The joy of the underdog

2016-01-30T23:15:02+00:00 2016-02-02T18:25:10+00:00.

Antonis Stroggylakis

30/Jan/16 23:15

Some unexpected defeats by the teams that were leading the dance in the French League

By Eurohoops team/

In a day that was not the prettiest for the leaders in the standings of the French Championship, Le Mans caught the opportunity to climb at the peak of Pro A, since both Gravelines and Monaco were defeated by Chalons and Nanterre respectively. They both remain tied, along with Le Mans, at the top of the standings, since neither managed to take the chance for a good advantage in the classification table.

Moving further from the lowest places in the standings Chalons was arguably the team that got the greatest victory from all aspects, since it practically destroyed Gravelines thanks to excellent shooting and key rebounding. DJ Cooper’s debut in Monaco was not ideal against a Nanterre that used its fantastic first quarter as a beacon that led the team of coach Donnadieu to victory. This win, along with Strasbourg’s huge performance on the road, brought a a three way tie also at the fourth position of the standings, among Nanterre, Villeurbanne and Strasbourg.

Pro A 2015/2016 – Week 18:

Pau-Lacq-Orthez (Lance Harris 19 points, 7 rebounds) – Paris-Levallois: 76 – 62

Rouen – Nancy (Steed Tschicamboud 25 points, 8 assists, 5 rebounds): 78 – 92

Nanterre (Mouhammadou Jaiteh 12 points, 9 rebounds) –  Monaco: 82 – 76

Lyon-Villeurbanne – Strasbourg (Louis Campbell 19 points, 6 assists): 63 – 84

Châlons-Reims (Drew Gordon 17 points, 12 rebounds) –  Gravelines-Dunkerque: 98 – 69

Cholet (Jonathan Rousselle 16 points) – Dijon: 79 – 73:

Limoges (Nobel Boungou Colo 24 points) –  Le Havre: 86 – 67

Orléans – Le Mans (Mouphtaou Yarou 20 points, 14 rebounds): 73 – 82:

Antibes – Chalon Saone (Devin Booker 23 p. 11 r. 5. a.): 88 – 111