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!

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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 25: April 3-7, 2012

Apr 08, 2012 by Euroleague.net Print
Rudy Jomby - BCM Gravelines (photo BCM Gravelines)BCM Gravelines widened its lead atop the French League after it routed SLUC Nancy 83-61 and Nanterre outgunned second-place Chalon-sur-Saone 99-109. Gravelines had no trouble with Nancy, taking a 25-20 lead after the first quarter and adding to it from there as Rudy Jomby netted 19 points, nailing 5 of 8 from beyond the arc, while J.K. Edwards and Ludovic Vaty contributed 13 points apiece, with the latter adding 9 rebounds. Gravelines climbed to 22-3. Will Daniels starred for Nanterre, racking up 31 points on the way to a 99-109 victory over Chalon, which dropped to 20-5. Orleans held on to the third spot with a 17-8 record after overwhelming Dijon 82-55 behind Brian Greene’s 17 points. Cholet upended Le Mans 76-87 as DeMarcus Nelson buried 27 points, along with 4 steals, and Patrick Christopher knocked down 26 for the winners. Le Mans slipped to 16-9, tied with Nancy and Paris-Levallois for fourth place. The Parisian side took care of Poitiers 73-87 as league scoring leader Eric Chatfield knocked down 23 points. In other games Asvel Villeurbanne hammered Hyeres-Toulon 92-68 and Roanne defeated Pau-Lacq-Orthez 87-97.




LAST GAME GAME 25
April 3-7, 2012
Day Match Result
Apr. 3 Orléans vs. Dijon 82-55
Apr. 6 Asvel Basket vs. Hyeres-Toulon 92-68
Apr. 6 Chalon/Saône vs. Nanterre 99-109
Apr. 6 BCM Gravelines vs. Nancy 83-61
Apr. 7 Le Havre vs. Strasbourg 77-86
Apr. 7 Poitiers vs. Paris-Levallois 73-87
Apr. 7 Le Mans vs. Cholet 76-87
Apr. 7 Pau-Orthez vs. Roanne 87-97
NEXT GAME GAME 26
April 13-14, 2012
Day Match
Apr. 13 Nancy vs. Chalon/Saône
Apr. 14 Cholet vs. Pau-Orthez
Apr. 14 BCM Gravelines vs. Le Havre
Apr. 14 Hyeres-Toulon vs. Orléans
Apr. 14 Dijon vs. Asvel Basket
Apr. 14 Strasbourg vs. Paris-Levallois
Apr. 14 Nanterre vs. Poitiers
Apr. 14 Roanne vs. Le Mans


STANDINGS TG W L P+ P-
1 Gravelines-Dunkerque 25 22 3 1954 1602
2 Chalon/Saône 25 20 5 2070 1872
3 Orléans 25 17 8 1889 1764
4 Nancy 25 16 9 2000 1905
5 Le Mans 25 16 9 2075 1999
6 Paris-Levallois 25 16 9 2057 2007
7 Roanne 25 13 12 1918 1911
8 Cholet 25 12 13 1972 1925
9 Nanterre 25 11 14 2013 2038
10 Asvel Basket 25 11 14 1907 1911
11 Strasbourg 25 11 14 1904 1863
12 Dijon 25 11 14 1725 1768
13 Poitiers 25 8 17 1835 1949
14 Le Havre 25 8 17 1911 1956
15 Pau-Lacq-Orthez 25 6 19 1897 2148
16 Hyeres-Toulon 25 2 23 1874 2383