 1 Le Mans vs. Paris-Levallois 76-62 May 18
Game 1 Roanne vs. Orléans 87-82 May 19
Game 1 BCM Gravelines vs. Nancy 84-82 May 19
Game 2 Poitiers vs. Cholet 82-89 May 21
Game 2 Paris-Levallois vs. Le Mans 70-80 May 21
Game 2 Orléans vs. Roanne 65-55 May 22
Game 2 Nancy vs. BCM Gravelines 58-74 May 22
Game 3 Roanne vs. Orléans 78-71 May 25

French League, Regular Season, Game 30: April 30 - May 1, 2010
LAST GAME GAME 30
May 11, 2010
Day Match Result
May 11 Cholet vs. Rouen 73-68
May 11 Roanne vs. Hyeres-Toulon 98-80
May 11 Poitiers vs. Nancy 68-76
May 11 Gravelines vs. Paris-Lev. 93-80
May 11 Orléans vs. Chalon/Saone 106-81
May 11 Strasbourg vs. Le Mans 82-89
May 11 Dijon vs. Asvel Basket 57-85
May 11 Vichy vs. Le Havre 76-82
NEXT GAME
Quarterfinals Playoffs
Match
Cholet (1) vs. Poitiers (8)
Le Mans (2) vs. Paris-Lev. (7)
Roanne (3) vs. Orléans (6)
Gravelines (4) vs. Nancy (5)


STANDINGS TG W L P+ P-
1 Cholet 30 23 7 2296 2125
2 Le Mans 30 22 8 2390 2151
3 Roanne 30 21 9 2490 2324
4 BCM Gravelines 30 20 10 2322 2254
5 Nancy 30 19 11 2431 2212
6 Orléans 30 18 12 2331 2168
7 Paris-Levallois 30 15 15 2378 2370
8 Poitiers 30 15 15 2183 2223
9 Asvel Basket 30 14 16 2233 2127
10 Vichy 30 13 17 2140 2111
11 Hyeres Toulon 30 13 17 2441 2506
12 Chalon/Saone 30 12 18 2343 2412
13 Le Havre 30 10 20 2223 2466
14 Strasbourg 30 10 20 2412 2542
15 Rouen 30 8 22 2290 2521
16 Dijon 30 7 23 2172 2563

French Cup, Semanine des As in Villeurbanne, Le Mans, February 18-21, 2010
Quarterfinals
Semifinals
Final
SLUC Nancy
Chorale Roanne Chorale Roanne
Gravelines-Dunkerque Asvel Basket
Asvel Basket Asvel Basket (Champ)
vs.
Le Mans Entente Orleanaise
JA Vichy JA Vichy
Cholet Basket Entente Orleanaise
Entente Orleanaise

Cup Games
Quarterfinals
SLUC Nancy vs. Chorale Roanne
Feb. 18
Quarterfinals
Gravelines-Dunkerque vs. Asvel Basket
Feb. 18
Quarterfinals
Le Mans vs. JA Vichy
Feb. 19
Quarterfinals
Cholet Basket vs. Entente Orleanaise
Feb. 19
Semifinals
Chorale Roanne vs. Asvel Basket
Feb. 20
Semifinals
JA Vichy vs. Entente Orleanaise
Feb. 20
Final
Asvel Basket vs. Entente Orleanaise
Feb. 21


French League, Season 2009-10
The always unpredictable and exciting French League returns with Asvel Basket as the team to beat. Asvel started a new era with the league title last season and has put together a very competitive team with new arrivals like Curtis Borchardt, Mindaugas Lukauskis and Bobby Dixon. Laurent Foirest, Ali Traore and Ben Dewar round out a deep, competitive roster. Nancy, Orleans, Le Mans and Chorale Roanne are aiming to dethrone Asvel. Nancy kept the Greer brothers and has a solid frontline led by Akin Akingbala and Marcus Slaughter. Le Mans is deeper than last season with marquee additions like Marc Salyers and Zack Wright to play alongside Dee Spencer and JP Batista. Orleans counts on Laurent Sciarra, Cedrick Banks and Austin Nichols to run a very interesting backcourt. Meanwhile, Roanne is set to compete for the title with Pape-Philippe Amagou, Dylan Page and Ralph Mims as its main players. Dijon may be the surprise team this season with Nick Fazekas, Sean Marshall and Damir Krupalija leading the team. Gravelines, with Cyril Akpomedah, Zaki Aboubacar and Tony Stanley, will fight for a playoff spot, just like Strasbourg, which counts on Alain Digbeu, Tremmell Darden and David Simon to lead the team next season. The regular season is played in a 30-round round-robin format. The top eight teams will make it to the playoffs. There best-of-three quarterfinals and semifinals set the stage for the title game at the Palais Onmisport Paris-Bercy, host of the 2010 Euroleague Final Four.

French League final: June 13, 2010

Jun 13, 2010 by Euroleague.net Print
Randal Falker - Cholet BasketCholet Basket won the French League championship for the first time Sunday by beating Le Mans 81-65 in the title game in Paris. Antywane Robinson led six Cholet scorers in double figures with 15 points and Mickael Gelabale added 11 points and 9 rebounds as the team dominated the second half to cap an excellent season in which it was also the regular season champ. Cholet built an early 21-10 lead thanks to some baskets by Marcellus Sommerville, but Dee Spencer and Maleye Ndoye helped Le Mans back to 25-20 at the 10-minute mark and J.P. Batista made it a 1-point game early in the second quarter. However Le Mans never managed to go ahead and settled for a 40-38 halftime deficit. Randal Falker scored 5 in a 7-0 push to start the second half and Sommerville soon added a bucket as Cholet built a double-digit lead. Gelabale heated up to put his team up 58-45 as Cholet confidence grew. Spencer and Batista kept Le Mans within 10 with five minutes remaining, however any remaining Le Man hope vanished as Cholet reeled off 7 unanswered points to wrap up the win with time to spare. Falker added 14 points for the winners, Sammy Mejia scored 12, Sommerville 11 and John Linehan 10. Spencer scored 21 for Le Mans, Batista added 12 and Ndoye 11.


Record Team Game 1
1 Cholet (1) 81
0 Le Mans (2) 65
France League Champion 2009-10: Cholet Basket

Final Playoffs round game
Game 1 Cholet vs. Le Mans 81-65 June 13