LNB - France

French League final: June 16, 2012
Elan Chalon - French League championElan sportif chalonnais is the French League champion! Chalon won its first-ever French League title by downing Le Mans 95-76 in the final on Saturday. Chalon became the first team to win the French triple crown - league, cup and Semaine des As - since 2002 and earned the right to play in the 2012-13 Turkish Airlines Euroleague. Blake Schlib paced the winners with 20 points and 10 assists, earning MVP honors. Ilian Evtimov had 15 points, Nicolas Lang and Steed Tchicamboud each added 14, Malcolm Delaney got 12 while Alade Aminu contributed 10 for Chalon. Marcellus Sommerville led Le Mans with 24 points. Alex Acker added 14 while JP Batista and Taylor Rochestie each had 10 for Le Mans. Back-to-back baskets by Rochestie and a three-pointer by Acker gave Le Mans an early 4-7 lead. An outstanding Schlib followed a tip-in with consecutive triples to give Chalon its first lead, 16-11. Evtimov joined the three-point shootout and Schilb nailed a corner three-pointer to make Le Mans call timeout at 22-13, enough for Chalon to keep a 25-18 edge after 10 minutes. Bryant Smith and Lang hit one from beyond the arc in a 15-0 run that broke the game open, 38-18, keeping Le Mans scoreless for almost 6 minutes. Rochestie and Sommerville tried to change things for Le Mans but Schlib, Evtimov and a wild triple by Delaney allowed Chalon to get a 24-lead, 52-28, at halftime. Batista led a 0-7 run that gave Le Mans some hope, 52-35. A three-pointer by Sommerville got his team even closer, 54-40. Schlib, Evtimov and Lang stepped up to make Chalon seal the outcome, 72-49, after 30 minutes. Le Mans kept trying but all Chalon fans had plenty of time to celebrate that their team that finally won the French League title!

Euroleague / Eurocup teams

French League, Final Playoffs: single-game in Palais Omnisports Paris-Bercy

Record Team Game 1
1 Chalon/Saône (2) (champion)
95
0 Le Mans (4) 76
French league champion 2011-12: Elan Chalon/Saône

Final Playoffs round game
Game 1 Chalon/Saône vs. Le Mans 95-76 June 16

French League, Semifinals Playoffs: best of 3 games

Record Team Game 1 Game 2 Game 3
2 Le Mans (4) 83 71 78
1 Cholet (8) 78 75 69
2 Chalon/Saône (2) 70 74 83
1 Orléans (3) 65 78 81

Semifinals Playoffs round games
Game 1 Le Mans vs. Cholet 83-78 June 2
Game 1 Chalon/Saône vs. Orléans 70-65 June 1
Game 2 Cholet vs. Le Mans 75-71 June 6
Game 2 Orléans vs. Chalon/Saône 78-74 June 5
Game 3 Le Mans vs. Cholet 78-69 June 9
Game 3 Chalon/Saône vs. Orléans 83-81 June 8

French League, Quarterfinals Playoffs: best of 3 games

Record Team Game 1 Game 2 Game 3
1 BCM Gravelines (1) 76 65 72
2 Cholet (8) 73 76 78
2 Le Mans (4) 64 68 92
1 Nancy (5) 89 60 84
2 Chalon/Saône (2) 91 85 x
0 Roanne (7) 70 74 x
2 Orléans (3) 70 79 x
0 Paris-Levallois (6) 68 73 x

Quarterfinals Playoffs round games
Game 1 BCM Gravelines vs. Cholet 76-73 May 23
Game 1 Chalon/Saône vs. Roanne 91-70 May 23
Game 1 Orléans vs. Paris-Levallois 70-68 May 22
Game 1 Le Mans vs. Nancy 64-89 May 22
Game 2 Cholet vs. BCM Gravelines 76-65 May 26
Game 2 Roanne vs. Chalon/Saône 74-85 May 26
Game 2 Paris-Levallois vs. Orléans 73-79 May 25
Game 2 Nancy vs. Le Mans 60-68 May 25
Game 3 BCM Gravelines vs. Cholet 72-78 May 29
Game 3 Le Mans vs. Nancy 92-84 May 29

French League, Regular Season, Game 30: May 16, 2012

LAST GAME GAME 30
May 16, 2012
Day Match Result
May 16y BCM Gravelines vs. Chalon/Saône 81-78
Ma 16 Asvel Basket vs. Roanne 69-68
Ma 16 Cholet vs. Strasbourg 62-76
Ma 16 Le Havre vs. Paris-Levallois 89-94
May 16 Nancy vs. Dijon 79-68
May 16 Orléans vs. Poitiers 83-67
May 16 Pau-Orthez vs. Hyeres-Toulon 87-80
May 16 Nanterre vs. Le Mans 72-79
NEXT GAME
Quarterfinals Playoffs

Match

BCM Gravelines(1) vs. Cholet(8)

Chalon/Saône(2) vs. Roanne(7)

Orléans(3) vs. Paris-Lev.(6)

Le Mans(4) vs. Nancy(5)










STANDINGS TG W L P+ P-
1 Gravelines-Dunkerque 30 27 3 2377 1947
2 Chalon/Saône 30 23 7 2494 2272
3 Orléans 30 21 9 2309 2119
4 Le Mans 30 19 11 2487 2359
5 Nancy 30 18 12 2374 2283
6 Paris-Levallois 30 17 13 2449 2438
7 Roanne 30 16 14 2287 2296
8 Cholet 30 16 14 2387 2320
9 Dijon 30 14 16 2099 2134
10 Strasbourg 30 14 16 2306 2241
11 Nanterre 30 14 16 2394 2413
12 Asvel Basket 30 13 17 2242 2265
13 Poitiers 30 9 21 2174 2336
14 Le Havre 30 9 21 2315 2378
15 Pau-Lacq-Orthez 30 7 23 2270 2570
16 Hyeres-Toulon 30 3 27 2266 2859



French Cup, "La Semaine des As" in Roanne, February 16-19, 2012

Quarterfinals
Semifinals
Final
Le Mans
Orleans Le Mans
BCM Gravelines BCM Gravelines
Roanne BCM Gravelines
vs.
Chalon/Saone Chalon/Saone (Champion)
Paris-Levallois Chalon/Saone
SLUC Nancy SLUC Nancy
Cholet

Cup Games
Quarterfinals
Le Mans vs. Orleans
88-77
Feb. 16
Quarterfinals
BCM Gravelines vs. Roanne
64-55
Feb. 16
Quarterfinals
Chalon/Saone vs. Paris-Levallois
92-84
Feb. 17
Quarterfinals
SLUC Nancy vs. Cholet
78-74
Feb. 17
Semifinals
BCM Gravelines vs. Le Mans
71-56
Feb. 18
Semifinals
Chalon/Saone vs. SLUC Nancy
106-66
Feb. 18
Final
BCM Gravelines vs. Chalon/Saone
66-73
Feb. 19

French League, Regular Season, Game 23: March 23-24, 2012

Mar 25, 2012 by Euroleague.net Print
JR Reynolds - BCM Gravelines (Photo: BC Donetsk)BCM Gravelines tightened its hold on first place in the French League by routing Orleans 54-69, while Roanne outdueled second-place Chalon-sur-Saone 78-83. Gravelines climbed to 20-3, thanks to a 22-12 run in the third quarter that gave the visitors a 37-54 margin after 30 minutes. J.R. Reynolds was the man of the moment, netting 25 points, including 7 of 11 from downtown, while Pape Sy added 11 and Tannick Bokolo 10. Roanne upended Chalon 78-83 in a seesaw battle that saw the two teams tied 45-45 at the half and the hosts leading 60-59 at the end of the third quarter. Dylan Page rose to the occasion, pouring in 37 points for the winners, including 8 for 10 from beyond the arc. Chalon fell to 18-4 and has a game to recover on March 27 against Paris-Levallois. Sluc Nancy downed Hyeres-Toulon 89-76 in a game it controlled throughout, leading 55-40 at halftime. Jamal Shuler and Pape-Philippe Amagou bagged 17 points apiece, Rob Kurz added 14 and Akin Akingbala had 12 points along with 14 rebounds for the winners. Charles Khaudi and Alex Acker tallied 20 points apiece to lead Le Mans to an 83-69 win over Strasbourg as the winners used a 23-13 fourth quarter to secure the win. Le Mans and Orleans are now tied for third place with 15-8 records. Dijon survived a 74-72 thriller against Paris-Levallois as Zach Moss posted 24 points, while Poitiers surprised Cholet Basket with a 77-85 win led by a 21-point effort by Evan Fournier. Asvel Basket continued its slide, losing 81-87 against Nanterre, its fifth in a row, after being ahead 46-41 at halftime. A 30-11 in the third quarter iced the game for Nanterre, which got 15 points from Xavier Corosine. Finally, Le Havre downed Pau-Lacq-Orthez 79-89 as John Cox scored 33 points to pace the winners.


LAST GAME GAME 23
March 23-24, 2012
Day Match Result
Mar. 23 Asvel Basket vs. Nanterre 81-87
Mar. 23 Orléans vs. BCM Gravelines 54-69
Mar. 24 Cholet vs. Poitiers 77-85
Mar. 24 Le Mans vs. Strasbourg 83-69
Mar. 24 Dijon vs. Paris-Levallois 74-72
Mar. 24 Nancy vs. Hyeres-Toulon 89-76
Mar. 24 Pau-Orthez vs. Le Havre 79-89
Mar. 24 Chalon/Saône vs. Roanne 78-83
NEXT GAME GAME 24
March 30-31, 2012
Day Match
Mar. 30 Paris-Levallois vs. Asvel Basket
Mar. 30 Roanne vs. Orléans
Mar. 31 Hyeres-Toulon vs. Chalon/Saône
Mar. 31 Le Havre vs. Dijon
Mar. 31 Poitiers vs. Le Mans
Mar. 31 Strasbourg vs. BCM Gravelines
Mar. 31 Nanterre vs. Pau-Orthez
Mar. 31 Cholet vs. Nancy


STANDINGS TG W L P+ P-
1 Gravelines-Dunkerque 23 20 3 1805 1476
2 Chalon/Saône 22 18 4 1790 1617
3 Orléans 23 15 8 1738 1643
4 Le Mans 23 15 8 1916 1837
5 Nancy 23 15 8 1861 1750
6 Paris-Levallois 22 14 8 1807 1778
7 Dijon 23 11 12 1604 1618
8 Cholet 23 11 12 1813 1771
9 Lyon-Villeurbanne 23 10 13 1742 1757
10 Roanne 22 11 11 1670 1695
11 Strasbourg 23 10 13 1753 1720
12 Nanterre 23 9 14 1814 1862
13 Poitiers 23 8 15 1687 1779
14 Le Havre 23 7 16 1766 1804
15 Pau-Lacq-Orthez 23 6 17 1733 1961
16 Hyeres-Toulon 22 2 20 1677 2108